Klaus Rohde is a German biologist at the University of New England, Australia, known particularly for his work on marine parasitology,evolutionary ecology/zoogeography, and phylogeny/ultrastructure of lower invertebrates.
He studied zoology, botany, physics, physiological chemistry in Potsdam from 1950â€“1952, and, after moving from East- to West-Germany, in MÃ¼nster/Westfalen from 1953-1956.
He received the degree of Dr.rer.nat. at University of MÃ¼nster in 1956 for a thesis on the behaviour and physiology of Paramecium. Subsequently, he did scientific work at ASTA-Werke, Brackwede/Westfalen on the development of new tests for screening anthelminthic drugs.
From 1960-1967 he was a Lecturer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, conducting work on the taxonomy, life cycles and fine structure of trematodes and monogeneans and supervising BSc. Honours, MSc. and PhD candidates. He participated in expeditions to various parts of Malaysia and visited many countries in Eastern, Southeastern, Southern Asia, and America.