The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Chair "Systematic Zoology"



The director of the ZFMK is also holder of the Chair of Systematic Zoology at the University of Bonn.


The Chair of Systematic Zoology has the same focus as the research done at the Museum Koenig, that is to say:

  • taxonomy of invertebrates and vertebrates
  • faunistics, phylogeographic and ecological research
  • evolutionary research
  • research on molecular phylogeny
  • development of methods
  • analysis of the fauna against the background of environmental problems (climate change, land use)


Courses are held at the premises of the University as well as at the research museum. For this purpose, the ZFMK is equipped with:

  • seminar and lab rooms
  • lecture auditorium
  • labs for histology, electron microscopy, computer workstations

Contact person

Chair "Systematic Zoology"
+49 228 9122-200
+49 228 9122-202
b.misof [at]