Fabian Herder is coordinating the FREDIE project. He is fish curator at ZFMK with research interests in evolutionary ecology, fish diversity and taxonomy. His expertise covers an array of approaches, from morphometrics to population genetics and systematics. His other projects mostly focus on SE Asian freshwater fish radiations, especially Sulawesi’s sailfin silversides species flock. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Bonn zoological Bulletin (BzB)”.