Norbert Lenz

A portrait of Norbert Lenz

After studying Life and Earth Sciences in Bayreuth, Kiel and Brisbane, Norbert Lenz was awarded a PhD by Griffith University in Queensland in 1994. Subsequently, he has been working in the fields of wildlife preservation and environmental protection before beginning to curate exhibitions and to work in the management of natural history museums. From 1996 until 2001 he has been working as a curator for the Lake Constance Natural History Museum, from 2002 until 2007 he was Deputy to the Director of the Aquazoo-Löbbecke-Museum in Düsseldorf, from 2007 to 2008 he was the Director of the Natural History Museum at Mainz, and since 2008 he is the Director of the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe. Main areas of his scientific interests are the preservation of the global biodiversity, evolutionary ecology and especially the oldest records of life on Earth.