Recent projects

Microbes involved in Black Soldier Fly oviposition (funded by: FWF, Austrian Science Fund)

protectBats: identifying local-extinction agents of the lesser horseshoe bat in the Bavarian-Tyrolean Alpine space (Interreg, fundedby EU, European Union)

Genome-wide gene flow in the Daphnia longispina complex (funded by: FWF, Austrian Science Fund)

Daphnia resilience – comparison of genomic and functional resilience of the waterflea population under eutrophication and oligotrophication in Lake Constance, Lake Zurich, and Lake Walen (Interreg, funded by EU, European Union)

protectAlps (Interreg, fundedby EU, European Union)

Ant peace and war: DNA, RNA and cuticular hydrocarbons (funded by: FWF, Austrian Science Fund)

Research topics

Adaptation
Alpine ecology
Alpine endemism
Anaerobic digestion
Arachnology
Bats
Bees
Behavioural ecology
Biogeography and faunistics
Biodiversity
Bioinformatics
Biological-pest control
Climate-change biology
Conservation biology
Development and application of genetic markers
Ecological niche modelling
Ecology and evolution of symbioses
Ecological speciation
Ecomorphology
Embryology
Environmental chemistry
Experimental evolution
Genome and transcriptome biology
Herpetology
Hybridisation
Insect farming
(Integrative) taxonomy
Invasion biology
Life history
Microbe-host interactions
Microbiome research 
Myrmecology
Ornithology
Parthenogenesis
Phylogeny and phylogeography
Pollination ecology
Polyploidy
Population genetics and genomics
Routine identification tools
Selection
(Sexual) behaviour
Social organisation
Soil zoology 
Speciation and gene flow  
Urban ecology
Traditional morphology and geometric morphometrics
Trophic ecology
Waste management and monitoring
Wildlife monitoring

Study organisms


Ants, ascomycete fungi, bats, beetles, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, earthworms, fishes, flies, frogs, grasshoppers, grouse, harvestmen, jumping bristletails, newts, snails, spiders, waterfleas, Wolbachia bacteria

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