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

14.12.2021
 

New paper in ZooKeys

Morphological investigation of genital organs and first insights into the phylogeny of the genus Siciliaria Vest, 1867 as a basis for a taxonomic...

09.12.2021
 

New paper in European Journal of Wildlife Research

Factors influencing genotyping success and genotyping error rate of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) faeces collected in temperate Central Europe

30.11.2021
 

New paper in Ichthyology & Herpetology

Insight into the Evolution of Anuran Foot Flag Displays: A Comparative Study of Color and Kinematics.

25.11.2021
 

New paper in Check List

New records of Xerotyphlops vermicularis (Merrem, 1820) indicate the northernmost locality of the species in the Balkan Peninsula.

24.11.2021
 

New paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

Hidden diversity—Delimitation of cryptic species and phylogeography of the cyprinid Garra species complex in Northern Oman

20.11.2021
 

New paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

Hidden diversity, ancient divergences and tentative Pleistocene microrefugia of European scorpions (Euscorpiidae: Euscorpiinae) in the eastern...

17.11.2021
 

New paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Testosterone amplifies the negative valence of an agonistic gestural display by exploiting receiver perceptual bias.

15.11.2021
 

Wing hearts in four-winged Ultrabithorax-mutant flies—the role of Hox genes in wing heart specification

12.11.2021
 

New paper in Pathogens

First Record of Trichobilharzia physellae (Talbot, 1936) in Europe, a Possible Causative Agent of Cercarial Dermatitis.

12.11.2021
 

New paper in Animals

Insights into the Karyotype Evolution of Charinidae, the Early-Diverging Clade of Whip Spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi)

10.11.2021
 

New paper in journal of IMAB

Specific microbiology spectrum of white sand mussels from key sample spots from Bulgarian Black Sea aquatory.

04.11.2021
 

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology

The antennal scape organ of Scutigera coleoptrata (Myriapoda) and a new type of arthropod tip-pore sensilla integrating scolopidial components.

22.10.2021
 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species V. The devil is in the detail

16.10.2021
 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species II. Consequences of inadequate taxonomic list governance

11.10.2021
 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species VI: The Catalogue of Life checklist

15.09.2021
 

New paper in Biodiversity Data Journal

DNA barcoding for species delimitation of the freshwater leech genus Glossiphonia from the Western Balkan (Hirudinea, Glossiphoniidae)

31.08.2021
 

New paper in The American Naturalist

A common endocrine signature marks the convergent evolution of an elaborate dance display in frogs

31.08.2021
 

New paper in Zoodiversity

Citizen Science Assisted Monitoring Provides New Data Concerning the Distribution of the Bulgarian Bent-toed Gecko, Mediodactylus danilewskii...

02.08.2021
 

New book chapter in "Diatom Gliding Motility"

Diatom triboacoustics

23.07.2021
 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species IV: Overcoming fragmentation in the governance of taxonomic lists

15.07.2021
 

Ecdysis-related neuropeptide expression and metamorphosis in a non-ecdysozoan bilaterian

13.07.2021
 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species I. Why taxonomists sometimes disagree, and why this matters

13.07.2021
 

New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

Towards a global list of accepted species III. Independence and stakeholder inclusion

10.07.2021
 

New paper in G3-Genes Genomes Genetics

Widespread retention of ohnologs in key developmental gene families following whole-genome duplication in arachnopulmonates

05.07.2021
 

New book chapter in "Plastic Ocean"

From live imaging to 3D modeling: a guide to documentation and processing of planktonic organisms.

29.06.2021
 

New paper in European Journal of Taxonomy

Varadia, a new helicarionoidean semi-slug genus from India’s Western Ghats (Stylommatophora: Helicarionoidea)

24.06.2021
 

New paper in Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering

Perspective for a New Bioinspired Permanent Adhesive for dry Conditions - Insights in the Glue Producing Japanese art of Defence System of the Oita...

16.06.2021
 

Specialization for Tachinid Fly Pollination in the Phenologically Divergent Varieties of the Orchid Neotinea ustulata

11.06.2021
 

New paper in BMC Zoology

A comparative analysis of the nervous system of cheilostome bryozoans

01.06.2021
 

Evolutionary morphology of the antennal heart in stick and leaf

insects (Phasmatodea) and webspinners (Embioptera) (Insecta:

Eukinolabia)

01.06.2021
 

New paper in Ecologia Balkanika

They are Back: Notes on the Presence and the life Activities of the Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber L. 1758) from the Territory of Bulgaria.

03.05.2021
 

New paper in PeerJ

Coverage and quality of DNA barcode references for Central and Northern European Odonata.

01.05.2021
 

New paper in Integrative and Comparative Biology

Androgen Receptor Modulates Multimodal Displays in the Bornean Rock Frog (Staurois parvus).

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.

09.04.2021
 

New paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Ontogenetic Changes of the Aquatic Food Uptake Mode in the Danube Crested Newt (Triturus dobrogicus Kiritzescu 1903).

05.04.2021
 

New paper in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Single individual structural variant detection uncovers widespread hemizygosity in molluscs

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

06.03.2021
 

New paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 4. Pierrella plicata

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

26.01.2021
 

New paper in Herpetology Notes

Predation by Leptophis ahaetulla (Serpentes: Colubridae) on Osteocephalus cabrerai (Anura: Hylidae), with a description of its distress call

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

19.01.2021
 

New paper in Insects

Relicts from Glacial Times: The Ground Beetle Pterostichus adstrictus Eschscholtz, 1823 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in the Austrian Alps

08.01.2021
 

New paper in Scientific Reports

First evidence of virus-like particles in the bacterial symbionts of Bryozoa

30.12.2020
 

Pollination biology and taxonomy of some species out of the Ophrys fusca-lutea group in Sicily (Orchidaceae).

18.12.2020
 

New paper in Acta Zoologica Bulgarica

The Alien Pond Slider Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) in Bulgaria: Future Prospects for an Established and Reproducing Invasive Species

25.11.2020
 

The tracheal system of scutigeromorph centipedes and the evolution of respiratory systems of myriapods

23.11.2020
 

Phylum Bryozoa

in Handbook of Zoology

11.11.2020
 

New paper in Zoological Letters

Morphology of Stephanella hina (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata): common phylactolaemate and unexpected, unique characters

09.11.2020
 

New paper in Cladistics

Phylogeny of Lithobiidae Newport, 1844, with emphasis on the megadiverse genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda)

04.11.2020
 

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology

Four myriapod relatives – but who are sisters? No end to debates on relationships among the four major myriapod subgroups

03.11.2020
 

Radio broadcast: Radiokolleg

Damenwahl

29.10.2020
 

Ancestral Role of Ecdysis-Related Neuropeptides in Animal Life Cycle Transitions.

06.10.2020
 

Radio broadcast: Vom Leben der Natur

Zwischen Kaukasus und Donaudelta

03.10.2020
 

New paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 1. Arachnidium fibrosum

30.09.2020
 

New paper in Herpetozoa

Crepuscular and Nocturnal Activity of the Nose-Horned Viper, Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) Is More Common than Previously Reported

29.09.2020
 

New paper in Animal Biology

Mating behavior and spermatophore morphology of the whip scorpion Typopeltis dalyi Pocock, 1900 (Uropygi, Thelyphonida).

21.09.2020
 

New paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 2. Haywardozoon pacificum, with implications of the phylogenetic position of the genus.

24.08.2020
 

New paper in Biological Control

Innate and learned responses of foraging predatory mites to polar and non-polar fractions of thrips’ chemical cues.

21.08.2020
 

The trade-off between adult size and development time due to different feeding regimes in the scorpion Tityus neibae.

09.08.2020
 

New paper in Molecules

Analyses of Skin Secretions of Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Serpentes), with Focus on the Complex Compounds and Their Possible Role in...

03.08.2020
 

New paper in Parasitology

Unravelling the hidden biodiversity – the establishment of DNA barcodes of fish-parasitizing Acanthocephala Koehlreuther, 1771 in view of taxonomic...

23.07.2020
 

Mammals of Europe - Past, Present, and Future.

10.07.2020
 

New paper in Journal of Morphology

Characterization of the Arion vulgaris pedal gland system.

08.07.2020
 

New paper in PLOS Biology

Principles for creating a single authoritative list of the world’s species.

03.07.2020
 

Fairyfly genus Camptoptera Foerster (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) in India and Sri Lanka, with descriptions of eleven new species.

03.07.2020
 

Ophrys eretriae, a new species of the Ophrys mammosa complex of the island of Euboea (Greece)

03.07.2020
 

Ophrys dimidiata, a hitherto undescribed species of the Ophrys tenthredinifera complex in Crete (Orchidaceae).

30.06.2020
 

New paper in Ecologia Balcanica

Habitat Selection of ‘Mad Cocks’ of the Western Capercaillies Tetrao urogallus (Galliformes: Phasianidae) from the Fringe of the Range: A Case Study...

24.06.2020
 

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology

Within-family plasticity of nervous system architecture in Syllidae (Annelida, Errantia).

16.06.2020
 

O anus, where art thou? An investigation of ctenostome bryozoans.

11.06.2020
 

Morphology and life cycle of an epiphytic pherusellid ctenostome bryozoan from the Mediterranean Sea.

13.05.2020
 

Experience shapes accuracy in territorial decision-making in a poison frog.

11.05.2020
 

Review of the reproductive behavior and spermatophore morphology in the whip spider genus Heterophrynus Pocock, 1894 (Arachnida, Amblypygi), with...

07.05.2020
 

New paper in Entomologica Austriaca

Fruit-feeding behavior of the butterfly Consul fabius (Charaxinae, Nymphalidae, Lepidoptera).

17.04.2020
 

Reproductive behavior drives female space use in a sedentary Neotropical frog.

03.03.2020
 

Nanoscopic X-ray tomography for correlative microscopy of a small meiofaunal sea-cucumber.