MMag. Dr.
Ivo Gallmetzer

staff scientist (temporary replacement for Mason)
 Born February 5, 1970 in Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy)
 
Education
  • 1981 – 1989    Classical grammar school at the Franziskanergymnasium in Bolzano
  • 1989 – 1996    Study of German Literature, Philosophy, Musical Sciences and Sociology at the University of Salzburg; final degree with distinction, M.Sc. thesis at the Department of Modern German Literature: "Poetry and criticism in the literature of Gerhard Amanshauser" (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Hans Hoeller)
  • 1996 – 1998    Civil service in Bolzano, Italy
  • 1998 – 2008    Study of Biology at the University of Vienna, specialization in Marine Biology; M.Sc. thesis at the Department of Marine Biology: "Slow growth and early sexual maturity: Bane and boon for the red coral Corallium rubrum" (Supervisors: Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Branko Velimirov and Prof. Dr. J. Ott), final degree with distinction
  • 2013 – 2018    PhD studies in Earth Sciences at the University of Vienna, final degree with distinction
  • Nov. 2019    Workshop "Science Communication" by the "Klaus-Tschira-Stiftung", Heidelberg, Germany
 
Further research activities during education
  • 09/2001   Special Marine Ecology field course at the marine biology station STARESO, Calvi, Corsica, France, focussing on macrofaunal communities of submerged sea grass detritus
  • 02/2002   Marine biology excursion to California, USA, including fieldwork projects in the intertidal in Bodega Bay
  • 2003   Research assistant in the FWF Project P14142: “Leaf-cutter shrimp: Microbial gardens in marine sediments”. Principal investigator Dr. Peter Dworschak
  • 2004 - 2005   Project leader for a study on the population ecology of the red coral Corallium rubrum at the marine biology station STARESO, Calvi, Corsica, France
  • 2006   Project collaboration as scientific diver and assistant for the FWF-Project P17655-B03: “Oxygen crisis in the Northern Adriatic Sea”. Principal investigator Dr. M. Stachowitsch
  • 2009 - 2011   Project collaboration as scientific diver and assistant for the FWF-Project P21542-B17 "Low dissolved oxygen events in the Adriatic". Principal investigator Dr. M. Stachowitsch
 
Teaching and professional experience
  • 1990 – 2012  Parallel to the studies, work as professional lumberjack
  • Since 2004   Lecturer at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Vienna
  • 2008 – 2013   Self-employed as editor and translator (English-German) of scientific books.
  • 2010 – 2012   Course instructor at the Marine School in Pula, Croatia (www.meeresschule.com)
  • 2013 – 2019   Research associate at the University of Vienna, Department of Palaeontology
  • WS 2019   Guest professor at the University of Vienna, Department of Palaeontology
Scientific publications
  • Tomašových, A., Berensmeier, M., Gallmetzer, I., Haselmair, A., and Zuschin, M.: Pyrite-lined shells as indicators of limited oxygen exposure time and inefficient bioirrigation in the Holocene-Anthropocene stratigraphic record, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2021-153, in review, 2021.
  • Tomašových, A., Gallmetzer, I., Haselmair, A. and Zuschin, M. (2021), Inferring time averaging and hiatus durations in the stratigraphic record of high-frequency depositional sequences. Sedimentology. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12936
  • Haselmair A, Gallmetzer I, Tomašových A, Wieser AM, Übelhör A, Zuschin M (2021) Basin-wide infaunalisation of benthic soft-bottom communities driven by anthropogenic habitat degradation in the northern Adriatic Sea. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 671:45-65. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13759
  • Tomašových, A., Gallmetzer, I., Haselmair, A., Kaufman, D.S., Mavrič, B. and Zuschin, M. (2019), A decline in molluscan carbonate production driven by the loss of vegetated habitats encoded in the Holocene sedimentary record of the Gulf of Trieste. Sedimentology, 66: 781-807. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12516
  • Adam Tomašových, Paolo G. Albano, Tomáš Fuksi, Ivo Gallmetzer, Alexandra Haselmair, Michał Kowalewski, Rafał Nawrot, Vedrana Nerlović, Daniele Scarponi and Martin Zuschin: Ecological regime shift preserved in the Anthropocene stratigraphic record. Proc. R. Soc. B. 287, 2020: 20200695 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0695.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Zuschin M.: Tracing origin and collapse of Holocene benthic baseline communities in the northern Adriatic Sea, PALAIOS, 2019, 34(3), pp. 121-145.
  • Fuksi T., Tomasovych A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Zuschin M.: 20th century increase in body size of a hypoxia-tolerant bivalve documented by sediment cores from the northern Adriatic Sea (Gulf of Trieste). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2018, 135, pp. 361-375.
  • Schnedl S.-M., Haselmair A., Gallmetzer I., Mautner A.-K., Tomašových A., Zuschin M.: Molluscan benthic communities at Brijuni Islands (northern Adriatic Sea) shaped by Holocene sea-level rise and recent human eutrophication and pollution, The Holocene, 2018, DOI: 10.1177/0959683618788651.
  • Tomasovych A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Kaufman D., Kralj M., Cassin D., Zonta R., Zuschin M.: Tracing the effects of eutrophication on molluscan communities in sediment cores: outbreaks of an opportunistic species coincide with reduced bioturbation and high frequency of hypoxia in the Adriatic Sea. Paleobiology, 2018, dx.doi.org/10.1017/pab.2018.22.
  • Tomasovych A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Kaufman D., MavriČ B., Zuschin M.: A decline in molluscan carbonate production driven by the loss of vegetated habitats encoded in the Holocene sedimentary record of the Gulf of Trieste. Sedimentology, 2018, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12516.
  • Mautner A.-K., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Schnedl S.-M., Tomašových A., Zuschin M.: Holocene ecosystem shifts and human-induced loss of Arca and Ostrea shell beds in the north-eastern Adriatic Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2018;126: 19-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.10.084.
  • Albano P.G., Gallmetzer I, Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Stachowitsch M., Zuschin M.: Historical ecology  of  an  alien  invasion:  the  interplay  of  eutrophication  and  pollution  determines  time  lags  in establishment and detection. Biological Invasions, 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1634-7.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Stachowitsch M., Zuschin M. (2017): Responses of molluscan communities to centuries of human impact in the northern Adraitic Sea, PLoS ONE, 2017, 12.
  • Tomašových A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Kaufman D.S., Vidović J., Zuschin M. (2017):  Stratigraphic unmixing reveals repeated hypoxia events over the past 500 yr in the northern Adriatic Sea, Geology 45.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Stachowitsch M., Zuschin M. (2016): An innovative piston corer for large-volume sediment samples, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14 (11): 698-717.
  • Vidović J., Nawrot R., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Stachowitsch M., Ćosović V., Zuschin M. (2016): Anthropogenically induced environmental changes in the northeastern Adriatic Sea in the last 500 years (Panzano Bay, Gulf of Trieste), Biogeosciences 13 (21): 5965–5981.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Velimirov B. (2010) Slow growth and early sexual maturity: Bane and boon for the red coral Corallium rubrum. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 90: 1-10.
  • Gallmetzer I., Pflugfelder B., Zekely J., Ott, J.A.: Macrofauna diversity in Posidonia oceanica detritus: distribution and diversity of mobile macrofauna in shallow subinterval accumulations of Posidonia oceanica detritus. Marine Biology (2005) 147: 517 – 523.
Selected conference contributions
  • North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC), Riverside, USA, 2019 (talk, co-author)
  • International Paleontological Congesss IPC5, Paris, France, 2018 (2 talks, co-author)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA), Seattle, USA, 2017 (talk, co-author)
  • 51st European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) Rhodes, Greece, 2016 (talk and poster)
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, 2016 (talk and poster)
  • ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting Granada, Spain, 2015 (poster)
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, 2015 (talk and poster)
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, 2014 (talk and poster)

  • Biology and ecology of marine organisms;
  • Long-term changes in anthropogenically affected marine habitats;
  • Reconstruction of ecological baselines in marine systems;
  • Mollusc community shifts as indicators of ecological dynamics;
  • The impacts of fisheries and marine conservation;
  • Science communication in print media;
  • Teaching marine science and conservation to kids and a non-professional public;

3. zoology

Akkari Nesrine
Curator of the collection Myriapoda / staff scientist
Belicic Elisabeth
biological technical assistant
Duda Michael
Project researcher
Dworschak Peter C.
Associated scientist / formerly curator of the collection Crustacea
Eschner Anita
curator of the collection Mollusca / staff scientist
Frade Pedro
curator of the collection Evertebrata Varia
Gruber Jürgen
Associated scientist / formerly curator of the collection Arachnoidea
Hörweg Christoph
Head of the 3. Zoological Department / curator of the collection Arachnoidea / staff scientist
Macek Oliver
Project researcher
Mason Katharina
staff scientist (on maternity leave)
Morawek Janina
collection assistant in the collection Mollusca (temporary replacement for Schnedl)
Sattmann Helmut
Associated scientist / formerly head of department and curator of the collection Evertebrata varia
Schnedl Sara Maria
collection assistant in the collection Mollusca (on maternity leave)
Schwentner Martin
curator of the collection Crustacea / staff scientist
Stagl Verena
Associated scientist / formerly curator of the collection Myriapoda
Szeiler Stefan
collection manager
Tesarik Eva
freelancer science communication, 3rd zoology
  
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