Teaching qualification, secondary level II, Biology, PH FHNW

PhD in Conservation Biology, University of Basel / Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Master in Biology, University of Basel

High School Graduation, Gymnasium Münchenstein


Since 2019
Education & Mediation, Natural History Museum Basel

2016 – 2019 
Project Manager Environmental Education, Aqua Viva, Schaffhausen

2014 – 2015
Postdoc, Natural History Museum Basel

2012 – 2013
Postdoc, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

2011 – 2012
Employee at an Eco-Office, Hydrology and Swamp Restoration , Uster


Bolzern, A. & Hänggi, A. (2016) Revision of Nearctic Eratigena and Tegenaria species (Araneae: Agelenidae). Journal of Arachnology 44: 105-141.

Bolzern, A., Platnick, N.I. & Berniker, L. (2015) Three new genera of soft-bodied goblin spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae) from Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. American Museum Novitates 3824: 59pp.

Bolzern, A., Burckhardt, D & Hänggi, A. (2013) Phylogeny and taxonomy of European funnel-web spiders of the Tegenaria-Malthonica complex (Araneae: Agelenidae) based upon morphological and molecular data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 723-848.

Bolzern, A., Pantini, P. & Isaia, M. (2013) Revision of the Histopona italica group (Araneae: Agelenidae), with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 3640 (1): 23-41.

Bolzern, A., Hänggi, A. & Burckhardt, D. (2010) Aterigena, a new genus of funnel-web spider, shedding some light on the Tegenaria-Malthonica problem (Araneae, Agelenidae). Journal of Arachnology 38(2): 162-182.