Dr. Jana Hoffmann

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin

Phone +49 (0)30 2093 70369
Fax +49 (0)30 2093 8544
E-Mail jana.hoffmann(at)mfn-berlin.de


  • Workpackage Coordinator in the OpenUp! project (WP4: Zoological Community Content Provision)
  • Research in the fields taxonomy, systematics and biogeography

Research interests

  • Phylogeography of Recent Thecideoidea (Brachiopoda) with morphological and molecular methods
  • Brooding in Recent Brachiopods (in particular Thecideoidea)
  • Taxonomy of Argyrotheca (Brachiopoda), Belize
  • morphometrics (landmarks)
  • Adaptive radiation of the genus Hyalella (Amphipoda, Crustacea) in Lake Titicaca (Peru/ Bolivia)

Research projects



Researcher ID: B-4336-2011

Seidel, R., Hoffmann, J., Kaulfuß, A., Lüter, C. 2012. Comparative histology of larval brooding in Thecideoidea (Brachiopoda). Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology 251 (2012), pp. 288-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2011.12.007

Hoffmann, J. and Lüter, C. 2010. Shell development in thecidellinine brachiopods with description of a new genus. Special Papers in Paleontology 84, 137-160.

Hoffmann, J., Klann, M., Matz, F. 2009. Recent thecideide brachiopods from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia (SW Pacific Ocean). Zoosystematics and Evolution 85 (2), 341-349.

Hoffmann, J. and Lüter, C. 2009. Shell development, growth and sexual dimorphism in the Recent thecideide brachiopod Thecidellina meyeri sp. nov. from the Lesser Antilles, Caribbean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (JMBA), 89, 469-479.

Lüter, C., Hoffmann, J., Logan, A. 2008. Cryptic speciation in the Recent thecideide brachiopod Thecidellina in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 98, 405-413, 2008 (for 2007).

Last update: 31.07.2015