Bruno Hofer (1861 - 1916)a life for fisheries and environmental protection
Ort und Jahr der Promotion
München, Univ., Diss., 1998
This is a description of work and life of Bruno Hofer, a prestigious German fishery scientist. Following the detailed biography of Hofer, who was born in East Prussia in 1861 based on existing documents, sources and statements, his professional career is portrayed beginning with his education in Natural Sciences in Konigsberg followed by studies and the habilitation thesis in Munich.His first limnologic studies were carried out in East Prussian lakes. The years of an assistent at the Zoological Institute of Munich culminated in his appointment as a university lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Philosophical faculty of the university of Munich.In 1891 he acquired citizenship of the Kingdom of Bavaria, in 1894 he was appointed as a Curator of Bavariou"s comparative-anatomical collection. In 1896 he became a lecturer for Ichthyology at the veterinary university of Munich. In 1898 he got an extraordinary professorship for Zoology and Ichthyology and the chair of a full professor in 1908.He was also director of the "Royal Bavarian Research Station for Fisheries" and the " Royal Bavarian Research Station for Fish-Farming". He was a vize president of the "Bavarian Association of 11", Fishermen" and editor of the magazine "Allgemeine Fischereizeitung".Hofer was renommated as author of his systematically structured "Fischkrankheitslehre", his "Handbuch der Fischkrankheiten", the publication "Die Süßwasserfische Mitteleuropas", his "Studien zur Krebspest" and more than 200 other internationally respected publications.He influenced the Bavarian Fishery legislation.Bruno Hofer ist known as a pioneer for the environmental protection, in particular for the preservation of water quality und drinking-water resources.A chapter of this biography is dedicated to the private person Hofer, displaying his background and the historical context of his time.Bruno Hofer died in 1916 in Munich at the age of 54.