Abraham Breure
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Abraham S.H. Breure


Hi, I'm Bram Breure, a Dutch malacologist who is interested in Neotropical land snails since the early 1970s. Studied Biology at Leiden University, where I also obtained my PhD in 1979. After that my career took a different path and I worked for almost 30 years on the topic of sustainable developments in different organizations before I returned - a truly cyclic career - to my research topic: snails.
Having specialized in one of the big groups from the Neotropical region, the superfamily Orthalicoidea, I have also been doing research on the Australian and Polynesian members; the Orthalicoidea have radiated from the ancient continent Gondwana and also occur in southernmost Africa. Other interests are e.g., biohistory and phylogeography.
Currently I'm a research associate at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden (NL) and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels (BE).

Biodiversity Biogeography Conservation Biology Ecology Evolutionary Studies Molecular Biology Taxonomy Zoology

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Research associate

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
January 2008

Research Associate

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels
July 2015