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New Book on Insect Mouthparts (December 4th, 2019)

Krenn H (Ed.) 2019.
Insect Mouthparts
Form, Function, Development and Performance
Springer International Publishing 
Order online


New Article in uni:view (November 30th, 2019)

Harald Krenn
Summender Flugakrobat: Die Netzfliege Prosoeca marinusi.
uni:view MAGAZIN, November 28th, 2019


Congratulations! (November 6th, 2019)

PhD Defensio - Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Anne-Sarah Ganske
Lithobius - a big genus in a small subphylum (Arthropoda, Myriapoda): phylogeny and evolutionary history.
Advisors: Andreas Wanninger, Nesrine Akkari


Congratulations! (November 5th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Tuesday, November 5th 2019

Marie-Therese Fischer
Female spatial behaviour in Allobates femoralis.
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Eva & Max Ringler 


New review in Annual Reviews (October 31st, 2019)

Hillyer JF & Pass G (2020).
The Insect Circulatory System: Structure, Function, and Evolution.
Annual Review of Entomology Vol. 65:- (Volume publication date January 2020) Review in Advance first posted online on October 4, 2019.
https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-011019-025003


Congratulations! (October 24th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Wednesday, Oktober 23rd 2019

Sabine Klymkiw
Organogenesis in the budding process of the freshwater bryozoans Fredericella sultana and Plumatella casmiana (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata)
Advisors: Andreas Wanninger, Thomas Schwaha


New paper in Journal of Experimental Biology  (October 15th 2019)

Handschuh S, Natchev N, Kummer S, Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Herrel A & Vergilov V. 2019.
Cranial kinesis in the miniaturised lizard Ablepharus kitaibelii (Squamata: Scincidae).
Journal of Experimental Biology (2019) 222, jeb198291. doi:10.1242/jeb.198291. 
published online 10 October 2019


New Book Chapter in Feeding in Vertebrates - Evolution, Morphology, Behavior, Biomechanics 
(October 15th, 2019)

Lemell P, Natchev N, Beisser CJ & Heiss E. 2019.
Feeding in Turtles: Understanding Terrestrial and Aquatic Feeding in a Diverse but Monophyletic Group.
In: Vincent L. Bels & Ian Q. Whishaw (eds), Feeding in Vertebrates - Evolution, Morphology, Behavior, Biomechanics, Springer International Publishing 2019 
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-13739-7_16 I


New MSc Student in October 2019 - Welcome to the Department (October 15th, 2019)

Hannes Hackl
Activity measurement in insects using innovative technology
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil


New paper in Journal of Fish Biology  (October 11th 2019)

Walsh G,  Lamboj A & Stiassny MLJ (2019).
Review of the cichlid genus Thysochromis (Teleostei: Ovalentaria) with the description of a new species from the Kouilou Province in the Republic of Congo, west–central Africa.
Journal of Fish Biology 2019;1–10., doi: 10.1111/jfb.14144. 
published online 3 October 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14144


New Book Chapter in Of Bears and Men (October 11th, 2019)

Hailer F, Kutschera VE & Zachos FE. 2019.
A Summary of Brown Bear Genetic Studies: Phylogeny, Phylogeography and Evolutionary Relationships with Polar Bears.
In: Peter Schlup &  Stefan T. Hertwig  (eds.), Of Bears and Men, Conclusions of the 1st International Bear Meeting, Haupt Verlag 2019
Contents


New paper in Genes  (October 8th 2019)

Sanchez E, Rodríguez A, Grau J, Lötters S, Künzel S, Saporito RA, Ringler E, Schulz S, Wollenberg Valero KC, Vences M (2019).
Transcriptomic signatures of experimental alkaloid consumption by poison frogs.
Genes 10: 733. DOI: 10.3390/genes10100733  
published online 21 September 2019,  https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/10/10/733


New paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology  (October 8th 2019)

Shi L, Wu J, Krenn H, Yang Y & Yan S (2020).
Temporal mode of fluid-feeding mechanisms in a long proboscid orchid bee compared to the short proboscid honey bee.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 484: 110017
published online 19 September 2019,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.110017


New paper in Frontiers in Zoology  (October 8th 2019)

Spring S, Lehner M, Huber L & Ringler E (2019).
Oviposition and father presence reduce clutch cannibalism by female poison frogs.
Frontiers in Zoology 16: 8. DOI:10.1186/s12983-019-0304-2
published online 22 March 2019,  https://frontiersinzoology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12983-019-0304-2


Congratulations! (October 7th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Monday, Oktober 7th 2019

Barabara Riegler
Pollination of runner beans (Phaseolus coccineus) by honey bees (Apis mellifera) in a greenhouse.
Advisors: Harald Krenn, Linde Morawetz (AGES)


Poster Award at the DZG-Meeting 2019 (October 3rd, 2019)

Valentin Blüml MSc

Valentin Blüml's poster on "Feeding kinematics and skull morphology of the keeled box turtle, Cuora mouhotii (Gray, 1862)" was awarded as the best poster of the "Fachgruppe Morphologie" at the  DZG-Meeting 2019 in Jena (September 10th-13th 2019).


New Book Chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology 
(October 2nd, 2019)

Wanninger A, Wollesen T. 2019.
Methods in brain development of molluscs.
In: Simon G. Sprecher (ed.), Brain Development: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2047
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9732-9_17 


Journal of Zoology 'Paper of the Year' 2018 video abstract (October 1st, 2019)

This YouTube video abstract is featuring the 2018 winner of the Journal of Zoology 'Paper of the Year' award, entitled 'Early environmental conditions affect the volume of higher order brain centers in a jumping spider' by Steinhoff POM, Liedtke J, Sombke A, Schneider JM & Uhl G (2018)., available online

September 2019


Congratulations! (September 30th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Monday, September 30th 2019

Valentin Blüml
Feeding kinematics and skull morphology of the keeled box turtle Cuora mouhotii (Gray, 1862).
Advisor: Christian Beisser

Master's Defensio - Monday, September 30th 2019

Christina Kaurin
The morphology of the feeding apparatus in Aphanius mento.
Advisor: Christian Beisser

Master's Defensio - Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Martina Grabner
Influence of androgens on the gestural signals of the Foot-Flagging Frogs Staurois parvus.
Advisor: Walter Hödl, Doris Preininger


New paper in Molecular Ecology  (September 20th 2019)

Holderegger R, Balkenhol N, Bolliger J, Engler JO, Gugerli F, Hochkirch A, Nowak C, Segelbacher G, Widmer A & Zachos FE (2019).
Conservation genetics: Linking science with practice.
Molecular Ecology Volume28, Issue17 3848-3856
published online 07 August 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15202


Departmental Seminar Summer Term 2019 - Abstracts online! (September 30th, 2019)

The abstract booklet of the Departmental Seminar of Integrative Zoology (Summer Term 2019) is now available as PDF.

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


New paper in Journal of Arachnology  (Septmber 16th 2019)

Seiter M, Lemell P, Gredler R & Wolff JO (2019).
Strike kinematics in the whip spider Charon sp. (Amblypygi, Charontidae).
Journal of Arachnology, 47:260-265.


Congratulations! (September 9th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Monday, September 9th 2019

Lisa-Maria Schmidt
Linking the ecological species concept with systematics of trochid gastropods in the Northern Adriatic Sea.
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner

August 2019


New paper in DNA Research (August 30th 2019)

Calcino AD, de Oliveira AL, Simakov O, Schwaha T, Zieger E, Wollesen T & Wanninger A (2019).
The quagga mussel genome and the evolution of freshwater tolerance.
DNA Research, dsz019, https://doi.org/10.1093/dnares/dsz019
Published online 29 August 2019


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 Diploma Student in August 2019 - Welcome to the Department (August 7th, 2019)

Şahika Emir-Soytürk
Mundwerkzeuge des blütenbesuchenden Käfers Mylabris variabilis
Advisor: Harald Krenn


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

July 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

June 2019


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, 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.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

May 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


Congratulations! (September 17th, 2019)

Master's Defensio - Tuesday, May 7th 2019

Stephan Burgstaller
A recapture study on two fire salamander populations in contrasting habitats in the Vienna Woods.
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Max Ringler, Günter Gollmann


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,  
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.01.009


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:
https://zoologicalletters.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40851-018-0115-x 

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

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