Dr. Christoph Schubart

Recent Publications 

Scientific Interests

Curriculum vitae:

1986-1992. Study of Biology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg (Germany), including one year as a visiting graduate student at the University of Washington, Seattle (Fulbright scholar) (1989-1990) and six months as a research assistant of Dr. Richard Strathmann at the Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories (USA) (1992). Diplom thesis: "Recruitment of Balanus glandula into empty adult barnacle tests and its ecological implications at the San Juan Islands, WA" (advisor: Dr. K. Peschke, external advisor: Dr. Richard R. Strathmann).

1993-1997. Doctoral student at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) with support of DAAD and DFG. Field work on mangrove and land-dwelling crabs in the Caribbean, mainly Jamaica and Panama; laboratory work at the Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics of the Pennsylvania State University (USA) with Dr. Blair Hedges. Ph.D. thesis: "Ecophysiology, morphology, and molecular phylogeny of the American Sesarma (Brachyura: Grapsidae), with emphasis on the Jamaican endemic species" (advisor: Dr. R. Diesel, external advisor: Dr. S. Blair Hedges).

1997-1999. Post-doc at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette (USA). Research associate at the Laboratory of Crustacean Research under Dr. Darryl Felder, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Field of investigation: cryptic endemism among decapod Crustacea of the Gulf of Mexico. Field studies in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Yucatán and Gulf of California (USA and Mexico). Return for continuing studies from August to November 2000.

1999-2000. Post-doc at the National University of Singapore. Research fellowship under Dr. Peter K. L. Ng and in association with the Raffles Museum. Field work in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Taiwan. Assessment of marine coastal and freshwater crustaceans of Southeast Asia with description of several new species and genera. Collection of material to be used for molecular phylogenetics and description of terrestrial radiations within tropical Brachyura.

Since 2000. Assistant Professor at the Institute of Zoology, University of Regensburg (Lehrstuhl Biologie I, Prof. Jürgen Heinze). Field work in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Southeast Asia. Molecular phylogeny of Thoracotremata (Grapsoidea, Ocypodoidea, Pinnotheroidea ...), Xanthoidea, Portunoidea and freshwater Decapoda; radiations of non-marine crustaceans in tropical habitats (DFG Schu 1460/3, Schu 1460/6); endemism in the Mediterranean Sea and Gulf of Mexico; crustacean radiations on the Antarctic Shelf (ANR, DFG Schu 1460/8). DAAD exchange projects with Spain, Italy,Bulgaria, Brazil, Chile, and Hongkong. Advisor of Ph.D. students (finished: Silke Reuschel, Sebastian Klaus, Tobias Santl; current: Peter Koller, Nicole Rivera, Alireza Keikhosravi, Nicolas Thiercelin, Shobhit Agrawal, Temim Deli), Diplom, Master and Bachelor students.