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Angelo Bolzern

 Angelo Bolzern, PhD

Education

2002–2003 Degree in plant ecology, neurobiology, medical parasitology and elective course environmental sciences, University of Basel
2004 Dipl. Biol., University of Basel. Thesis: “Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) on and under subalpine Pines at Alp Flix, Grisons - a comparison of methods” (Dr A. Hänggi, Prof. Dr B. Baur)
2005–2010 PhD at the University of Basel and the Natural History Museum Basel: “Taxonomy and phylogeny of the European Tegenaria/Malthonica-complex (Araneae, Agelenidae): a revision using morphological and molecular data” (PD Dr D. Burckhardt, Dr A. Hänggi, Prof. Dr B. Baur)

Working experiences

1998 Three month employee at an engineer office at the F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel
2001 Volunteer at the “Vivarium” of the “Zoologischen Garten Basel”
2002 Volunteer at the Natural History Museum Basel, entomology
2001–2003 Employee at the “Präparatesammlung” at the F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel
2004 Six month work experience at the Swiss federal veterinary office SFVO, Bern
2004–2009 Guided tours in the special exhibition at the Natural History Museum Basel
2005 GBIF project: registration of the Psyllid-collections from the Natural History Museums of Basel and Geneva
2005–2007 Support of the website of the Natural History Museum Basel
2005–2007 Employee of the CSCF for a two year project (50%) regarding the Red-List of ground living Arthropods
2007–2010 Teaching assistant at the University of Basel and the "Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz"
2008–2009 Technical assistant (including animal care) at special exhibition at the Natural History Museum Basel
2010–2011 Teaching at different school levels (primary and secondary schools).
2010–2011 Employee for three month at the Natural History Museum Basel; involved in a project concerning “BioOffice” (a database for collection data)
2011–2012 Employee at a private office for nature conservation (focusing on renaturation of marsh land)
2012–2013 Post-doctoral researcher at the AMNH as part of the PBI project (Oonopidae)
2014
– Post-doctoral researcher at the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel (independent project, sponsered by several private foundations)

Fundraising, Grants and Awards

2005 - Travel grant for congress attendance (22nd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria) from the ‘Reisefon der Universitaet Basel’.
2006 - Grant for laboratory expenses for PhD thesis project from Emilia-Guggenheim-Schnurr Stiftung.
2006 - Grant for laboratory expenses for PhD thesis project from Kugler-Werdenberg-Stiftung.
2006 - Grant for laboratory expenses for PhD thesis project from ‘Basler Stiftung fuer Biologische Forschung.
2006 - Travel grant for collecting excursion to Sardinia and mainland Italy from ‘SCNAT’.
2006 - Travel grant for congress attendance (23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Sitges, Spain) from the ‘Reisefon der Universitaet Basel’.
2007 - Travel grant for collecting excursion to Sicily and mainland Italy from ‘Museumsstiftung des Naturhistorischen Museum Basel’.
2007 - Grant from SYNTHESYS (European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" Programme) for research stay at the „Muséum national d’histoire naturelle Paris“.
2008 - First prize winner of the “Young scientist award for outstanding posters” at the 24th European Congress of Arachnology, Bern.
2008 - Travel grant for congress attendance (AAS Meeting in Berkeley) and research stay at the AMNH, New York.
2008–2009 - Student Grant for finishing thesis from the ‘Freiwillige Akademischen Gesellschaft Basel (FAG)’.
2014 - Stipends (by different private foundations) for research project "Westnearctic Agelenids".

Congress and Meeting Presentations

2003 (talk) SARA-Treffen Wetzikon, Switzerland (28.2.-2.3.) Bolzern, A.: Drassodes lapidosus/cupreus, zwei unterscheidbare Taxa? Ein Klärungsversuch.
2004 (talk) Jahresversammlung der Arachnologischen Gesellschaft am Naturhistorischen Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern, Switzerland (1. - 3.10.) Bolzern, A.: Spinnen auf und unter subalpinen Fichten der Alp Flix (Kanton Graubünden).
2005 (talk) Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft in Basel (4.–5.3.) Bolzern, A.: Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) auf und unter subalpinen Fichten der Alp Flix, GR - ein Methodenvergleich.
2005 (talk) 22nd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (1.-6.8.) Bolzern, A.: Phylogeny und Taxonomy of the spider genus Tegenaria (Araneae, Agelenidae) focusing on Tegenaria agrestis – a revision based upon morphological and molecular data.
2005 (talk) SARA-Treffen in Freiburg, Germany (7.-9.10.) Bolzern, A.: Phylogenie und Taxonomie der Spinnengattung Tegenaria (Araneae, Agelenidae) mit speziellem Fokus auf Tegenaria agrestis – eine Revision basierend auf morphologischen und molekularen Daten.
2006 (poster) 23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Sitges, Spain (4.-8.9.) Bolzern, A.
2006 (talk & poster) SARA- UND NOWARA Treffen in Frankfurt, Germany (22.-24.9.) Bolzern, A.: Auf der Suche nach Tegenaria mirifica Thaler 1987, - ein seltener Alpenendemit?
2007 (talk) Generalversammlung Arachnida Schweiz, Basel, Switzerland. Bolzern, A.: “Hobo-Spider” - Fiktion oder Realität?
2008 (talk) 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, University of California, Berkeley, USA (June) Bolzern, A., Haenggi, A. & Burckhardt, D.: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Tegenaria-Malthonica complex (Araneae, Agelenidae) using morphological and molecular data – preliminary results.
2008 (poster) 24th European Congress of Arachnology Bern, Switzerland (25.-29.8.) Bolzern, A. & Haenggi, A.: “Guessing game taxonomy” – or the lack of good genus definitions in European funnel-web spiders (Araneae: Agelenidae).
2009 (talk) SARA-Treffen im Naturkundemuseum am Löwentor in Stuttgart, Germany (8.-10.5.) Bolzern, A.:  Den „wahren“ Tegenarias auf der Spur - neueste Ergebnisse über europäische Winkelspinnen.
2009 (talk) Vortragsreihe Darwin Jahr 2009, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland. Bolzern, A.: Auf den Spuren der Hauswinkelspinnen und ihrer Verwandten.
2010 (talk) XVIII International Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland (11.–17.7.) Bolzern A.: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the European Tegenaria/Malthonica-complex.

Publication

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