General and Systematic Zoology


Welcome to the department „General and Systematic Zoology“. We investigate phenomena in the fields of reproductive biology, behavioural ecology, functional morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics. The broad scope of our research results from a tripartite structure: the zoological museum, the ornithology group and the core group of the department (Uhl_lab).

In an evolutionary frame, the Uhl_lab investigates reproductive strategies, functional morphology mainly related to reproduction as well as behavioural, morphological and genetic adaptations to changing environments. We conduct both fieldwork and controlled laboratory experiments. We concentrate on spiders, millipedes, heelwalkers and beetles.