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Zoologist and medical researcher

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

  • Other Work

    • 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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, lyrics.

Connections

Married Sigrun Finke, September 12, 1997.

father:
Johannes Niemitz

mother:
Ruth (Voigt) Niemitz

spouse:
Sigrun Finke