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Research at our department spans across a wide range of animals including vertebrates, arthropods, and lophotrochozoans. These are analyzed using various morphological and molecular methods, including immunolabeling, advanced light and confocal microscopy, 3D reconstruction, high speed video analysis, electron microscopy, and gene expression studies. The data generated are used in integrative and comparative approaches to elucidate body plan evolution, development, functional morphology, ecomorphology and phylogeny of non-model organisms.

Departmental Seminar Integrative Zoology 
Winter Term
2014  (Programme)
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 hrs, SR 3, UZA1, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien
Abstracts of Seminars: Summer Term 2014Winter Term 2013/14,
Summer Term 2013, Winter Term 2012/2013

November 4, 2014
General information and diskussion
Harald Krenn
Department of Integrative Zoology


WIENER ZOOLOGIE-STAMMTISCH
every first Tuesday in month at 18 pm

in the Unibräu im Innenhof des alten AKH
next: November 4th, 2014 (flyer)

!ATTENTION! - "Stammtisch" has moved to the UNIBRÄU!

New!

Ringler, M, Mangione, R, Pašukonis, A, Rainer, G, Gyimesi, K, Felling-Wagner, J, Kronaus, H, Réjou-Méchain, M, Chave, J, Reiter, K, Ringler, E. (2014)
High-resolution forest mapping for behavioural studies in the Nature Reserve ‘Les Nouragues’, French Guiana.
Journal of Maps. doi:10.1080/17445647.2014.972995

Sumasgutner P, Vasko V, Varjonen R, Korpimäki E (2014)
Public information revealed by pellets in nest sites is more important than ecto-parasite avoidance in the settlement decisions of Eurasian kestrels.
Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol: doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1808-6

Blanke, A., Machida, R., Szucsich, N. U., Wilde, F. and Misof, B.
Mandibles with two joints evolved much earlier in the history of insects: dicondyly is a synapomorphy of bristletails, silverfish and winged insects.
Systematic Entomology. doi: 10.1111/syen.12107

Schwaha TF, Handschuh S, Redl F & Wanninger A
Insights into the organization of plumatellid larvae (lophotrochozoa, bryozoa) by means of 3D-imaging and confocal microscopy
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014, DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20326

Karolyi F, Colville JF, Handschuh S, Metscher BD & Krenn HW
One proboscis, two tasks: Adaptations to blood-feeding and
nectar-extracting in long-proboscid horse flies (Tabanidae, Philoliche)

Arthropod Structure & Development 43 (2014) 403-413
Available online

Wipfler B & Pass G
Antennal heart morphology supports relationship
of Zoraptera with polyneopteran insects
Systematic Entomology (2014), DOI: 10.1111/syen.12088
Available online 

Fröschl M, Handschuh S, Erlach R, Schwaha T, Goldammer H, Fragner R & Walzl MG
Computer-generated images of microscopic soil organisms for documentary films 
Soil Organisms 86 (2),  pp. 95–102,  August 2014
Available online 

Hustert R, Frisch M, Böhm A & Pass G
A new kind of auxiliary heart in insects: functional morphology and neuronal control of the accessory pulsatile organs of the cricket ovipositor
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11: 43
doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-43
Available online June 2014,(open access) 

Iris Starnberger, Doris Preininger, Walter Hödl
Review: From uni- to multimodality: towards an integrative view on anuran communication
Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Volume 200, Issue 9 (2014), Page 777-787
DOI 10.1007/s00359-014-0923-1
Available online June 2014,(open access) 

Petra Sumasgutner, Erwin Nemeth, Graham Tebb, Harald W. Krenn, Anita Gamauf 
Hard times in the city - attractive nest sites but insufficient food supply lead to low reproduction rates in a bird of prey. 
Frontiers in Zoology 11:48.
Available online 27 May 2014 (open access) 

Petra Sumasgutner, Christian H. Schulze, Harald W. Krenn, Anita Gamauf
Conservation related conflicts in nest-site selection of the Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and the distribution of its avian prey
Landscape and Urban Planning 127:94–103
Available online 4 May 2014 (open access) 

Ringler E, Mangold A, Trenkwalder K, Ringler M, Hödl W (2014)
Characterisation of nine new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the reticulated glass frog Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Centrolenidae).
Amphibia-Reptilia, in press.

Pašukonis A, Loretto M-C , Landler L,  Ringler M & Hödl W
Homing trajectories and initial orientation in a Neotropical territorial frog, Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae)
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:29, doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-29
Available online

Monika Carol Resch, Julia Shrubovych, Daniela BartelNikolaus U. SzucsichGerald Timelthaler, Yun Bu, Manfred WalzlGünther Pass
Where Taxonomy Based on Subtle Morphological Differences Is Perfectly Mirrored by Huge Genetic Distances: DNA Barcoding in Protura (Hexapoda).
PLOS ONE, Published: March 07, 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090653

Klaus Peter Zulka, Max Abensperg-Traun, Norbert Milasowszky, Georg Bieringer, Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn, Werner Holzinger, Gerald Hölzler, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Alexander Reischütz, Pascal Querner, Norbert Sauberer, Ingrid Schmitzberger, Wolfgang Willner, Thomas Wrbka, Harald Zechmeister
Species richness in dry grassland patches of eastern Austria: A multi-taxon study on the role of local, landscape and habitat quality variables.
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 182, 25-36 (1 January 2014)  

Werneburg I, Hinz JK, Gumpenberger M, Volpato V, Natchev N, Joyce WG. 2014.
Modeling neck mobility in fossil turtles.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 9999B:1–14.

Sumasgutner P, Rubin I, Gamauf A. 2014 
Collecting blood samples in Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) (Aves: Falconidae) via blood-sucking bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae) and their use in genetics and leucocyte profiles.
Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 116:247-257 

Emiliano Dell’Ampio, Karen Meusemann, Nikolaus U. Szucsich, Ralph S. Peters, Benjamin Meyer, Janus Borner, Malte Petersen, Andre J. Aberer, Alexandros Stamatakis, Manfred G. Walzl, Bui Quang Minh, Arndt von Haeseler, Ingo Ebersberger, Günther Pass and Bernhard Misof
Decisive Data Sets in Phylogenomics: Lessons from Studies on the Phylogenetic Relationships of Primarily Wingless Insects
Mol. Biol. Evol. 31(1):239–249, doi:10.1093/molbev/mst196

Egon Heiss, Peter Aerts and Sam Van Wassenbergh
Masters of change: seasonal plasticity in the prey-capture behavior of the Alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae).
Journal of Experimental Biology 216:4426-4434. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.091991

Andreas Altenburger, Andreas Wanninger and Lars E. Holmer
Metamorphosis in Craniiformea revisited: Novocrania anomala shows delayed development of the ventral valve.
Zoomorphology, December 2013, Volume 132, Issue 4, pp 379-387

Steven Lechelt, Walter Hödl and Max Ringler
The role of spectral advertisement call properties in species recognition of male Allobates talamancae (COPE, 1875) (Amphibia: Aromobatidae).
Herpetozoa 26 (3/4), December 30, 2013

Florian KarolyiLinde Morawetz, Jonathan F. Colville, Stephan Handschuh, Brian D. Metscher and Harald W. Krenn
Time management and nectar flow: flower handling and suction feeding in long-proboscid flies (Nemestrinidae:Prosoeca).
Naturwissenschaften first published online November 21, 2013, doi: 10.1007/s00114-013-1114-6 

      Birgit Sonnleitner, Thomas Schwaha and Andreas Wanninger
      Inter- and intraspecific plasticity in distribution patterns of immunoreactive compounds in actinotroch larvae of Phoronida (Lophotrochozoa)
        Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research first published online November 12, 2013, 
        doi: 10.1111/jzs.12043
         (PDF)

Eva Ringler, Andrius Pašukonis, Walter Hödl  and Max Ringler
Tadpole transport logistics in a Neotropical poison frog: indications for strategic planning and adaptive plasticity in anuran parental care.
Frontiers in Zoology first published online November 9,  2013, 10:67 
doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-67

 

Maik Scherholz, Emanuel RedlTim Wollesen, Christiane Todt
and Andreas Wanninger
Aplacophoran Mollusks Evolved from Ancestors with Polyplacophoran-like Features. 
Current Biology 23, 1–5, November 4, 2013

 

Elena Perea-Atienza, Maria Botta, Willi Salvenmoser, Robert Gschwentner, Bernhard Egger, Alen Kristof, Pedro Martinez and Johannes Georg Achatz
Posterior regeneration in Isodiametra pulchra (Acoela, Acoelomorpha).
Frontiers in Zoology first published online October 28, 2013, 10:64
doi: 10.1186/1742-9994-10-64 (41 Pages)

Iris Starnberger, Dennis Poth, Pardah Saradhi Peram, Stefan Schulz, Miguel Vences, Jette Knudsen, Michael F. Barej, Mark-Oliver Roedel, Manfred Walzl and Walter Hödl
Take time to smell the frogs - Vocal sac glands of reed frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae) contain species-specific chemical cocktails.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society first published online October 24,  2013. doi: 10.1111/bij.12167 (PDF)

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Integrative Zoology
University of Vienna
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