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Carsten Niemitz

Carsten Niemitz, German zoologist, anatomist. Grantee, German Research Union, 1982-1987, 91-93, 96-98, 2000-2002. Fellow Encyclopedia Cinematographica; member German Society Mammalogy, Gesellschaft Anthropologie (president 1994-1996, vice president 1996—2005), Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie ünd Urgeschichte (president since 2008).

Background

  • Niemitz, Carsten was born on September 29, 1945 in Dessau, Germany. Son of Johannes and Ruth (Voigt) Niemitz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Freiburg, 1968. Master of Science, University Giessen, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Giessen.

      Doctor of Science, University Giessen.

    Career

    • Junior research member Max-Planck-Institut, Frankfurt, Germany, 1968—1971. Leader expedition Behavioral Field Research, Malaysia, 1971—1973. Research member Neurological Center, Giessen University, 1974.

      Assistant professor Anatomical Institute, University Gottingen, 1975—1978. Professor, head division human biology Free University Berlin, since 1978. Director Institute Animal Physiology University Berlin, 1992—1994.

      Appointed director Duisburg Zoo. Appointed director zoology University Essen, since 1994. Primate expert Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland, since 1988.

      Vice president Urania Kulturgemeinschaft, since 1992. Presidential board Humboldt Gesellschaft, since 1994. Guest professor zoology and evolutionary biology University Potsdam, 1998-2003.

      Councillor German Research Union German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

    Works

    • Author: The Secret of the Upright Gait, 2004, Focuses and Perspectives of Modern Physical Anthroplogy, 2006, more than 350 science publications, a science textbook, films.

    Membership

    Fellow Encyclopedia Cinematographica. Member German Society Mammalogy, Gesellschaft Anthropologie (president 1994-1996, vice president 1996—2005), Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie ünd Urgeschichte (president since 2008).

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting, lyrics.

    Connections

    • Married Sigrun Rau, September 12, 1997.
    • father: Johannes Niemitz
    • mother: Ruth (Voigt) Niemitz
    • spouse: Sigrun Rau
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    Born September 29, 1945
    (age 71)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    • 1968
      University Freiburg
    • 1970
      University Giessen
    • 1968 - 1971
      Junior research member, Max-Planck-Institut
      Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, Hessen, Germany, Germany
    • 1971 - 1973
      leader, expedition Behavioral Field Research
      Malaysia
    • 1974
      research member, Neurological Center
    • 1975 - 1978
      assistant, professor Anatomical Institute
    • 1978
      professor, division human biology Free University Berlin
    • 1978
      head, division human biology Free University Berlin
    • 1992 - 1994
      director, Institute Animal Physiology University Berlin
    • 1994
      appointed director, zoology University Essen
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