Office of Prof. Dr. Gunther Köhler at Senckenberg Institute, Frankfurt

Biodiversity

Taxonomic research at the Senckenberg Institute and the Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science – In biology, taxonomy is the scientific study of naming, defining and classifying groups of biological organisms based on shared characteristics. The system of modern biological classification is intended to reflect the evolutionary relationships among organisms, both living and extinct.

Photographed in Frankfurt and Berlin.

Greenpeace Magazine 2018

The Europead toad usually lies hidden during the day; It becomes active at dusk and spends the night hunting for the invertebrates on which it feeds.

Reptile specimens preserved in alcohol

Herpetologist Prof. Dr. Köhler with his assistant during field research in a nature reserve near Frankfurt

Sound recordings with a shotgun microphone

Prof. Dr. Gunther Köhler

Liz, a Chinese student working on a frog specimen at Dr. Kohler’s lab at Senckenberg Institute

Genealogical tree of the Anolis lizard and the Fejervarya frog from Myanmar

Amphipoda, from the order of malacostracan crustaceans, being examined under the microscope at Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin

Taxonomist Dr. Charles Oliver Coleman, curator of Crustacea and Protozoa in his office at Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin

Illustration of an amphipod

Dr. Charles Oliver Coleman at the alcohol-preserved specimens collection depot

Dr. Charles Oliver Coleman researching amphipods

Depot for ornithological specimens, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin