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New paper in Evolution & Development (December 15th, 2017)

Redl E, Scherholz M, Wollesen T, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2017.
Expression of six3 and otx in Solenogastres (Mollusca) supports an ancestral role in bilaterian anterior-posterior axis patterning.
Evolution & Development. 2017;1–12. DOI: 10.1111/ede.12245
First Online: 15 December 2017


Public Defensio Demetra Rakosy (December 14th 2017)

Demetra Rakosy
Evolution and diversification of flower traits in the sexually deceptive genus Ophrys (Orchidaceae): insights from the Eucera pollinated Ophrys tenthredinifera complex.
Advisor: Hannes F. Paulus

Public Defensio on Monday, 18. December 2017, 14:00 (Invitation)
Lecture Hall Botany (Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Rennweg 14, 1030, Vienna).


New Book Chapter on Bioethics (December 13th, 2017)

Schroeder D et al. (eds.), 2017
Ethics Dumping
Chapter 13: Rath J, Safety and Security Risks of CRISPR/Cas9
Springer Briefs in Research and Innovation Governance
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64731-9_13 
published online: 05 December 2017


New ÖFFH - Project (November 11th, 2017)

Christian Beisser, Valentin Blüml
Dorsal tongue morphology in Cuora - evolution under the pressure of physical constraints?
Start: 01.01.2018

Austrian research fund for herpetology (ÖFFH)


Nobis Award 2017 (December 4th, 2017)

Hannah Schmidbaur MSc

Hannah Schmidbaur, graduate of the Department of Integrative Zoology (Advisor: Gerhard Steiner) received the Nobis Award 2017 for the presentation of her master's thesis 
"A comparative study on the nervous system of Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida)"
at the 2nd NOBIS Young Researchers’ Day, which took place at the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Rennweg 14, 1030 Vienna on December 1st 2017 .


Rupert Riedl Preis 2017 (November 30th, 2017)

Hannah Schmidbaur MSc

On November 28th 2017 Hannah Schmidbaur, graduate of the Department of Integrative Zoology (Advisor: Gerhard Steiner) received the Rupert-Riedl-Preis 2017 for her master's thesis 
"Das Nervensystem der Sylliden Grube, 1850 (Annelida: Phyllodocida): Eine vergleichende Studie anhand von Immunozytochemie, CLSM und Licht-Mikroskopie"
at the Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo Vienna, Austria


Congratulations! (November 28th, 2017)

Public Defensio - Tuesday, November 28th  2017

Herbert Gasser
Life-history traits in the pan-Amazonian poison frog Allobates femoralis: lessons from populations and individual playback experiments in the field.
Advisor: Walter Hödl, Norbert Milasowszky


New MSc Student in November 2017 - Welcome to the Department (November 28th, 2017)

Katharina Zenz BSc
Phylogeny, morphology and pollen preferences og five Austrain Species in the Colletes succinatus group (Hymenoptera, Apidae)
Advisors: Harald Krenn, Herbert Zettel (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien)


Public Defensio Herbert Gasser (November 24th 2017)

Herbert Gasser
Life-history traits in the pan-Amazonian poison frog Allobates femoralis: lessons from populations and individual playback experiments in the field.
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Public Defensio on Tuesday, November 28th 2017, 10:30
Konferenzraum Zoologie, UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna


New paper in Marine Biology (November 25th, 2017)

Mathew M, Schwaha T, Ostrovsky AN et al. 2018.
Symbiont-dependent sexual reproduction in marine colonial invertebrate: morphological and molecular evidence.
Mar Biol (2018) 165: 14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3266-y
First Online: 18 November 2017


Congratulations! (November 15th, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Stephanie Kunisch
Die Anatomie des Nahrungsaufnahme-Apparates bei Calyptocephalella gayi.
Advisor: Patrick Lemell


New paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (November 9th, 2017)

Gawin N, Wanninger A & Schwaha T. 2017.
Reconstructing the muscular ground pattern of phylactolaemate bryozoans: first data from gelatinous representatives.
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 201717:225, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-1068-y
Published November 7th, 2017. 


Promotional Video for the Master's Program Zoology (November 7th, 2017)

Why study ....Zoologie?
Promotional Video for the Master's Program Zoology 
published at the Medienportal of the University of Vienna
Published online November 6th, 2017. 


New paper in Journal of Morphology (November 7th, 2017)

von Byern J, Cyran N, Klepal W, Rudoll L, Suppan J & Greistorfer S. 2017.
The structure of the cutaneous pedal glands in the banded snail Cepaea hortensis (Müller, 1774).
Journal of Morphology. EARLY VIEW. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20763.
Published November 3rd, 2017. 


New PhD Student in November 2017 - Welcome to the Department! (November 7th, 2017)

Anne-Sarah Ganske MSc
Lithobius: a big genus of a small subphylum (Myriapoda) - phylogeny and evolutionary history
Advisors: Andreas Wanninger, Nesrine Akkari (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien)


New paper in Journal of Morphology (November 6th, 2017)

Ambros M, Wanninger A, Schwaha T. 2017.
Neuroanatomy of the plumatellid bryozoan Hyalinella punctata reveals a common pattern in a small group of freshwater bryozoans.
Journal of Morphology. EARLY VIEW. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20768.
Published November 3rd, 2017. 


Congratulations! (November 3rd, 2017)

Public Defensio mit Auszeichnung! - Friday, November 3rd  2017

Emanuel Redl
A multi-level approach to the evolutionary development of aplacophoran mollusks.
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

October 2017


New MSc Student in October 2017 - Welcome to the Department! (October 31st, 2017)

Sebastian Decker
The unusual life cycle of Pherusella cf. brevituba.
Advisors: Thomas Schwaha, Andreas Wanninger


New paper in Journal of European Orchids (October 30th, 2017)

Paulus HF & Hirth M. 2017. 
Bestäubungsbiologie und Systematik des Ophrys mammosa-Komplexes im östlichen Mittelmeerraum mit Neubeschreibungen von Ophrys prespaensis und Ophrys willingii vom griechischen Festland. 
J.Eur.Orch. 49 (2): 221-314.
Published October 31st, 2017. 


New paper in PeerJ (October 27th, 2017)

Hollergschwandtner E, Schwaha T, Neumüller J, Kaindl U, Gruber D, Eckhard M, Stöger-Pollach M & Reipert​ S. 2017. 
Novel mesostructured inclusions in the epidermal lining of Artemia franciscana ovisacs show optical activity. 
PeerJ 5:e3923 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3923
Published online October 27th, 2017. 


Feature at NYTimes Science Take on "How Poison Frogs Parent" (October 27th, 2017)

Feature "How Poison Frogs Parent" at the NYTimes Science Take
by James Gorman and Christopher Whitworth (Link)

based on the current paper
Pašukonis A, Beck KB, Fischer M-T, Weinlein S, Stückler S, Ringler E. 2017.
Induced parental care in a poison frog: a tadpole cross-fostering experiment. 
Journal of Experimental Biology. Published online September 1st, 2017. doi: 10.1242/jeb.165126 


New paper in Journal of Evolutionary Biology (October 27th, 2017)

Rakosy D, Cuervo M, Paulus HF & Ayasse M. 2017. 
Looks matter: changes in flower form affect pollination effectiveness in a sexually deceptive orchid. 
J. Evol. Biol.. doi:10.1111/jeb.13153.
Published online October 16th, 2017. 


Public Defensio Emanuel Redl (October 25th 2017)

Emanuel Redl
A multi-level approach to the evolutionary development of aplacophoran mollusks.
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

Public Defensio on Friday, 3. November 2017, 20:00 (Invitation)
Seminarraum 3, UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna


New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution (October 19th, 2017)

Affenzeller S, Haar NSteiner G. 2017. 
Revision of the genus complex Gibbula: an integrative approach to delineating the Eastern Mediterranean genera Gibbula Risso, 1826, Steromphala Gray, 1847, and Phorcus Risso, 1826 using DNA-barcoding and geometric morphometrics (Vetigastropoda, Trochoidea). 
Organisms Diversity & Evolution, DOI: 10.1007/s13127-017-0343-5
Published online October 7th, 2017. 


New paper in Zootaxa (October 19th, 2017)

Affenzeller S Steiner G. 2017. 
Catalog of taxa introduced by Luitfried Salvini-Plawen (1939–2014).
Zootaxa 4337(1):73-90. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4337.1.3


New MSc Student in October 2017 - Welcome to the Department (October 19th 2017)

Sarah Chaloupka
Is there personality in Allobates femoralis.
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Eva Ringler


New Diploma Student in October 2017 - Welcome to the Department (October 18th 2017)

Patrick Fahser
Lucanus cervus in Vorarlberg: distribution and development of a Citizen Science Project.
Advisor: Günther Pass


New Book on Flight Evolution (October 13th, 2017)

Glaeser G, Paulus HF & Nachtigall W. 2017
The Evolution of Flight.
Springer International Publishing AG, © 2017


New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology (October 6th, 2017)

Seiter M & Stockmann M. 2017.
The life history of the parthenogenetic scorpion Lychas tricarinatus (Simon, 1884) from Odisha province, India and supplementary notes on Tityus trivittatus Kraepelin, 1898 (Scorpiones, Buthidae). 
Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2017.10.003
Published online October 5th, 2017. 


New PostDoc in October 2017 - Welcome to the Department (October1st 2017)

Dr. Elisabeth Zieger
Evolution and development of invertebrate nervous systems

since October 1st 2017 PostDoc in the Workgroup Andreas Wanninger

September 2017


Poster Award at the SEH 19th European Congress of Herpetology (September 29th, 2017)

Ria Sonnleitner BSc

Ria Sonnleitner received the award for the second-best poster presentation "The interplay between precision and aggression during male-male competition in the poison frog Allobates femoralis" at SEH 19th European Congress of Herpetology, 18th-23rd September 2017, Salzburg, Austria.


Poster Award at the 4th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition (September 29th, 2017)

Susanne Stückler BSc

Susanne Stückler received the award for the second-best poster presentation  "Courtship march not for courting?" at the 4th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition , on September 7th-8th2017 in České Budějovice (Czech Republic).


New paper in Journal of Comparative Physiology A (September 22nd, 2017)

Antemann V, Pass G & Pflüger HJ. 2017
Octopaminergic innervation and a neurohaemal release site in the antennal heart of the locust Schistocerca gregaria.
Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. doi:10.1007/s00359-017-1213-5
Published online September 16th, 2017. doi:10.1007/s00359-017-1213-5


New paper in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A (September 15th, 2017)

Brischoux F, Kornilev YV, Lillywhite HB. 2017
Physiological and behavioral responses to salinity in coastal Dice snakes.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 214: 13–18.
Published online September 8th, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.09.003


New paper in Journal of Experimental Biology (September 12th, 2017)

Pašukonis A, Beck KB, Fischer M-T, Weinlein S, Stückler S, Ringler E. 2017.
Induced parental care in a poison frog: a tadpole cross-fostering experiment.
Journal of Experimental Biology.
Published online September 1st, 2017. doi: 10.1242/jeb.165126 


Talks at the  International Kerner von Marilaun Symposium 2017 (September 8th 2017)

International Kerner von Marilaun Symposium 2017 
INSECTS AND FLOWERS: New Views of an Old Partnership (Programme)

20.10.2017 9.00 - 18.00 Uhr
Festsaal der ÖAW, Dr. Iganz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien

9:20–10:10 Hannes Paulus (Universität Wien, Österreich)  
Allgemeine Fragen und Antworten eines speziellen Falles: Mustererkennung und Artbildung bei der Bestäubung von Orchideen (Ophrys)
10:30–11:10 Harald Krenn (Universität Wien, Österreich)
Die wundersamen Mundwerkzeuge für die Nahrungsaufnahme der Insekten


Departmental Seminar Summer Term 2017 - Abstracts online! (September 8th, 2017)

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

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


New Teaching Assistant (September 7th, 2017)

Clara-Sophie Bader

since September 1st Teaching Assistent
for the Vice-
Director of Study Program in Biology


New paper in Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology (September 4th, 2017)

Seiter M, Lanner J & Karolyi F. 2017.
Mating behaviour and spermatophore morphology of four Cuban whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi, Phrynidae) – Taxonomic relevance and evolutionary trends.
Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2017.08.006

August 2017


New Article in uni:view (August 24th, 2017)

Agnes Dellinger, Erich Draganits & Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn
Naturvermittlung im Kaunertal.
uni:view MAGAZIN
August 24th, 2017


New MSc Student in August 2017 - Welcome to the Department (August 24th 2017)

Gerlinde Kaineder
Embryology of Phylactolaemata
Advisors: Thomas Schwaha, Andreas Wanninger


New paper in Scientific Reports (November 6th, 2017)

Kaul-Strehlow S, Urata M, Praher D & Wanninger A. 2017
Neuronal patterning of the tubular collar cord is highly conserved among enteropneusts but dissimilar to the chordate neural tube.
Scientific Reports 7: 7003. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07052-8.
Published August 1st, 2017. 

July 2017


Congratulations! (July 21st, 2017)

Master's Defensio mit Auszeichnung! - Thursday, June 20th 2017

Hannah Schmidbaur
The nervous system of Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida)
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner


New paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (July 19th, 2017)

Helm C, Karl A, Beckers P, Kaul-Strehlow S, Ulbricht E, Kourtesis I, Kuhrt H, Hausen H, Bartolomaeus T, Reichenbach A & Bleidorn C. 2017.
Early evolution of radial glial cells in Bilateria.
Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20170743.
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0743


New Technical Assistent in July 2017 - Welcome to the Department (July 19th, 2017)

Kesiban Karasungur
Lab Technician (HRSM-Project Gerhard Steiner & Irmgard Greilhuber)

room: 2.034
phone: +43 1 4277 76343
mail: kesiban.karasungur@univie.ac.at


New paper in Scientific Reports (July 17th, 2017)

Wollesen T, Scherholz M, Rodríguez Monje SV, Redl E, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2017.
Brain regionalization genes are coopted into shell field patterning in Mollusca.
Scientific Reports 7: 5486
First Online: 14 July 2017 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-05605-5


New paper in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (July 12th, 2017)

Ringler M, Szipl G, Hödl W, Khil L, Kofler B, Lonauer M, Provin C & Ringler E. 2017.
Acoustic ranging in poison frogs—it is not about signal amplitude alone.
Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2017) 71:114
First Online: 12 July 2017, DOI 10.1007/s00265-017-2340-2


New paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (July 12th, 2017)

Seah KBK, Schwaha T, Volland JM, Huettel B, Dubilier N & Gruber-Vodicka HR. 2017.
Specificity in diversity: single origin of a widespread ciliate-bacteria symbiosis.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences
Published 12 July 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0764


New paper in Scientific Reports (July 12th, 2017)

Kirchner S, Sattmann H, Haring E, Plan L, Victor R & Kruckenhauser L. 2017.
Investigating gene flow between the blind cavefish Garra barreimiae and its conspecific surface populations .
Scientific Reports, 7: 5130, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-05194-3


New Article in uni:view  (July 12th, 2017)

Andreas Wanninger
Evolution einer invasiven Art: Die Zebramuschel.
uni:view MAGAZIN, July 6th, 2017


New paper in Salamandra (July 12th, 2017)

Pichler C, Weinlein S, Kopeinig L & Pašukonis A. 2017.
Homing performance in a territorial dendrobatid frog, Allobates talamancae.
Salamandra 53(2) 309–313 (2017) available online


New paper in Journal of Microscopy (July 10th, 2017)

Handschuh S, Beisser CJ, Ruthensteiner B & Metscher BD. 2017.
Microscopic dual-energy CT (microDECT): a flexible tool for multichannel ex vivo 3D imaging of biological specimens.
Journal of Microscopy Volume 267, Issue 1 July 2017 Pages 3–26
DOI: 10.1111/jmi.12543, available online


New paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology (July 6th, 2017)

Filipov AÉ, Wolff JO, Seiter M & Gorb SN. 2017.
Numerical simulation of colloidal self-assembly of super-hydrophobic arachnid cerotegument structures.
Journal of Theoretical Biology (in Press).
Available online 4 July 2017: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.07.001


New paper in The Anatomical Record (July 5th, 2017)

Andonov K, Natchev N, Kornilev YV &  Tzankov N. 2017.
Does sexual selection influence ornamentation of hemipenes in Old World snakes?
The Anatomical Record 300:1680–1694 (2017).
DOI 10.1002/ar.23622, available online

June 2017


Congratulations! (Jule 21st, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Monday, June 27th 2017

Magdalena Sammer
Systematischer Wert der Radulamorphologie von Steromphala und Phorcus (Gastropoda: Trochidae).
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner


New Diploma Students in June 2017 - Welcome to the Department (June 26th 2017)

Lisa Liska
Biologie und Ökologie der beiden nahverwandten Orthopteren-Arten Barbitistes constrictus und Barbitistes serricauda im Kamptal.
Advisor: Harald KrennBarbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn

Lisa Reiss
Biologie und Ökologie der beiden nahverwandten Orthopteren-Arten Barbitistes constrictus und Barbitistes serricauda im Nationalpark Thayatal
Advisor: Harald KrennBarbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn


New Paper in Arachnology (June 24th, 2017)

Seiter M & Lanner J. 2017.
Description and first record of Phrynus tessellatus (Pocock, 1894) (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Phrynidae) from northwestern Trinidad, with the description of its mating behaviour.
Arachnology (2017) 17 (5), 201–209.


Congratulations! (June 20th, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Tuesday, June 20th 2017

Marlene Weberndorfer
Feeding in Ambystoma andersoni (Krebs & Brandon 1984) (Salamandroidea, Amphibia).
Advisor: Patrick Lemell


Congratulations! (June 20th, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Tuesday, June 20th 2017

Sophia Stojan
Räumliche Einnischung zweier Gnaphosiden-Arten in einem alpinen Lebensraum.
Advisor: Harald Krenn


Upcoming Talk (June 14th, 2017)

Andreas Wanninger
Die Metazoen:
Fiktion, Fakten und Fortschritte in der Evolution tierischer Vielfalt

phylogenie kontroversiell
at the Natural History Museum Vienna
on June 27th,2017, 14:00 – 15:30 at the "Kurssaal" of the Natural History Museum Vienna, Burgring 7 (side entrance) 1010 Vienna


Postdoc Position available (June 14th, 2017)

The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position of an  
University Assistant
at the Department of Integrative Zoology.

For further information see the advertisement at the Job Centre of the University of Vienna.
The application deadline is July 4th 2017.


Congratulations! (June 8th, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Thursday, June 8th 2017

Verena Wiesinger
Feeding mechanism of Calyptocephalella gayi.
Advisor: Patrick Lemell


New MSc Student in June 2017 - Welcome to the Department (June 1st 2017)

Valentin Blüml
Nahrungsaufnahme-Mechanismen bei der Dreikiel-Schanierschildkröte Cuora mouhotii (Gray 1862).
Advisor: Christian Beisser

May 2017


Congratulations! (May 29th, 2017)

Master's Defensio mit Auszeichnung! - Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

Ekaterina Savchenko
Phenology of alpine butterflies.
Advisor: Harald Krenn


Congratulations! (July 21st, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Thursday, May 18th 2017

Johanna Seelich
Vögel im Botanischen Garten der Universität Wien.
Advisor: Harald Krenn


New Fieldguide for Bumblebee Determination (November 10th, 2017)

Gokcezade JF, Gereben-Krenn B-A & Neumayer J. 2017
Feldbestimmungsschlüssel für die Hummeln Deutschlands, Österreichs und der Schweiz.
Quelle & Meyer, Wiebelsheim 2017.
ISBN: 9783494017150


New Paper in Zootaxa (May 17th, 2017)

Milasowszky N, Bauder J, & Hepner M 2017.
Diplocephalus komposchi n. sp., a new species of erigonine spider (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from Austria.
Zootaxa 4268: 296–300.
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4268.2.10, available online


New Lab Manager in May 2017 - Welcome to the Department (May 16th 2017)

Christian Baranyi
Laboratory Manager for the Molecular Laboratories


New MSc Student in April 2017 - Welcome to the Department (May 9th 2017)

Dominik Reischl
Circulatory organs in the cerci of polyneopteran insects.
Advisor: Günther Pass


New MSc Student in May 2017 - Welcome to the Department (May 2nd 2017)

Thomas Starkmann
The Swifts in Vienna.
Advisor: Harald Krenn

April 2017


Congratulations! (July 24th, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Christoph Winter
"We want the world and we want it now!“ Flipped Classroom an der Universität Wien – ein hochschuldidaktisches Konzept für zoologische Bestimmungsübungen.
Advisors: Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn, Harald Krenn


Congratulations! (April 26th, 2017)

Master's Defensio mit Auszeichnung! - Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Natalie Gawin
Myoanatomy of Pectinatella magnifica and Cristatella mucedo (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata).
Advisors: Thomas Schwaha & Andreas Wanninger


New MSc Student in April 2017 - Welcome to the Department (April 25th 2017)

Stephanie Kunisch
Die Anatomie des Nahrungsaufnahme-Apparates bei Calyptocephalella gayi.
Advisor: Patrick Lemell

March 2017


New Paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology (March 16th, 2017)

Scherholz M, Redl E, Wollesen T, de Oliveira AL, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2017.
Ancestral and novel roles of Pax family genes in mollusks.
BMC Evolutionary Biology (2017) 17:81.
DOI 10.1186/s12862-017-0919-x, available online


Congratulations! (June 13th, 2017)

Diplomprüfung mit Auszeichnung! - Thursday, March 16th 2017

Anna-Sophie Haider
Cooperative behaviour of Cebus apella, Lemur catta and Saimiri boliviensis in captive environment.
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil


New Paper in Scientific Reports (March 14th, 2017)

Kratochvil HGPollirer M. 2017.
Acoustic effects during photosynthesis of aquatic plants enable new research opportunities. 
Scientific Reports 7: 44526  DOI: 10.1038/srep44526 (2017), 
published: 14 March 2017
available online

Further media response:
Der Standard (15.03.17, Forschung Spezial,p39): Wie man singende Wasserpflanzen belauschen kann.
APA-SCIENCE (16.3.17)Wasserpflanzen-Schallimpulse: Photosynthese zum Zuhören und Messen
APA-SCIENCE (16.3.17): Photosynthese: Akustische Effekte bei Pflanzen gemessen
science.ORF.at (16.3.17): Photosynthese zum Zuhören
Radio - Ö1 Dimensionen (17.3.17):  Grüner Lauschangriff. (available online until 24.3.2017 18:00)
derStandard.at (20.3.17): Wie man singende Wasserpflanzen belauschen kann
Umwelt Journal (24.3.17): Photosynthese: Akustische Effekte bei Pflanzen gemessen.
Die Presse (25.03.17, Wf Österreich) p32: Das Motorgeräusch der Fotosynthese.
Die Furche (6.4.17), Und lustig singt der Gartenteich.


New Paper in Herpetozoa (March 10th, 2017)

Kollarits D, Wappl C & Ringler M. 2017.
The role of temporal call structure in species recognition of male Allobates talamancae (Cope, 1875): (Anura: Dendrobatidae).
Herpetozoa. 2017 Jan 30; 29(3-4): 115–124.
available online, IF


New "Hochschulraumstrukturmittel (HRSM)"-Project (March 7th, 2017)

Gerhard Steiner
Austrian Barcode of Life (ABOL). Evertebrata varia.
Start: 01.03.2017

www.abol.ac.at


New Paper in Scientific Reports (March 6th, 2017)

Ringler E, Beck KB, Weinlein S, Huber L & Ringler M. 2017.
Adopt, ignore, or kill? Male poison frogs adjust parental decisions according to their territorial status.
Scientific Reports 7:43544,  DOI: 10.1038/srep43544, published: 06 March 2017
available online


New PhD Student in March 2017 - Welcome to the Department (March 2nd 2017)

David Salamanca
Hox gene expression in the zebra mussel Dreissena.
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

February 2017


Congratulations! (June 16th, 2017)

Master's Defensio mit Auszeichnung! - Thursday, February 23rd,2017

Markus Klamt
Behaviour/Training/Enrichment/Enclosure of Crocodylus morletii (Crocodylidae, Crocodylia).
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil


Departmental Seminar Winter Term 2016 - Abstracts online! (February 22nd, 2017)

The abstract booklet of the Departmental Seminar of Integrative Zoology (Winter Term 2016) is now available as PDF.

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


New Paper in Zootaxa (June 24th, 2017)

Seiter M &  Wolff JO. 2017.
Stygophrynus orientalis sp. nov. (Amblypygi: Charontidae) from Indonesia with the description of a remarkable spermatophore.
Zootaxa 4232 (3): 397–408.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4232.3.8


Lab Manager Position available (February 3rd, 2017)

Laboratory Manager 
for the Molecular Laboratories
at the Department of Integrative Zoology

For further information see the advertisement at the Job Centre of the University of Vienna. The application deadline is 22 February 2017.

January 2017


New blog post at the Orianne Society (January 19th, 2017)

Tzankov N, Popgeorgiev G & Kornilev Y. 2017.
The Nose-horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes montandoni) in Bulgaria.
http://www.oriannesociety.org/blog/nose-horned-viper-vipera-ammodytes-montandoni-bulgaria


New paper in Web Ecology (January 17th, 2017)

Koleva V, Kornilev Y, Telenchev I, Lukanov S, Hristova B & Natchev N. 2017.
Salt tolerance's toll: prolonged exposure to saline water inflicts damage to the blood cells of dice snakes (Natrix tessellata).
Web Ecol., 17, 1-7, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-17-1-2017


New Paper in Acta ZooBot Austria (January 17th, 2017)

Milasowszky N, Waitzbauer W, Zulka KP. 2016.
A tale of two plots: Welche Geschichte erzählen zwei Trockenrasen-Spinnengemeinschaften über die Beweidung im Seewinkel?
Acta ZooBot Austria 153: 107–121.


New Paper in Arthropod Structure & Development (June 24th, 2017)

Wolff JO, Seiter M & Gorb SN. 2017.
The water-repellent cerotegument of whip-spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi).
Arthropod Structure & Development 46 (2017) 116-129.
DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2016.10.010, available online

December 2016


New Paper in BCBEA (December 30th, 2016)

Sauberer N, Gereben-Krenn B-A, Milasowszky N & Zulka KP 2016.
Der Trockenrasen Schranawand, ein neues Naturdenkmal in der Feuchten Ebene des Wiener Beckens (Ebreichsdorf, Niederösterreich).
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 2/2: 122–136.
available online


New Paper in Journal of Experimental Zoology (December 19th, 2016)

Redl E, Scherholz M, Wollesen T, Todt C & Wanninger A. 2016.
Cell Proliferation Pattern and Twist Expression in an Aplacophoran Mollusk Argue Against Segmented Ancestry of Mollusca.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 00:1-15, DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22714
available online


New Paper in Zoological Letters (December 9th, 2016)

Schwaha T, Hirose M & Wanninger A. 2016.
The life of the freshwater bryozoan Stephanella hina (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata)—a crucial key to elucidating bryozoan evolution.
Zoological Letters 2016 2:25, DOI: 10.1186/s40851-016-0060-5
available online


Tenure-Track Position available (December 7th, 2016)

Tenure-Track Position for the field of
Evolutionary Morphology

For further information see the advertisement at the Job Centre of the University of Vienna. The application deadline is 28 February 2017.


Visiting PhD Students in December 2016 - Welcome to the Department (December 6th, 2016)

Yoana Georgieva and Stefania Klayn,
two PhD candidates from the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research from the Bulgarian Academy of Science are vistiting the Department of Integrative Zoology
(December 5th - December 11th 2016).


New Paper in Science (December 3rd, 2016)

Verheyen E, et al (Lamboj A). 2016.
Oil extraction imperils Africa's Great Lakes .
Science 04 Nov 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6312, pp. 561-562
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal1722
available online

November 2016


New Papers in Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik (November 29th, 2016)

Zulka KP & Milasowszky N. 2016.
Agonum monachum (Duftschmid, 1812) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) im Seewinkel (Österreich) wiederentdeckt. 
Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 17: 147–151.

Zulka KP, Tadler A, Hörweg Ch & Milasowszky N. 2016.
Nosferatu in Wien – Zoropsis spinimana (Dufour, 1820) in drei Wiener Gemeindebezirken nachgewiesen (Arachnida: Araneae: Zoropsidae).
Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 17: 158-163.

Milasowszky N, Hepner M, Komposch Ch & Zulka KP. 2016.
Erstnachweise von Drassyllus vinealis (Kulczyński, 1897) und Erigone autumnalis Emerton, 1882 (Arachnida: Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Linyphiidae) in Österreich.
Beiträge zur Entomofaunistik 17: 163-167.


New Papers in Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA  (November 29th, 2016)

Milasowszky N & Zulka KP. 2016.
Die epigäische Spinnenfauna eines Trockenrasen‐Schwarzföhrenaufforstung-Ökotons auf dem Garnisonsübungsplatz Großmittel (Niederösterreich).  
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 2/1: 58–70. available online

Sauberer N, Bieringer G, Gereben-Krenn B-A, Holzinger W, Milasowszky N, Panrok A, Schuh Th, Till W & Zulka KP . 2016.
Flora, Fauna und Management der Trockenlebensräume beim „Busserltunnel“, dem ältesten Bahntunnel Österreichs (Niederösterreich, Traiskirchen).  
Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich - BCBEA 2/1: 71–96. available online


New Paper in Zoological Letters (November 28th, 2016)

Wolff JO, Schwaha T, Seiter M & Gorb SN. 2016.
Whip spiders (Amblypygi) become water-repellent by a colloidal secretion that self-assembles into hierarchical microstructures.
Zoological Letters 2016 2:23, DOI: 10.1186/s40851-016-0059-y
available online


New Paper in Developmental Biology (November 28th, 2016)

Gaiti F, Calcino AD, Tanurdžić M & Degnana BM. 2016.
Origin and evolution of the metazoan non-coding regulatory genome.
Developmental Biology, in press, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.11.013
available online


New Paper in BMC Genomics (November 11th, 2016)

De Oliveira AL, Wollesen T, Kristof A, Scherholz M, Redl E, Todt C, Bleidorn C & Wanninger A. 2016.
Comparative transcriptomics enlarges the toolkit of known developmental genes in mollusks.
BMC Genomics 201617:905, DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-3080-9,
available online

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