Unit for Integrative Zoology

Teaching and research in our group 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.


New publications

24.01.2022
 

New paper im Journal of Morphology

Cerotegument microstructure of whip spiders (Amblypygi: Euamblypygi Weygoldt, 1996) reveals characters for systematics from family to species level.

20.01.2022
 

New paper in Scientific Reports

Comparing head muscles among Drusinae clades (Insecta: Trichoptera) reveals high congruence despite strong contrasts in head shape

16.12.2021
 

Naive poison frog tadpoles use bi-modal cues to avoid insect predators but not heterospecific predatory tadpoles

15.11.2021
 

Wing hearts in four-winged Ultrabithorax-mutant flies—the role of Hox genes in wing heart specification

12.11.2021
 

New paper in Pathogens

First Record of Trichobilharzia physellae (Talbot, 1936) in Europe, a Possible Causative Agent of Cercarial Dermatitis.

12.11.2021
 

New paper in Animals

Insights into the Karyotype Evolution of Charinidae, the Early-Diverging Clade of Whip Spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi)

04.11.2021
 

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology

The antennal scape organ of Scutigera coleoptrata (Myriapoda) and a new type of arthropod tip-pore sensilla integrating scolopidial components.

22.10.2021
 

New Paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species V. The devil is in the detail

16.10.2021
 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species II. Consequences of inadequate taxonomic list governance

News

23.09.2021
 

Nikolaus Helmer

08.08.2022
 

August 8-12, 2022, Vienna, Austria