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European Diversity

in Fauna, Flora, Geography and Conservation 


I am Niklas Banowski from Düsseldorf, Germany born in 1993. Since my early childhood I am into nature especially in searching reptiles and amphibians. At the age of ten I started to keep reptiles and it didn’t take long for me trying to catch some herps with my camera. What started with just documentary images turned with the help of my father in a much more enthusiastic way of taking pictures. No, I am not just a hobbyist, I did my Bachelor of Science in biology in Düsseldorf and my master studies at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. After I finished my Master I moved to Munich to work as a biologist. Mostly my fieldwork is all about reptiles, amphibians, birds and bats. Through my knowledge I have a good connection to the animals and working with them and other bi gives me many opportunities to display different species of the European fauna (mainly amphibians and reptiles). Since 2016 I am a member in the „Gesellschaft für Naturfotografen“.

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- talks about herpetological topics (scientific and/or entertaining)

- supporting local or small conservation projects through photography


"Die Kreuzotter - ein Leben in ziemlich festen Bahnen" 2020 N. Otte, D. Bohle,B. Thiesmeier ISBN 978-3-933066-63-3 [images]

"Die Gattung Triturus. Geschichte Biologie Systematik Zucht" 2019 Fahrbach M, Gerlach U.  ISBN 978-3-89973-526-0 [images]

"Natuurhistorischen Maandblad 11 - Die Herpetofauna des Lüsekamps (Meinweggebiet)" (S.346-352) 2018 Niklas Banowski ISSN 0028-1107

- different online presentations from conservation projects (Naturpark Frankenwald, Bio.Station Krickenbeck, Rees, Eifel, West.-Öst. Rurhgebiet etc. [images]

- "ELS AMFIBIS DELS PAÏSOS CATALANS" 2022, García A., Maluquer J., Rivera X. [images]


- field survey methods for European amphibians, reptiles, bird, bats, dormouse,  fish, dragonflies, habitat types

- tree climbing

- environmental assessment

- molecular biological methods for organism detecton through eDNA and amphibian pathogen detection

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