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Björn Rulik

Taxonomic Coordination - German Barcode of Life (GBOL)

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I studied biology at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald and graduated with a diploma in biology (major: zoology; minors: biochemistry & ecology) in March 2003. During main studies at Zoological Institute and Museum Greifswald I came across with micro-flies (Diptera: Sciaridae ) and I am still fascinated by them. After finishing university I worked on different topics at the Department of Palaeontology & Historical Geology [German Archive of Glacial Erratic Boulders] and at the Botanical Institute and Botanical Garden [Protostelids and Myxomycetes (Eumycetozoa)]. In 2005 I came back to my dipterous passion and started as Scientific Trainee at Museum of Zoology Dresden with main focus on some families of so called “Fungus Gnats” (Diptera: Sciaroidea) and held the deputyship of Diptera section in 2008. In June 2012 I joined the the German Barcode of Life (GBOL) project as taxonomic coordinator. Beside my new duties, I am still interested in the diversity of Holarctic “Fungus Gnats”.


Zentrum für Molekulare Biodiversitätsforschung
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Adenauerallee 160
D-53113 Bonn, Germany

phone: +49 (0)228 9122 373
fax: +49 (0)228 9122 295

e-mail: b.rulik [at] zfmk.de
alternative: b.rulik [at] gmail.com

A detailed Curriculum Vitae is available upon request