Josef H. Reichholf was born in 1945, is an evolutionary biologist and ecologist, was the former head of the vertebrate department of the Zoological State Collection Munich and has taught ecology and nature conservation at the Technical University Munich. He is the recipient of the Treviranus Medal, the highest award given by the Association of German Biologists. In 2007 he received the Sigmund Freud Prize for Scientific Prose from the German Academy of Language and Poetry. In 2010, his bestseller Rabenschwarze Intelligenz was awarded the title Science Book of the Year. His most recent publications were Schmetterlinge. Warum sie verschwinden und was das für uns bedeutet (2018) and Das Leben der Eichhörnchen (2019).
Im Hanser Kinderbuch:
2016 Evolution - Eine kurze Geschichte von Mensch und Natur. Sachbuch. Illustriert von Johann Brandstetter
Im Hanser Sachbuch:
2018 Schmetterlinge. Warum sie verschwinden und was das für uns bedeutet
2019 Das Leben der Eichhörnchen (ET 19.08.2019)