2008 – 2012
PhD in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich: 'Molecular phylogeny and Systematics of long legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)'

2000 – 2005
Master in Biology (Zoology): 'Interactions of herbivorous beetles, polyphagous beetles and three different grassland types (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Curculionoidea, Carabidae)'


Since 2018
Curator Life Sciences, Natural History Museum Basel

2015 – 2018
Scientific Collaborator Invertebrates & Library Solothurn Natural History Museum

2011 – 2015
Scientific Assistant Natural History Museum Bern

2009 – 2015
Scientific Collaborator Natural History Museum Lucerne

Scientific interest

Systematics, taxonomy, biology and biogeography of weevils (Curculionoidea) and phytophagous beetles in general


Meregalli M., Germann, C., Bernasconi M.V., Cervella, P. 2018. Phylogeny of the genus Dichotrachelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cyclominae). Diversity 2018, 10, 66: 28 pp

Germann, C. 2018. A review of Conocetus Desbrochers des Loges, 1875, subgenus of Polydrusus Germar, 1817 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae). European Journal of Taxonomy 392: 1–39

Germann, C. 2017. Zweiter Nachtrag zur Rüsselkäfer-Fauna der Schweiz (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea). Alpine Entomology 1: 43–49.

Germann, C. 2017. On the genus Hirsutopes Pajni, 1990 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Entiminae) with the description of a new species. Entomologists Monthly Magazine 153: 253–259.

Germann, C. 2017. On the Auguste Forel ant collection in the Naturmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland: current state and illustrated type catalogue (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 124 (2): 241-254.

Germann, C. 2017. Two new species of Otiorhynchus Germar, 1822 (Tecutinus Reitter, 1912) from south-western Anatolia (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Entiminae). Journal of Insect Biodiversity 5(2): 1–11.

Germann, C., Borovec, R. & Braunert, C. 2015. Four new Entiminae from the Mediterranean region (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Phyllobiini, Trachyphloeini), with additional data on the distribution of some poorly known species. Zootaxa 4040 (3): 345–358.

List of Publications by Christoph Germann

Projects and Museum Activities

Subfamily Entiminae (short-nosed weevils) in the Mediterranean region

Genus Dichotrachelus (moss weevils)

Weevils of Switzerland

Weevils of Greece

Renewal permanent exhibition 1st floor including insect room at the Solothurn Natural History Museum Dauerausstellung

Renewal permanent exhibition 'Insects' at the Zoological Museum Zurich