Research areas

  • Animal EvoDevo
  • Metazoan Functional and Evolutionary Morphology
  • Invertebrate Phylogeny
  • Invertebrate Sensory Systems and Neurobiology
  • Evolutionary Morphology: interface between palaeobiology and evolutionary developmental biology of vertebrates.
    For this we integrate living and fossil organisms, knowledge of their evolutionary relationships, past diversity patterns, and developmental biology, to provide a holistic understanding of their evolutionary history.






at the Department of Evolutionary Biology
Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
1090 Vienna

at the Department of Palaeontology
Althanstraße 14 (UZA II)
1090 Vienna


Univ.-Prof. DDr. Andreas Wanninger


Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Geol. Dr. Jürgen Kriwet


Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Harald W. Krenn

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser

  • Natural History Museum Vienna, Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics
  • Research Areas: Population and conservation genetics, species delimitation, molecular systematics, phylogeography, biodiversity, genetic monitoring, evolution of cave fish, DNA barcoding of molluscs
  • Contact

Dr. habil. Andy Sombke

Gerhard Steiner