Diploma in Biology, University Halle, Germany, 1958. NatD, University Halle, Germany, 1965. Doctor of Science, University Halle, Germany, 1987.
Science researcher, U. Halle, Saale, Germany, 1958-1989; science researcher, Bavarian Institute Soil Management and Crop Husbandry, Munich, Germany, since 1990. Nature protection commissioner Halle District, 1967-1989. Docent U. Freising, Germany, 1991-1997.
Member International Association Vegetation Science, Flor-Sociological Association, Bavarian Botanical Society.
Married Sabine Erdmann, April 16, 1960. Children: Almut, Ortrud, Arnd.