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Johannes Penner



Research Scientist
Coordinator Research Training Group ConFoBi



Tel: +49 (0)761 203 96851
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 3661
Mail: johannes.penner[at]wildlife.uni-freiburg.de

Tennenbacher Straße 4
79106 Freiburg; Germany


Curriculum Vitae



Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience 

Since 04/2016, Project Coordinator & Senior Scientist, ConFoBi, Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple-Use Landscapes of Central Europe, University of Freiburg 

Since 09/2010, Senior Scientist, Herpetology, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin 

03/2013 - 06/2016, Senior Scientist, EU BON - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin 

09/2010 - 03/2016, Consultant, Environmental Impact Assessments in West Africa, freelance

06/2005 - 07/2010, Project Coordinator & Scientist, BIOTA West, Biodiversity Transect Analysis in Africa, Western Africa, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and Universities of Würzburg & Mainz 

02/2005 - 05/2005, Scientist, BIOTA South, Biodiversity Transect Analysis in Africa, Southern Africa, University of Würzburg 

10/2004 - 11/2004, Consultant, for Conservation International 

09/2002 - 10/2002, Scientist, for Arbeitsgemeinschaft Amphibien und Reptilienschutz in Hessen e.V. (AGAR) 


06/2005 - 04/2014, PhD thesis in Biology (part time), Humboldt University Berlin & University of Würzburg 

10/1997 - 02/2005, Studies in Biology, Universities of Würzburg, Edinburgh & Tübingen 

Further selected activities 

Since 2013, Subject Editor (Herpetology), for ZooKeys, Biodiversity Data Journal and Zoosystematics & Evolution 

Since 2009, Scientific Expert, for the International Union for Conservation Nature (IUCN): Viper Specialist Group (coordinator of the Red List Authority Group), Boa & Python Specialist Group, Amphibian Specialist Group (Red List Authority Group & Facilitator of the Working Group on Climate Change, Global Reptile Assessment 

01/2005 - 12/2008, Project Leader, in cooperation with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Amphibien und Reptilienschutz in Hessen e.V. (AGAR): Research on the Adder (Vipera berus) in the hessian Spessart


Biodiversity/Macroecology, Conservation, Niches, Traits, Protected Areas, Monitoring

Amphibians & Reptiles

Adder (Vipera berus) 


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