PD Dr. Alexander Kupfer

Herpetology

Academic qualifications

2011

  • Habilitation, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany
    Title: „Reproductive biology and life history evolution of amphibians with special emphasis on the Gymnophiona“

2002

  • PhD (Magna Cum Laude), Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
    Title: “Life history and ecology of the caecilian Ichthyophis kohtaoensis (Taylor 1960) in north-eastern Thailand”

1996

  • Diploma in Biology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany
    Title: “Population ecology, phenology and dispersal of the great crested newt Triturus cristatus (Laurenti 1768) in an agricultural landscape”

 

Employment

2014-

  • Researcher and curator herpetology State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart (SMNS)

2011-2013

  • Interim professorship (W3) at the University of Potsdam

2010-2011

  • Lecturer and researcher at the University of Siegen

2007-2010

  • Lecturer and researcher at Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena

2004-2007

  • Postdoctoral research associate at The Natural History Museum London (NHM), United Kingdom

2002-2003

  • Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Darmstadt University of Technology, Institute of Zoology

1999-2002

  • Assistant researcher and lecturer at Darmstadt University of Technology, Institute of Zoology

1998-1999

  • Deputy keeper at head office of the German Herpetological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde)

1998

  • Research assistant at the University of Cologne

1997-1998

  • Science educator at the Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn (ZFMK) & Northern Eifel Nature Conservation Centre (Nettersheim)