Rolf Oberprieler


Rolf Oberprieler was born in Germany but grew up in Namibia, studied entomology in South Africa and worked on the systematics of weevils at the Plant Protection Research Institute in Pretoria for 17 years, before moving to Australia in 1997 to take up the position of Zimmerman Fellow in Weevil Systematics at the Australian National Insect Collection of CSIRO in Canberra. His studies of various weevil groups in Africa and Australia have resulted in more than 250 scientific publications.