"... Wolfgang Kolbe (born March 24, 1929 in Putzar near Anklam in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, † March 18, 2000 in Wuppertal) was a German entomologist specializing in beetles.Live and act
After graduating from high school in Pasewalk in 1948, Kolbe studied biology and chemistry at the Berlin-East University of Education. In 1956 he went to Sprockhövel and continued his studies at the Pedagogical Academy in Wuppertal. After working as a teacher, he received a teaching position for biology at the Wuppertal University of Education in 1961, later supplemented by a teaching position at the Siegerland University of Education. At the same time, he began studying biology at the University of Cologne in the summer of 1961, which he completed with a doctorate in 1965.In January 1969 Kolbe took over the management of the Natural Science and City History Museum in Wuppertal, which in 1973 was renamed the Fuhlrott Museum - after the discoverer of the Neanderthal man. He headed this museum for 25 years until his retirement in 1994. During this time he expanded the museum, put on an ecological state collection of the beetles of North Rhine-Westphalia with the working group of Rhenish coleopterologists and carried out ecological research - especially the beetle fauna - of the beetles Burgholz State Forest, in which there is a nature trail named after him. ... "biologie-seite.de/Biologie/Wolfgang_Kolbe
November 23, 2020
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