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


New Paper in Journal of Morphology

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


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


New Paper in Herpetozoa

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


New Paper in Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift

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


New Paper in Scientific Reports

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


New Paper in Journal of Anatomy

Selection on vocal output affects laryngeal morphology in rats