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Thies Geertz

Thies Geertz, Associate
Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics
Justus Liebig University
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32 IFZ
D-35392 Giessen


Fields of interest/focus of work 

  • Systematics and evolution of African freshwater gastropds and bivalves
  • Impact of environmental change on molluscan diversity in African freshwaters
  • Collection and data management

Scientific career

  • 1999 - 2009: Studies in biology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Universitat de Barcelona
  • 2009: Diploma (MSc) in Biology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen: Phylogeography and shell morophology of the viviparid genus Bellamya Jousseaume, 1886, (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in the East African Rift lake Malawi


  • Conference contributions
    • Geertz, T. (2009): A molecular approach to assess phylogenetic relationship of endemic Gyraulus species in European ancient lakes. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft, 81, 43.
    • Albrecht, C.; Bößneck, U.; Geertz, T.; Westermann, M.; Lange, C. & Schultheiß, R. (2010): Exploring the Unexplored: the High-mountain Endemic Pea-clam (Bivalvia: Sphaeriidae: Pisidium spp.) Fauna of East Africa. World Congress of Malacology, Phuket (Thailand), 242.