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
of the ICZN.