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 book

Species Problems and Beyond

Contemporary Issues in Philosophy and Practice


Midbody-Localized Aquaporin Mediates Intercellular Lumen Expansion During Early Cleavage of an Invasive Freshwater Bivalve


New paper in Invertebrate Reproduction & Development

Effects of nutritional stress on reproductive output in the scorpion Tityus pusillus Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones, Buthidae)


New paper in GigaScience

Modern venomics - Current insights, novel methods and future perspectives in biological and applied animal venom research.


New paper in The Anatomical Record

Antler tine homologies and cervid systematics: A review of past and present controversies with special emphasis on Elaphurus davidianus


New paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Repeatable Territorial Aggression in a Neotropical Poison Frog


New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger

Morphometry of the pedipalp patella provides new characters for species-level taxonomy in whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi): A test case with...


Filtration of Nutritional Fluids in the German Wasp Vespula germanica (Vespidae, Hymenoptera).


New paper in Biologie in unserer Zeit

Die unerwartet diversen Gifte der Hundertfüßer: Giftevolution in aktiv giftigen Chilopoden.



August 8-12, 2022, Vienna, Austria