Bert Hölldobler#


Bert Hölldobler
Email:bertholl 'at' biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de
Membership Number:1556
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:bholldobler
Homepage:https://sols.asu.edu/people/bert-Hoelldobler






Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2004 Foundation Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • 2002-2008 Andrew D. White Professor at Large, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • 1989-2004 Professor of Zoology (Ordinarius), University of Würzburg (FRG)
  • since 1989 Adjunct Professor of the University of Arizona
  • 1986-1987 US-Senior Scientist Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 1982-1990 Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University
  • 1973-1990 Professor of Biology, Harvard University
  • 1971-1972 Professor of Zoology at the University of Frankfurt

Fields of Scholarship
  • Behavioral physiology and ecology
  • Sociobiology
  • Biology of social insects
  • Chemical ecology
  • Evolutionary biology

Honours and Awards
  • Awards
    • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1980)
    • Pulitzer Prize (1991) for The Ants together with Edward O. Wilson
    • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (1990)
    • U.S. Senior Scientist Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    • Werner Heisenberg-Medal of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    • Körberpreis for the European Science (1996)
    • Karl Ritter von Frisch Medal and Science Prize of the German Zoological Society (1996)
    • Benjamin Franklin-Wilhelm v. Humboldt Prize of the German-American Academic Council ( 1999)
    • Honorary doctor Biology of the University of Konstanz (2000)
    • Order of Merit First Class of the Federal Republic of Germany (2000)
    • Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art (2003)
    • Alfried-Krupp-Wissenschaftspreis (2004)
    • Treviranus-Medal of the Verband deutscher Biologen (vdbiol) (2006)
    • Lichtenberg-Medal (2010)
    • Ernst-Jünger-Prize for Entomology Baden-Württemberg (2010)
    • Cothenius-Medal in Gold of the Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (2011)
    • Exemplar Award by the American Animal Behavior Society (2013)
  • Academic associations
    • Fellow of the American Animal Behavior Society (1992)
    • Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1986 korrespondierend, 1995 ordentlich)
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Deutsche Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina (1975)
    • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (1979)
    • Academia Europaea (1994)
    • Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften ( 1995)
    • National Academy of Sciences (USA) (1998)


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