Steer­ing Group

Instead of lone fight­ers we have team­work now

In 2010, the steer­ing group was cre­ated as an admin­is­tra­tive team for the project, after it had appeared in the first five years, that duties had become too demand­ing for an indi­vid­ual and also required dif­fer­ent fields of com­pe­tence. Besides, it was found nec­es­sary not so much to name the mem­bers of the steer­ing group glob­ally, but those in rel­a­tive prox­im­ity to each other, so they could gather yearly once or twice for a meet­ing and consultations.

Founder of the project is Peter Finke, up to his retire­ment in 2006, Pro­fes­sor for sci­ence the­ory and cul­tural ecol­ogy at the uni­ver­sity of Biele­feld (Ger­many). There he col­lected many expe­ri­ence with the organ­i­sa­tion of inter­na­tional research net­works. He per­son­ally knew the founder of the Parosphronemus-​hobby, the late physi­cian Dr. Walther Foer­sch, vis­ited him for he first time when as a stu­dent and on that occa­sion got his first Parosphromenus.

Today he has suc­ceeded in bring­ing together most of the lead­ing Parosphromenus experts into this con­ser­va­tion network.

In 2018 Peter Finke has with­drawn from the active man­age­ment of the Parosphromenus Project, but remains its founder and ide­o­log­i­cal adviser and leader.

The project man­age­ment is from 2019 con­tin­ued in a joint effort by Ben­jamin Wilden (Ger­many) and Helene Schoubye (Denmark)

The Steer­ing Group Sep­tem­ber 2019

Prof. Dr. Peter Finke, (Ger­many) founder and schi­en­tific advisor

Ben­jamin Wilden (Ger­many) Project Man­ager Sci­en­tific advisor,

Helene Schoubye (Den­mark) Project Man­ager, Pub­lic rela­tions (home­page, newslet­ter, facebook)

Went­ian Shi (China/​Germany) Nat­u­ral­ist, Field­work leader

Rafael Eggli (Switzer­land) Exec­u­tive for Cen­sus and analysis

Chris­t­ian Kop­pitz (Ger­many) Conservation

Trans­la­tion Ger­man to Eng­lish Dorothee Jöllenbeck-​Pfeffel (Germany)


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