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Marco Thoma, M.S.

Natural History Museum Bern
Bernastrasse 15, Bern, Bern
Switzerland CH-3005

Phone: ++41 (0)31 350 72 60
Fax: ++41 (0)31 350 74 99
PBI Role:
Former MSc student under the supervision of Dr. Christian Kropf (NMBE, Switzerland) within the Oonopidae PBI. My participation within the PBI project ended with the publication of

MARCO THOMA, YVONNE KRANZ-BALTENSPERGER, CHRISTIAN KROPF, WERNER GRABER, WOLFGANG NENTWIG & HOLGER FRICK (2014): The new Southeast Asian goblin spider genus Aposphragisma (Araneae, Oonopidae): diversity and phylogeny. Zootaxa 3798 (1): 001086.
Professional Experience:
BSc 2007 at the division of population genetics, University of Bern, on the population structure of the common vole Microtus arvalis within a lineage hybrid zone in an alpine valley of Switzerland.

MSc 2009 at the Natural History Museum Bern on the diversity and phylogeny of a new genus of Goblin Spiders from Southeast Asia.

Currently working as a part-time assistant on the inventory of the Konrad Thaler spider collection at the NMBE, Switzerland, and as an independent biologist on a variety of projects (bird banding, biodiversity monitoring,...).
The American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with
The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco   The University of California, Berkeley
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago   George Washington University, Washington DC
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