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About me

Klaus Rohde, born Brandenburg/Havel, Germany. Studied zoology, botany, physics, physiological chemistry in Potsdam and Münster/Westf., Dr.rer.nat Münster/Westf. 1956. D.Sc. University of Queensland. Scientific work at ASTA-Werke, Brackwede (pharmaceutic industry). Lecturer University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Research Fellow University of Bochum, Germany; Habilitation Bochum; Postdoctoral Fellow University of Queensland, Australia; Reader in Zoology University of Khartoum, Sudan; Director Heron Island Research Station, Great Barrier Reef; Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor (Personal Chair), Professor emeritus University of New England, Australia.

About 400 publications in international journals and book chapters. Several books: Ecology of Marine Parasites (1st edition University of Queensland Press, Malay-Indonesian translation; 2nd edition CABI Oxford 1993); Marine Parasitology (editor, CSIRO Publishing Melbourne and CABI Oxford 2005); Nonequilibrium Ecology (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2005); The Balance of Nature and Human Impact (editor, Cambridge University Press Cambridge, 2013). Research on taxonomy, zoogeography, ultrastructure and phylogeny (incl. DNA), ecology and evolution. About 8600 citations (Google Scholar, March 2015; h-index 45). Clarke Medal of the Royal Society of NSW, University Medal for excellence in Science UNE.

Expeditions and travels in many countries. Art exhibitions (mainly graphic) in Australia and Germany.

Hobbies: art, German literature, travels.

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The photo is a few years old. I shall replace it when I get a better one.