Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Ulrich Kutschera

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Residence  Germany
Nationality  German

Name  Ulrich Kutschera
Fields  History
Ulrich Kutschera httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Birgit kelle im gespr ch mit evolutionsbiologe professor ulrich kutschera

Ulrich Kutschera (born 2 February 1955) is a professor of plant physiology and evolutionary biology who works at the University of Kassel, Germany, and as a Visiting Scientist in Stanford, California, USA. He is the founder and head of Evolutionbiologie, the Association of Evolutionary Biologists of Germany. Kutschera is critical of creationism and intelligent design.


Ulrich Kutschera Universitt Kassel Professor Ulrich Kutschera zieht ber

Evolutionstheorien 2014 prof dr ulrich kutschera biologe kassel

Education and career

Ulrich Kutschera The gender paradox

Kutschera completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany, receiving a MS in zoology and evolutionary biology. In 1985, he received a doctorate degree in plant physiology. His thesis (summa cum laude) was awarded the Pfizer Research Award (Germany) in 1986.

Ulrich Kutschera Video 3 Zehn Jahre AntiKreationismus YouTube

Between 1985 and 1988, Kutschera was the recipient of a Humboldt-fellowship (Feodor Lynen Program). He carried out his post-doctoral work at Stanford University (Department of Biology; Carnegie Institution for Science) and at Michigan State University (MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory). Kutschera was then employed at the University of Bonn as a research associate and thereafter as a lecturer. He began his professional career in 1993 at the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry (University of Kassel) as Full Professor and Head of a Department. In 2007, he joined the Research Group of Z.-Y. Wang in Stanford, California (USA), as a Visiting Scientist (experimental analysis of hormone action in plants, etc.).

Ulrich Kutschera Evolutionsbiologie Kutschera Ulrich Autoren

Kutschera is an elected member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany and the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB). In 2002, he became head of the Division of Evolutionary Biology, at the Association of German Biologists (VBiO) and from 2004 to 2007 was vice president. In 2013, Kutschera was elected corresponding member of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), and, since 2015, he is a Scientific Advisor for the Agriculture-Food-Health Res. Comp. I-Cultiver Inc. based in Livermore, California, USA, and the Systems Biology Group in Palo Alto, California, USA.

Scientific work

Ulrich Kutschera Zehn Fragen zur Zukunft der Geschlechter Bildung Wissen

Kutschera has studied the mechanism of phytohormone-mediated cell expansion (epidermal growth-control theory of stem elongation; protein secretion hypothesis of auxin action; epiphytic methylobacteria as phytosymbionts in living-fossil plants). His contributions to the taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of aquatic annelids (and methylobacteria) includes, for example, the discovery/description of the Golden Gate leech; he also revised the systematics of medicinal leeches and published a theory on the evolution of parental care in the Hirudinea.

Kutschera has written about evolution and creationism from historical and philosophical perspectives and the modern theory of biological evolution as an expanded synthesis, as well as the Synade-model of macroevolution. In 2008, Kutschera described the strict separation of scientific facts and theories from religious dogma in Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species (1859) as Darwin's philosophical imperative.

Evolution versus intelligent design

In 2003, Kutschera said,

"Anti-evolutionism in German-speaking countries has already infiltrated some academic circles."

In 2007, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in San Francisco, US, when speaking about the spread of creationism in Europe, Kutschera said,

"The more one argues against this creationist propaganda...the less you can convince people who are not scientists...[we should] no longer talk about Darwinism, but use the term Evolutionary Biology, which is a scientific discipline, like Physiology."

In 2015, at the AAAS-meeting in San Jose, US, Kutschera argued that

"The topic of evolution in Germany is in the hands of a small but powerful religious sect. But they are full of creationist nonsense."

As a former member of the Giordano Bruno Foundation (gbs) and Scientific Advisor of the German branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation (RDF-D), Kutschera has defended biological evolution and humanistic naturalism against pseudoscientific claims.


Kutschera has published ca. 270 scientific papers, many with co-authors from the US, such as Karl J. Niklas, Winslow R. Briggs, and David A. Weisblat, and ten books (in German). Since 2010, he is the producer of a series of science videos for biology students, inclusive of the piano background music, see the Album Review of G. Lemco on KZSU-Stanford Radio

His academic textbook, Evolutionsbiologie(2015) has been translated into Russian and Portuguese. Kutschera's book Tatsache Evolution was a best-seller during the Year of Darwin 2009 (in Germany) and, like his monograph Das Gender-Paradoxon (2016), the subject of controversial reports and discussions.


Ulrich Kutschera Wikipedia

Similar Topics
The Glass Alibi
Philip Berber
Paul McGowan (American football)