The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Simone Behrens-Chapuis

Tel: +49 228 9122-431
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: sichapuis [at]



Field of work

During my PhD project I focus on the freshwater fauna – fishes and macroinvertebrates – of the River Sieg (Germany) to evaluate potential advantages in taxa detection, taxonomic resolution and sample processing time when DNA barcoding approaches supplement stream monitoring routines.

Research interests

DNA barcoding, biodiversity monitoring, freshwater fauna, aquatic ecology, systematics and taxonomy, morphology

Further information


05/2010 – 08/2010

Expedition to Lake Matano, Soroako, Sulawesi (Indonesia). Collection of photospectrometic data for the M. Sc. thesis.

Working experience:

Since 2014

Research assistant in the GBOL-project

2011 – 2012

Research assistant in the section Ichthyology (georeferencing)

2008 – 2010            

Student assistant in the section Ichthyology (digitalization of the fish collection)

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