Book presentation of “A Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo”

© LIB, Haas


Borneo is the third largest island in the world and home to numerous animal and plant species that can only be found there. LIB herpetologist Alexander Haas has been travelling there for decades to study the amphibians and especially their larvae. Over the years, the discoveries have resulted in a book – “A Guide to the Tadpoles of Borneo” – which takes a closer look at the tadpoles of the island.

99 different species are photographically documented in it and described by a team of researchers around Haas. We learn first-hand how the photos in the book were taken on expeditions, where Haas looks for the tadpoles and how he identifies them.

However, the book goes beyond a purely zoological work. On 17 November at 7 pm, Alexander Haas will present the book as an interdisciplinary project together with Reinhard Schulz-Schaeffer (HAW Hamburg) in the Zoology Department at the Museum of Nature Hamburg. As an expert in informative illustrations, Schulz-Schaeffer developed the concept of the book in discourse with Haas. Schulz-Schaeffer will present to the audience how design can work as part of the scientific process and how this can result in new approaches.

Where: Museum of Nature Hamburg – Zoology

When: 17 November 2022, 7-8 p.m., admission 6:30 p.m.

Participation is free of charge, but requires a short registration at:


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