Prof. Dr. Michael Türkay
HEAD OF PROJECT A4.2: TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS - RECONSTRUCTING RE-COLONIZATION PATTERNS AND PROCESSES IN THE RED SEA BASIN (2008-2011)
HEAD OF PROJECT B2.4: DOGGER BANK (NORTH SEA): A LONG-TERM STUDY OF CLIMATE-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE EPIFAUNAL COMMUNITY
Scientific working fields
Taxonomy, systematics, morphology, phylogeny, and zoogeography of decapod crustaceans. Main geographic areas: North Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (deep sea), and eastern Asian seas (China, Japan). Main systematic interest in brachyuran crabs with special emphasis on terrestrial and semiterrestrial taxa of the tropics and deep sea. Interest in marine ecology, especially of the North Sea and the deep sea of the world ocean including hydrothermal vent ecosystems.
- 1964-1974 collaborator of Crustacea Section of Senckenberg Natural History Museum and Research Institute.