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

12.02.2021
 

New Paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 3. Elzerina, Flustrellidra, Bockiella

11.02.2021
 

Non‑collinear Hox gene expression in bivalves and the evolution of morphological novelties in mollusks

03.02.2021
 

New Paper in Herpetozoa

Demography and spatial activity of fire salamanders, Salamandra salamandra (Linnaeus, 1758), in two contrasting habitats in the Vienna Woods

02.02.2021
 

New Paper in Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift

Morphology, pollen preferences and DNA-barcoding of five Austrian species in the Colletes succinctus group (Hymenoptera, Apidae)

22.01.2021
 

New Paper in Scientific Reports

Identifying the true number of specimens of the extinct blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus)

21.01.2021
 

New Paper in Journal of Anatomy

Selection on vocal output affects laryngeal morphology in rats