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Ecophysiologist , educator , researcher , zoologist

Hans Otto Poertner, German zoologist, ecophysiologist, educator, researcher. Member American Physiological Society, Society Experimental Biology, European Society Comparative Physiological Biochemistry, Deutsch Zoological Gesselschaft.

Background

Poertner, Hans Otto was born on February 22, 1955 in Buende, Germany. Son of Otto and Irma (Meyer) Poertner.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany, 1983. Habilitation in zoology, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany, 1990.

Career

Research scientist University Duesseldorf, Germany, 1981-1992. Heisenberg fellow German Research Council, Alfred-Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, 1992-1994. Professor Alfred-Wegener Institute, since 1994, deputy division head, 1994-1999, division head, since 1999.

Research fellow Max Planck Institute, Goettingen, Germany, 1985-1986, Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada, 1986-1987, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Guest editor Marine Behaviour and Physiology, 1995. Editorial board Journal Comparative Physiology, Physiological Bio-chemical 2002, Company Bio-chemical Physiological. Co-editor (with R. O'Dor and D. Macmillan) Physiology of Cephalopod Molluscs, 1995, (with R. Playle) Cold Ocean Physiology, 1998.

Membership

Member American Physiological Society, Society Experimental Biology, European Society Comparative Physiological Biochemistry, Deutsch Zoological Gesselschaft.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, bird watching, hiking.

Connections

Married Ursula Berkel, August 19, 1980. Children: Daniel, Lisa.

father:
Otto Poertner

mother:
Irma (Meyer) Poertner

spouse:
Ursula Berkel

child:
Daniel Poertner

child:
Lisa Poertner