Diploma in agriculture, University Rostock, Germany, 1963. Doctor of Agriculture, Berlin Academy, 1972. Doctor of Science, University Rostock, 1986.
2d chairman Farm Organization, Lambrechshagen, Germany, 1963-1969. Scientist Research Center of Animal Production, Dummerstorf, Germany, 1969-1992, Research Institute of Animal Breeding, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, since 1992, Research Institute for Biology of Farm Animals, Dummerstorf, since 1992. Lecturer University Rostock, since 1993, University Greifswald, since 1998, Aleppo, Syria, 1999.
Scientist University Budapest, 1989. Chairman Organization of Ecological Agriculture-Biopark, Germany, since 1991, director organization of commercial ecological products, Bioparkmarket, since 1993. Board directors Foundation for Environment, 1994.
Member advisory board Ministry of Environmental, Germany, 1992-1994. Professor University Rostock, since 1999.
Married Joachim Matthes, De. 1, 1961; children: Dörte, Karl, Hinrich, Hilke.