Questionnaire: Marianne Espeland

Your title, name, place of work (Bonn or Hamburg)
Dr. Marianne Espeland, Bonn

What is your current position/function at our institute?
Head of Section Lepidoptera, ztm (Centre for Taxonomy and Morphology)

Lepidoptera/Trichoptera, genomics, taxonomy

Can you please describe your research in general terms?
My research spans everything from taxonomy to evolutionary genomics of Lepidoptera and Trichoptera. Additionally, I’m doing more applied research on how to reduce light pollution in Germany.

In which countries did you work and/or perform(ed) your research projects?
Norway, Sweden, Germany, Georgia, US, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Brunei, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands.

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Do you have a recommendation for young scientists in your field of study and for their career?
Be passionate about what you do, and also dare to take a step into the unknown.

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