Dr Walter Hüther (1931-2019)


  • Peter Decker Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
  • Bärbel Benz
  • Karsten Hannig
  • Birgit Hüther
  • Michael Hüther
Keywords: Obituary


Dr Walter Hüther, soil zoologist, entomologist and university lecturer, died on 11 May 2019, aged 87 years, in Bochum. Walter Hüther (Figs. 1 and 2) was born on 22 August 1931 in Homburg (Saarland), Germany, as the fourth of five children. He became interested in zoology already as a pupil, first at the elementary school and later at the grammar school for natural sciences in Zweibrücken, and this topic was to accompany him throughout his life.


Dunger, H., Fiedler, H. J. (1997): Methoden der Bodenbiologie. – 2. Auflage, Gustav Fischer Verlag Jena: 539 pp.

Weidner, H. (1977): Die Entomologischen Sammlungen des Zoologischen Instituts und Zoologischen Museums der Universität Hamburg, XIV. (letzter) Teil, Insecta XI. – Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institut 74: 77–138.

How to Cite
Decker, P., Benz, B., Hannig, K., Hüther, B., & Hüther, M. (2020). Dr Walter Hüther (1931-2019). SOIL ORGANISMS, 92(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.25674/so92iss1pp1