Johannes Vogel (botanist)

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Johannes Vogel

Johannes Christian Vogel FLS FAAAS (born 15 May 1963) is a German botanist, who since 1 February 2012 has been Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde and Professor of Biodiversity and Public Science at Humboldt University, both in Berlin.[1] He previously held the post of Keeper of Botany at the Natural History Museum in the United Kingdom from 2004 to 2012.[2]

He was educated at Bielefeld University and Peterhouse, Cambridge. From 1982 to 1984 Vogel was a professional soldier in the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany.[3]

In 2003 he married Sarah Darwin, a great-great-granddaughter of the naturalist Charles Darwin; they have two sons Leo Erasmus Darwin Vogel (born 2003) and Josiah Algy Darwin Vogel (born 2005). In 2009/10 the family were part of a recreation of Darwin's voyage on the Beagle for the Dutch TV show Beagle: In Darwin's Wake[4] (Dutch: Beagle: In het kielzog van Darwin)[5] on board of the sailing ship Stad Amsterdam.

Vogel is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2010).[6]


  1. ^ Homepage Museum für Naturkunde Archived 2012-05-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ ‘VOGEL, Johannes Christian’, Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010 ; online edn, Oct 2010 accessed 10 May 2011
  3. ^ Vogel's homepage at the NHM London
  4. ^ "Beagle website". VPRO. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  5. ^ Relative recreates Darwin voyage, BBC News, 1 September 2009
  6. ^[permanent dead link] American Association for the Advancement of Science:Members Elected as Fellows in 2010 (Accessed May 2011)
  7. ^ IPNI.  J.C.Vogel.

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