Andreas Kroh

Vice CEO Science; staff scientist and curator; head of the NHM Vienna publishing house


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Scopus Author ID: 6507265200



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  • DFG-project: STE 857/1-1 "Palaeogeographic and palaeobiogeographic development of the Eastern Mediterranean to Western Indo-Pacific in the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene" (leader: Fritz F. Steininger, Senckenberg Institute, Frankfurt)
  • DFG-project: NE5375-1 "Palaeogeographic and palaeobiogeographic Development of upper Oligocene to Lower Miocene of the Easter Mediterranean Region an western Indopacific" (leader: James H. Nebelsick, University Tübingen)
  • FWF-project: P-11886-Geo "Palaeogeographic and palaeobiogeographic development of the Eastern Mediterranean to Western Indo-Pacific in the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene" (leader: Werner E. Piller, University Graz)
  • FWF-project: P-14366-Bio "Stable Isotopes and changing Miocene palaeoenvironments in the East Alpine region." within the project bundle "Changes in Eastern Alpine Miocene Ecosystems and their Geodynamic Control." (leader: Werner E. Piller, University Graz)
  • FWF-project: 18189-N10 "Biogeographic Differentiation and Biotic Gradients in the Western Indo-Pacific during the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene." (leader: Werner E. Piller, University Graz)

  • 1976 - born in Vienna
  • 1994 - school leaving exam with distinction
  • 1995-2000 - undergraduate study Earth Sciences/Palaeontology at the University of Vienna
  • 1998-2000 - Masters thesis "Lower Miocene Echinoids from Gebel Gharra, Egypt (Systematics and Palaeoecology)." within the scope of a DFG-FWF Projektbundle
  • 2000 - final exam with distinction
  • 2000-2003 - project-employee in FWF-project P-14366-Bio (leader: Dr. Werner E. Piller)
  • 2000-2004 - post-graduate study at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz
  • 2004 - final exam with distinction; Ph.D. thesis "Neogene Echinoderms of the Central Paratethys (Revision of the Echinoids; Palaeoecology, Biodiversity & Biogeogeography of the Paratethyan Echinoderm Fauna)."
  • 2004 - short term employment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (database management)
  • since 2005 - employed at the NHM Vienna
  • since 2006 - editor of the Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums,Series A, the Museum's scientific journal
  • 2007 - Synthesys funded visit at the NHM London
  • 2007 - Founding member of NOBIS Austria
  • 2008 - Conference Convenor of the 4. Arbeitstreffen deutschsprachiger Echinodermenforscher, (4th Workshop of German & Austrian Echinoderm Research) 24.-26. Oktober 2008
  • 2009 - opening of the new exhibition "Gaiasphere - System Earth"
  • 2010 - Associate Editor for Echinoidea bei WoRMS
  • 2010 - Vice head of the NHM Vienna Publishing House
  • 2011 - opening of the new exhibition "Dinosaurs"
  • 2013 - Member of the WoRMS Steering Commitee
  • 2016 - Vice Chair of the WoRMS Steering Commitee
  • 2017 - Zootaxa Editor for Echinodermata
  • 2018 - Head of the NHM Vienna Publishing House
  • 2018 - Deputy Coordinating Author for the Treatise on
    Invertebrate Paleontology
    Part U Echinodermata (together with Thomas Saucède, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon)
  • 2019 - Re-elected as Vice Chair of the WoRMS Steering Commitee
  • 2020 - Associate Editor for the Swiss Journal of Palaeontology

  • Leader of the OeTyp-project (Catalogue of palaeontological types in Austrian collections; since 2004)
  • Member of the Synthesys User Selection Panel for AT-TAF
  • Board member of NOBIS Austria (since 2007)
  • Advisory board of the Paleontological Society of Austria (since 2009)
  • Vice Chair of the WoRMS Steering Commitee (since 2016)
  • "Würdigungspreis 2000" of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Science and Arts
  • "Kulturpreis des Landes Niederösterreich 2007", Section Sciences of the Lower Austrian government
  • "Friedrich von Alberti-Preis" of the Friedrich von Alberti-Foundation

Editorial committments
Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A (ISSN 0255-0091)
  • Band 121 (2019) ISBN 978-3-903096-27-1
  • Band 120 (2018) ISBN 978-3-903096-20-2
  • Band 119 (2017) ISBN 978-3-903096-16-5
  • Band 118 (2016) ISBN 978-3-903096-01-1
  • Band 117 (2015) ISBN 978-3-902421-93-4
  • Band 116 (2014) ISBN 978-3-902421-81-4
  • Band 115 (2013) ISBN 978-3-902421-70-8
  • Band 114 (2012) ISBN 978-3-902421-66-1
  • Band 113 (2011) ISBN 978-3-902421-55-5
  • Band 112 (2010) ISBN 978-3-902421-49-4
  • Band 111 (2009) ISBN 978-3-902421-34-0
  • Band 110 (2008) ISBN 978-3-902421-32-6
  • Band 109 (2007) ISBN 978-3-902421-23-4 (gemeinsam mit Ortwin Schultz)
  • Band 108 (2006) ISBN 978-3-902421-22-7 (gemeinsam mit Ortwin Schultz)
 Zootaxa (ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition))
  • Gale, A.S. 2020. A new comb-star (Asteroidea, Astropectinidae) from the Upper Triassic (Carnian) of China. Zootaxa, 4861/1: 139-144. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4861.1.10
  • Gale, A.S. 2020. The fossil record of the asteroid (Echinodermata) family Chaetasteridae Sladen, 1889 and subfamily Hyalothricinae Fisher, 1911. Zootaxa, 4858/1: 144-150. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4858.1.11
  • Numberger-Thuy, L. D. & Thuy, B. 2020. A new bathyal ophiacanthid brittle star (Ophiuroidea: Ophiacanthidae) with Caribbean affinities from the Plio-Pleistocene of the Mediterranean. – Zootaxa, 4820/1: 19-30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4820.1.2
  • Panina, E.G., Stepanov, V.G., Smirnov, A.V. & Martynoc, A.V. 2020. Two new species of holothurians of the genus Echinopsolus Gutt, 1990 (Echinodermata: Dendrochirotida: Cucumariidae) from the North-Western Pacific. – Zootaxa, 4789/1: 233-246. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4789.1.8
  • Fernández, R.G. & Hooker, Y. (2020). Revisiting the diversity and distribution of the ophiuroids (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from Peru. – Zootaxa, 4766/4: 539-556. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4766.4.2
  • Mah, C.L. (2020). New species, occurrence records and observations of predation by deep-sea Asteroidea (Echinodermata) from the North Atlantic by NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer. – Zootaxa, 4766/2: 201-260. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4766.2.1
  • Prata, J., Manso, C.L.d.C. & Christoffersen, M.L. (2020). Dendrochirotida (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the northeastern coast of Brazil. – Zootaxa, 4755/3: 401-453. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4755.3.1
  • Mah, C.L. & Fujita, T. (2020). New species and occurrence records of Japanese Solasteridae and Ganeriidae including a new species of Paralophaster from the North Pacific with an overview of Hyalinothrix. – Zootaxa, 4750/1: 67-100. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4750.1.4
  • Fatemi, Y. & Stöhr, S. (2019). Annotated species list of Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, with new records. – Zootaxa, 4711/1: 77-106. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4711.1.3
  • Schlüter, N., Taherpour-Khalil-Abad, M., Majidifard, M., Hassanzadeh, Z., & Taheri, J. (2019). Two echinoid species from the early Aptian (Early Cretaceous) of the Kopet-Dagh Basin, NE Iran. – Zootaxa, 4656/1: 121-132. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4656.1.5
  • Mironov, A.N. (2019). See lilies of the genus Bathycrinus (Echinodermata, Crinoidea: Bathycrinidae) from the North-West Pacific hadal trenches. – Zootaxa, 4604/3: 401-427. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4604.3.1
  • Fernández-Rodríguez, I., Arias, A., Anadón, N. & Acuña, J.L. (2019). Holothurian (Echinodermata) diversity and distribution in the central Cantabrian Sea and the Avilés Canyon System (Bay of Biscay). – Zootaxa, 4567/2: 293-325. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4567.2.5
  • Kozlowska, A., Bates, D., Zalasiewicz, J. & Radzevicius, S. (2019). Evolutionary significance of the retiolitine Gothograptus (Graptolithina) with four new species from the Silurian of the East European Platform (Baltica), Poland and Lithuania . – Zootaxa, 4568/3: 435-469. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4568.3.2
  • Tanaka, H., Wakabayashi, K. & Fujita, T. (2019). A new species of Fibularia from Japanese waters with a redescription of F. japonica and F. ovulum (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Clypeasteroida) . – Zootaxa, 4543/2: 241-260. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4543.2.4
  • Gondim, A.I., de Moura, R.B., Christoffersen, M.L. & Pereira Dias, T.L. (2018). Taxonomic guide and historical review of echinoids (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from northeastern Brazil . – Zootaxa, 4529/1: 1-72. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4529.1.1
  • Souto, C. & Martins, L. (2018). Synchrotron micro-CT scanning leads to the discovery of a new genus of morphologically conserved echinoid (Echinodermata: Cassiduloida). – Zootaxa, 4457/1: 70-92. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.1.3
  • Solís-Marín, F.A., Arriaga-Ochoa, J.A., Villa, C.M.G., & Laguarda-Figueras, A. (2018). Lissothuria imbricata sp. nov., a new species of sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the central-eastern Pacific Ocean. – Zootaxa, 4438/2: 373-380. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.2.11
  • Pawson, D.L. (2018). A new species of the remarkable brittle star genus Astrophiura (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from the western Atlantic Ocean. – Zootaxa, 4378/2: 257-264. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4378.2.4
  • Honey-Escandón, M. & Solís-Marín, F.A. (2018). A revision of Holothuria (Halodeima) kefersteinii (Selenka, 1867) and the revival of Holothuria inornata Semper, 1868 from sea cucumbers collected in Mexico and Central America. – Zootaxa, 4377/2: 151-177. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4377.2.1
  • Mooi, R., Martínez, S.A., del Río, C.J. & Ramos, M.I.F. (2018). Late Oligocene–Miocene non-lunulate sand dollars of South America: Revision of abertellid taxa and descriptions of two new families, two new genera, and a new species. – Zootaxa, 4369/3: 301-326. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4369.3.1
  • Thandar, A.S. (2017). Two new subfamilies, three new species and a new subspecies of dendrochirotid sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). – Zootaxa, 4365/4: 410-420. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4365.4.2
  • Schlüter, N. & Wiese, F. (2017). Late Cretaceous species of Vologesia (Echinoidea, Cassiduloida) from northern Spain. – Zootaxa, 4306/2: 261-270. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4306.2.6
  • Summers, M.M., Messing, C.G. & Rouse, G.W. (2017). The genera and species of Comatulidae (Comatulida: Crinoidea): Taxonomic revisions and a molecular and morphological guide. – Zootaxa, 4268/2: 151-190. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4268.2.1
  • Grömer, K. & Kern, A. (Hrsg.) (2018). Artifacts: Treasures of the Millennia. A Guide through the Prehistoric Collections. – 308 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-903096-11-0
  • Grömer, K. & Kern, A. (Hrsg.) (2017). Fundstü: Ein Führer durch die Anthropologische Schausammlung. – 248 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-903096-02-8
  • Grömer, K. (2016). The Art of Prehistoric Textile Making: The development of craft traditions and clothing in Central Europe. (Veröffentlichungen der Prähistorischen Abteilung, 5). – 534 pp., Wien, (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-902421-94-4
  • Jovanovic-Kruspel, S. (text) & Schumacher, A (photos) (2017). The Natural History Museum: Construction, Conception & Architecture. – 264 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-903096-05-9
  • Jovanovic-Kruspel, S. (Text) & Schumacher, A (Fotos) (2014). Das Naturhistorische Museum: Baugeschichte, Konzeption & Architektur. – 264 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-902421-79-1
  • Jovanovic-Kruspel, S. (Ed.) (2015). Natural History Museum Vienna: A Guide to the Collections. – 256 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-902421-88-3
  • Jovanovic-Kruspel, S. (Hrsg.) (2014). Naturhistorisches Museum Wien: Ein Führer durch die Schausammlungen. – 256 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-902421-87-6
  • Naturhistorisches Museum Wien & Technisches Museum Wien (eds.) (2013). Achtung strom: Stefan Jellinek und das Elektropathologische Museum. – 223 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-902421-71-5
  • Grömer, K. (2010). Prähistorische Textilkunst in Mitteleuropa: Geschichte des Handwerkes und der Kleidung vor den Römern. (Veröffentlichungen der Prähistorischen Abteilung, 4). – 480 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-902421-50-0
  • Herman, A.B. & Kvacek, J. (2009). Late Cretaceous Grünbach Flora of Austria Wien. – 224 pp., Wien (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien). ISBN 978-3-902421-43-2
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