Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics:

Maximilian Dreer

Supervisor: Christa Schleper

Thesis topic: Biofilm formation and transformation of Ammonia Oxidizing Archaea

Jéssica Carolina Gomes da Silva

Supervisor: Filipa Sousa

Topic: Microbial biotransformations in biogeochemical cycles

Johannes Ben Herpell

Supervisor: Christa Schleper, Wolfram Weckwerth

Topic: The plant microbiome - How beneficial plant-microbe interactions shape plant performance

Angus Samuel Hilts

Supervisor: Filipa Sousa

Topic: The Oxygen Gambit: How life risked the reactivity of oxygen for energetic gain

ORCID

Erika Wimmer

Supervisor: Christa Schleper

Topic: Alternative functions of type III-B CRISPR-Cas systems beyond antiviral defense

ResearchGate

Anastasiia Padalko

Supervisor: Filipa Sousa

Topic: Metabolic traits prediction and validation in Archaea

ResearchGate

Hayk Palabikyan

Supervisor: Simon Rittmann

Topic: Converting carbon dioxide into bioplastics

Thomas Pribasnig

Supervisor: Schleper Christa

Topic: Energy and carbon metabolism of Nitrososphaeria

Barbara Reischl

Supervisor: Simon Rittmann

Thesis topic: Physiological and biotechnological characteristics and application possibilities of archaeal co and pure cultures

Tobias Viehböck

Supervisor: Silvia Bulgheresi

Thesis topic: Compaction and organization of animal symbiont chromosomes


Bio-Oceanography and Marine Biology:

Sebastian Valerio Aymerich

Supervisor: Monika Bright

Topic:

Michaela Berensmeier

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Paloenvironmental changes of a shallow-water ecosystem in the Northern Adriadic Sea: Development of the community composition and its taphonomy

ResearchGate

Eva Breyer

Supervisor: Monika Bright, Franz Berthiller, Christian Griebler

Topic: Oceanic fungal ecology and biogeochemistry

Salvador Espada-Hinojosa

Supervisor: Silvia Bulgheresi

Topic: A cultivation and population genetics approach to study transmission and maintenance of the thiotrophic Candidatus Thiobius zoothamnicola - Zoothamnium niveum symbiosis

Alexandra Haselmair

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Historical ecology of the northern Adriatic sea: spatial and temoral distribution of the high biomass epifauna

ResearchGate

Angelina Ivkic

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Red Sea coral reefs: A Pleistocene - Recent comparison

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Petra Lukeneder

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Morphometry, taphonomy and geochemistry of late Triassic coleoids from the Polzberg Konservat-Lagerstätte near Lunz am See (Carnian, Reingraben shales, Lower Austria).

ResearchGate

Giulia Marchioro

Supervisor: Luise Kruckenhauser, Pedro Frade, Igor Adameyko, Cecilia D'Angelo

Topic: Functional diversity of coral fluorescent proteins in mesophotic reefs

Philipp Pröts

Supervisor: Jörg Ott

Topic: Morphological adaptations to the symbiotic life-style of Stilbonematinae (Desmodoroidea, Nematoda)

Daniel Martinovic Saavedra

Supervisor: Federico Baltar

Topic: The role of enzyme promiscuity on organic phosphorus cycling in the ocean

Marilena Heitger

Supervisor: Gerhard Herndl

Topic:

Katherine Jennifer Salazar Alekseyeva

Supervisor: Federico Baltar , Gerhard J. Herndl

Topic: Ecology of pelagic fungi and its role in oceanic biogeochemical cycles

Teresa Maria Rosa Winter

Supervisor: Monika Bright

Topic: Ecology of Zoothamnium assemblages on experimental shallow water wood falls


Environmental Change and Biodiversity

Michaela Berensmeier

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Paloenvironmental changes of a shallow-water ecosystem in the Northern Adriadic Sea: Development of the community composition and its taphonomy

ResearchGate

Florian Danzinger

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger, Thomas Wrbka

Topic: A safe operating space for agricultural landscapes: integrating green infrastructure, ecological restoration and stakeholder involvement

Andreas Gattringer

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger

Topic: Plant migration in silico - Methods for simulating plant dynamics in a warming world

ResearchGate

Michael Glaser

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger, Franz Essl

Topic: Past, Present and Future Weeds - Changes in the Arable Flora of Central Europe Under Climate and Land Use Change

 

 

Alexandra Haselmair

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Historical ecology of the northern Adriatic sea: spatial and temoral distribution of the high biomass epifauna

ResearchGate

Norbert Helm

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger, Karl Hülber, Dietmar Moser, Johannes Wessely

Topic: Linking the micro- with the macroscale in alpine plant ecology

Angelina Ivkic

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Red Sea coral reefs: A Pleistocene - Recent comparison

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Ekin Kaplan

Supervisor: Franz Essl

Topic:

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Chytrý Kryštof

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger

Topic: Effects of microclimate on distribution patterns of high alpine flora

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Lisa Tedeschi

Supervisor: Franz Essl

Topic: Ecology, spread, and impacts of invasive alien mammals in Europe

Petra Lukeneder

Supervisor: Martin Zuschin

Topic: Morphometry, taphonomy and geochemistry of late Triassic coleoids from the Polzberg Konservat-Lagerstätte near Lunz am See (Carnian, Reingraben shales, Lower Austria).

ResearchGate

Ana Isabel Martinez Richart

Supervisor: Franz Essl, Jana Petermann

Topic: Landscape connectivity in forests.  A multi-taxa case study on stepping stones between the Dürrenstein-Lassingtal Wilderness Area, and the Kalkalpen and Gesäuse National Parks, Austria

ResearchGate

Janine Oettel

Supervisor: Franz Essl, Martin Gossner

Topic: Modelling drivers of deadwood amount, decomposition and residence time taking into account the occurrence of deadwood-inhabiting insects in Austrian forests

Clemens Pachschwöll

Supervisor: Franz Essl

Topic: Detecting ‘invaders in disguise’  DNA barcoding of invasive plant species in Austria

ResearchGate

Sonia Rashid

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger

Topic: Modelling climate-driven range changes of European butterflies and their host plants - do transient dynamics matter?

ResearchGate

Parvin Safiyan Böldaji

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger

Topic: Habitat suitability of the Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) and its primary prey species in north-eastern Iran

Anna Schertler

Supervisor: Franz Essl

Topic: Macroecological perspectives in invasion biology –  examining drivers of fungal and plant invasion patterns and processes

Tom Vorstenbosch

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger, Franz Essl

Topic: Modelling the future of biological invasions in the sub-Antarctic under climate change

ResearchGate

Pablo Aycart Lazo

Supervisor: Bea Maas and Stefan Dullinger

Topic: Functional diversity and interactions of birds, bats and arthropods in tropical cacao agroforestry systems: linking biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management

 

 

Johannes Hausharter

Supervisor: Stefan Dullinger

Topic: The role of micro-climate and micro-environment for population dynamics of alpine plants


Evolutionary Anthropology

Jeannette Becker

Supervisor: Sylvia Kirchengast

Topic: Comparative analysis of respiratory health during the medieval period in Austria

Leo Capari

Supervisor: Harald Wilfing

Topic: Anatomy of challenge driven R&I: The cases of energy transition and demographic change

ResearchGate

KS Duffett Carlson

Supervisor: Ron Pinhasi

Topic: 3D investigation of microarchitecture and microtaphonomy in archaeological bone

Tobias Göllner

Supervisor: Martin Fieder, Helmut Schaschl

Topic: The Peopling of Asia: Genetic Ancestry, Population Structure, Demography and Natural Selection

Sonja Kuderer

Supervisor: Martin Fieder, Sylvia Kirchengast

Topic: An interdisciplinary approach: the co-evolution of handedness, sensation seeking and anxiety

Kirsten Mandl

Supervisor: Martin Grassberger, Maria Teschler-Nicola

Topic: Corpse treatment in prehistoric and early historic central Europe: detecting histotaphonomic signatures of mortuary customs through osteobiography, archaeothanatology, and histotaphonomy

Katarina Matiasek

Supervisor: Harald Wilfing

Topic: Incorporations. Stereo Photography in Anthropology

Victoria Oberreiter

Supervisor: Ron Pinhasi, Thomas Rattei

Topic: Mineralogical Preservation of the Human Biome from the Depth of Time (MINERVA)

 

 

Aigerim Rymbekova

Supervisor: Martin Kuhlwilm

Topic:

Constanze Hedwig Schattke

Supervisor: Harald Wilfing, Sabine Eggers

Topic: Witnesses of Violence? Combining Bioarchaeology and Provenance to research violence in the acquisition contexts of human remains in the Department of Anthropology, Natural History Museum Vienna from 1857 – 1935

Marcel Seifert

Supervisor: Harald Wilfing

Topic: Walk It Like You Talk It: Closing the Value-Action Gap in Climate Action with Experimental Evidence

Muhammad Bilal Sharif

Supervisor: Elmira Mohandesan, Katrin Schäfer

Topic: Investigating the mule's ancient history in Austria and Germany using paleogenomics

Petra Simkova

Supervisor: Gerhard Weber

Topic: Morphological variation and covariation in human postcanine dentition

Magdalena T. Srienc-Ściesiek

Supervisor: Sylvia Kirchengast, Sabine Ladstätter

Topic: Lifeways of the early medieval Slavs: A bioarchaeological examination of diet and health based on the human remains from three cemeteries north and south of the Karawanken Mountains

Inga Stolbovaya

Supervisor: Fred Bookstein, Gerhard Weber

Topic: 3D morphometric analysis of the human cranium for the investigation of posterior discrepancy

Elöd Úry

Supervisor: Gerhard Weber

Topic: A 4D study of the mandibular guiding system: An integrated geometric morphometric approach

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Brina Zagorc

Supervisor: Maria Ivanova-Bieg, Ron Pinhasi

Topic: Sex-specific variations in the health status of subadult Central European skeletal populations during Antiquity and Early Medieval times

Paul Klostermann

Supervisor: Sabine Eggers

Topic: Adolescence in the Early Medieval Age. A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Pubertal Timing in Central Europe.

Savannah Schaufler

Supervisor: Harald Wilfing, Tatiana Konrad

Topic: Sustainability Reset: Questions of Behavioral and Cultural Changes Revealed by COVID-19

Evolutionary Zoology and Palaeobiology

Arnoud Begat

Supervisor: Jürgen Kriwet

Topic: Mesozoic elasmobranch fish (sharks, skates, and rays) ecology and diversity patterns before extinction events

 

 

Julian Bibermair

Supervisor: Thomas Schwaha

Topic: Evolution of phylactolaemate bryozoans

Sebastian H. Decker

Supervisor: Thomas Schwaha

Topic: Life cycle and systematics of boring bryozoans

Carlos Fernando De Gracia

Supervisor: Jürgen Kriwet

Topic: Evolutionary patterns between fossil and living billfishes (Istiophoridae).

 

 

 

Willy De Mattia

Supervisor: Elisabeth Haring, Gerhard Steiner

Topic: Anatomical revision of Alopiinae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae): TesIng genital characters in clausiliid systematics

Margret Eckhard

Supervisor: Andreas Wanninger

Topic: Glue characterization in centipedes

Iris Fischer

Supervisor: Elisabeth Haring

Topic: Ecological status of aquatic habitats in Vienna: critical comparison of classical monitoring and molecular genetic methods to assess species distribution and composition of the dragonfly fauna

June Feliciano Fronda Ordonez

Supervisor: Tim Wollesen

Topic

Sophie Greistorfer

Supervisor: Gerhard Steiner

Topic: Glowing mucus; Characterisation of the unique defence secretion of Latia neritoides (Gastropoda)

Anna-Maria Sabine Gschwandner

Supervisor: Robert Ptacnik

Topic: Remoteness and size as determinants of Lake Ecosystem stability (RemoLake)

 

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Marina Ivanković

Supervisor: Robert Ptacnik , Mia Bengtsson

Topic: The impact of mixotrophic bacterivory on microbial food webs in changing lake ecosystems

Patrick Leopold Jambura

Supervisor: Jürgen Kriwet

Topic: Evolutionary history and trait evolution in sharks (Selachimorpha; Chondrichthyes): Remembering the past and imaging the future of an apex predator.

Mildred Jessica Johnson

Supervisor: Thomas Schwaha

Topic: The life cycle and systematics of the boring ctenostome bryozoan families Immergentiidae and Spathiporidae

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Claudia Klimpfinger

Supervisor: Jürgen Kriwet

Topic: Labial Cartilages in Sharks - an Anatomical Analysis of Present and Past Species

Giulia Marchioro

Supervisor: Luise Kruckenhauser, Pedro Frade, Igor Adameyko, Cecilia D'Angelo

Topic: Functional diversity of coral fluorescent proteins in mesophotic reefs

Katharina Mason

Supervisor: Elisabeth Haring

Topic: When genetics contradicts morphology: How does this affect our species concepts?

ResearchGate

Arthur Pichler

Supervisor: Robert Ptacnik

Topic: Diet and impacts of the predatory cladoceran Bythotrephes longimanus on zooplankton communities in Alpine lakes

ResearchGate

Susanne Reier

Supervisor: Luise Kruckenhauser, Anja Palandacic

Topic: Genetic variation of small cyprinids in the karst area

Sebastian Guzman Rodriguez

Supervisor: Tim Wollesen

Topic: Mesoderm development and evolution in Chaetognatha

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Manuel A. Staggl

Supervisor: Jürgen Kriwet

Topic: Drivers of Elasmobranch Diversity in Deep Time

Julia Türtscher

Supervisor: Jürgen Kriwet

Topic: Taxonomic and systematic significance of dental traits in elasmobranch fishes

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Katharina Wechselberger

Supervisor: Harald Krenn

Topic: Analysis of the main factors influencing the behavior of wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) as a basis for the optimization of available crop protection measures on arable land

ResearchGate

Limnology

Pamela Alessandra Baur

Supervisor: Stephan Glatzel

Topic: Greenhouse gas exchanges of special wetland ecosystems in Austria

Florian Caillon

Supervisor: Jakob Schelker and Peter Peduzzi

Topic: Understanding the dynamics of bacterial communities and dissolved organic carbon in small headwater streams

Constanze Englisch

Supervisor: Christian Griebler

Topic: Heat below the City - How increased temperature influences urban groundwater ecosystems

Anna-Maria Sabine Gschwandner

Supervisor: Robert Ptacnik

Topic: Remoteness and size as determinants of Lake Ecosystem stability (RemoLake)

Marina Ivanković

Supervisor: Robert Ptacnik , Mia Bengtsson

Topic: The impact of mixotrophic bacterivory on microbial food webs in changing lake ecosystems

Francine Mathieu

Supervisor: Martin Kainz

Topic: "Temporal dynamics of plankton food webs and sediments of young gravel
pit lakes."

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Raphael Müller

Supervisor: Stephan Glatzel

Topic: Mechanisms of Peat Formation in Different Wetland Ecosystems

Arthur Pichler

Supervisor: Robert Ptacnik

Topic: Diet and impacts of the predatory cladoceran Bythotrephes longimanus on zooplankton communities in Alpine lakes

ResearchGate

Alice Retter

Supervisor: Christian Griebler, Fede Baltar, Henrik Nilsson

Topic: Vulnerability and response of microbial groundwater communities in alpine regions to anthropogenic impacts and climate change.

Spencer Alan Roberts

Supervisor: Stephan Glatzel, Christian Griebler

Topic: The role of tropical rivers as bio-climatic corridors in a fragmented forest landscape in Southwestern Costa Rica

ResearchGate

He Wang

Supervisor: Christian Griebler

Topic:

Zhen Wang

Supervisor: Hubert Keckeis

Topic:

Pratiksha Acharya

Supervisor: Christian Griebler, Katrin Attermeyer, Simon Vitecek

Topic: Influence of resource and consumer diversity on the quality and microbial processing of fine particulate organic matter during leaf breakdown in streams

Stefano Mari

Supervisor: Martin Kainz, Libor Zavorka

Topic: The importance of dietary omega 3 fatty acids for development of cognitive skills in wild fishes through the lens of Tingbergen’s four

ResearchGate

John Lester Viscara Pide

Supervisor: Christian Griebler

Topic:

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Molecular Evolution and Development

Mujahid Ali 

Supervisor: Qi Zhou

Topic: Epigenomic evolution of Drosophila sex chromosomes

ResearchGate

Tatiana Lebedeva

Supervisor: Grigory Genikhovich

Topic: Mechanism of molecular boundary formation in the oral-aboral patterning of the sea anemone Nematostella

Andreas Denner

Supervisor: Ulrich Technau

Topic: Characterization of putative stem cell marker genes in Nematostella vectensis

Patricio Ferrer Murguia

Supervisor: Ulrich Technau

Topic: Red Sea coral reefs: A Pleistocene - Recent comparison

Alena Kizenko

Supervisor: Oleg Simakov

Topic: Genomic and evolutionary stability behind animal regeneration

ResearchGate

Paul Knabl

Supervisor: Grigory Genikhovich

Topic: BMP signaling in the cnidarian germ line

 

Koto Kon

Supervisor: Oleg Simakov

Topic: Elucidating the role of transposable element activity in hydra regeneration

Oliver Link

Supervisor: Ulrich Technau

Topic: On the origin and evolution of striated muscle cells: Insights into muscle cell transcriptomes from striated muscles of cnidarian jellyfish

 

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Sanjay Narayanaswamy

Supervisor: Ulrich Technau

Topic: Assessing senescence in the regenerative and long lived Nematostella vectensis

Isabell Niedermoser

Supervisor: Grigory Genikhovich

Topic: The role of the Wnt ligand/Frizzled receptor preferences in the axial patterning of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.

ResearchGate

Elena Andrea Ritschard

Supervisor: Oleg Simakov

Topic: "Evolutionary origins and functional impact of novel genes on cephalopod developmental and
morphological innovations"

ResearchGate

Lisa Rouressol

Supervisor: Oleg Simakov, Margaret McFall-Ngai

Topic: Genomic novelty underlying symbiotic organ evolution in bobtail squids

Lubna Younas

Supervisor: Qi Zhou

Topic: Molecular mechanisms of tissue-specific dosage compensation in Drosophila species

ResearchGate

Isha Joshi

Supervisor: Peter Schlögelhofer

Topic: Uncovering the Interrelation of DNA damage and Pathogen Response Pathways


Molecular Systems Biology

Fariha Naz Apon

Supervisor: Peter Schlögelhofer, Marie-Theres Hauser

Topic: Functions of cell wall integrity sensors in plant stress responses

Zhengnan Cai

Supervisor: Elke Heiß, Wolfram Weckwerth

Topic: Metabolic alternation interacts with immune signal transduction in tumor-associated macrophages

Yovita Astuti Djohan

Labgruppe

Supervisor: Stefanie Wienkoop

Topic: Stress-induced Pea-omics: Messire vs. Protecta

Lena Fragner

Supervisor: Wolfram Weckwerth, Stefanie Wienkoop

Topic: "Eco-metabolomics From Moderate to Tropical Climate - Molecular Insights to Colonization Strategies of
Ecological Niches"

ResearchGate

Johannes Ben Herpell

Supervisor: Christa Schleper, Wolfram Weckwerth

Topic: The plant microbiome - How beneficial plant-microbe interactions shape plant performance

Jiahang Li

Supervisor: Wolfram Weckwerth

Topic: Development of Systematic Mathematic Matlab-based Software for the Analysis of Environmental, Clinical and Translational Large-scale OMICS Datasets

Wan Li

Supervisor: Wolfram Weckwerth

Topic:

Carlos A. Pérez Rízquez

Labgruppe

Supervisor: Stefanie Wienkoop

Topic: Underlying mechanism(s) of the symbioprotein ferritin on legume root nodule formation and drought stress

 

 

Julian Preiner

Supervisor: Stefanie Wienkoop

Topic: Changes in C/N-metabolic processes and heavy metal stress response of leguminous plants (Glycine max) and their symbiotic partners during tungsten (W) and olybdenum (Mo) induced stress: An integrated proteomic, metabolomic and physiologic assessment.

ResearchGate

Madeleine Schnurer

Supervisor: Verena Ibl

Topic: Characterization of TOL proteins in barley

Maryam Alsadat Zekri

Supervisor: Ingeborg Lang, Daniel Tholen

Topic: Water’s gateway to heaven 3D imaging and modeling of transient stomatal responses in plant leaves under dynamic environments

Shuang Zhang

Supervisor: Wolfram Weckwerth

Topic: Spatial Variability of Wheat Grain Protein Quality and Its Physiological Mechanism in Response to Different Ratios of Basal Nitrogen Fertilizer to Topdressing Nitrogen Fertilizer

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Mario Wieser

Supervisor: Stefanie Wienkoop

Topic:

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Plant Evolutionary Biology

Muhammad Ahmad

Supervisor: Ovidiu Paun, Angela Sessitsch

Topic: Population genetics of Boraginaceae and their transcriptomic changes upon microbial-interaction

Sadia Sabrina Alam

Supervisor: Andreas Bachmair

Topic: The role of post-translational modifications (PTMs) in plant stress resilience

Johannes Maximilian Braunisch

Supervisor: Gerald Schneeweis

Topic: What determines distribution limits of range-restricted species in high-mountain habitats?

Lukas Dirr

Supervisor: Friðgeir Grímsson

Topic: The Application of Citizen-Science and Crowd-Sourced Data in the Field of Aerobiology

Florian Etl

Supervisor: Stefan Dötterl, Jürg Schönenberger

Topic: Mechanisms of reproductive isolation and adaptations to different pollinators in complex pollination networks of tropical Araceae.

Christian Geier

Supervisor: Friðgeir Grímsson

Topic: Flower-insect interactions in the Eocene to Oligocene of Central Europe

Clara Adriana Groot Crego

Supervisor: Ovidiu Paun

Topic: "Disentangling the evolutionary drivers of an adaptive radiation in Tillandsia"

Vildana Kapetanovic

Supervisor: Hanna Schneeweiss

Topic: Diversity and evolution of chili peppers, the genus Capsicum (Solanaceae)

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Karen Kölzer

Supervisor: Martina Weber

Topic: Authenticity of urban honey: Specific challenges for palynology and how diversification of methods can overcome them

Constantin Kopper

Supervisor: Jürg Schönenberger, Agnes Dellinger

Topic: Pollinations syndromes, pollinator shifts and floral evolution in Melastomataceae

Dennis Jonas Larsson

Supervisor: Gerald Schneeweiss

Topic: Evolution in high mountain systems ( Phyteuma, Campanulaceae)

Clemens Pachschwöll

Supervisor: Franz Essl, Gerald Schneeweiss

Topic: Detecting ‘invaders in disguise’  DNA barcoding of invasive plant species in Austria

Martin Rose

Supervisor: Michael Kiehn

Topic: Impact of trade restrictions on species survival

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Teerna Saugata Khastgir

Supervisor: Ovidiu Paun

Topic: Comparative genomics and population genomics of the adaptive radiation of Diospyros on New Caledonia, a biodiversity hotspot


Theoretical Evolutionary Biology

Nina Kraus

Supervisor: Brian Metscher

Topic: Hemodynamic influences on heart morphogenesis of the developing chick outflow tract

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Katharina Stefke

Supervisor: Philipp Mitteröcker, Frank Zachos

Topic: Morphometric and non-metric analyses in intraspecific variation in the red deer (Cervus elaphus) and their bearing upon evolutionary history and taxonomy

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Inga Stolbovaya

Supervisor: Fred Bookstein, Gerhard Weber

Topic: 3D morphometric analysis of the human cranium for the investigation of posterior discrepancy


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Tropical Ecology and Animal Biodiversity

Barbara Waringer

Supervisor: Christian H. Schulze

Topic: 

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