Zoological Collection of the University of Rostock

Consortium name  
German Consortium: Association of German Natural History Museums in the North Sea and Baltic Sea Region (NORe)
Institution (Original name) 
Zoologische Sammlung der Universität Rostock
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Universitätsplatz 2
Postal code 
18055
City 
Rostock
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Germany
Phone 

(+49) 381 498-6261

TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
University
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
University of Rostock
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 
Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Richter

Institute for Biological Sciences General & Systematic Zoology Fon +49(0)381 4986260 Fax +49(0)381 4986262 stefan.richter@uni-rostock.de

Organigram 

The Zoological Collection of the University of Rostock (ZSRO) is part of the Institute for Biological Sciences, Department of General & Systematic Zoology.

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff1
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections
c) Post-docs / PhD students1
d) Others (Associates, etc.)
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)1
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions
f) Collection Managers / technicians1
g) Others 1
TOTAL (e+f+g) 2
Total permanent staff 
3
Total non-permanent staff 
1
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
4
Male (%) 
75
Female (%) 
25
Externalized services, permanent positions 
3
Externalized services, non-permanent positions 
1
Total (permanent and non-permanent staff + externalized personnel)  
4
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
1
List of laboratories 

Taxidermy Lab

List of key tools (e.g. SEM, 3D, scanners/printers,...) 

basic taxidermy, manual work

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
1
Number of recent exhibitions 
2
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
Animals of the Polar Regions
Name 
Locomotion in the Animal Kingdom
Number of current exhibitions 
1
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Feeding of animals
Number of future exhibitions 
1
Future exhibitions  
Name 
still unknown
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
taxonomy, phylogenetics, evolutionary morphology
Scientific publications
Other publications 

“Schatzkammern der Natur”, “Der Rostocker Pfeilstorch”; „ Catalogue of Bird Collection“

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
...
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Zoology250250000
Total specimens (all collections) 
250,000
Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
10
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
100
Number of scientific visitors per year 
10
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Polychaeta
Scorpions
Birds
Crustacea
Carabidae (Coleoptera)
Spiders
Fishes of European Waters (inland, sea)
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 

public scientific lectures; education for students and teachers, guides for broad public

Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Richter Institute for Biological Sciences General & Systematic Zoology Fon +49(0)381 4986260 Fax +49(0)381 4986262 stefan.richter@uni-rostock.de

Dr. Andreas Bick Institute for Biological Sciences General & Systematic Zoology Fon +49(0)381 4986267 Fax +49(0)381 4986262 andreas.bick@uni-rostock.de

Visitors
Last year:  
12 000
Trends (past and future) 

increasing

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Teacher qualification

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Education for students of biology at the University of Rostock

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Dr. Andreas Bick Institute for Biological Sciences General & Systematic Zoology Fon +49(0)381 4986267 Fax +49(0)381 4986262 andreas.bick@uni-rostock.de

Last update 
02.07.17