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

27.04.2022
 

New paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Repeatable Territorial Aggression in a Neotropical Poison Frog

28.02.2022
 

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...

10.02.2022
 

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

04.02.2022
 

New paper in Biologie in unserer Zeit

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

30.01.2022
 

New paper in Journal of Morphology

The male reproductive system in whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi).

26.01.2022
 

Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Atlas From a Bivalve Larva Enhances Classical Cell Lineage Studies.

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

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08.08.2022
 

August 8-12, 2022, Vienna, Austria