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Denise Wenger

Denise Wenger


Curriculum Vitae

Professional positions/activities: 

  • Currently: Research on recent distribution and foraging behaviour of and threats to harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the North German rivers Elbe and Weser;PhD thesis, Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, supervisor Prof. Dr. Ursula Siebert  
  • 1994 - to present: Society for Dolphin Conservation (GRD), Munich. Position: Project coordinator, projects in Germany and Peru; Research coordinator for Harbour porpoise project North Sea and adjacent rivers. Media spokeswomen; Chief editor of GRD’s magazine; Member Board of Directors. 
  • 1993-1994: European Animal Aid: International project coordinator, Media spokeswoman
  • 1991-1993: Bavarian Environment Agency: Editor "Red List" of endangered species
  • 1987-1991: Max Planck Institute Seewiesen/Andechs; Scientific assistent; Diploma thesis: Foraging strategies of Sturnus vulgari - How starlings exploit a spatio-temporally distributed artificial food source.

Academic qualification


  • 1991 Degree in Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Diploma, 1.1, first class degree)


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Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research
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