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.
E-Physiology: seeking PhD student to join the Uhl-Lab – start date ideally March 2021
PhD position open on phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation. Apply now!
New publication: Condition-dependent differences in male vibratory pre-copulatory and copulatory courtship in a nuptial gift-giving spider
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Uhl
Loitzer Str. 26
Phone: +49 (0)3834 420-4242
Kerstin Wulf (secretary)
Loitzer Str. 26
Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420-4251
Looking for a thesis topic?
See some options here:
- Alternative mating strategies: Development of genitalia and possible adaptations to precocious mating
- Anatomy and plasticity of brain centers in spiders
- Biotremologie von Listspinnen (Pisaura mirabilis)
- How do spiders smell? Behavioural and/or Ultrastructural analysis of sensory organs in spiders
- Mating success in Argiope bruennichi across a latitudinal gradient
- Pheromon-Versuche mit Listspinnen (Pisaura mirabilis)
- Rekonstruktion der Genitalstrukturen von Mantophasmatodea