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Claudia Hemp: Curriculum Vitae

Claudia Hemp


Name                             Claudia Susanne Margarete Hemp, née Schütz

Date of birth                 14.02.1963

Nationality                    German

Permanent address      Turmhügelweg 20, Muthmannsreuth, 95505 Hummeltal

Marital status                married, 3 children

Education                      1983-89  University of Bayreuth

11/ 85-3/88: Main studies in Biology and Biogeography.

10/89: Diploma. Main subject: Animal Ecology; Title of thesis: The mesothoracic gland in Anthicidae (Coleoptera: Heteromera).

Thesis 11/90-10/93: Stipend of the „Graduiertenkolleg“ of the University of Bayreuth: Examinations: November 1994. Title: Anthicidae and Cantharidin. A contribution to the chemical ecology, bionomy and phylogeny of ant-like flower beetles (Coleoptera: Anthicidae).

Freelance activities

More than 30 projects (mapping of Orthoptera and management plans) for government institutions (1986 - 2016) and UNEP, Nairobi (2001-2002, 2004-2007).

Congresses & meetings

Organization of annual research unit meetings with more than 50 participants and day excursions 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2018.

Organization of AfroMont Congress, February 2017, Moshi, Tanzania.


May 1996-October 1996: Position as biologist with the Bund Naturschutz, Hersbruck. Responsibility: Biotope management.

January 2010April 2010: University of Bayreuth; April 2010 - October 2015: University of Würzburg; November 2016-October 2018, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climante Research Centre (BiK-F): Coordinator Research Unit KiLi: Kilimanjaro ecosystems under global change: Linking biodiversity, biotic interactions and biogeochemical ecosystem processes. https://www.kilimanjaro.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/

Projects in foreign countries

October 1989- April 1990 and November 1991 - March 1992 and November 1995 - April 1996: Participation in an ethnological project in Tanzania and Kenya. (Prof. Dr. J. C. Winter, University of Bayreuth). Collection and identification of insects (Saltatoria, Mantidae, Coleoptera, Heteroptera).

October 1996 - April 1997 und October 1997 - April 1998, December 1999-April 2000: Ecological studies on Orthoptera on Mt. Kilimanjaro.

March 2001 - February 2003: DFG financed project. Title: Radiation of Saltatoria species in montane areas of East Africa (Insecta Orthoptera).

2001, UNDP Project, Dar es Salaam together with Dr C. Lambrechts, UNEP, Nairobi. Aerial survey of the threats to Mt. Kilimanjaro forests.

June 2004 - May 2006: Cooperation in the DFG project: Molecular phylogeny of flightless Saltatoria species; Museum Koenig Bonn; Master of Science Thesis Oliver Schultz.

November 2006 – February 2008: Cooperation and supervision of DFG project: Erfassung der Biodiversität und der historischen Biogeographie endemischer Orthopteren der Eastern Arcs (Ostafrika). Kennzeichen: WA 530/38-1. Phd Thesis Oliver Schultz; Supervision: Prof. J. W. Wägele.

December 2005 - November 2007: Cooperation and supervision of master of Science Thesis: Molecular phylogeny of East African Phaneropteridae; Kjetil Lysne Voje; Oslo University, Norway, Supervision: Prof. Nils Christian Stenseth.

April 2005- March 2008: Cooperation in DFG project: Song evolution and speciation in East-African Bushcrickets (Orthoptera, Tettigonioidea); K.-G. Heller, Universität Erlangen.

May 2009-Dec 2011: Stable climate versus climatic fluctuations as motor for speciation events in East Africa? Diploma Thesis, Oslo University, Norway. In cooperation with Prof. Nils Christian Stenseth, diploma student: Helene Saetre.

Since 2010: Cooperation with Prof Dr Elzbieta Warchałowska-Śliwa and Dr Beata Grzywacz, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland. Cytogenetics and molecular phylogenies of East African Tettigonoidea.

Since 2010: Co-operation with Dr Hojun Song, Assistant Professor Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University; Biological Control Facility: Phylogeny of the East African Catantopinae genus Ixalidium.

Since 2014: Conservation of Podisma pedestris populations in Frankonia, Germany (in collaboration with the government of Upper Frankonia).

Since 2016: Colaboration with Prof R. Brandl, Marburg: Biogeography and a molecular phyogeny of the African family Lentulidae (Orthoptera: Acridoidea). PhD student Stefan Pinkert.

Since 2017: Molecular phylogeny of Podisma (in collaboration with Prof. E. Warchalowska-Sliwa, Dr. B. Grzywacz and Dr. Haruki Tatsuta, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan).

Reviews for

  • - African Journal of Ecology, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biotropica, European Journal of Entomology, Journal of Orthoptera Research, Leopoldina, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, North-Western Journal of Zoology, National Science Foundation, USA, PeerJ, PLOS ONE, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, Systematic Entomology, Zoologia, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Zootaxa

On Editorial Board of

  • - Systematic Entomology (since Oct 2013)
  • - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift (since Jan 2014)
  • - African Journal of Ecology (since March 2016; quit 2018)

Knowledge of languages

Fluent in English and Kiswaheli. Basic knowledge in the Spanish and French language.


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