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Avian Biodiversity Mini-Symposium, December 18th, 2014 

Thursday 18.12.2014, 13:30-17:00, COSB Seminarraum (UZA1, Althanstrasse 14)

13:30 Leonida Fusani  “Migratory decisions in small passerines: influence of physiological and seasonal factors”
14:15 Dan Chamberlain “Shifting habitats in the Alps and potential consequences for birds”
15:00 Break
15:30 Herbert Hoi  "Sex and the City: sexual preferences under crowded breeding conditions"
16:15 Toni Laaksonen “Land use and birds of prey: changing conservation landscape”

Symposium anlässlich der Pensionierung von Walter Hödl

29. Oktober 2013, 15:00
Hörsaal 1, UZA1, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien

Anmeldung bis spätestens 04. Oktober 2013 (eva.ringler@univie.ac.at)
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Global Systematics from 18. - 22 february in Vienna 2013

for more information visit the website http://biosysteu.univie.ac.at
or download the flyer here.

Department Inauguration

On April 19th the Department of Integrative Zoology will be officially inaugurated. Please find the program here.

 

Departmental Seminars Integrative Zoology

Former seminars (for a printed versions of abstract booklets contact Sonja Matus)

Winter Term 2016: ProgrammeAbstract Booklet
Summer Term 2016: ProgrammeAbstract Booklet
Winter Term 2015: ProgrammeAbstract Booklet
Summer Term 2015: Programme,  Abstract Booklet
Winter Term 2014: Programme,  Abstract Booklet
Summer Term 2014: ProgrammeAbstract Booklet
Winter Term 2013: ProgrammeAbstract Booklet
Summer Term 2013: ProgrammeAbstract Booklet
Winter Term 2012: ProgrammeAbstract Booklet
Summer Term 2012Programme 
Winter Term 2011: Programme


Summer Term 2017, Programme, Abstract Booklet
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 hrs, SR 3, UZA1, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien

June 27th, 2017

Small breeding cells in honeybee - a possible way to overcome the Varroa crises? An experimental approach. (Abstract)
Harald Singer
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

New ultrastructural data on crisiid Cyclostomata. (Abstract)
Uliana Nekliudova
Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna

The anatomy of the feeding apparatus of Calyptocephalella gayi. (Abstract)
Stephanie Kunisch
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

June 20th, 2017

The eFLOWER initatve: A framework for understanding the evolution and diversification of extant and fossil flowers. (Abstract)
Jürg Schönenberger
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna

Feeding mechanisms in the keeled box turtle (Cuora mouhotii) (Gray 1962).  (Abstract)
Valentin Blüml
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

June 13th, 2017

A systems level approach to biological problem solving in an emerging model species: The utility of genomics and transcriptomics. (Abstract)
Andrew Calcino
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

May 30th, 2017

Hox and ParaHox gene expression in the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha. (Abstract)
David Salamanca
Department of Integrative Zoology,University of Vienna

Shedding light on the evolution and maintainence of colour polymorphism in Black Sparrowhawks. (Abstract)
Petra Sumasgutner
Fitz Patrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town,  South Africa

May 23rd, 2017

Bacterial symbionts in aquatic colonial invertebrates:
example of the phylum Bryozoa.
(Abstract)
Andrey Ostrovsky
Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna

May 16th, 2017

Out- of- School experience "Biology of alpine organisms": a concept for a week- long field excursion for secondary School. (Abstract)
Maria Wielscher
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

Population genetics of groundwater copepod Diacyclops cohabitatus.  (Abstract)
Magdalena Weiler
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

May 9th, 2017

X-Ray Computed Tomography: a tool to quantify plant reproductive phenotypes. (Abstract)
Yannick Städler
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna

May 2nd, 2017

The polyclad flatworm perspective of spiral quartet cleavage. (Abstract)
Johannes Girstmair
UCL London’s Global University, London, UK

Skeletogenesis and regeneration in the brittle star Amphiura filiformis. (Abstract)
Anna Czarkwiani
UCL London’s Global University, Division of Biosciences London, UK

April 25th, 2017

Perils at lunch: Mortality during feeding in macrostomatan snakes and other ectotherm stories. (Abstract)
Yurii Kornilev
Vertebrates Department, National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, Bulgaria

A bioinformatician walks into a molecular biology lab. (Abstract)
André Luiz de Oliveira
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

March 28th, 2017

Cannibalism in female Allobates femoralis. (Abstract)
Sandra Spring
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

March 14th, 2017

"We want the world and we want it now!"
Flipped Classroom an der Universität Wien - ein hochschuldidaktisches Konzept für zoologische Bestimmungsübungen.
(Abstract)   
Christoph Winter
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

March 7th, 2017

General information and introduction to the seminar
Andreas Wanninger
Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna


Winter Term 2016, (Programme, Abstract Booklet)
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 hrs, SR 3, UZA1, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien


Summer Term 2016 
(Programme, Abstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Winter Term 2015
(Programme, Abstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Summer Term 2015
(Programme,  Abstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Winter Term 2014
(Programme,  Abstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Summer Term 2014
(Programme,  Abstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Winter Term 2013
(Programme,  Abstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Summer Term 2013
(Programme,  Abstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Winter Term 2012
(ProgrammeAbstracts, for Booklet contact Sonja Matus)


Summer Term 2012
(Programme)


Winter Term 2011
(Programme)

Talks

International Kerner von Marilaun Symposium 2017 
INSECTS AND FLOWERS: New Views of an Old Partnership (Programme)

20.10.2017 9.00 - 18.00 Uhr
Festsaal der ÖAW, Dr. Iganz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien

9:20–10:10 Hannes Paulus (Universität Wien, Österreich)  
Allgemeine Fragen und Antworten eines speziellen Falles: Mustererkennung und Artbildung bei der Bestäubung von Orchideen (Ophrys)
10:30–11:10 Harald Krenn (Universität Wien, Österreich)
Die wundersamen Mundwerkzeuge für die Nahrungsaufnahme der Insekten


Andreas Wanninger
Die Metazoen:
Fiktion, Fakten und Fortschritte in der Evolution tierischer Vielfalt

phylogenie kontroversiell
at the Natural History Museum Vienna
on June 27th,2017, 14:00 – 15:30 at the "Kurssaal" of the Natural History Museum Vienna, Burgring 7 (side entrance) 1010 Vienna


Andreas Wanninger
Wie flexibel ist Evolution?

Talk at the ZooBot (Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft Österreich)
on November 29th,2016, 17:00
in HS 2, UZA1, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien

Public Presentations


Public Defensio Andreas Kleewein (August 16th 2016)

Andreas Kleewein
Allochthone Wasserschildkröten in Österreich: Ökologische, ethologische, biogeografische und naturschutzrelevante Aspekte.
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Public Defensio on Monday, September 12th 2016, 10:00am
COSB Konferenzraum, UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna


Diplomprüfung Lehramt (May 31st, 2016)

Michaela Punz
Department of Integrative Zoology  

Monday, June 20th 2016, 11:00
COSB Conference Room (Room 1.015), UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien

Examiners:
Biologie und Umweltkunde: ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Harald Krenn
Geschichte, Sozialkunde und Politische Bildung: ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Meta Niederkorn  

Diplomarbeit:
Was erzählen Skelette über die Lebensweise von Tieren? Eine Bearbeitung der ausgestellten Säugetierskelette im UZA 1 Wien inklusive fachdidaktischer Wissensvermittlung zu Lebensraum, Fortbewegung und Ernährung.
Advisor: Harald Krenn


Public Defensio Andrius Pašukonis (September 7th 2015)

Andrius Pašukonis
The role of learning in the spatial behavior of neotropical poison frogs (Dendrobatidae)
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Public Defensio on Monday, September 14th 2015, 11:00 am
COSB Konferenzraum, UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna


Master's Defensio Vanessa Düster (September 7th 2015)

Vanessa Düster
Similar body size, variable proboscis length – comparison of mouthpart morphology of two euglossine bee species (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini)
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Public Defensio on Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:00 am
COSB Konferenzraum, UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna


Defensio Julia Bauder (June 3rd, 2015) 

Julia Bauder
Extremely long butterfly proboscides: form, function and evolution.
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Public Defensio on Wednesday, 17. June 2015, 10:00
Konferenzraum COSB (Zoologie), UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien


Defensio Florian Karolyi (June 1st, 2015) 

Florian Karolyi
Flower handling and suction feeding:
Adaptations for nectar-feeding in long proboscid flies of South Africa.
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Public Defensio on Tuesday, 9. June 2015, 17:00
Konferenzraum COSB (Zoologie), UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien


Defensio Petra Sumastgutner (December 15th, 2014) 

Petra Sumasgutner
Costs and benefits in the settlement decisions of the Eurasian Kestrel in human altered-landscapes.
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Public Defensio on Friday, 19. December 2014, 10:00
Konferenzraum COSB (Zoologie), UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien


Master´s Defensio Demetra Rakosy (June 6, 2014)

Demetra Rakosy
Orchideen - Botanische Juwelen der Golfo Dulce Region, Costa Rica
Advisor: Hannes Paulus

Public Defensio on Tuesday, 24. June 2014, 11:00
Biodiversitätszentrum,  am Rennweg 14, Übungsraum 1

pubished in:
Orchids, Botanical Jewels of the Golfo Dulce Region, Costa Rica. 
WeissenhoferA, Huber W, Weber A, Wanek W, Gegenbauer C, Rakosy D, Pupulin F & Speckmaier M. 
Tropenstation La Gamba (2013)


Defensio Philine Werner (January 22, 2014)

Philine Werner
Geographic range limits and ecological niches of parapatric land salamanders - a case study for the European Alps
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Public Defensio on Wednesday, 5. February 2014, 16:00
N1, Campus I, Fachbereich VI (Raum- und Umweltwissenschaften)
Universität Trier, Campus I: Universitätsring 15, D-54296 Trier


Public Presentation of PhD Projects

on Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:00-11:30
Bespechungszimmer, Department of Integrative Zoology, UZA1, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Wien

Daniela Bartel 
The most ancient splits in insect phylogeny
Supervisor: Günther Pass

Alexander Böhm 
Photoreception and circadian rhythm entrainment in basal hexapods
Supervisor: Günther Pass

Kerstin Stejskal 
Die Funktion von Lippenmuster in der Bestäuberanlockung bei Sexualtäuschorchideen
Supervisors: Hannes F. Paulus, Johannes Spaethe 

Defensio Linde Morawetz

Linde Morawetz
Verarbeitung komplexer visueller Reize bei Bienen
Advisor: Johannes Spaethe

Public Defensio on Friday, 6. December, 2013, 10:30
Conference Room of the COSB, UZA1, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Wien

Defensio Markus Dirnwöber

On the association of coral-dwelling gobies (genius Gobiodon) and their Acropora host corals in the northern Red Sea.
(Invitation)

Tuesday, 7.10.2013, 14:30, SR 3, UZA1, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien

Miscellaneous


Departmental Seminar Winter Term 2016 - Abstracts online! (February 22nd, 2017)

The abstract booklet of the Departmental Seminar of Integrative Zoology (Winter Term 2016) is now available as PDF.

For the printed version of the booklet please contact Sonja Matus.


Lab Manager Position available (February 3rd, 2017)

Laboratory Manager 
for the Molecular Laboratories
at the Department of Integrative Zoology

For further information see the advertisement at the Job Centre of the University of Vienna. The application deadline is 22 February 2017.


Tenure-Track Position available (December 7th, 2016)

Tenure-Track Position for the field of
Evolutionary Morphology

For further information see the advertisement at the Job Centre of the University of Vienna. The application deadline is 28 February 2017.


Luitfried Salvini-Plawen passed away on 22. October 2014, aged 75.

He was professor at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Life Sciences and former Head of the Institute of Zoology. After his retirement in 2004 he stayed active in publishing and teaching. The scientific community has lost an outstanding invertebrate zoologist, his unexpected death leaves a painful gap.

In memoriam Luitfried Salvini-Plawen (1939-2014)

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Luitfried Salvini-Plawen was one of the most prominent and influential personalities in malacology during the past decades. His main interest was the early evolution of molluscs and the phylogenetic relationships of the major groups. He was one of the few experts in aplacophoran morphology and systematics and has described about half the number of known species of Solenogastres. His profound expertise resulted in intense international cooperations with, e.g., Spanish, Norwegian, and Japanese colleagues and institutions. Since the 1980s, Luitfried Salvini-Plawen and his students played a major role in revolutionising and modernising gastropod systematics and the understanding of their evolutionary history. The key to success was the integrating results from various fields such as electron microscopy and developmental biology in a broad comparative approach using phylogenetic methods.

Luitfried Salvini-Plawen´s biological field of action, however, extended beyond molluscs. He considered Rupert Riedl and Erich Reisinger most influential during his early career – both directed him to and familiarised him with the marine interstitial fauna. Not surprisingly, he worked on the interstitial Solenogastres, acochlidian and philinoglossid opisthobranchs, but also on the systematics and development of cnidarians, kamptozoans and holothurians. His broad overviews on the convergent evolution of eyes and coelomic cavities in animals received much attention and have sparked renewed research efforts in the respective fields. The former was achieved together with Ernst Mayr who had invited him as guest professor to Havard University in 1975. His research is published in about 150 papers.

In his spare time, Luitfried graduated in History, with special focus on medieval history of northern Italy and Southern Tyrol, a region he felt deeply rooted in. His knowledge in cultural history and languages was impressive and, being an educated singer, his love for music was profound.

The scientific community has lost an outstanding zoologist, his unexpected death leaves a painful gap. He will, however, remain an inspirational example of intellectual acuteness and scientific conduct.

Gerhard Steiner


Departmental Seminar Summer Term 2014 - Abstracts online! (October 1, 2014)

Abstracts of the talks at the Departmental Seminar of the Department of Integrative Zoology in Summer Term 2014 are available as PDF.

for Booklet contact Sonja Matus


Leistungsbericht und Wissensbilanz 2013 (July 7, 2014)

Leistungsbericht & Wissensbilanz 2013 
der Universität Wien
Available online 

Masterposition available
October 2013

Olfactory orientation and spatial learning in a Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis under laboratory conditions (Information)

Supervision by Walter Hödl and Andrius Pašukonis (Contact)

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