Dr. Günter Bechly

Amber and fossil insects

Born in 1963

1987-1991

  • undergraduate studies of biology at the Universities of Hohenheim

1991-1994

  • main and graduate studies of biology at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen (with focus on entomology, subsidiary subjects: palaeontology and parasitology). Diploma thesis on the morphology of dragonfly wings under supervision of Dr. G. Mickoleit.

1994-1998

  • Ph.D. student under supervision of Prof. W.E. Reif at the institute for geology and palaeontology of the University in Tübingen; Ph.D. thesis in English language on the phylogeny and fossil record of dragonflies (co- referees: Prof. C. Brauckmann / Clausthal-Zellerfeld and Prof. R. Willmann / Göttingen).

1999

  • graduation as Ph.D. with "summa cum laude".
  • Scientific trainee in the department of palaeontology at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart (01.12.98-31.08.99)

since 01.09.99

  • scientific employee as curator for amber and fossil insects in the department of palaeontology at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart.