The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Dr. André Koch

Research Assistant at Biohistoricum
Postdoctoral Researcher Section Herpetology
Freelancer for Museum Education
Tel: +49 228 9122-405
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: a.koch [at]



Research interests

I am a biodiversity researcher engaged in the diversity, discovery and distribution of amphibians and reptiles of the Indo-Australian realm with special foci on the monitor lizards of the entire region and the herpetofauna of Sulawesi. Also global species diversity and exploration belong to my research interests. In a broader sense, Iam working on the history of natural history and natural history collections, particularly in relation to the colonial era of Southeast Asia.


Alexander-Koenig-Gesellschaft (AKG), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde (DGHT), Deutscher Museumsbund e.V., Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology, Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz (ZGAP), Society for the History of Natural History

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