Paul Kalke

Research interests

Annelid and Thecostracan evolution
Evolution of invertebrate nervous systems

Short CV

12/2018 - 05/2019 - research associate at University of Goettingen, Department "Animal Evolution and Biodiversity", Prof. Bleidorn
05/2017 - 09/2018 - work as a scientific diver at the "Institut für Fisch und Umwelt" (FIUM GmbH)
03/2017 - Masterthesis: “ Morphology of the developing nervous system of the bay barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus (Darwin, 1854)” (Prof. Richter)
10/2014 - 03/2017 - Master of Science in Marine Biology at University of Rostock
and research assistant for the "Institut für allgemeine und spezielle Zoologie", Prof. Richter
09/2014 - Bachelorthesis: " Immunohistochemical observation of the embryogenesis of Clymenella cf. torquata (Annelida)" (Prof. Schlegel)
10/2011 - 09/2014 - Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of Leipzig


Kalke P. & Helm C. (2022) No cost but high performance - An alternative open source solution for 3D-visualizations in morphology. Microscopy Research and Technique, 1-5.

Kalke P., Beckers P. & Helm C. (2021) May the palps be with you – new insights into the evolutionary origin of anterior appendages in Terebelliformia (Annelida). BMC Zoology 6, 30.

Kalke, P., Frase, T., and Richter, S. (2020) From swimming towards sessility in two metamorphoses – the drastic changes in structure and function of the nervous system of the bay barnacle Amphibalanus improvisus (Crustacea, Thecostraca, Cirripedia) during development. Contributions to Zoology, 89(3), 324-352.