Matthias Glaubrecht is coordinating the freshwater mollusc element in FREDIE. He is curator of Mollusca at MfN with a research interest in evolutionary systematics and zoogeography of freshwater mollusca as well as the history of biology. He has expertise on the biodiversity and evolution of fresh- and brackish water snails, in particular from Africa and the Indopacific. He is the author of six popular and three scientific books, two of them award-winning. He has also published 132 scientific papers including 61 ISI papers. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Zoosystematics and Evolution".