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.
  • NHM main research areas and methodological approaches ares:
    • Biological systematics / integrative taxonomy / phylogenetics / phylogenomic
    • Molecular genetic analyses / phylogeography / population genetics / species delimitation
    • Molecular methods applied to conservation and biodiversity research
    • Collection-based research / comparative morphology
    • Co-evolution and symbiosis

 

 

 

 

Locations

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

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

Diversity, Taxonomy and Systematics @ NHMW
Natural History Museum Vienna
Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna

Team:

Andreas Wanninger

Speaker

Research Areas: Animal morphology, development and evolutio; Lophotrochozoan, MorphoEvoDevo,  Marine invertebrates group

Jürgen Kriwet

Co-Speaker

Pedro Frade

Research Areas: Corals and coral reef science; coral biology, ecology and evolution; integrated systematics, phylogenetics and phylogenomics; biodiversity, symbiosis, microbial ecology and host-associated microbes; invertebrate zoology

Elisabeth Haring

Research areas: Phylogenetics, molecular systematics, evolutionary genetics, biodiversity

Harald W. Krenn

Research Areas: Terrestrial arthropods group, insect functional morphology

Luise Kruckenhauser

Research Areas: Population and conservation genetics, species delimitation, molecular systematics, phylogeography, biodiversity, genetic monitoring, evolution of cave fish, DNA barcoding of molluscs

Research Areas: Science education

Anja Palandačić

Research Areas: Population and conservation genetics, species delimitation, molecular systematics & taxonomy, phylogeography, biodiversity, historic & ancient DNA analysis

Thomas Schwaha

Research Areas: Animal Morphology and Evolution

Andy Sombke

Research Areas: Evolutionary & functional morphology of myriapods and comparative neuroanatomy of arthropods.

Gerhard Steiner

Research Areas: Invertebrate phylogenetics and evolution

Frank Zachos

Research areas: Research Areas: Biodiversity, Phylogeography, Population/Conservation genetics of mammals and birds, Species concepts, Theoretical foundations of taxonomy, History and Philosophy of Biology