Scientific Work

Current position:

Since December 2016 I work as freelance scientist and author, and collaborate on an ID-related research project as Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture.


As successor of Prof. Willi Hennig and Dr. Dieter Schlee, I was from 1999-2016 scientific employee as curator for amber and fossil insects in the paleontological department of the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart / SMNS (Germany).

Research interests:

Fossil history and systematics of insects (esp. dragonflies and damselflies, but also other palaeopterous pterygotes); Paleozoic fossil insects, and fossil insects from Mesozoic limestones and amber (currently with focus on the mid-Cretaceous entomofauna of Burmese amber).

Research indices:

Hirsch Index / h-index = 18 (Google Scholar), 14 (Web of Science), 11 (Scopus)

Research networks: