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

12.04.2021
 

New Paper in BMC Ecology and Evolution

Three in one: evolution of viviparity, coenocytic placenta and polyembryony in cyclostome bryozoans

09.04.2021
 

New Paper in BioInvasions Records

The freshwater bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica (Leidy, 1851) in the Austrian Danube: first evidence in the Upper Danube basin.

24.03.2021
 

New Paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A reversal in sensory processing accompanies ongoing ecological divergence and speciation in Rhagoletis pomonella.

23.03.2021
 

New Paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution

The evolution of Sox gene repertoires and regulation of segmentation in arachnids.

13.03.2021
 

New Paper in Journal of Anatomy

Digital dissection of the head of the frogs Calyptocephalella gayi and Leptodactylus pentadactylus with emphasis on the feeding apparatus

08.03.2021
 

New Paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

A revision of the ctenostome bryozoan family Pherusellidae, with description of two new species

News

08.08.2022
 

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August 8-12, 2022, Vienna, Austria