Biogeography, Systematic Entomology, Tropical Ecology, Conservation, Limnology

Geographical regions of research: Africa, tropical Asia, Europe
Research areas: Biomonitoring of human impact on the environment; Conservation of biodiversity; Assessment of water quality in stream ecosystems; Historical biogeography; Systematic entomology (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Paussinae).

Curriculum vitae

2015ff Professor emeritus, University of Basel

1996-2015 Head of Research Group and Professor for Nature and Landscape Conservation and Environmental Protection / Biogeography, University of Basel, Switzerland

1994 Education Advisor and Lecturer in Insect Taxonomy, University of Manado, Indonesia

1991-1996 Lecturer and Member of the Steering Committee to set up the MSc Study “Environmental Risk Assessment in Tropical Ecosystems”, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (funded by GTZ)

1991-1996 Adjunct Professor for Biogeography, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

1986-1996 Coordinator of Field Studies of the international Scientific Environmental Monitoring Group (SEMG) of the Regional Tsetse Control Programme (RTTCP) (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique) (European Development Fund).

1984 Habilitation, venia legendi in Biogeography, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

1980-1996 Lecturer and Member of the Steering Committee of the Diplôme Européen en Sciences de l’Environnement (Bilingual international postgraduate study, Universities in Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Germany)

1975 PhD (Biogeography, Zoology and Physical Geography) (Supervisor Paul Müller) University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

1968-1975 Study of biology and geography, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

Selected Publications                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Environment and the Sterile Insect Technique. 2021.
Nagel P.& R.Peveling,.  - Pp. 753-780, Chapter 5.2 in:V.A. Dyck, J. Hendrichs, A.S. Robinson. (eds): Sterile Insect Technique. Principles and Practice in Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management. Second Edition, pp. xvi, 1200. Boca Raton FL, USA: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) (© International Atomic Energy Agency). [First edition 2005, Chinese edition 2010].

Carabidae, Paussinae: New Nomenclatural and Taxonomic Acts, Comments, and Catalogue.2017.
Nagel P., Robertson J.A., Moore W. - Pp.12-18, 466-470 in: Löbl I. & Löbl D. (eds), Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol.1. Archostemata-Myxophaga-Adephaga, Revised and Updated Edition, pp. xxxiv, 1443. Leiden, Boston: Brill.

Environmental correlates of phylogenetic endemism in amphibians and the conservation of refugia in the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa. 2017.
Barratt C., Bwong B., Onstein R. E., Rosauer D., Menegon M., Doggart N., Nagel P., Kissling W. D., Loader S. - Diversity and Distributions 23 (8): 875–887.

Complex within a Complex: Integrative Taxonomy Reveals Hidden Diversity in Cicadetta brevipennis (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) and Unexpected Relationships with a Song Divergent Relative. 2016.
Hertach T., Puissant S., Gogala M., Trilar T., Hagmann R., Baur H., Kunz G., Wade E. J., Loader S. P., Simon C., Nagel P. - PLoS ONE 11 (11):e0165562.

Effects of increased temperatures on Gammarus fossarum under the influence of copper sulphate.  2015.
Schmidlin L, von Fumetti S, Nagel P. - Ecotoxicology 24 (2): 433-444.

A review of myrmecophily in ant nest beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Paussinae) – linking early knowledge with recent findings. 2007.
Geiselhardt S, Peschke K, Nagel P. - Naturwissenschaften (The Science of Nature), 94 (11): 871-894.

New fossil paussids from Dominican amber with notes on the phylogenetic systematics of the paussine complex (Coleoptera, Carabidae). 1997.
Nagel P. - Systematic Entomology 22 (4): 345-362.

Induction of micronuclei in haemocytes and gill cells of zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, exposed to clastogens. 1996.
Mersch J., M.-N. Beauvais, P. Nagel. - Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology 371: 47‑55.

Prof. em. Dr. Peter Nagel
Universität Basel DUW
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4056 Basel, Schweiz

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