Michael Türkay (3 April 1948–9 September 2015)

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Michael Türkay (3 April 1948–9 September 2015)

in Crustaceana



BeckerC.TürkayM.2010. Taxonomy and morphology of European pea crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura, Pinnotheridae). Journal of Natural History44: 1555-1575.

BeckerC.TürkayM.2017. Host specificity and feeding in European pea crabs (Brachyura; Pinnotheridae). Crustaceana90: 819-844.

BeckerC.TürkayM.BrandisD.2012. The male copulatory system of European pea crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Pinnotheridae). Journal of Morphology273: 1306-1318.

BrandisD.FiegeD.KrönckeI.2015. In Memoriam Professor Dr. Michael Türkay. GfBS Newsletter31: 21-23.

GutmannM.TürkayM.2001. Bauplan und Konstruktion — Funktions- und konstruktionsmorphologische Grundlagen. In: JanichP.GutmannM.PrießK. (eds.) Biodiversität. Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen und gesellschaftliche Relevanz. Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung 10: 115-147. (SpringerBerlin).

JanovicI.2015. Senckenberg trauert um Meeresforscher Türkay [Senckenberg mourns the marine explorer Türkay]. Frankfurt Neue Presse 16 September 2015 available online at http://www.fnp.de/lokales/frankfurt/Senckenberg-trauert-um-Meeresforscher-Tuerkay;art6751591583.

KawaiT.2015. IAA friend: Professor Dr. Michael Türkay (1948-2015). Crayfish News37(3): 14-15.

MagalhãesC.2016. A tribute to Michael Türkay (3 April 1948 - 9 September 2015): contributions and legacy of a lifelong study on New World decapods, and personal impressions. Nauplius24: e201601217 pp. DOI:10.1590/2358-2936e2016012.

NgP. K. L.GuinotD.DavieP. J. F.2008. Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant brachyuran crabs of the world. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (Supplement) 17: 1-286.

PetersD. S.TürkayM.1999. Goethe und die Zoologie. In: SteiningerF.Kossatz-PompéA. (eds.) Quer durch Europa. Naturwissenschaftliche Reisen mit Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe 30: 105-109. (Senckenberg InstitutFrankfurt am Main).

SakaiK.DavieP.GuinotD.TürkayM.2004. The crabs of Japan. (Version 1.0.) (ETI CD-ROM University of Amsterdam Amsterdam).

SakaiK.TürkayM.YangS.-L.2006. Revision of the Helice/Chasmagnathus-complex (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura). Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft565: 1-76.

SakuraiA.2013. Science and societies in Frankfurt am Main. (University of Pittsburgh PressPittsburgh, PA).

ShihH.-T.NgP. K. L.DavieP. J. F.SchubartC. D.TürkayM.NaderlooR.JonesD.LiuM.-Y.2016. Systematics of the family Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815 (Crustacea: Brachyura), based on phylogenetic relationships, with a reorganization of subfamily rankings and a review of the taxonomic status of Uca Leach, 1814, sensu lato and its subgenera. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology64: 139-175.

SonnewaldM.2012. Long-term monitoring of the Dogger Bank mega-epibenthos: analyses about changes in species composition correlated with environmental coefficients. (Ph.D. Thesis Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main).

SonnewaldM.TürkayM.2012. Long term research of the Dogger Bank epibenthos (North Sea): loss of biodiversity and changes in climate. In: H. Korn K. Kraus & J. Stadler (eds.) Proceedings of the European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change — Science Practice and Policy. BfN-Skripten Bonn 310: 28.

SpiridonovV. A.2015. [ Obituary: Professor Michael Tuerkay (3.04.1948-9.09.2015)]. Invertebrate Zoology12: 215-220. [In Russian.]

TeubnerC.TürkayM.1994. Shrimps Hummer und Langusten. Warenkunde und Küchenpraxis der Krustentiere. Mit den besten Rezepten von Eckart Witzigmann: 1-144. (TeubnerFüssen).

ThielH.TürkayM.2002. Carl Chun (1852-1914) and the early days of biological deep sea research in Germany. Historisch-Meereskundliches Jahrbuch9: 101-136.

TürkayM.1967. Neue Brachyuren von der Westküste Südamerikas (Crustacea, Decapoda). Senckenbergiana Biologica48: 361-364.

TürkayM.1975. Dr. phil. nat. Richard Bott (1902-1974). Leben und carcinologisches Werk. Crustaceana28: 298-302.

TuerkayM.ScholzJ.2014. The Senckenberg-Museum in Frankfurt: history and Japan-related collections. Siebold-Symposium October 2014 (8th Siebold Collections Working Conference). Abstract available online at https://siebold-museum.byseum.de/magic/show_image.php?id=10768&download.

TürkayM.WitzigmannE.TeubnerC.1998. Muscheln & Austern. (TeubnerFüssen).


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    Michael Türkay on board R.V. “Senckenberg” during a February 2010 winter cruise to the Dogger Bank. Photo by Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg.

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    Michael and Heide Türkay in 2008.

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    Michael is presented with a model of the R.V. “Senckenberg” by the President of SNG, Wolfgang Strutz (left), and the Director of Senckenberg, Volker Mossbrugger (centre), as a gift on the occasion of the Festschrift celebrating his 60th birthday.

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    Michael Türkay with students and colleagues recovering specimens from deep-sea bottom trawls on board R.V. “Meteor” during the expedition “Diversity of the Atlantic Benthos” in 2009 (from left to right: Carola Becker, Michael Türkay, Matthias Schneider, Karin Meißner).

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    Michael’s Japanese name. The first two characters represent his first name and mean “beautiful frog”, while the last two characters are for his family name and mean “crane raiser” (Kawai, 2015).

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    Michael Türkay seated with Prof. Liu Rui-yu at a meal during the Seventh International Crustacean Congress in Qingdao in 2010.

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    Michael really enjoyed spending time in Australia, especially because the “Aussie” and German attitude to beer drinking is rather similar. This cartoon featuring a popular Queensland beer being held up by a “mud crab”, Scylla serrata (Forskål, 1775), particularly appealed to him, combining, as it does, his favourite items of consumption.

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    Prof. Dr. Michael Türkay at sea, holding a Cancer pagurus Linnaeus, 1758, on a cruise aboard R.V. “Senckenberg” on the North Sea, July 2007. This photograph is well-known to many of us, and has appeared in print before, but it so well encapsulates Michael’s work and personality that we reproduce it again. Michael himself was also very fond of it, and personally sent it to many of his colleagues and friends.


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