Visiting Scholar (Sep 2016-Dez 2016)
PD Dr., Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Michael Ohl is a researcher based at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. His research focus is on the taxonomy, phylogeny, and evolution of holometabolous insects, with special emphasis on Hymenoptera and Neuropterida. He is particularly interested in the global taxonomy and phylogeny of the highly diverse apoid wasps within the aculeate Hymenoptera. Another focus is on the taxonomy and phylogeny of the Mantispidae, a relatively small but weakly studied group of neuropterid insects. As a conceptual framework of my empirical studies, Michael is also interested in the theoretical and methodological foundation of biological systematics, with special emphasis on taxonomy, and in the history of biology.