Former students

Cornelia Amon, MSc
"Status and dynamics of a European Green Toad (Bufotes viridis) population in a primary habitat at the National Park Neusiedler See-Seewinkel (Burgenland, Austria)." (Master's thesis, 2022, Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Silvester Bartsch, MSc.
"The 'jigsaw-puzzle' of the cranial bones in humans (Homo sapiens) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): An ontogenetic and comparative perspective" (Master's thesis, 2019. Supervisors: Philipp Mitteröcker & Nicole Grunstra)

Andreas Bauer, MSc.
"How does invasion of a new environment drive body shape? A test of predictions based on the Adriatic dwarf goby Knipowitschia panizzae (Verga, 1841)." (Master's thesis, 2018. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Philipp Mitteröcker)

Magdalena Baumgartner, Mag. rer. nat.
"Ein Leben zwischen wildem Wasser und steilem Fels." (Diplomarbeit, 2017. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Daniel Capek, Mag. rer. nat.
"Thumbs Down." (Master's thesis, 2012. Supervisor: Gerd Müller)

Janis Czurda, MSc
"Genetic population structure in the crested newt contact zone in Vienna (Triturus carnifex, Triturus dobrogicus, Salamandridae)." (Master's thesis, 2022. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)
Master's Defensio - Monday, December 19th 2022

Anna Dünser, MSc.
"Are models living up to expectations?" (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Manfred Drack, Dr.

Martin Emmer, MSc.
"Zeitliches elterliches Investment in der Aufzucht bei Rauchschwalben (Hirundo rustica)." (Diplomarbeit, 2008. Supervisor: Gerhard Spitzer)

Karin Ernst, MSc
"Species' distribution modeling (SDM) and field survey on Iberolacerta horvathi (MEHELY, 1904) in Austria: predicted and actual habitats considering topographical, geological and bioclimatic parameters" (Master's thesis, 2020. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Marlis Forcher, Mag. rer. nat.

Lukas Fuxjäger, MSc.
"Adaptive significance of transgenerational plasticity." (Master's thesis, 2019. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Lisa N. Shama)

Andreas Gabriel, MSc.
"How does invasion of a new environment drive body shape?" (Master's thesis, 2018. Supervisors: Philipp Mitteröcker & Harald Ahnelt)

Natascha Gansinger, MSc.
"How is trophic morphology influenced by habitat choice in the threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus?" (Master's thesis, 2016. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Johannses Grill, Mag. rer. nat.
"Verteilung paarungsbereiter Weibchen und wartender Männchen des Kleinen Frostspanners (Operophtera brumata L.) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) an Baumstämmen in einem submontanen Mischwald." (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Gerhard Spitzer)

Stephan Handschuh, Dr.

Karoline Häusler, Mag. rer. nat.

Anne Nele Herdina, Dr.
"The bat baculum." (PhD thesis, 2014. Supervisor: Helge Hilgers)

Dominik Huemer MSc
"Population dynamics of the European fire-bellied toad, Bombina bombina, in Obere Lobau (Donau-Auen National Park, Vienna)" (Master's thesis 2023, Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Margrit Jütte, Mag. rer. nat
"Osteologischer Atlas des Blaubandbärblings, Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck und Schlegel, 1846) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)." (Diplomarbeit, 2007. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Helge Hilgers)

Melanie Kalina, MSc
"Pattern development in the newt Neurergus kaiseri analysed with the image recognition software IBEIS." (Master's thesis, 2022, Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Sarah Keckeis, Mag. rer. nat.
"Geometric morphometrics of body shape of Salamandra salamandra larvae from diverse water bodies." (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Florian Kellnreitner, Mag. rer. nat.
"Populationsdynamik und Produktivität der Strandgrundel Pomatoschistus microps und der Sandgrundel Pomatoschistus minutus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) der Sylt-Rømø Bucht (Deutschland)." (Diplomarbeit, 2007. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Harald Asmus)

Jullia Klein, MEd
Fish hyperostosis – since long known, still enigmatic. (Master's Thesis, 2022, Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Claudia Klimpfinger, MSc.
"3D Atlas über die Organogenese von Euprymna scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae) und die Organlage in Adulten." (Master's thesis, 2015. Supervisor: Gerd Müller)

Laura Koch, MSc.
"Get small if it gets uncomfortable. Character shift and phenotypic plasticity of Ninnigobius canestrinii Ninni, 1883) introduced in a shallow freshwater lake." (Master's thesis, 2022, Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Iris Kofler, MSc.
"Phenotypic plasticity of Rana dalmatina larvae." (Master's thesis, 2014. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Hans Kraus, MSc.
"Phenology and growth of fire salamander larvae in streams and standing waters of the Vienna Woods." (Master's thesis, 2021. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann) 

Alexander Krivanek, MSc.
"Morphological variation of the Atlantic herring Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 (Teleostei: Clupeidae) over a century – a response to climate warming". (Master's thesis, 2020. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Heidelinde Kurz, Mag. rer. nat.

Alice Laciny, MSc. PhD.
"Phenotypic integration and caste characterization in the ant tribe Camponotini." (PhD thesis, 2018. Supervisor: Hans Leo Nemeschkal)

Lukas Landler, Mag. Ph.D.
"Versuche zur magnetischen Orientierung der Erdkröte (Bufo bufo)." (Diplomarbeit, 2010. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Axel Lange, PhD.
"EvoDevo-mechanisms of polydactyly formation." (PhD thesis, 2018. Supervisor: Gerd Müller)

Hung Ha Trieu Liu, Mag. rer. nat.
"Biodiversity of shrimp associated gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae) in a seagrass bed at Barrang Lompo Island, Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia, with special remarks on Austrolethops wardi." (Master’s Thesis, 2008. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Harald Asmus)

Maria Madsen, Mag. rer. nat.
"Phenotypic divergence of the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)." (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Thomas Mang, Mag. rer. nat.

Corinna Matiasch, MSc.
"Developmental control of cranial form" (Master's thesis, 2015. Supervisor: Philipp Mitteröcker)

Martina Mayerhofer, MSc.
"Life-history variation in fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra, Linnaeus, 1758) in the Vienna Woods." (Masterarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Peter Moscovitch, MSc.
"Functional morphology of the inner ear: Comparative analysis of Muridae and Cricetidae" (Masterarbeit, 2020. Supervisor: Anne Le Maître)

Petra Muerth, Mag. rer. nat.
"Morphologische Veränderungen des Dreistachligen Stichlings Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758 (Teleostei, Gasterosteidae) in Vorarlberg (Österreich)." (Diplomarbeit, 2007. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Martina Nawratil, Mag. rer. nat.
"Seasonal change of trophic guilds of the fish fauna of the Sylt-Romo bight (Wadden Sea, Germany)" (Diplomarbeit, 2009. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Harald Asmus)

Tobias Nigl MSc
"The amphibian fauna of the Natura 2000 nature reserve “Traun-Donau-Auen” near Linz, with evaluation of important spawning sites and recommendations for conservation measures" (Master's thesis 2023, Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Marie-Theres Nödl, Dr.
"Evolution and development of cephalopod appendages" (PhD thesis, 2015. Supervisor: Gerd Müller)

Stephan Nussbaumer, Mag. rer. nat.

Thomas Otrebowski, Mag. rer. nat.
"Parametrisieren des Rostrums bei ausgewählten Arten der Apioninae und Mecininae (Curculionidae)" (Diplomarbeit, 2009. Supervisor: Gerhard Spitzer)

Markus Pail, Mag. rer. nat.
"Displacement experiments to investigate the orientation and navigation abilities of the common toad Bufo bufo" (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Harald Parzer, Mag. rer. nat.

Tim Petersen, PhD.

Daniel Dominik Philippi, Mag.
"Demography and phenology of the European fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina) in the Danube River floodplain of Vienna, Austria." (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Leon Ploszczanski, Mag. rer. nat.

Moritz Pockberger, Mag. rer. nat.
"Das Nahrungsspektrum der Sandgrundeln Pomatoschistus minutus und Pomatoschistus microps (Teleostei: Gobiidae) der Sylt-Rømø-Bucht (Deutschland)." (Diplomarbeit, 2007. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Harald Asmus)

Edith Podesva, Mag. rer. nat.

Claudia Pogoreutz, Mag. rer. nat.
"Fish diversity patterns and trophic relationships in different types of tropical seagrass meadows in the Spermonde Archipelago, South Sulawesi, Indonesia." (Diplomarbeit, 2011. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Harald Asmus)

Petra Pokorny, Mag. rer. nat.

Jasmin Primus, Mag. rer. net.
"Dispersal and migration in yellow-bellied toads, Bombina variegata." (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

David Ramler, MSc. PhD.
"The effect of temperature on the body shape in threespine stickleback juveniles." (Master's thesis, 2013. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Philipp Mitteröcker)

Wolfgang Reschke, Mag. rer. nat

Markus Rokop, MSc.
"Phenotypic diversity of the threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus (Teleostei: Gasterosteidae) in the Mediterranean Sea." (Master's thesis, 2012. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Bernhard Rosensteiner, Mag. rer. nat.
"A novel linkage in crustacean Subchela-Type Claws -- First description and mathematical modeling of functional principles" (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Hans Leo Nemeschkal)

Bedrettin Sanac, Mag. rer. nat.

Michael Sauberer, Mag. rer. nat.
"Vergleichend morphologische Untersuchungen der Gattung Thorogobius Miller, 1969 (Teleostei: Gobiidae)" (Diplomarbeit, 2013. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Alexandra Schön, Mag. rer. Nat.
"Osteologischer Atlas der Elritze, Phoxinus phoxinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)." (Diplomatbeit, 2007. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Helge Hilgers)

Margarethe Schröder, MSc.
"Are anthropogenic stressors breaking the symmetries of the pelvic complex in the threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus Linneaus, 1758?" (Master's thesis, 2016. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Amir Sistani, MSc
The European Green Toad (Bufotes viridis) in Donaufeld (Vienna, Austria): status and size of the population. (Master's Thesis, 2021, Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)
Master's Defensio - Wednesday, April 14th 2021

Theresa Steinberger, Mag. rer. nat.

Hannah Steiner, MSc
"Distribution and population structure of  the Alpine- and the Firesalamander in the Defereggen valley in East Tyrol" (Master's thesis, 2022. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)
Master's Defensio - Tuesday, December 20th 2022

Burkhard Stieber, MSc.

Barbara Stiglechner, Mag. rer. nat.
"Osteologischer Atlas der trophischen Strukturen dreier heimischer Schmerlen: Barbatula barbatula (Nemacheilidae), Cobitis elongatoides und Misgurnus fossilis (Cobitidae)." (Diplomarbeit, 2008. Supervisor: Harald Ahnelt)

Katharina Vesely, MSc.
"Detection of the Chytrid-fungus." (Masterarbeit, 2019. Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)

Sandra Wallner, MSc
"Monitoring of an allochthonous viper population (Vipera ammodytes, Viperidae) and the accompanying herpetofauna in Lower Austria." (Master's thesis, 2023, Supervisor: Günter Gollmann)     

Sylvia Wanzenböck, MSc.
"Climate change effects on mate choice and assortative mating by plate morph in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)." (Master's thesis, 2018. Supervisors: Harald Ahnelt & Lisa N. Shama)

Eva Zaffarini, MSc.

Alexandra Zatlokal, Mag. rer. nat.
"Morphologische Aspekte des Auges vom Mauersegler." (Diplomarbeit, 2010. Supervisor: Gerhard Spitzer)