• Ph.D., Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany, 1987
  • M.S., University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 1981
  • B.S., Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Germany, 1979

Dr. Heike Wägele is a researcher at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) in Germany.

Excerpt from ZFMK staff profile:

"My main interest is the understanding of evolutionary processes in speciation that explains biodiversity on earth. Our model group is the Opisthobranchia/Heterobranchia, marine slugs, that exhibit a large variety of biological phenomena that are rather unique within the animal’s phyla. We use a broad range of methods to study these phenomena, including molecular and morphological-histological analyses, as well as behavioral and ecological studies."

Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Wägele has published the following:

Wägele, H., V. Vonnemann, and W. B. Rudman. 2006. Umbraculum umbraculum (Lightfoot, 1786) (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Tylodinoidea) and the synonymy of U. mediterraneum (Lamarck, 1812). Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 69: 69–82.