About us

Axel Hochkirch

The IUCN SSC Grasshopper Specialist Group

We are 71 experts on grasshoppers, crickets, bush-crickets, mantids and stick insects from 31 countries, who are interested in the conservation of these amazing insects.

 

 

Co-Chairs:

Axel Hochkirch, Trier, Germany

Mark Bushell, Bristol, UK


Red List Authority Coordinator:

Baudewijn Odé, Leiden, NL

Group Members:
Isabelle Badenhausser, Villiers en Bois, France
Edward Baker, London, UK
Roberto Battiston, Oliero di Valstagna, Italy
Corinna Bazelet, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Marcio Bolfarini, Sao Carlos, Brazil
Yoan Braud, Theze, France
Holger Braun, La Plata, Argentina
Paul Brock, London, UK
Filippo Maria Buzzetti, Arzignano, Italy
Ioana C. Chintauan-Marquier, France
Dragan Chobanov, Sofia, Bulgaria
Maria Marta Cigliano, La Plata, Argentina
Battal Ciplak, Antalya, Turkey
Pedro Javier Cordero Tapia, Ciudad Real, Spain
Bernard Defaut, Bédeilhac-et-Aynat, France
Hendrik Devriese, Brussels, Belgium
Charles Dewhurst, UK
Thomas Fartmann, Münster, Germany
Paolo Fontana, San Michele all'Adige, Italy
Antoine Foucart, Montpellier, France
Tim Gardiner, Suffolk, UK
Stanislav Gomboc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Andrej Gorochov, St. Petersburg, Russia
Paul Grant, Canada
Sam Heads, Champaign, USA
Claudia Hemp, Bayreuth, Germany
Klaus-Gerhard Heller, Magdeburg, Germany
Jaroslav Holuša, Praha, Czech Republic
Sylvain Hugel, Strasbourg, France
Inge Illich, Salzburg, Austria
Ionut Stefan Iorgu, Bucharest, Romania
Sami Karjalainen, Helsinki, Finland
Theresa Karpati, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Vassiliki Kati, Agrinio, Greece
Roy Kleukers, Leiden, Netherlands
Petr Kocarek, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Anton Kristin, Zvolen, Slovakia
Michèle Lemonnier-Darcemont, Cannes, France
Heriberto Lopez, La Laguna, Spain
Khalid Mahmood, Rawalakot Campus, Pakistan
Ricardo Marino-Perez, Orlando, USA
Judith Marshall, London, UK
Dardo A. Marti, Misiones province, Argentina
Bruno Massa, Palermo, Italy
Pat Matyot, Mahé, Seychelles
Piotr Naskrecki, Boston, MA, USA
Daniel Otte, Philadelphia, USA
Paul Pearce-Kelly, London, UK
Martina Eugenia Pocco, La Plata, Argentina
Juan José Presa, Murcia, Spain
Fran Rebrina, Zagreb, Croatia
David Rentz, Kuranda, Australia
Klaus Riede, Bonn, Germany
Christian Rösti, Bern, Switzerland
Florin Rutschmann, Zürich, Switzerland
Kai Schütte, Hamburg, Germany
Michael Sergeev, Novosibirsk, Russia
Deniz Sirin, Tekirdag, Turkey
Josip Skejo, Zagreb, Croatia
Ian A. Stringer, Wellington, New Zealand
Gergelyi Szovenyi, Budapest, Hungary
Laurent Tatin, Saint-Martin de Crau, France
Elli Tzirkalli, Nicosia, Cyprus
Georg Waeber, Rednitzhembach, Germany
Corinne Watts, Hamilton, New Zealand
David Weissman, Los Gatos, USA
Jan Wieringa, Wageningen, Netherlands
Luc Willemse, Leiden, Netherlands

  • Thericlessiella meridionalis, an endemic grasshopper from the Cape Region in South Africa.

    Thericlessiella meridionalis, an endemic grasshopper from the Cape Region in South Africa.

    Photo: Axel Hochkirch