The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Dr. Dirk Ahrens

Head of Department Arthropoda
Head of Section
Tel: +49 228 9122-286
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: d.ahrens [at]



Research interests

  • Evolutionary biology, systematics and ecology of beetles (with particular interest in chafers (Scarabaeidae))
  • DNA taxonomy
  • Morphometrics
  • Systematics, biogeography and taxonomy of Sericini (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

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