Frank-Thorsten Krell

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Photo:  Dr. Krell at the International Symposium on Biodiversity and Systematics in Tropical Ecosystems, Bonn, Germany in 1994.
Photo by Brett Ratcliffe.

Dr. Krell was born in Stuttgart in 1966, began collecting insects in 1976, and specialized in lamellicorns in 1981. In 1992 he received his Diploma in Biology from Tübingen University for his taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the dynastine genus Temnorhynchus. He received his PhD in 1996 with a study of the functional morphology of the copulatory apparatus of the cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha. Beginning in 1995, he has conducted studies on the biodiversity of Lamellicornia of the Ivory Coast and the influence of human land-use on dung beetle communities, first as a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Würzburg, then as Research Entomologist with The Natural History Museum (London) where he was the Head of the Coleoptera Division from 2005 to 2007. His current research as Curator of Entomology with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science emphasizes taxonomy, faunistics, ecology, paleontology, and phylogeny of scarabaeoids. He is a Commissioner of the ICZN.


Curator of Entomology
Department of Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80205-5798

TEL: (303) 370-8244
FAX: (303) 331-6492


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