Research Projects of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics

Current Projects

  • ABOL Coordination – Project phase 1. 2017-2021.
    Project coordination of the ABOL-Initiative throughout Austria at the NHM: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Dr. Christian Bräuchler, Dr. Nikola Szucsich, Dr. Michaela Sonnleitner, Oliver Macek, Christoph Leeb, MSc, Sabine Schoder, MSc.
    Funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics. http://www.abol.ac.at/
     
  • ABOL – Austrian molluscs. Ongoing.
    Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser, Julia Schindelar, Dr. Michael Duda, Oliver Macek; joint project with the 3. Zool. Department: Mag. Anita Eschner, Dr. Michael Duda
    Start 2014. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economicshttps://www.abol.ac.at/project/pilotprojekt-mollusken
     
  • Crayfish and dragonflies in rural areas of Vienna and the potential of DNA barcoding methods for their detection and management. 2020-2023.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Iris Fischer, MSc, Dr. Marcia Sittenthaler; in cooperation with Univ.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Chovanec (Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Dep. of National and international Water Management) and Dr. Anne Hartmann, Univ.-Doz. Dr. Wolfram Graf, Dr. Patrick Leitner (University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna).
    The project is funded by the Municipal Department 22 - Environmental Protection in Vienna (MA22) & the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014-2020.
     
  • Molluskenfauna in den LE-Gebieten Wiens. 2020-2021.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Dr. Michael Duda, Hannah Schubert, Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser gemeinsam mit 3. Zoolog. Abteilung: HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Mag. Anita Eschner.
    The project is funded by the Municipal Department 22 - Environmental Protection in Vienna (MA22) & the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014-2020 (W-UNS-02/19).
     
  • DNA barcoding of the spring snails (Hydrobioids) from the Kalkalpen National Park. 2019-2020.
    Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser, Hannah Schubert; joint project with the 3. Zool. Department: Mag. Anita Eschner, Dr. Michael Duda, and Dr. Erich Weigand (Nationalpark Kalkalpen).
    The project is funded by the Nationalpark Kalkalpen and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014-2020.
     
  • Evolution of cave dwelling and surface populations of Garra barreimiae from Oman. Ongoing.
    Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser, Sandra Kirchner, PhD, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 3. Zool. Department: HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann; in co-operation with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Harald Krenn (University Vienna), Anton Weissenbacher (Zoo Schönbrunn); Arthur Pichler, MSc (WasserCluster Lunz), Dr. Cristiano Bertolucci (University Ferrara), Dr. Reginald Victor (Sultan Quabus University Oman)
    Start 2005. Supported by the uni:docs fellowship program of the University Vienna.
     
  • Genetic Monitoring of Austrian brown bears. Ongoing.
    Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser, Barbara Tautscher, in co-operation with Dr. Georg Rauer (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna)
    Since 2001. Funded by WWF and FIWI (Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine).
     
  • Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina and Siciliaria as model systems. Ongoing.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Dr. Zoltán Fehér, Mag. Katharina Mason, Dr. Michael Duda, Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser; Sonja Bamberger, MSc; joint project with the 3. Zool. Department: HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann
    Continuation of a FWF-project (P 26581).
     
  • Genetic diversity and phylogeography of selected Alpine land snails. Ongoing.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser, Dr. Michael Duda, Mag. Katharina Mason, Dr. Josef Harl; joint project with the 3. Zool. Department: HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Mag. Anita Eschner
    Since 2011. Continuation of a former FWF project (P 19592; 2007-2011). https://snails.nhm-wien.ac.at/
     

Previous Projects

  • Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina as a model system. 
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Dr. Zoltán Fehér, Mag. Katharina Mason, Dr. Michael Duda, Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser; Sonja Bamberger, MSc; joint project with the 3. Zool. Department: HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann
    Start 2014. Funded by the FWF (P 26581).
     
  • Dragonflies in Vienna: DNA barcoding and survey, with focus on FFH-species Cordulegaster heros and Leucorrhinia pectoralis. 2017 – 2020.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; Iris Fischer, MSc; Marcia Sittenthaler, MSc; Dr. Helmut Sattmann (NHM Vienna, 3rd Zoolog. Department); Mag. Susanne Randolf (NHM Vienna, 2nd Zoolog. Department) in cooperation with Univ.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Chovanec (Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Dep. of National and international Water Management).
    The project is funded by the Municipal Department 22 - Environmental Protection in Vienna (MA22) & the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2014-2020
     
  • ABOL – The Austrian Barcode of Life. Biodiversity initiative to generate DNA-Barcodes of all species of animals, plants, and fungi recorded from Austria. Pilot Phase 2014-2017.
    Joint project of the NHM, the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, and the Tiroler Landesmuseen. Project management at the NHM: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Dr. Nikola Szucsich
    Start 2014. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics. http://www.abol.ac.at/
     
  • Non-invasive genetic monitoring of otter (Lutra lutra) populations in Lower Austria.
    Mag. Marcia Sittenthaler, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, in cooperation with Ass. Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Parz-Gollner (Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna); Start 2013. Funded by the „Niederösterreichischer Landesfischereiverband“ and the “Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Abteilung Naturschutz”.
     
  • Phylogeography and population genetics of the Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). 
    Mag. Carina Nebel,  Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf (project management), Priv.-Doz. Dr Frank Zachos; in cooperation with Gernot Segelbacher (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Deutschland), Dr. Alex Villers (Université de la Rochelle, Frankreich)
    Start 2013. Funded by FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft/Austria), Deutscher Falkenorden / Germany, Dr.-Elmar-Schlögl-Stiftung an der Klinik für Vögel / Germany.
     
  • Distribution and Taxonomy of Helicopsis striata in eastern Austria.
    Mag. Katharina Jaksch; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Mag. Anita Eschner (project management), Dr. Michael Duda; in cooperation with Dr. Georg Bieringer, DI Alexander Mrkvicka
    Start 2013. Funded by „Amt der Burgenländischen Landesregierung“.
     
  • Re-evaluating the status of Red Sea Tripneustes gratilla (Linnaeus 1758). 
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the Palaeontological Department: Dr. Andreas Kroh; in cooperation with Dr. Omri Bronstein (Universität Tel-Aviv)
    Start 2014.
     
  • Molecular genetic analyses of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in human remains from Austrian burial sites. 2007 – 2014.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Barbara Däubl, Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser; joint project with the Department of Anthropology: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Maria Teschler-Nicola; 2007 – 2009 in cooperation with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lutz Bachmann (University of Oslo and Natural History Museum of Oslo)
     
  • Phylogeny of two relictary lacertid species of the Balkan peninsula (Dalmatolacerta oxycephala and Dinarolacerta mosorensis) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. 2008 – 2013.
    Dr. Werner Mayer in collaboration with Dr. Martina Podnar (Museum of Natural History Zagreb)
     
  • Comparative study of DNA analyses from arsenic-treated bird specimens of ornithological collections. 2009 – 2011.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf; in cooperation with Dr. Till Töpfer (Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Museum für Tierkunde)
     
  • Molecular Phylogeny of the Buteoninae. 2008 – 2010.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf; in cooperation with Dr. Fabio Sarubbi Raposo do Amaral, Dr. Luís Fábio Silveira, Dr. Anita Wajntal (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
     
  • Genetic diversity and phylogeography of selected Alpine land snails: In the search for glacial refugia. 2007 – 2011.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser, Mag. Josef Harl; Mag. Sandra Kirchner; joint project with the 3. Zool. Department: HR Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Dr. Michael Duda, Mag. Laura Zopp, Mag. Kathariana Jaksch
    Funded by the FWF (P 19592).
     
  • Investigation of potential hybridization between oviparous and viviparous populations of Zootoca vivipara in a contact zone in the Karnischen Alpen (Carinthia). 2007 – 2009.
    Dr. Werner Mayer in cooperation with Dorothea Lindtke (University of Bonn).
     
  • Origin of allochthonous wall lizards in Central Europe. Dr. Werner Mayer; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Mag. Silke Schweiger; in cooperation with Dr. Ulrich Schulte (Universität Trier); 2006 – 2008.
     
  • Phylogeny of Lacertinae (Reptilia; Lacertidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Dr. Werner Mayer, in cooperation with Dr. Mihaela Pavlicev (University of Oslo); 2005 – 2007.
     
  • The impact of hybridization on the population structure of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug): genetic comparison between historical and recent populations. 2003 – 2006.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Dr. Franziska Nittinger, Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Pinsker; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf
    Funded by the FWF (P 16305).
     
  • Genetic variation of widespread Palearctic species. 2001 – 2009.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf; in cooperation with Dr. Alexey Kryukov, Irina Sheremetyeva (IBSS, Vladivostok, Russia)
    Funded by the ÖAD (2001 – 2003).
     
  • Comparative study of intraspecific biodiversity of selected amphibians and reptiles in Austria. 2001 – 2003.
    Dr. Werner Mayer; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Mag. Silke Schweiger; in cooperation with Dr. Martina Podnar (Museum of Natural History Zagreb)
    Funded by the FWF (P 14905).
     
  • Molecular phylogeny of the genus Corvus. 2001 – 2009.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf; in cooperation with Dr. Alexey Kryukov (IBSS, Vladivostok, Russia)
    Supported by the ÖAD (2001 – 2003).
     
  • Molecular systematic analyses of Neuropterida. 2000 – 2011.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 2. Zool. Department: Ao.Univ. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Aspöck; in cooperation with Ao.Univ. Prof. Dr. Horst Aspöck. (Medical University of Vienna), Mag. Daniela Bartel (University of Vienna)
     
  • Evolution of the mitochondrial control region in the genus Buteo and other Falconiformes. 2000 – 2002.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring, Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser, Martin Riesing; Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Pinsker; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf
    Funded by the FWF (P 14069).
     
  • Molecular systematic analyses of alpine voles (genus Microtus) based on material of the scientific collection of the NHM. 2000.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Dr. Friederike Spitzenberger, Dr. Barbara Herzig-Straschil.
    Funded by the HJSt-Stadt Wien
     
  • Molecular Phylogeny of hawk eagles of the genus Spizaetus. 1999 – 2007.
    Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring; joint project with the 1. Zool. Department: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Anita Gamauf. In cooperation with Dr. Jan Ove Gjershaug, Dr. Nils Rov, Dr. Kirsti Kvaloy (Trondheim, Norway)
    Funded by JF-Nationalbank (No 8077; 1999 – 2001).
  
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