Prof. Dr. Axel Hochkirch

Education and Employment

Februar 2023Curator for Ecology at the National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg
June 2017Distinction as Associate Professor

Feb 2009

Habilitation in Biogeography

Since March 2008

Scientific Lab Manager at the Department of Biogeography, Trier University

July 2007

Habilitation in Ecology

Title of the habilitation thesis: "Evolution, Maintenance and Conservation of Biodiversity: Case studies from Orthoptera"


Assistant Professorship at the University of Osnabrück, Division of Ecology


Postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Ecology and Evolution Biology (University of Bremen, IFOE)

May 2001

PhD thesis, University of Bremen (IFOE, Prof. Dr. D. Mossakowski) 

Title of the thesis: “A phylogenetic analysis of the East African Grasshopper genus Afrophlaeoba Jago, 1983


Lectureship at the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen (ISTAB)


Freelancing biologist, environmental consultant (ecological expertises, mappings) and PhD student

Sept. 1996

Biology Diploma at the University of Bremen (IFOE).

Title of the diploma thesis: “Habitat preferences of Acridoidea and Eumastacoidea in the East Usambara Mts., NE Tanzania”


Freelancing biologist, consultant for NGOs, landscape planning, authorities


Study of biology at the University of Bremen; subjects: zoology, ecology, botany, marine biology


Community service at BUND “Diepholzer Moorniederung" (Friends of the Earth - Germany)


Primary and Secondary school in Limburg / Lahn

Editorial Boards

Handling Editor Conservation Biology

Associate Editor Journal of Orthoptera Research