Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Prof. Dr. Robert Paxton

phone: +49 (0)345 55 26451
fax: +49 (0)345 55 27428

Institute of Biology/Zoology
Hoher Weg 8
06120 Halle

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Prof. Dr. Robert Paxton

Head of General Zoology

Professional Career

  • Since 2010 Professor for General Zoology, MLU Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2003-2010 Lecturer/Reader in Insect Ecology, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • 1996 – 2003 Assistant Professor in Zoology, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 1996 Professor Titular, Autonomous University of Yucatan, Mexico
  • 1993 – 1996 EU Madame Curie Postdoc in Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1985 – 1993 Postdoc in Apidology, University of Cardiff, UK


  • 2000 Habilitation in Zoology, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 1985 Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology, University of Sussex, UK
  • 1980 B.Sc. (with 1st Class Honours) in Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, UK


Insect evolutionary ecology: social evolution, host-parasite coevolution, pollination, conservation biology and genetics


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