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New paper in Zoological Letters (August 12th 2019)

Pröts P, Wanninger A  & Schwaha T (2019).
Life in a tube: morphology of the ctenostome bryozoan Hypophorella expansa.
Zoological Lettersvolume 5, Article number: 28 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40851-019-0142-2
Published online 8 August 2019

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (August 7th 2019)

© Christine Emberger

Sumasgutner P, Terraube J, Coulon A, Villers A, Chakarov N, Kruckenhauser L & Korpimäki E (2019).
Landscape homogenization due to agricultural intensification disrupts the relationship between reproductive success and main prey abundance in an avian predator.
Frontiers in Zoology 2019, 16(1):31, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-019-0331-z
Published online 6 August 2019

New paper in Zoological Letters (August 4th 2019)

Sombke A, Klann AE, Lipke A, Wolf H (2019).
Primary processing neuropils associated with the malleoli of camel spiders (Arachnida, Solifugae) - a re-evaluation of axonal pathways.
Zoological Letters 5:26, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40851-019-0137-z
Published online 2 August 2019

New paper in Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (July 27h 2019)

Schwaha T, Ruthensteiner B, Melzer RR, Asami T & Páll‐Gergely B (2019).
Three phyla—Two type specimens—One shell: History of a snail shell revealed by modern imaging technology.
J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2019; 57: 527– 533. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12293
Published online 26 July 2019

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (July 30th 2019)

Wittfoth C, Harzsch , Wolff C & Sombke A (2019).
The “amphi”-brains of amphipods: new insights from the neuroanatomy of Parhyale hawaiensis (Dana, 1853)
Frontiers in Zoology 16, Article number: 30
Published online 26 July 2019

New paper in Journal of Comparative Physiology A  (August 1st 2019)

Streinzer M, Roth N, Paulus HF & Spaethe J (2019).
Color preference and spatial distribution of glaphyrid beetles suggest a key role in the maintenance of the color polymorphism in the peacock anemone (Ranunculaceae, Anemone pavonina) in Northern Greece.
J. comp.Physiol. A, p. 1-9. DOI 10.1007/s00359-019-01350-4
Published online 23 July 2019

Congratulations! (July 26th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Friday, July 26th 2019

Sarah Saadain
Attraction of insects to artificial light: A study testing different industrial scale street lamps.
Advisors: Harald Krenn, Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn

New paper in Progress eLIFE  (July 8th 2019)

De Oliveira AL, Calcino AD & Wanninger A (2019).
Ancient origins of arthropod moulting pathway components.
e-Life 8: e46113. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.46113. 
Published online 3 July 2019
Further media response: 
Medienportal, Universität Wien (2.7.19): Biologische Grundlagen für Häutung bereits bei Nesseltieren vorhanden
Die Presse (12.7.19): Grundlagen für Häutung sind älter als gedacht

New paper in Progress in Oceanography  (June 30th 2019)

Grischenko AV, Hirosec M, Schwaha T & Chernyshev AV (2019).
First record of an abyssal and hadal bryozoan fauna from the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench.
Progress in Oceanography Volume 176, September 2019, 102130, 
Published online 28 June 2019

New paper in Journal of PLoS ONE  (June 17th 2019)

Melin A, Krenn HW, Beale CM, Manning JC & Colville JF (2019).
The allometry of proboscis length in Melittidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidae) and an estimate of their foraging distance using museum collections.
PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217839, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217839
Published 7 June 2019

New paper in Journal of Comparative Physiology A  (May 31st 2019)

Paulus HF (2019).
Speciation, pattern recognition and the maximization of pollination: general questions and answers given by the reproductive biology of the orchid genus Ophrys.
Journal of Comparative Physiology A https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-019-01350-4
Published 28 May 2019

New paper in bioRxiv  (May 20th 2019)

Steinhoff POM, Uhl G, Harzsch S & Sombke A (2019).
Visual pathways of the secondary eyes in the brain of a jumping spider.
bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/640706
Published 17 May 2019

New paper in Fungal Biology  (May 19th 2019)

Gibbons AT, Idnurm A, Seiter M, Dyer PS, Kokolski M, Goodacre SL, Gorb SN & Wolff JO (2019).
Amblypygid-fungal interactions: The whip spider exoskeleton as a substrate for fungal growth.
Fungal Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2019.05.003
Published 10 May 2019

New Paper in BCBEA (May 6th, 2019)

Cuthbertson L, Eschner A, Mason K & Milasowszky N (2019)
Die Gehäuseschneckenfauna verwilderter Ziergrünflächen auf der Dachterrasse des Biozentrums Althanstraße (Wien, Alsergrund).
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 4/1: 33–39
Published online 5 May 2019

New Paper in BCBEA (May 6th, 2019)

Milasowszky N & Hepner M (2019)
Die epigäische Spinnenfauna (Arachnida: Araneae) von 32 Trockenrasen im östlichen Niederösterreich.
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 4/1: 3–32
Published online 5 May 2019

April 2019

Congratulations! (April 11th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Thursday, April 11th 2019

Sebastian Decker
Lifecycle and morphology of an undescribed bryozoan species from the Mediterranean species
Advisors: Andreas Wanninger, Thomas Schwaha

Habilitation Defensio Thomas Schwaha (April 2nd 2019)

Thomas Schwaha
Soft body morphology of the colonial aquatic phylum Bryozoa

Defensio on Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 11:30
Seminarraum 3 (SR3), UZA1 Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna

New paper in Marine Biodiversity  (April 4th 2019)

Schwaha T, Bernhard JM, Edgcomb VP et al (2019).
Aethozooides uraniae, a new deep-sea genus and species of solitary bryozoan from the Mediterranean Sea, with a revision of the Aethozoidae.
Mar Biodiv (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-019-00948-w .
Published online 4 April 2019: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12526-019-00948-w

New Diploma Student in April 2019 - Welcome to the Department (April 2nd, 2019)

Silvia Steiner
Butterfly monitoring in Vienna.
Advisor: Harald Krenn

New paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research  (April 1st, 2019)

Kunz F,  Gamauf AZachos FEHaring E (2019).
Mitochondrial phylogenetics of the goshawk Accipiter [gentilis] superspecies.
J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2019;1–17.
Published online 1 April 2019: https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12285 

March 2019

New paper in Entomologia Generalis  (April 12th 2019)

Singer HJ,  van Praagh JP & Paulus HF (2019).
Interactions between honeybees and varroa mites influenced by cell sizes and hygienic behaviour.
Entomologia Generalis Volume 38 Number 3 (2019), p. 255 - 273, 
DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2019/0512
Published 22 March 2019, available online

Best MSc Student presentation at the Science Day Biology (March 22nd, 2019)

Sebastian Decker BSc

Sebastian Decker's talk on "Life cycle and morphology of a new bryozoan species from the Mediterranean Sea" was awarded as the best presentation of a Master's student at the  Science Day Biology (March 12th 2019, UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna) of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria.

New paper in Zoomorphology (March 21st, 2019)

Schwaha T, Moosbrugger M,  Walzl M & Ostrovsky AN (2019).
First ultrastructural evidence of placental nutrition in a ctenostome bryozoan: example of Amathia verticillata.
Zoomorphology (2019).
Published online 19 March 2019: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-019-00438-4 

New paper in Scientific Reports (March 20th, 2019)

De Oliveira AL, Calcino A & Wanninger A (2019).
Extensive conservation of the proneuropeptide and peptide prohormone complement in mollusks.
Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 4846 (2019)
Published online 19 March 2019: DOI: s41598-019-40949-0
Further media response: 
Medienportal, Universität Wien (19.3.19)Molekulare Komponenten des Nervensystems früher entstanden als vermutet
APA-SCIENCE (19.3.19): Bausteine für schlaue Hirne gab es schon bei primitiven Tieren
derStandard.at (19.3.19): Leistungsfähige Gehirne basieren auf rätselhaften Mechanismen
Tiroler Tageszeitung (19.3.19): Bausteine für schlaue Hirne gab es schon bei primitiven Tieren

SCIENCE DAY BIOLOGY 2019 (March 1st, 2019)

Tuesday March 12th2019, 09:15 (Programme)
Althanstraße 14 UZA 1, Lecture Hall 2

Key Note
Dr. Pawel Burkhardt, University of Bergen, Norway
"The evolutionary origin of synaptic signalling machinery and animal cell differentiation"

Homepage of 5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology is live now! (March 5th 2019)

It is a great pleasure to announce the launch of the website of ICIM-5.
The Department of Integrative Zoology looks forward to hold ICIM5, the 5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology,  in Vienna 1,5 years from now in August 2020.

New PhD Student in March 2019 - Welcome to the Department (March 6th, 2019)

Margret Eckhard MSc
A characterisation of the defense secretion of centipedes.
Advisors: Andreas Wanninger, Janek van Byern

New MSc Student in March 2019 - Welcome to the Department (March 6th, 2019)

Jakob Prömer BSc
Nervous system of cheilostome bryozoans.
Advisor: Thomas Schwaha

Departmental Seminar Winter Term 2018 - Abstracts online! March 4th, 2018)

The abstract booklet of the Departmental Seminar of Integrative Zoology (Winter Term 2018) is now available as PDF.

For the printed version of the booklet please contact Sonja Matus.

February 2019

New review in American Journal of Human Biology (March 1st, 2019)

Grunstra NDS, Zachos FE, Herdina AN, Fischer B, Pavličev M & Mitteroecker P (2019).
Humans as inverted bats: A comparative approach to the obstetric conundrum.
Am J Hum Biol 2019; e23227.
Published online 27 February 2019: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23227

New paper in Mammalian Biology (March 1st, 2019)

Zachos FE (2019).
Species delimitation in mammals: A response to Gippoliti.
Mammalian Biology Volume 94, January 2019, Pages 132-133
Published online 24 May 2018: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.05.008

New paper in Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (March 1st, 2019)

Nebel C, Kadletz K, Gamauf A, Haring E, Sackl P, Tiefenbach M, Winkler H & Zachos FE (2018).
Witnessing extinction: Population genetics of the last European Rollers (Coracias garrulus) in Austria and a first phylogeographic analysis of the species across its distribution range. 
J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2018;1–15.
First published 19 December 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12256

New paper in International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife (February 8th, 2019)

Reier S, Sattmann H, Schwaha T, Harl J, Konecny R & Haring E (2019)
An integrative taxonomic approach to reveal the status of the genus Pomphorhynchus Monticelli, 1905 (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) in Austria.
IJP: Parasites and Wildlife 8 (2019) 145–155, published online February 2nd, 2019,  

Radio Broadcast on OE1 (February 4th, 2019)

Walter Hödl
OE1 Radio Broadcast "Vom Leben der Natur" on "Froschforscher in den Tropen"
starting on Monday, 4th February 2019 
Monday 4th - Friday 8th, February, daily 8:55 am- 9:00am

January 2019

New paper in Journal of European Orchids (January 23rd, 2019)

Fiedler M, Hirth M & Paulus HF. 2018. 
Ein Bestäuber für Ophrys samia von Samos.
J. Eur. Orch. 50 (2-4): 185 – 196. 2018.

New paper in Journal of European Orchids (January 23rd, 2019)

Paulus HF. 2018. 
Ein neuer Fall von Hummelbestäubung auf der Ionischen Insel Kefalonia: Ophrys mavromata (Orchidaceae).
J. Eur. Orch. 50 (2-4): 247 – 263. 2018.

New paper in Journal of Morphology (January 18th, 2019)

Nekliudova UA, Schwaha TF, Kotenko ON, Gruber D, Cyran N & Ostrovsky AN (2019).
Sexual reproduction of the placental brooder Celleporella hyalina (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) in the White Sea.
Journal of Morphology 2019; 280: 279-299, published online January 17th, 2019,  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.20943

Congratulations! (January 14th, 2019)

PhD Defensio - Monday, January 14th 2019 (Folder)

André Luiz de Oliveira
Developmental genes, proneuropeptides and peptide hormones in Mollusca: an in-silico approach
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

New paper in Zoological Letters (January 14th, 2019)

Kenning M, Schendel V, Müller CHG, Sombke A (2019).
Comparative morphology of ultimate and walking legs in the centipede Lithobius forficatus (Myriapoda) with functional implications.
Zoological Letters 5:3. Published online 14.01.2019:

December 2018

New paper in Behavioral Ecology (December 12th, 2018)

Uhl F,  Ringler M, Miller R,  Deventer SA, Bugnyar T & Schwab C (2018).
Counting crows: population structure and group size variation in an urban population of crows.
Behavioral Ecology, ary157, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary157
Published online 08 December 2018

New MSc Student in December 2018 - Welcome to the Department (December 11th, 2018)

Andreas Löscher BSc
Comparative analysis of the reproductive system in whip spiders(Arachnida, Amblypygi) using modern 3D visualization.
Advisors: Harald Krenn, Michael Seiter

New paper in Arachnology Letters  (December 6th, 2018)

Milasowszky N & Hepner M (2018).
A case of dimorphic males in Troxochrus scabriculus (Araneae: Linyphiidae), with notes on synonymy.
Arachnologische Mitteilungen / Arachnology Letters 56: 48-54 Doi: 10.30963/aramit5609, available online

New FWF-Project (December 4th, 2018)

Thomas Schwaha
Evolution of phylactolaemate bryozoans
P 32088 Einzelprojekte
decision board: 2018/11/26
lifetime: tba

November 2018

New Paper in Journal of Morphology (November 27th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GD & Akkari N (2018)
Morphology of the mandibles and the first maxillae in the family Lithobiidae (Myriapoda, Chilopoda), with remarks on their phylogenetic significance. Journal of Morphology.2018;1–29, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jmor.20902
published online: 27th November 2018

NOBIS-Grant 2018 (October 27th, 2018)

Anne-Sarah Ganske

Anne-Sarah Ganske received the NOBIS-Grant 2018 during the NOBIS-Meeting at the Naturmuseum Südtirol, Bolzano (23rd November 2018) for her PhD-project "Lithobius: a big genus in a small subphylum - phylogeny and evolutionary history".

New Paper in Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny (November 27th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Schendel V, Kenning M & Sombke A (2018)
A comparative analysis of the ventral nerve cord of Lithobius forficatus (Lithobiomorpha): morphology, neuroanatomy, and individually identifiable neurons. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 76(3): 377-394.
Published online: 27 November 2018

Nobis award 2018 (November 26th, 2018)

Lisa-Maria Schmidt BSc

On November 23rd, Lisa-Maria Schmidt received the "NOBIS award 2018 for outstanding research" at the 12th Nobis Conference, which took place at the Museum of Nature South Tyrol, Bolzano. The Jury honored her talk about her master's thesis "Linking the ecological species concept with systematics of trochid gastropods in the Northern Adriatic Sea". (NOBIS Austria)

New Paper in PLoS ONE (November 22th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Ahmad S, Haq Iu, Cáceres C, Sto Tomas U, Dammalage T, Gembinsky K ... Paulus HF, et al. (2018)
One for all: Mating compatibility among various populations of olive fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) for application of the sterile insect technique
PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206739. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206739
Published: 1 November 2018

New MSc Student in November 2018 - Welcome to the Department (November 20th, 2018)

Attila Sachslehner BSc
Expression of mesodermal genes in Acanthochitona crinita 
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

Congratulations! (November 13th, 2018)

Master's Defensio - Monday, November 12th 2018

Katharina Zenz
Phylogeny, morphology and pollen preferences of five Austrian species in the Colletes succinctus group (Hymenoptera, Apidae)
Advisors: Harald Krenn, Herbert Zettel (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien)

BMC Evolutionary Biology (November 12th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Calcino AD, Fernandez-Valverde SL,Taft RJ & Degnan BM (2018)
Diverse RNA interference strategies in early-branching metazoans
BMC Evolutionary Biology2018 18:160, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1274-2
Published: 1 November 2018 

New Book on  Mammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics (November 12th, 2018)

Zachos F (Ed.) & Asher R (Ed.) (2018).
Mammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics.
Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. 

October 2018

Congratulations! (October 29th, 2018)

Master's Defensio - Monday, October 29th 2018

Philipp Pröts
Life in a tube: Morphology of the ctenostome bryozoan Hypophorella expansa.
Advisors:  Thomas Schwaha, Andreas Wanninger

L'ORÉAL Grant 2018 for Women in Science (October 23rd, 2018)

Petra Sumasgutner

Petra Sumasgutner received the L'ORÉAL grant 2018 for her research project
"The golden eagles of the Kazakhs and Mongols - Aquila chrysaetos genetic diversity and threat of wind farms".

Congratulations! (October 22nd, 2018)

Master's Defensio - Monday, October 22nd 2018

Susanne Stückler
Courtship not for courting? Spatio-temporal characteristics of courtship behaviour in the poison frog, Allobates femoralis.
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Max Ringler

New MSc Student in October 2018 - Welcome to the Department (October 19th, 2018)

Simone Raus BSc
Reproduction biology of trochid gastropods.
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner

New PhD Student in October 2018 - Welcome to the Department (October 18th, 2018)

Mélissa Peignier
The interplay between animal personality and sexual selection in the poison frog Allelobates femoralis.
Advisor: Eva Ringler

New MSc Student in October 2018 - Welcome to the Department (October 16th, 2018)

Martina Grabner BSc
Influence of androgens on the gestural signals of the foot-flagging frogs Staurois parvus.
Advisor: Walter Hödl, Doris Preininger

New PhD Student in October 2018 - Welcome to the Department (October 15th, 2018)

Sophie Greistorfer MSc
Glowing mucus – Characterisation of the unique defence secretion of Latia neritoides (Gastropoda)
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner 

New Paper in Zootaxa (October 12th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Barraclough DA, Colville JF, Karolyi F & Krenn HW (2018)
A striking new species of Prosoeca Schiner, 1867 (Diptera: Nemestrinidae): An important pollinator from the Bokkeveld Plateau, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Zootaxa 4497 (3): 411–421, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4497.3.5

New Paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (October 10th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Wollesen T, Rodríguez Monje SV, de Oliveira AL & Wanninger A (2018)
Staggered Hox expression is more widespread among molluscs than previously appreciated
Proc. R. Soc. B 2018 285 20181513; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1513. Published 10 October 2018
Further media response: 
APA-SCIENCE (10.10.18)Weichtiere entstehen ähnlich wie Wirbeltiere
Uni:view Magazin (10.10.18):Wie Weichtiere entstehen
derStandard.at (10.10.18): Vom Kraken bis zur Muschel: Woher die Vielfalt der Weichtiere kommt

New MSc Student in October 2018 - Welcome to the Department (October 9th, 2018)

Kenneth Kuba BSc
Transport and foraging mechanism in social wasps (Vespidae)
Advisor: Harald Krenn

New MSc Student in October 2018 - Welcome to the Department (October 2nd, 2018)

Nikolaus Helmer BSc
Scaphopod phylogenetics
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner

New PostDoc in October 2018- Welcome to the Department (October1st 2018)

Dr. Andy Sombke
Morphology and evolution of sensory and processing systems in mandibulate arthropods and of centipede ultimate legs

since October 1st 2018 PostDoc at the Department of Integrative Zoology

September 2018

New Paper in Journal of Genetics (September 28th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Zachos FE (2018)
(New) Species concepts, species delimitation and the inherent limitations of taxonomy
Journal of Genetics, Vol. 97, No. 4, September 2018, pp. 811–815
published online 23 July 2018

Departmental Seminar Summer Term 2018 - Abstracts online! (September 19th, 2018)

The abstract booklet of the Departmental Seminar of Integrative Zoology (Summer Term 2018) is now available as PDF.

For the printed version of the booklet please contact Sonja Matus.

Congratulations! (September 18th, 2018)

Master's Defensio - Tuesday,September 18th 2018

Clemens Brenner
The antennal circulatory organ of the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria (Diptera, Calliphoridae)
Advisor: Günther Pass

New Paper in Entomologia Generalis (September 14th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Paulus HF (2018)
Pollinators as isolation mechanisms: Field observations and field experiments regarding specificity of pollinator attraction in the genus Ophrys (Orchidaceae und Insecta, Hymenoptera, Apoidea).
Entomologia Generalis 37 (3/4): 261-316
DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2018/0650

New Paper in Zoology (September 14th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Saad LO, Schwaha T, Handschuh S, Wanninger A & Marian JEAR (2018).  
A mating plug in a squid? Sneaker spermatophores can block the female sperm-storage organ in Doryteuthis plei.
Zoology, available online 8 September 2018

Congratulations! (September 7th, 2018)

Master's Defensio - Tuesday,September 4th 2018

Sandra Spring
Oviposition and father presence reduce clutch cannibalism by female poison frogs.
Advisor: Eva Ringler

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Anita Gamauf  passed away (September 3rd 2018)

We regret to inform you that our dear colleague, PD Dr. Anita Gamauf, had passed away on August, 22nd, 2018.

Anita Gamauf was curator of the bird collection at the Natural History Museum Vienna and associated with the Department of Integrative Zoology by her courses in ornithology.

Our deepest condolences go to her family and friends.
Death notice

August 2018

New review in Arthropod Structure & Development (August 31st, 2018)

Dudley R & Pass G (2018)
Wings and powered flight: Core novelties in insect evolution.
Arthropod Structure & Development 47 (2018) 319e321
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.06.006, available online

Congratulations! (September 6th, 2018)

Diplomprüfung - Thursday, August 9th 2018

Elena Kriegl
E-Learning und partizipative Lehr- und Lernkonzepte bei "Morphologie der Tiere" - ein hochschuldidaktisches Konzept.
Advisors: Barbara Amina Gereben-KrennHarald Krenn

New Paper in Animal Behaviour (August 3rd, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Tumulty JP, Pašukonis A, Ringler M, Forester JD, Hödl W & Bee MA (2018).  
Brilliant-thighed poison frogs do not use acoustic identity information to treat territorial neighbours as dear enemies.
Animal Behaviour 141: 203-220
available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.05.008.

July 2018

New Paper in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (July 11th, 2018)

Danakilia sp. "Shukoray"

Chiozzi G, Stiassny MLJ, de Marchi G, Lamboj A, Fasola M & Fruciano C (2018).  
A diversified kettle of fish: phenotypic variation in the endemic cichlid genus Danakilia of the Danakil Depression of northeastern Africa.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 124, Issue 4, 690–705, 24 July 2018, available online https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/bly085.

New Paper in Biodiversity Data Journal (July 18th, 2018)

Akkari N & Ganske A-S (2018).  
Two centipedes new to the fauna of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) and notes on the Lithobiomorpha of the island (Chilopoda, Myriapoda)..
Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e26746. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e26746, Published July11th, 2018

New paper in North-Western Journal of Zoology (July 10th, 2018)

Kornilev YV, Popgeorgiev G, Vacheva E & Tzankov N.(2018)
First records of melanism (including in tail bifurcation) of lacertid lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Bulgaria.
North-Western Journal of Zoology 14(1): 142–144
available online 

New paper in Insects (July 9th, 2018)

Querner P, Milasowszky N, Zulka KP, Abensperg-Traun M, Willner W, Sauberer N, Jakomini C, Wrbka T, Schmitzberger I & Zechmeister HG (2018)
Habitat structure, quality and landscape predicting species richness and communities of Collembola on dry grasslands in Austria.
Insects 2018, 9, 81; doi:10.3390/insects9030081
Published online July 7th, 2018.

New review in Arthropod Structure & Development (July 3rd, 2018)

Pass G (2018)
Beyond aerodynamics: The critical roles of the circulatory and tracheal systems in maintaining insect wing functionality
Arthropod Structure & Development xxx (2018) 1-17 
available online

New paper in PLOS ONE (July 18th, 2018)

Akkari N , Ganske A-S, Komerički A & Metscher B (2018).
New avatars for Myriapods: Complete 3D morphology of type specimens transcends conventional species description (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). 
PLOS ONE 13(7): e0200158. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200158
published July 3rd, 2018

New paper in Scientific Reports (July 2nd, 2018)

Böhm A, Meusemann K, Misof B & Pass G (2018).
Hypothesis on monochromatic vision in scorpionflies questioned by new transcriptomic data. 
Scientific Reports (2018) 8:9872, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-28098-2

June 2018

Congratulations! (June 29th, 2018)

Diplomprüfung - Tuesday, June 19th 2018

Sabine Hindinger
Berthold Hatscheks Osteologische Forschungen.
Advisor: Manfred Walzl

New paper in Schriften des Vereins zur Verbreitung naturwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse  (June 28th, 2018)

Walzl MGSchreiber M (2018).
News from the past: personal documents relating to professor Berthold Hatschek (1854–1941) and his family at Vienna University’s former Zoological Institute.
Schriften des Vereins zur Verbreitung naturwissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse 154 (2018): 17–42, available online

New review in Biological Reviews (June 22nd, 2018)

Wanninger A & Wollesen T (2018)
The evolution of molluscs
Biol. Rev. (2018), pp. 000–000. 1 doi: 10.1111/brv.12439 
available online

New paper in Zootaxa (June 21st, 2018)

Seiter M, Schramm FD  & Schwaha T (2018).
Description of a new Charinus species (Amblypygi: Charinidae) from the Monseñor Nouel province, Dominican Republic. 
Zootaxa 4438 (2): 349–361. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.2.9.

New paper in Zoological Letters (June 15th, 2018)

Wanninger M, Schwaha T & Heiss E (2018).
Form and Function of the skin glands in the Himalayan newt Tylototriton verrucosus.
Zoological Letters 2018 4:15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40851-018-0095-x
Published online June 13th, 2018.

New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (June 14th, 2018)

Schwaha T, Handschuh S, Ostrovsky AN & Wanninger A (2018).
Morphology of the bryozoan Cinctipora elegans (Cyclostomata, Cinctiporidae) with first data on its sexual reproduction and the cyclostome neuro-muscular system.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2018 18:92. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1206-1
Published online June 14th, 2018.

New paper in Frontiers in Zoology (June 8th, 2018)

Schwaha T & Wanninger A (2018).
Unity in diversity: a survey of muscular systems of ctenostome Gymnolaemata (Lophotrochozoa, Bryozoa).
Frontiers in Zoology (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-018-0269-6
Published online June 7th, 2018.

New paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  (June 6th, 2018)

Szipl G, Ringler E, Bugynar T (2018).
Attacked ravens flexibly adjust signalling behaviour according to audience composition.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. online first. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0375.
Published online June 6th, 2018.

New Diploma Student in June 2018 - Welcome to the Department (June 5th, 2018)

DI Manuel Matej 
Bienen im Schulunterricht - Schülerinteressen, authentische Naturerfahrungen und deren Bedeutung für die Motivation im Unterrichtsfach BU.
Advisor: Günther Pass

New MSc and Diploma Students in May 2018 - Welcome to the Department (June 4th, 2018)

Stephan Schulreich BSc
Myogenesis in Dreissena.
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

Cristina Morutan
Faunistic comparison of two dry locations in the Blumengärten Hirschstetten.
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil

May 2018

Congratulations! (May 17th, 2018)

Diplomprüfung - Thursday, May 17th 2018

Markus Sehnal
Feldbestimmungsschlüssel der Kurzfühler-Heuschrecken Österreichs.
Advisors: Barbara Amina Gereben-KrennHarald Krenn

The Citizen Science project of mapping nest-sites of Common Swift (Apus apus) in Vienna gets in its second season (May 11th 2018)

For all those who are interested in participating please attend one of the following field trips where the methodology is explained in the field. Field trips with methodology training:

  • 14. May 2018, 19:00, U4/U6 Spittelau, meeting point next to Ströck
  • 15. May 2018, 19:00, U3/U4 Wien Mitte-Landstraße, meeting point at corner Landstraßer Hauptstraße/Invalidenstraße
  • 16. May 2018, 19:00, U3 Ottakring, meeting point at exit Thaliastraße
  • 17. May 2018, 19:00, U4 Pilgramgasse, meeting point at exit Pilgrambrücke
  • 18. May 2018, 19:00, U3 Ottakring, meeting point at exit Thaliastraße

Friedrich Schaller passed away on May 5th 2018, aged 97.

It is with deep regret that we must announce the decease of
Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Friedrich Schaller. 
From 1968 to 1984, Schaller was a full professor of zoology at the University of Vienna. He died in Vienna on May 5th, 2018.

In memoriam Friedrich Schaller (1920–2018)

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Nachruf für Univ. Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schaller

Mit tiefer Betroffenheit müssen wir das Ableben von Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Friedrich Schaller bekannt geben, der im 98 Lebensjahr am 5. Mai 2018 in seiner Wohnung in Wien verstorben ist. Er starb in seinem 98. Lebensjahr

Sein unermüdliches Engagement in diesen Jahren bewirkte eine wesentliche fachliche Erweiterung der Zoologie in Wien und war entscheidend für die Errichtung des Biozentrums Althanstraße. Sein wissenschaftliches Werk ist vor allem mit der Entdeckung der indirekten Spermatophorenübertragung bei verschiedenen Boden-Arthropoden und bioakustischer Forschung an tropischen Fröschen und Fischen verbunden.

Mit Schaller verlieren wir eine Person, die in seinem Leben und akademischen Wirken stets von Humanismus und Aufklärung geleitet war. In diesem Sinne ist auch sein großer Einsatz für die Ausbildung der Studierenden des Lehramtsstudiums Biologie zu verstehen.

Ausführlicher Nachruf von Hannes Paulus

April 2018

Congratulations! (April 26th, 2018)

Diplomprüfung - Thursday, April 26th 2018

Maria Wielscher
Außerschulischer Lernort "Lebensraum Alpen": Konzept für eine Projektarbeit für die Sekundarstufe.
Advisor: Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn, Harald Krenn

New paper in Herpetologica (April 26th, 2018)

©Iris Starnberger 2018

Starnberger I, Maier PM, Hödl W & Preininger D (2018).
Multimodal Signal Testing Reveals Gestural Tapping Behavior in Spotted Reed Frogs. 
Herpetologica In-Press. https://doi.org/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-17-00053.1

New paper in Molecular Ecology (June 6th, 2018)

Ringler E, Szipl G, Harrigan RJ, Bartl-Binder P, Mangione R & Ringler M (2018).
Hierarchical decision-making balances current and future reproductive success.
Molecular Ecology 27: 2289-2301. DOI:10.1111/mec.14583.

New paper in Amphibia-Reptilia (June 6th, 2018)

Ringler E (2018).
Testing skin swabbing for DNA sampling in dendrobatid frogs.
Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 245–251. DOI:10.1163/15685381-17000206.

Congratulations! (April 24th, 2018)

Master's Defensio - Tuesday, April 24th 2018

Elisabeth Pinterich
Functional morphology of the proboscis in the fruit-piercing butterfly Consul fabius (Charaxinae).
Advisor: Harald Krenn

March 2018

Congratulations! (March 26th, 2018)

Public Defensio - Monday, March 26th 2018 

Iris Starnberger
The Role of the Vocal Sac in multimodal Signalling:
An explorative Study in African Reed Frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae).
Advisors: Doris Preininger & Walter Hödl

New paper in Entomologica Austriaca  (March 20th, 2018)

Savchenko E, Nicklas L, Milasowszky NKrenn HW (2018).
Zeitliche und räumliche Verteilung alpiner Tagfalter (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) entlang eines Höhengradienten in den Zillertaler Alpen (Österreich).
Entomologica Austriaca 25: 25–29.

New paper in RNA (March 19th, 2018)

Choudhary A, Vanichkina DP, Ender C, Crawford J, Baillie GJ, Calcino AD, Ru K &Taft RJ (2018).
Identification of miR-29b targets using 3-cyanovinylcarbazole containing mimics.
RNA. 2018 Apr;24(4):597-608. doi: 10.1261/rna.064923.117.
Published online March 16th, 2018.

New paper in Zoomorphology (March 17th, 2018)

Schwaha T (2018).
Morphology and ontogeny of Lophopus crystallinus lophophore support the epistome as ancestral character of phylactolaemate bryozoans.
Zoomorphology (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00435-018-0402-2
Published online March 16th, 2018.

New paper in Mammal Review (March 15th, 2018)

Zachos FE (2018).
Mammals and meaningful taxonomic units: the debate about species concepts and conservation.
Mam Rev. doi:10.1111/mam.12121
Published online March 5th, 2018.

New paper in Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift (March 14th, 2018)

Baranek B, Kuba K, Bauder JKrenn H (2018).
Mouthpart dimorphism in male and female wasps of Vespula vulgaris and Vespula germanica (Vespidae, Hymenoptera).
Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 65(1): 65-74
doi: 10.3897/dez.65.23593
Published online March 13th, 2018.

Best presentation at the Science Day Biology (March 13th, 2018)

André Luiz de Oliveira MSc

André Luiz de Oliveira's talk on "Key components of the neuropeptide signaling pathway  involving the eclosion hormone are found throughout the Metazoa" was awarded as the best presentation at the  Science Day Biology (March 12th 2018, UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna) of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria.

Departmental Seminar Winter Term 2017 - Abstracts online! (March 13th, 2018)

The abstract booklet of the Departmental Seminar of Integrative Zoology (Winter Term 2017) is now available as PDF.

For the printed version of the booklet please contact Sonja Matus.

New Schrödinger Grant (March 12th, 2018)

Tim Wollesen
Molluskenevolutionsforschung durch Einzelzellsequenzierungen.
J 4198 Schrödinger-Programm
decision board: 2018/03/05

New paper in ZooKeys (March 8th, 2018)

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GE, Akkari N (2018).
The peristomatic structures as a source of systematic characters in the genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda).
In: Stoev P, Edgecombe GD (Eds) Proceedings of the 17thInternational Congress of Myriapodology, Krabi, Thailand. ZooKeys 741: 49-75.
Published online March 7th, 2018.

PhD Defensio Iris Starnberger (March 8th 2018)

Iris Starnberger
The Role of the Vocal Sac in multimodal Signalling:
An explorative Study in African Reed Frogs (Anura: Hyperoliidae).
Advisors: Doris Preininger & Walter Hödl

Public Defensio on Monday, March 26th 2018, 10:00 (Invitation)
Konferenzraum Zoologie, UZA1 Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna

Irene Zweimüller  passed away (March 7th, 2018)

Unfortunately, we must regretfully inform you of the passing of Dr. Irene Zweimüller.

In recent years Dr. Irene Zweimüller has been an associate coworker 
at the Department of Integrative Zoology.

Our deepest condolences go to her family and friends. 

New paper in Journal of Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology (March 7th, 2018)

Merkel J, Wanninger A & Lieb B. 2018.
Novel and Conserved Features of the Hox Cluster of Entoprocta (Kamptozoa).
J Phylogenetics Evol Biol 6: 194. doi:10.4172/2329-9002.1000194 
Published online March 2nd, 2018.

New MSc Student in January 2018 - Welcome to the Department (March 7th, 2018)

Franziska Puhm 
Butterfly monitoring in Vienna.
Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn & Harald Krenn

New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger (March 5th, 2018)

McArthur IW, Miranda GS de, Seiter M & Chapin KJ 2018.
Global patterns of sexual dimorphism in Amblypgyi.
Zoologischer Anzeiger (in press)
Published online February 24th, 2018.

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