PhD Natural Sciences, University of Mainz

Diplom degree in biology, University of Mainz

University-entrance diploma, Eleonore’s Secondary School, Worms

Further Education

Management programme 'On the way to professorship' University of Heidelberg

Certificate in university teaching, University of Frankfurt am Main


2014 – 2017
Academic assistant, University of Heidelberg

2011 – 2014
Adviser to the study dean, University of Frankfurt am Main

2009 – 2010
Post-doc, University of Chicago

2007 – 2008
Trainee at the Zoological Museum Dresden


Tietze DT (2018, ed.): Bird species. How they arise, modify and vanish. Springer.

Koglin S, Trense D, Wink M, Sauer-Gürth H & Tietze DT (2017): Characterization of a de novo assembled transcriptome of the Common Blackbird (Turdus merula). PeerJ 5: e4045.

Tietze DT, Martens J, Fischer BS, Sun Y-H, Klussmann-Kolb A & Päckert M (2015): Evolution of leaf warbler songs (Aves: Phylloscopidae). Ecology and Evolution 5: 781–798.

Price TD, Hooper DM, Buchanan CD, Johansson US, Tietze DT, Alström P, Olsson U, Ghosh-Harihar M, Ishtiaq F, Gupta SK, Martens J, Harr B, Singh P & Mohan D (2014): Niche filling slows the diversification of Himalayan songbirds. Nature 509: 222–225.

Tietze DT, Päckert M, Martens J, Lehmann H & Sun Y-H (2013): Complete phylogeny and historical biogeography of true rosefinches (Aves: Carpodacus). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169: 215–234.

Tietze DT & Borthakur U (2012): Historical biogeography of tits (Aves: Paridae, Remizidae). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 12: 433–444.

Päckert M, Martens J, Sun Y-H, Severinghaus LL, Nazarenko AA, Ji T, Töpfer T & Tietze DT (2012). Horizontal and elevational phylogeographic patterns of Himalayan and Southeast Asian forest passerines (Aves: Passeriformes). Journal of Biogeography 39: 556–573.

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Projects and Museum Activities

Special exhibition on the Anthropocene

Conception of the vertebrate exhibitions in the new building

Species protection measures on the new building

Establishment of a tissue sample collection

Population biology of small birds in the Upper Rhine area

Bird fauna of the Sino-Himalayas

Evolution of bird songs

Phylogenetics and genomics of songbirds