(University of Münster, Germany) 1957
(University of Bochum, Germany) 1970
University of New England, Armidale, 1993.
University of New England, Armidale, 2001
Currently at Zoology,
of Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources Management, University
of New England,
Research scientist in pharmaceutic industry, lecturer University of
Malaya, research fellow University of Bochum, postdoctoral research
fellow University of Queensland, Reader University of Khartoum Sudan,
Director Heron Island Research Station, lecturer/Associate
Professor/Professor University of New England.
Member of editorial boards (past and present):
International Journal of Parasitology (1979-84), Diseases of Aquatic
Organisms; Acta Parasitologica; Folia Parasitologica; Malaysian Journal
of Science. Subject editor Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Cooperative projects with
scientists in the USA, England, Malaysia, New Zealand, Netherlands,
Germany and Australia.
Australian Society for Parasitology
- President (1966/67) Malaysian
Society of Parasitology
- Fellow, Institute of Biology
Australian Institute of Biology
- Member of the selection committee for
the Bancroft-Mackerras Medal given for outstanding contributions to
parasitology in Australia (1989-90 and 1996-)
- Chairman of the selection
committee for the Bancroft-Mackerras Medal (1990-91)
Award for Excellence in Science (University of New England), 1996
- Member, Royal Society of New South Wales (elected 1996)
- Chairman and
co-chairman of sections at many international congresses and symposia
- Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales (1996)
Hobbies: Drawing and
painting, classical music, German literature, philosophy, history,
- Phylogeny of Platyhelminthes and other lower
invertebrates using ultrastructure and DNA
- Taxonomy and biology of
parasitic Platyhelminthes, in particular Aspidogastrea and Amphilinidea
- Ecology and zoogeography of marine parasites
- General questions in
evolutionary and ecological theory, in particular the evolutionary
importance of interspecific competition and reinforcement of
- Latitudinal gradients in species diversity
Research grants: Research
supported by Australian Research Council (ARC), University of New
England, Nuffield Foundation, Antarctic Division, Australian Biological
Resources Survey, Mexican Government, German Research Foundation.
Most Important Scientific Achievements
- Contributions to our understanding of latitudinal
gradients in species diversity (non-equilibrium explanations)
- Contributions to the factors that determine community structure of
parasites (non-equilibrium explanations)
- Contributions to the phylogeny
- Ultrastructure of Aspidogastrea, Amphilinidea and
other Platyhelminthes (reviewed in Advances in Parasitology vols.10
(1972),13 (1975),33 (1994)).
Rohde, K. (1993).
Ecology of Marine Parasites.
2nd edition. (1993) CAB - International (Commonwealth Bureaux of
Agriculture), Wallingford, Oxon, U.K. 298 pp (Malay/Indonesian translation).
Marine Parasitology, CSIRO Publishing,
Melbourne and CABI Publishing, Wallingford,
Oxon. xxii +565
pp. ISBN: 1 84593 053 3.
(2005). Nonequilibrium Ecology. Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge, 223 pp. Paperback:
ISBN-10: 0521674557 | ISBN-13: 9780521674553. Hardback: ISBN-10:
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