Ludwig Buckup’s academic life and his contribution to Carcinology






Abstract Ludwig Buckup holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural History in 1954 from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 1958. He joined UFRGS as a Professor in 1958, from where he retired in 1990. During this period he was fully devoted to his career of professor and scientist. His investigations in the area of Carcinology covered mainly the Parastacidae and Aeglidae families. Even after he retired, Professor Buckup participated in numerous research and extension activities inside and outside the University. Always engaged in environmental causes, he actively takes part in debates and lectures about the environment and conservation in the city of Porto Alegre and other cities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. His career is highlighted by important steps for the construction of academic spaces and the development and consolidation of Carcinology, in particular for the Brazilian Crustacean Society.

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