M.Sc. Achim Wegscheider

Building G, Room 120

Personal Information:

In my biological studies at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (2009-2014) I gained expertise in freshwater ecology, zoology, botany and micro-/molecular biology. I also absolved special courses for fish and aquatic arthropods (systamatics, behaviour and ecology), entomology and cryptogams. During and after my master thesis I worked at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe on exhibitions, zoo education, zoological determination and collection management. After my studies I did reasearch in agricultural sciences working on a sustainable project. As a researcher at the University of Koblenz-Landau I combine my environmental/biological knowledge with my research interests as they find application in various projects.


Research interests:

  • Aquatic and fish ecology
  • Environmental DNA
  • Biological interactions
  • Species conservation
  • Conservation genetics
  • Pisciculture and resettlement activities
  • Aquaponics


Current projects:

  • Biodiversity research at the Eußerthal Ecosystem Research Station

Determination of macrozoobenthos and emerged insects, ecosystem and freshwater analysis

  • Conservation and ecology research of the European Weatherfish (Misgurnus fossilis) in  Rhineland-palatinate and Hessen

Fish breeding and resettlement activities to conserve this endangered species  (cooperation with Dr. Egbert Korte, INGA Riedstadt), behavioural and ecological experiments and analysis




  • Kusanke L, Wegscheider A, Löb C, Schmidt T, Sünger E, Schulz R: eDNA-Nachweis und nachhaltiges Populationsmanagement des Schlammpeitzgers in der Region Nördlicher Oberrhein. Zwischenbericht an das Hessische Landesamt für Naturschutz, Umwelt und Geologie, Institut für Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Deutschland, 2019