Welcome in the working group Evolutionary Zoology

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We are working on different topics in the field of evolutionary zoology, with invertebrates (butterflies) and vertebrates (birds), in Europe and parts of East Africa. We are analyzing responses and adaptation mechanisms of species on environmental changes, such as ecosystem-, landscape- and climate changes. We consider different spatial and temporal scales. We are working with species communities, population structures, and intraspecific proxis.

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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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