The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele

Head of Section
Tel: +49 228 9122-241
Fax: +49 228 9122-295
Mail: h [dot] waegele [at] zfmk [dot] de



Research interests

My main interest is the understanding of evolutionary processes in speciation that explains biodiversity on earth. Our model group is the Opisthobranchia/Heterobranchia, marine slugs, that exhibit a large variety of biological phenomena that are rather unique within the animal’s phyla. We use a broad range of methods to study these phenomena, including molecular and morphological-histological analyses, as well as behavioral and ecological studies.


Alexander-Koenig-Gesellschaft (AKG), Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, Malacological Society of London, Deutsche Malakologische Gesellschaft


Annual Award Malacological Society London, Habilitationspreis der Westfälisch-Lippischen Universitätsgesellschaft

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