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Magdalena Ambros MSc
The nervous system of Hyalinella punctata (Bryozoa)
Advisors: Thomas Schwaha, Andreas Wanninger
Master's Defensio, March 9th, 2016

Jorge Alves Audino
Anatomy and morphogenesis of the mantle edge of the scallop Nodipecten nodosus (L.1758) (Bivalvia: Pectinidae)
Advisors: Sonia Lopes, Andreas Wanninger

Mag. Theresa Barcaba
Mundwerkzeuge aldulter Plodia interpunctella (Pyralidae).
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung - November 21st, 2013

Sarah Bardakji MSc
Identification of cryptic species belonging to the Bombus lucorum - complex: DNA barcoding and morphological approaches
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Master's Defensio, November 6th, 2013

Petra Bartl-Binder
Kehren adulte Allobates femoralis zum Laichen an den Geburtsort zurück?
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Eva Ringler

Julia Bauder PhD
Extremely long mouthparts in butterflies and hawk moths: form, function, evolution.
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Defensio, July 17th, 2015

Kristina Beck MSc
Tadpole transport trajectories in Allobates femoralis.
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Max Ringler
Master's Defensio - July 2016

Mag. Veronica Bohacek

Silas Bossert MSc
Der Bombus lucorum-Artenkomplex in Österreich.
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Master's Defensio, June 30th, 2014

Mag. Tamara Burger

Chen Ciuhong
Vergleich der Mundwerkzeuge von Plodia interpunctella in verschiedenen Stadien.
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Dr. Emiliano Dell´Ampio
PostDoc, Workgroup: Günther Pass

André Luiz de Oliveira, PhD
Developmental genes, proneuropeptides and peptide hormones in Mollusca: an in-silico approach
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger
Defensio - January 14th, 2019

Katrin Diensthuber MSc
The morphology of the labial palpi of Heliconius butterflies.
Advisors: Harald Krenn
Master's Defensio, September 20th, 2016

Mag. Markus Dirnwöber PhD
Etho-ecology of coral-associated fishes.
Advisors:  Manfred WalzlJürgen Herler  
Defensio - October 7th, 2013

Mag. Manfred Duchkowitsch

Jellena Vanessa Düster MSc
Similar body size, variable proboscis length – comparison of mouthpart morphology of two euglossine bee species (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini).
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Master's Defensio, September 9th 2015

Mag. Heidrun Eberl

Mag. Claudia Eder

Mag. Magdalena Erich
Bet-hedging in tadpole deposition in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis.
(Diploma Thesis 2013)
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Eva Ringler

Mag. Alfred Fischer

Dr. Martin Fritsch
PostDoc 08/2013 - 08/2015
Researchgroup Andreas Wanninger

Natalie Gawin BSc
Myoanatomy of Pectinatella magnifica and Cristatella mucedo (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata).
Advisors: Thomas Schwaha & Andreas Wanninger
Master's Defensio, April 4th 2017

Mag. Tabea Gianordoli
Neurogenesis in Lyrodus pedicellatus (Bivalvia) as inferred by immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy.
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger
Diplomprüfung, November 25th, 2013

Mag. Joseph Gokcezade  
Diploma Thesis Harald Krenn

Mag. Josef Göschl

Mag. Barbara Gratzer

Mag. Maria Helene Gruber
Biometry, morphology and feeding performance of euglossine bees.
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, November 11th,2013

Mag. Anna-Sophie Haider
Cooperative behaviour of Cebus apella, Lemur catta and Saimiri boliviensis in captive environment.
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil
Diplomprüfung, March 16th, 2017

Mag. Teresa Hansal
Comparative morphology of the mouthparts of South African Monkey Beetles (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini).
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Diplompüfung, November 29th, 2013

Mag. Ulrike Harant
The effect of resource defence efficiency in coral-associated gobies on feeding preferences of an obligate corallivorous butterflyfish (Diploma Thesis).
Advisors: Wanninger Andreas, Herler Jürgen.

Mag. Rupert Hefler

Mag. Stephanie Heidenhofer
Einfluss von Haltungsbedingungen auf die Gesundheit und das Verhalten von Pferden.
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil
Diplompüfung, April 27th, 2015

Christina Heindl Msc
Antennal circulatory organs in Hemiptera. 
Advisor: Günther Pass
Master's Defensio, December 18th2015

Mag. Anna Nele Herdina PhD
The bat baculum
Histomorphological methods and microCT-based 3D models to distinguish cryptic species of Pipistellus and Plecotus and to test functional hypotheses using post-mortem specimens.
Advisors: NN, Helge Hilgers, Brian Metscher, Barbara Herzig
Defensio, November 3rd, 2014

Mag. Tanja Himmel
Population size, site fidelity and home ranges of male harlequin toads (Atelopus flavescens) in French Guiana. (Diploma Thesis 2013)
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Mag. Sabine Hindinger
Neurogenesis in Nemertea (Diploma Thesis). 
Advisor: Wanninger Andreas
Berthold Hatscheks Osteologische Forschungen. (Diploma Thesis "Lehramt").
Advisor: Manfred Walzl
Diplompüfung, June 19th, 2018

Mag. Astrid Holzer

Elisabeth Hölzl MSc
Effects of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of captive ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta).
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil
Master's Defensio, June 17th 2016

Mag. Verena Jellinek
Diploma Thesis 2013, Advisor: Günther Pass

Stefanie Jernej
Nahrungsaufnahme und Schädelmorphologie beim Sardischen Hechtkopfsalamander.
Advisor: Josef Weisgram

Mag. Nicole Jerome

Mag. Margrit Jütte

Mag. Martina Kaburek

Gerlinde Kaineder
Embryology of Phylactolaemata
Advisors: Thomas Schwaha, Andreas Wanninger
Master's Project 2017

Melanie Kalina
Development and stability in the pattern of Neurergus kaiseri.
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Marlene Karelly MSc
Myogenesis in Nucula (Bivalvia)
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger
Master's Defensio, April 10th, 2015

Sabrina Kaselitz MSc
Zoological analysis of historical animal depictions taking the lion as an example.
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil
Master's Defensio, April 19th, 2016

Dr. Sabrina Kaul-Strehlow
Postdoc 2012-2014
Researchgroup Andreas Wanninger

Mag. Alexandra Kerbl
Entwicklung des Gangliensystems bei Euprymna scolopes. (Diploma Thesis)
Advisor: Walzl Manfred

Mag. Gertraud Kindermann

Markus Klamt MSc
Behaviour/Training/Enrichment/Enclosure of Crocodylus morletii (Crocodylidae, Crocodylia). 
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil
Master's Defensio, February 23rd,2017

Mag. Andreas Kleewein PhD
Analysis of impacts of allochthonous turtles on Emys orbicularis in Austrian waterbodies with description of the complex of problems in Austria with particular reference to conservational and judicial aspects.
Advisor: Walter Hödl
Defensio, September 12th, 2016

Mag. Kerstin Klien

Barbara Kofler BSc
Teaching Assistant (until 2014)
Workgroup Walter Hödl 

Marius Koppler
Ontogenetic shape changes of the sea-horse Hippocampus reidi with respect to dietary differences.
Advisors: Manfred WalzlJürgen Herler 

Mag. Michael Kriegbaum
Reproductive mode determines dispersal: Leaf litter herpeto-diversity of a neo-tropical river island.
(Diploma Thesis 2013)
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Mag. Elena Kriegl
E-Learning und partizipative Lehr- und Lernkonzepte bei "Morphologie der Tiere" - ein hochschuldidaktisches Konzept.
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Dplonprüfung August 9th, 2018

Dr. Alen Kristof
2013-2015 Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) at the Dept. of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna (Head: Prof. A. Wanninger) 2012-2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Dept. of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna 

Mag. Florian Kucera
Funktionsmorphologie der Nahrungsaufnahme bei Triturus dobrogicus, Kiritzescu 1903 (Urodela, Salamandridae)
Advisor: Josef Weisgram
Diplomprüfung, November 28th, 2013

Mag. Stefan Kummer

Mag. Stephanie Kunisch
Die Anatomie des Nahrungsaufnahme-Apparates bei Calyptocephalella gayi.
Advisor: Patrick Lemell
Diplomprüfung, November 15th 2017

Christoph Leeb MSc
Mass hibernation and notes on the winter activity of fire salamanders (S.  Salamandra) in the Maurer Wald (Vienna, Austria). (Diploma Thesis 2013)
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Max Ringler

Mag. Nora Lieskonig
Comparative morphology of proboscis in Nymphalidae (Lepidoptera) - Phylogenetic and functional conclusions.
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, October 25th, 2013

Mag. Monika Lintner

Mag. Karoline Loidl
Functional morphology in the antennal hearts of Coleoptera.
Advisor: Günther Pass
Diplomprüfung, October 29th, 2015

Kathrin Lunzer 
Segmentation genes in polyplacophoran mollusks.
Advisor: Tim Wollesen

Ao. Prof. Mag. Dr. Karin Macfelda

Alexandra Mangold MSc
Molekularbiologische Analyse des Fortpflanzungsverhaltens von Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Glasfrösche).
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Eva Ringler
Master's Defensio, January 28th, 2014

Mag. Claudia Manzini

Mag. Bianca Matulik
Form and function of the mouthparts of adult wasps Paravespula vulgaris und Paravespula germanica.
Advisors: Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, August 17th 2016

Mag. Christine Mayer
Genetic variability of geographically widely separated Mediterranean populations of Plakosyllis brevipes (Polychaeta, Syllidae)
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner
Diplomprüfung, November 15th, 2013

Dr. Natascha Miljkovic

Mag. Martin Moosbrugger
The placental analogue in Bicellariella ciliata (Bryozoa: Cheilostomata). (Diploma Thesis)
Advisors: Walzl Manfred, Schwaha Thomas

Norma Mostert, MSc
Environmental Enrichment bei Zoo-gehaltenen Nasenbären
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil
Master´s Defensio, September 17th, 2014

Dr. Linde Morawetz
Verarbeitung komplexer visueller Reize bei Bienen.
Advisor: Johannes Spaethe
Defensio - Friday, December 6th, 2013

Mag. Petra Muerth

Katharina Muhm
Tadpole transport in Allobates femoralis. (Master´s Project)
Advisor: Walter Hödl, Eva Ringler

Anna Pavlicek MSc
Neurogenesis in the invasive zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha (Mollusca: Bivalvia).
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger
Master's Defensio, August 31st, 2016

Andrius Pašukonis BSc MSc PhD
The role of learning in the reproductive behavior of a Neotropical terriorial frog, Allobates femoralis.
PhD Programme "Cognition and Communication"
Advisor: Walter Hödl
Defensio, September 14th, 2015

Christopher Pichler MSc
Genetic and Morphological Characterization of a Newly Found Aphanius Population (Cyprinodontidae) from Kaklik, Turkey, and of Populations from Lakes Aci, Burdur and Salda.
Advisors: Günter Gollmann, Eva Ringler
Master's Defensio, April 23rd,  2014

Mag. (FH) Elisabeth Pinterich Msc
Functional morphology of the proboscis in the fruit-piercing butterfly Consul fabius (Charaxinae). 
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Master's Defensio, April 24th 2018

Dr. John Plant

Mag. Matthias Priewasser
Biomechanics of the Proboscis of Lepidoptera (PhD-Project)
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Philipp Pröts MSc
Life in a tube: Morphology of the ctenostome bryozoan Hypophorella expansa.
Advisors:  Thomas Schwaha, Andreas Wanninger
Master's Defensio, October 29th 2018

Mag. Michaela Punz
Was erzählen Skelette über die Lebensweise von Tieren?
- eine Bearbeitung der ausgestellten Säugetierskelette im UZA1 Wien inklusive fachdidaktischer Wissensvermittlung zu Lebensraum, Fortbewegung und Ernährung.
Advisors: Barbara Amina Gereben-Krenn, Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, June 20th, 2016

Mag. Demetra Rakosy
Phylogenetic relationships and pollinator driven speciation patterns in the Mediterranean Ophrys tenthredinifera complex (Orchidaceae)
Advisor: Hannes Paulus
Public Defensio December 18th 2017

Daniel Peter Ramsmayer MSc
Neurogenesis in Nucula tumidula and Kurtiella bidentata (Mollusca: Bivalvia) as revealed by immunocytochemistry and confocal laserscanning microscopy.
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger
Master's Defensio, October 10th, 2014

Mag. Anna Rausch
Die Bedeutung der blauen Balzfärbung männlicher Balkan-Moorfrösche (Rana arvalis wolterstorffi) bei der Partnerwahl. (Diploma Thesis 2013)
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Bianca Reinisch MSc
Einfluß des Umweltwissens in der Bevölkerung auf den Arterhalt.
Advisor: Helmut Kratochvil
Master's Defensio, April 28th, 2017

Mag. Monika Resch
Dioloma Thesis, Advisor: Günther Pass

Mag. Christoph Ritschl
Genetic variability of geographically widely separated Mediterranean populations of Sphaerosyllis sp.(Syllidae), Polychaeta, Annelida)
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner
Diplomprüfung, November 15th, 2013

Mag. Magdalena Sammer
Systematischer Wert der Radulamorphologie von Steromphala und Phorcus (Gastropoda: Trochidae).
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner
Diplomprüfung, June 27th, 2017

Ekaterina Savchenko, MSc
Phenology of alpine butterflies.
Advisors: Harald Krenn
Master's Defensio: Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

Mag. Georg Scattolin

Mag. Barbara Schädl
Die abdominale Muskulatur bei Acerentomidae (Protura).
Advisor:  Manfred Walzl
Diplomprüfung, October 28th,  2013

Mag. Elisabeth Scheidl

Dipl. Biol. Maik Scherholz PhD
Inferring the Evolutionary History of Aculiferan Mollusks by Means of Comparative Myogenesis and Gene Expression Studies.
Advisor:  Andreas Wanninger
Public Defensio  February 27th 2017

Sabine Schoder MSc
Feeding preferences of four closely related Hylaeus species (Dentigera) on an abandoned train station in Vienna.
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Master's Defensio, Tuesday, February 6th 2018

Mag. Bernhard Schneller
The Bumblebees of Vorarlberg (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Advisor: Harald Krenn 
Diplomprüfung, June 25th, 2014

Melanie Schreiner MSc
Comparative aspects of lophotrochozoan larval neuroanatomy. (Master's Thesis) Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

Mag. Alexandra Schön

Mag. Sonja Scsepka

Mag. Johanna Seelich
Vögel im Botanischen Garten der Universität Wien.
Advisor: Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, May 18th 2017

Mag. Michael Seiter
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Dr. Harald Singer
Breeding Carnolian bees Apis mellifera carnica (Pollmann, 1879) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on different comb cell sizes and analyzing the effect of the different cell sizes on Varroa (Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman, 2000) (Mesostigmata:Varroidae) infestation rates. 
Advisor: Hannes Paulus
Public Defensio - November 15th 2017

Mag. Katharina Singer

Mag. Birgit Sonnleitner
Development and larval anatomy of neuro-muscular structures of phoronids. (Diploma Thesis)
Advisor: Andreas Wanninger

Dr. Johannes Spaethe

Sandra Spring, MSc
Oviposition and father presence reduce clutch cannibalism by female poison frogs.
Advisors: Eva Ringler
Master's Defensio, September 3rd, 2018

Mag. Judith Stangl
Ontogenetic change of signals brightness in foot-flagging species Staurois guttatus and S. parvus. (2013)
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Mag. Luiza Stankiewicz
Charakterisierung des Zytoskeletts von kultivierten humanen Herzmuskelzellen.
Advisor:  Manfred Walzl, Elisabeth Ehler

Mag. Iris Starnberger PhD
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, March 26th 2018 

Mag. Kerstin Stejskal
Die Funktion von Lippenmuster in der Bestäuberanlockung bei Sexualtäuschorchideen
Advisor: Hannes F. Paulus, Johannes Spaethe

Mag. Sophia Stojan
Räumliche Einnischung zweier Gnaphosiden-Arten in einem alpinen Lebensraum.
Advisors: Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn, Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, June 20th, 2017

Susanne Stückler MSc
Courtship not for courting? Spatio-temporal characteristics of courtship behaviour in the poison frog, Allobates femoralis.
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Max Ringler
Master's Defensio,  October 22nd 2018

Mag. Petra Sumasgutner PhD
Costs and benefits in the settlement decisions of the Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) in human altered landscapes. 
Advisors: Anita Gamauf, Harald Krenn
Defensio, December 19th, 2014

Birgit Szabo
Temperature coupling in the vocal communication of the male pan-Amazonian dart-poison frog Allobates femoralis (Anura - Dendrobatidae)
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Dr. Markus Tögel
Ph.D Thesis, Advisor: Günther Pass

Katharina Trenkwalder MSc
Genetic connectivity of (meta-) populations in Hyalinobatrachium valerioi.
Advisors: Walter Hödl, Eva Ringler
Master's Defensio, July 10th, 2014

Mag. Daniela Trpisovsky
Genetische Variabilität der mediterranen, mesopsammalen Schnecke Philinoglossa praelongata (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Euopisthobranchia)
Advisor: Gerhard Steiner
Diplomprüfung, November 22nd, 2013

Mag. Lucien Untersteggaber

Carolin Vogel
Advisor: Günther Pass

Anna Weber MSc
The nervous system of Paludicella articulata (Bryozoa, Ctenostomata).
Advisors: Thomas Schwaha, Andreas Wanninger
Master's Defensio, April 8th, 2014

Denise Weber
Teaching Assistant June 2014 - June 2016

Marlene Weberndorfer
Feeding in Ambystoma andersoni (Krebs & Brandon 1984) (Salamandroidea, Amphibia).
Advisors: Patrick Lemell
Diplomprüfung, June 20th, 2017

Mag. Philine Werner PhD
Geographic range limits and ecological niches of parapatric land salamanders - a case study for the European Alps
Advisor: Walter Hödl
Defensio, February 5th, 2014

Michaela Widmayr
Advisor: Harald Krenn

Mag. Maria Wielscher
Außerschulischer Lernort "Lebensraum Alpen": Konzept für eine Projektarbeit für die Sekundarstufe.
Advisor: Barbara-Amina Gereben-Krenn, Harald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, April 26th 2018

Mag. Verena Wiesinger
Feeding mechanism of Calyptocephalella gayi.
Advisor: Patrick Lemell
Diplomprüfung, June 8th 2017

Mag. 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-KrennHarald Krenn
Diplomprüfung, April 26th 2017

Mag. Marie Wolfram

Dr. Robert Wochesländer

Dr. Tim Wollesen
mail: tim.wollesen@univie.ac.at

Mag. Andrea Wurzinger-Mayer
Myogenesis in the wood boring bivalve Lyrodus pedicellatus. 
Supervisor: Andreas Wanninger
Diplomprüfung, November 25th, 2013

Katharina Zenz MSc
Phylogeny, morphology and pollen preferences of five Austrian species in the Colletes succinctus group (Hymenoptera, Apidae)
Advisors: Harald Krenn, Herbert Zettel (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien)
Master's Defensio, November 12th, 2018

Mag. Claudia Zutz
Characterization and comparison of the population genetic structures of two Salamandra salamandra populations (Wienerwald, Niederösterreich, Wien).
Advisor: Walter Hödl

Dr. Irene Zweimüller 

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