Katharina Schiller

Master's student

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 About me

I am a Master’s student of Univ. Doz. Dr. Harald Ahnelt preparing a thesis on the topic "Phylogenetic signal, ecological signal or no signal at all: the pattern of the trunk lateral line canal of the Eurasion minnow (Phoxinus spp.) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) as a test model."

The aim of this study is to test the theory of ecology influenced development of the trunk lateral line in three European Phoxinus linages to estimate differentiation in the pattern of the trunk lateral line canal between genetically homogeneous populations inhabiting lakes and streams (ecological signal), and to detect possible distinctions in this pattern between genetically different populations inhabiting the same habitat types (phylogenetic signal).