Mag. Katharina Mason

Position:

staff scientist & office of the Freunde des NHM

Contact:

Contributes to various projects in cooperation between the 3.rd Zoological Department and the Central Research Laboratories.


FWF-Projekt 26581-B25


PhD thesis within the project "Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina as a model system" (Project Leader: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring)
Montenegrina

Education

  • 02 / 2014 Start of PhD-Studies in Biology at the University of Vienna
  • 22.1.2013 M.Sc. graduation (Zoology) at the University of Vienna
  • 03 / 2009 Interruption of the Classical Philology studies
  • 10 / 2006 Start of studies in Biology (Zoology, Evolutionary Biology and Systematics) and Classical Philology at the University of Vienna
  • 06 / 2006 Matura (school leaving examination) at the Wirtschaftskundliches Realgymnasium Rechte Kremszeile, Krems/Donau
 

Ph.D. Thesis


Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina as a model system


Diploma Thesis


 „Phylogeographie und Unterartklassifikation von Clausilia dubia Draparnaud, 1805 im östlichen Österreich (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae)“
 

Professional History

  • since 06/2014 Project researcher/ PhD-student, Central Research Laboratories
  • since 10/2013 Participation in the project „Taxonomic Assignment of Helicopsis striata populations of the Burgenland“
  • 06/2013 – 05/2014     Part-time employment at the publisher of the NHMW
  • 03 / 2013 - 05 / 2013 Participation in SYNTHESYS 2, Joint research activity 5 (DNA extraction from alcohol preserved mucopolysaccharide-rich taxa) at the Central Research Laboratories (NHMW)
  • 04 / 2012 –  01 / 2014 Participation in a biodiversity monitoring project of the “Biosphärenpark Wienerwald”, responsible for land gastropods
  • 12 / 2012 – 05 / 2012 FemTech Practical training “Phylogeography and subspecies classification of Clausilia dubia” at the Central Research Laboratories (NHMW)
  • 03 / 2009 – 06 / 2014 Part-time employment at the 3rd Zoological Department (Mollusca) at the Natural History Museum Vienna
  • 05 / 2008 - 02 / 2009 Voluntary work at the 3rd Zoological Department (Mollusca) at the Natural History Museum Vienna (NHMW)


Grants

  • 30.10.2013 - Poster presentation „Unartige Unterarten – ein Schneckenrätsel“  for the Carl-von-Schreiberspreis at the NHMW
  • 22.11.2012 – Participation in Biology on Stage! – 400 seconds of life: Presentation on “Alpine land snails” in Pecha-Kucha Style
  • 17.05.2011 – Participation in Science Slam Vienna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1BAxTNxODU)
  • 07.05.2011 – FameLab (Talking science): 2nd place voted by a jury and 1st place voted by audience            (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2n47DNAC-g)
  • 01 / 2011 – Performance scholarship of the University Vienna
 

Research Visits and Advanced Training Courses

  • 31.08.2014 – 5.9.2014 – Phylogenetics Summer Course, Maynooth University, Irland
  • 15.04.2012 – 28.04.2012 - DEST (School of Taxonomy) trainings course: “Basics of taxonomy: describing, illustrating and writing biodiversity” at the Sven Lóven Center for Marine Sciences in Kristineberg, Sweden (University of Gothenburg)

Conference Contributions & Attendances

Talks


Jaksch, K., Fehér, Z., Haring, E. & Eschner, A. (2014): Treasured genes in museum collections. – 8th Annual Meeting of NOBIS-Austria, Munich, Germany

Jaksch, K., Eschner, A., & Haring, E. (2014). Genes in museum collections. Workshop Alpine Land Snails 2014, Johnsbach, Austria.
Jaksch K. (2013): Hands-on experience with DNA extraction from alcohol preserved molluscan taxa. Excursions and Workshop Johnsbach, Styria (Austria)

Jaksch K., Sattmann H., Kruckenhauser L., Duda M., Harl J., Haring E. (2013): Biodiversity homemade?! Clausilia dubia and its various subspecies. – 2nd Biosyst. Eu Meeting, Vienna (Austria).

Jaksch K. (2012): Unterarten oder nicht? Neue Erkenntnisse zur Unterartklassifikation von Clausilia dubia. – Deutsche Malakologische Gesellschaft (DMG), Bad Ischl, Upper Austria (Austria)

Jaksch K., Sattmann H., Kruckenhauser L., Duda M., Harl J., Haring E. (2011): Nomen est omen: Clausilia dubia (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae) and its dubious subspecies classification. – NOBIS 5 – Salzburg (Austria)

Jaksch K., Sattmann H., Kruckenhauser L., Duda M., Harl J., Haring E. (2011): Nomen est omen: Clausilia dubia (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae) and its dubious subspecies classification. Excursions and Workshop Johnsbach, Styria (Austria)
 

Posters


Jaksch, K., Kruckenhauser, L., Sattmann, H., Duda, M., Harl, J., & Haring, E. (2014). Biodiversity homemade?! – Clausilia dubia and its various subspecies. Workshop Alpine Land Snails 2014, Johnsbach, Austria.

Jaksch, K., Sattmann, H., Kruckenhauser, L., Duda, M., Harl, J., & Haring, E. (2013). Phylogeography and subspecies classification of Clausilia dubia Draparnaud, 1805 in East Austria. World Congress of Malacology, Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal).

Jaksch K., Sattmann H., Kruckenhauser L., Duda M., Harl J., Haring E. (2012): Clausilia dubia – a (bio)diverse alpine land snail. – NOBIS 6 – Klagenfurt (Austria)

Jaksch K., Sattmann H., Kruckenhauser L., Duda M., Harl J., Haring E. (2011): Clausilia dubia Draparnaud, 1805 in the Eastern Alps: phylogeography and the subspecies classification (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae).- The Malacological Society of London, Molluscan Forum, London (UK).

Jaksch, K., Kruckenhauser, L., Duda, M., Harl, J., Sattmann, H., Haring, E. (2011): Clausilia dubia DRAPARNAUD, 1805 in the Eastern Alps: phylogeography and subspecies classification (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae). – 6th Congress of the European Malacological Societies (CEMS) – Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain).

Jaksch K., Kruckenhauser L., Duda M., Harl J., Sattmann H., Haring E. (2010): Phylogeography and subspecies classification of the landsnail Clausilia dubia in Eastern Austria (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae).- The Malacological Society of London, Molluscan Forum, London (UK).
 

Popular talks


Jaksch K. (2013): Einheimische Mollusken – kennen und bestimmen. Kirchlich Pädagogische Hochschule (KPH) Krems, Trainigs course for students, Krems/Donau, Lower Austria (Austria)

Jaksch K. (2013): Schnecken, Muscheln und andere Weichtiere. Aquarienverein Weinviertel Vereinsabend, Amstetten, Lower Austria (Austria)

Jaksch K. (2012): Von der Ackerschnecke bis zur Zebramuschel – Die Weichtiere Österreichs von A–Z. NGM Vereinsabend, Scheibbs, Lower Austria (Austria)

Jaksch K. (2012): Mollusken in Österreich – eine bunte Vielfalt. LANIUS Vereinsabend, St. Pölten, Lower Austria (Austria)