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

WIENER ZOOLOGIE-STAMMTISCH
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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.

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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A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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