One of the founder animals of the beaver population at the river Hase.

Emsland Beavers

Zur deutschen Version Orbituary Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schröpfer


In memory of Prof. Dr. R. Schröpfer Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schröpfer
Prof. Dr. R. Schröpfer
* 11.05.1940  -  † 16.07.2019

On 16 July 2019, Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schröpfer died unexpectedly at the age of 79. The funeral service took place on 23 July 2019 in Preußisch Oldendorf.

Herewith we would like to express our sincere sympathy to all relatives of Mr. Schröpfer.

Without Mr. Schröpfer's efforts in the realisation of the project to resettle beavers at the Hase, there would be no beavers in the Emsland region today.

From 1978 to 2007, Mr. Schröpfer was head of the Ethology and Didactics of Biology working group at the University of Osnabrück, where he worked as an emeritus until shortly before his death.

A more detailed obituary (in German) has been published in the Säugetierkundlichen Informationen:
Klenner-Fringes, B. & Ramme, S. 2020: In memoriam Professor Dr. Rüdiger Schröpfer (1940 - 2019). - Säugetierkundliche Informationen 11 (56): 131-132. (pdf, 2.5MB)

Brigitte Klenner-Fringes & Stefan Ramme, July 2019