Welcome in the working group Evolutionary Zoology

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We are working on topics from the fields of evolutionary zoology and conservation biology. A major focus of our group is how animals, mainly insects and birds, respond and rapidly adapt to environmental changes and stress. Our study areas are located in and around Salzburg (city and high mountains) as well as in the tropics (Sub-Saharan Africa). Representative methods and approaches of our work are phylogenetics and phylogeography, eco-physiology, behaviour biology, and conservation biology. A stronghold of our group is the implementation of historical data among current, to predict future trends, from individual level to species communities.

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Head:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Christian Habel

Janchristian.habel@sbg.ac.at

 

Selected work:

  • Apfelbeck B, Helm B, Illera JC, Mortega KG, Smiddy P, Evans NP (2017) Baseline and stress-induced levels of corticosterone in male and female Afrotropical and European temperate stonechats during breeding. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:114. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-017-0960-9
  • Apfelbeck B, Goymann W (2011) Ignoring the challenge? Male black redstarts (Phoenicurus ochruros) do not increase testosterone levels during territorial conflicts but they do so in response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 278:3233-3242. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2011.0098
  • Eberle  J, Bazzato E, Fabrizi S, Rossini M, Colomba M, Cillo D, Uliana   M, Sparacio I, Sabatinelli G, Warnock RCM, Carpaneto G, Ahrens D (2018)   Sex-Biased dispersal obscures species boundaries in integrative  species  delimitation approaches. Systematic Biology 68:321–353.  https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syy072
  • Eberle J, Rödder D, Beckett M, Ahrens D (2017) Landscape genetics indicate recently increased habitat fragmentation in African forest-associated chafers. Global Change Biology 23:1988–2004. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13616
  • Habel JC, Segerer A, Ulrich W, Torchyk O, Weisser WW and Schmitt T (2016) Butterfly community shifts over 2 centuries. Conservation Biology 30:754-762. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12656
  • Habel JC, Rödder D, Schmitt T, Nève G (2011) Global warming will affect the genetic diversity and uniqueness of Lycaena helle populations. Global Change Biology 17:194-205. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02233.x
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