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Publications 1985-

Hofer, R. & C. Sturmbauer (1985). Inhibition of trout and carp a-amylase by wheat. Aquaculture 48: 277-283.

Sturmbauer, C. & R. Hofer (1985). Can Amylase inhibitors from wheat reduce the digestibility of starch and the growth rate in fish? In: Nutrition and Feeding of Fish, Cowey C. B., Mackie A. M., Bell J. G. (eds.) Academic Press London: 265-267.

Sturmbauer, C. & R. Hofer (1986). Compensation for amylase inhibitors in the intestine of the carp (Cyprinus carpio). Aquaculture 52: 31-33.

Dabrowski, K., S. Hinterleitner, C. Sturmbauer, N. El-Fiky & W. Wieser (1988). Do Carp Larvae require Vitamin C? Aquaculture 72: 295-306.

Sturmbauer, C. (1988). Das Korallenriff in Elat. In: Israel - Landschaften Tiere Pflanzen (LB Naturführer), Mertz, P. (ed.)  Landbuch Verlag Hannover: 62-65.

Berger, B. & C. Sturmbauer (1988). Das Leben in der Wüste. In: Israel - Landschaften Tiere Pflanzen (LB Naturführer), Mertz, P. (ed.) Landbuch Verlag Hannover: 66-119.

Sturmbauer, C. (1991). Different enzymes for laminarine digestion in Chondrostoma nasus (Cyprinidae) and Oreochromis sp. (Cichlidae). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 100: 199-202.

Sturmbauer, C, W. Mark & R. Dallinger (1992). Ecophysiology of Aufwuchs-Eating Cichlids in Lake Tanganyika. Env. Biol Fish. 35: 283-290.

Sturmbauer, C. & A. Meyer (1992). Genetic divergence, speciation and morphological stasis in a lineage of African cichlid fishes. Nature 358: 578-581.

Sturmbauer, C. & Meyer, A. (1992). Book Review of "Lake Tanganiyka and its Life". J. Coulter (Ed.) Quart. Rev. Biol. 67: 540-541.

Sturmbauer, C. & Meyer, A. (1993). Mitochondrial phylogeny of the endemic mouthbrooding lineages of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika. Mol. Biol. Evol. 10: 751-768.

Sturmbauer, C., E. Verheyen, and A. Meyer (1994). Molecular phylogeny of the Lamprologini, the major substrate breeding lineage of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika, eastern Africa. Mol. Biol. Evol. 11: 691-703.

Sturmbauer, C., and R. Dallinger (1995). Diurnal variation of spacing and foraging behaviour in Tropheus moorii (Cichlidae) in Lake Tanganyika. Netherl. J. Zool. 45: 386-401.

Levinton, J., C. Sturmbauer, and J. Christy (1996). Molecular data and biogeography: Resolution of a controversy over evolutionary history of a pan-tropical group of invertebrates. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 203: 117-131.

Strecker, U., C. G. Meyer, C. Sturmbauer, and H. Wilkens (1996). Genetic divergence and speciation in an extremely young species flock in Mexico formed by the genus Cyprinodon (Cyprinodontidae, Teleostei). Mol. Phyl. Evol. 6: 143-149.

Sturmbauer, C., J. Christy, and J. Levinton (1996). Molecular phylogeny analysis of fiddler crabs: a test of the hypothesis of increasing behavioral complexity in evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93: 10855-10857.

Sturmbauer, C., E. Verheyen, L. Rüber, and A. Meyer (1997). Phylogeographic patterns in populations of cichlid fishes from rock habitats in Lake Tanganyika. In: Molecular Systematics of Fishes, T. D. Kocher and C. A. Stepien (eds.) Academic Press, San Diego. Chapter 7: 97-111.

Rüber, L., E. Verheyen, C. Sturmbauer, and A. Meyer (1997).  Lake level fluctuations and speciation in a rock-dwelling cichlid tribe endemic to Lake Tanganyika.  In: Evolution on Islands, P. Grant and B. Clarke (eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford. Chapter 14: 225-240.

Kampfer, S., C. Sturmbauer, & J. Ott (1998).  Phylogenetic analysis of rDNA sequences from adenophorean nematodes and implications for the Adenophorea-Secernentea controversy. Invert. Biol. 117: 29-36.

Bastrop, R., M. Röhner, C. Sturmbauer & K. Jürss (1997).  Where did Marenzelleria spp. (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in Europe come from? Aquat. Ecol. 31: 119-136.

Bastrop, R., K. Jürss, & C. Sturmbauer (1998).  Cryptic species in a marine polychaete and their independent introduction from North America to Europe. Mol. Biol. Evol.15: 97-103.

Dalla Via, J., C. Sturmbauer, G. Schönweger, E. Sötz, S. Mathekowitsch, A. Stifter, & R. Rieger (1998). Light gradients and meadow structure in Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile: ecomorphological and functional correlates. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 163: 267-278.

Sturmbauer, C., B. Berger, R. Dallinger, & M. Föger (1998).  Mitochondrial phylogeny of the genus Regulus and implications on the evolution of breeding behavior in sylvioid songbirds. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 10: 144-149.

Zehethofer, K., & C. Sturmbauer (1998). Phylogenetic relationships of Central European wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) infered from 12S ribosomal DNA sequences. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 10: 391-398.

Sturmbauer, C. (1998).  Explosive speciation in cichlid fishes of the African Great Lakes: a dynamic model of adaptive radiation. J. Fish. Biol. 53 (Supplement A): 18-36.

Baric, S., & C. Sturmbauer (1999).  Ecological parallelism and cryptic species in the genus Ophiothrix derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 11: 157-162.

Sturmbauer, C., G. Opadiya, H. Niederstätter, G. Anether, A. Riedmann, & R. Dallinger (1999). Mitochondrial DNA reveals cryptic oligochaete species differing in Cadmium resistance. Mol. Biol. Evol. 16: 967-974.

Levinton, J., Klerks, P., Martinez, D., Montero, C.,Sturmbauer, C., Suatoni, L., Wallace, W. (1999). Running the gauntlet: pollution, evolution and reclamation of an estuarine bay. In: Whitfield, M., Matthews, J., Reynolds, C, eds.,  Aquatic Life Cycle Strategies: Survival in a Variable Environment. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Plymouth.

Bastrop, R., K. Jürss & C. Sturmbauer (2000). A new molecular phylogenetic hypothesis for the evolution of freshwater eels. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 14: 250-258.

Hanel, R. & C. Sturmbauer (2000). Multiple Recurrent Evolution of Trophic Types in North-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea breams (Sparidae, Percoidei) J. Mol. Evol. 50: 276-283.

Egg, M., C. Sturmbauer & R. Dallinger (2000). Metallothionein-A cDNA in Alpine Char (Salvelinus alpinus): notes on metal tolerance and relationships to other salmonids (Salvelinus alpinus) Netherl. J. Zool. 50: 1-14.

Sturmbauer, C. (2000). Modellsysteme der molekularen Evolutionsbiologie - Die Seen Ostafrikas und ihre Buntbarsche. Biologie in unserer Zeit 30: 354-363.

Sturmbauer, C., S. Baric, W. Salzburger, L. Rüber & E. Verheyen (2001). Lake level fluctuations synchronize genetic divergences of cichlid fishes in African lakes. Mol. Biol. Evol. 18: 144-154.

Rüber, L., A. Meyer, C. Sturmbauer & E. Verheyen (2001). Populations structure in two sympatric species of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Eretmodini: evidence for introgression. Mol. Ecol. 10: 1207-1225.

Summerer, M., R. Hanel & C. Sturmbauer (2001). Mitochondrial phylogeny and phylogeographic affinities seabreams of the genus Diplodus (Sparidae). J. Fish Biol.59: 1638-1652.

Salzburger, W. , A. Meyer, S. Baric, E. Verheyen & C. Sturmbauer (2002). Phylogeny of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid species flock and its relationships to the Central- and East African haplochromine cichlid fish faunas. Systematic Biology 51: 113-135.

Salzburger, W., S. Baric & C. Sturmbauer (2002). Speciation via introgressive hybridization in East African cichlids? Mol. Ecol. 11: 619-625.

Salzburger, W., J. Martens & C. Sturmbauer (2002).  Paraphyly of the Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) suggested from Cytochrome b sequences. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 24: 19-25.

Salzburger, W., J. Martens, A. A. Nazarenko, Y.-H. Sun, R. Dallinger & C. Sturmbauer (2002).  Phylogeography of the Eurasian Willow Tit (Parus montanus) based on DNA sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 24: 26-34.

Hanel, R., M. Westneat & C. Sturmbauer (2002).  Phylogenetic relationships, evolution of broodcare behavior, and geographic speciation in the wrasse tribe Labrini. J. Mol. Evol. 55: 776-789.

Baric, S., W. Salzburger & C. Sturmbauer (2003).  Phylogeography and evolution of the Tanganyikan cichlid genus Tropheus based upon mitochondrial DNA sequences. J. Mol. Evol. 56: 54-68.

Duftner, N., S. Weiss, N. Medgyesy & C. Sturmbauer (2003).  Enhanced phylogeographic information about Austrian brown trout populations derived from complete mitochondrial control region sequences. J. Fish Biol. 62: 427-435.

Sturmbauer, C. (2003). Die Evolution der Gattung Tropheus. Pp. 26-28 in: Aqualog – Tropheus (P. Schupke, Ed.), Verlag A. C. S. Germany.

Koblmüller, S., N. Duftner, C. Sturmbauer, H. Sammer, N. Gantner, R. Kopp, S. Voigt, B. Stadlbauer, A. Brandstätter & R. Hanel (2003).  Comparative investigations on feeding morphology and feeding specificity of selected Mediterranean wrasse species (Perciformes, Labridae). Ber. Nat.-med- Verein Innsbruck 90: 219-230.

Salzburger, W., A. Brandstätter, A. Gilles, W. Parson, M. Hempel, C. Sturmbauer & A. Meyer (2003).  Phylogeography of the vairone (Leuciscus souffia, Risso 1826) in Central Europe. Mol. Ecol.. 12:2371-2386.

Sturmbauer, C. (2003).  Molekulare Evolutionsforschung an afrikanischen Buntbarschen. In: Spezielle Zoologie, Teil 2, Wirbel- oder Schädeltiere, W. Westheide & R. Rieger (eds.) Spektrum/Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart.

Sturmbauer, C., U. Hainz, S. Baric, E. Verheyen & W. Salzburger (2003).  Evolution of the tribe Tropheini from Lake Tanganyika: Synchronized explosive speciation producing multiple evolutionary parallelism. Hydrobiologia 500: 51-64.

Koblmüller, S., W. Salzburger & C. Sturmbauer (2004).  Evolutionary relationships in the sand-dwelling lineage of Lake Tanganyika suggest multiple colonization of rocky habitats and convergent origin of biparental mouthbrooding. J. Mol. Evol. 58: 79-96.

Egger, B., M. Meekan, W. Salzburger, L. Mwape, L. Makasa, R. Shapola & C. Sturmbauer (2004).  Validation of the periodicity of increment formarion in otoliths of a cichlid fish from Lake Tanganyika, eastern Africa. J. Fish Biol. 64: 1272-1284.

Kirchmair, M., S. Morandell, D. Stolz, R. Pöder & C. Sturmbauer (2004).  Phylogeny of the genus Omphalotus based on nuclear ribosomal DNA-sequences. Mycologia 96: 1253-1260.

Duftner, N., S. Koblmüller, S. J. Weiss, N. Medgyesy & C. Sturmbauer (2005).  The impact of stocking on the genetic structure of European grayling in two Alpine rivers. Hydrobiologia 542: 121-129.

Katongo, C., S. Koblmüller, N. Duftner, L. Makasa & C. Sturmbauer (2005).  Phylogeography and evolution in the Pseudocrenilabrus philander species complex in Zambian Rivers. Hydrobiologia 542: 221-233.

Brandstätter, A., W. Salzburger & C. Sturmbauer (2005).  Mitochondrial phylogeny of the Cyprichromini, a lineage of semi-pelagic cichlid fishes endemic to Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 34: 382-391.

Duftner, N., S. Koblmüller & C. Sturmbauer (2005).  Evolutionary relationships of the Limnochromini, a tribe of benthic deep water cichlid fishes endemic to Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. J. Mol. Evol. 60: 277-289.

Sturmbauer, C., S. Koblmüller, K. Sefc & N. Duftner (2005). Phylogeographic history of the genus Tropheus, a lineage of rock-dwelling cichlid fishes endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Hydrobiologia 542: 335-366.

Sturmbauer, C. (2005). Comment on `The study of biodiversity in freshwater habitats: societal relevance and suggestions for priorities in science policy´by Luc De Meester & Steven Declerck. Hydrobiologia 542: 33-34.

Koblmüller, S., N. Duftner, C. Katongo, H. Phiri & C. Sturmbauer (2005). Ancient divergence in bathypelagic Lake Tanganyika deepwater cichlids: Mitochondrial phylogeny of the tribe Bathybatini. J. Mol. Evol. 60: 297-314.

Herler J., Patzner, R.A. & Sturmbauer, C. (2005): A preliminary revision of the Gobius auratus species complex with redescription of Gobius auratus Risso, 1810. Journal of Natural History, 39 (14): 1043-1075.

Joyce, D.A., Lunt, D.H., Bills, R., Turner, G.F., Katongo, C., Duftner, N., Sturmbauer, C. & O. Seehausen (2005). An extant cichlid fish radiation emerged in an extinct Pleistocene lake. Nature 435: 90-95.

Sugawara, T., Terai, Y., Imai, H., Turner, G. F., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Shichida, Y & N. Okada. (2005) Parallelism of amino acid changes at the RH1 affecting spectral sensitivity among deep-water cichlids from Lake Tanganyika and Malawi. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 112: 5448-5453.

Schelly, R., Salzburger, W., Koblmüller, S., Duftner, N. & C. Sturmbauer (2006). Phylogenetic relationships of the lamprologine cichlid genus Lepidiolamprologus (Teleostei: Perciformes) based on mitochondrial and nuclear sequences, suggesting introgressive hybridization. Mol. Phyl. Evol.38: 426-438.

Salzburger, W., Niederstätter, H., Brandstätter, A., Berger, B., Parson, W., Snoeks, J. & C. Sturmbauer (2006). Colour-assortative mating among populations of Tropheus moorii, a cichlid fish from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. Proc. R. Soc. B 273: 257-266.

Duftner, N., Sefc, K. M., Koblmüller, S., Nevado, B., Verheyen, E., Phiri, H. & Sturmbauer, C. (2006). Distinct population structure in a phenotypically homogeneous rock-dwelling cichlid fish from Lake Tanganyika. Molecular Ecology 15: 2381-2396.

Koblmüller, S., Sefc K. M., Duftner, N., Warum, M. & C. Sturmbauer (2006). Genetic population structure as indirect measure of dispersal ability in a Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish. Genetica 128.

Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Verheyen, E., Meyer, A. & W. Salzburger (2006). Mitochondrial phylogeny and phylogeography of East African squeaker catfish (Siluriformes: Synodontis). BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 49.

Egger, B., Obermüller, B., Phiri, H., Sturmbauer, C. & K. M. Sefc (2006). Monogamy in the maternally mouthbrooding Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish Tropheus moorii. Proc. R. Soc. B 273: 1797-1802.

Sefc, K., Baric, S., Salzburger, W. & Sturmbauer, C. (2007). Species-specific population structure in rock-specialized sympatric cichlid species in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. J. Mol. Evol. 64: 33-49.

Koch, M., Koblmüller, S., Sefc, K., Duftner, N. & C. Sturmbauer (2007). Evolutionary history of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish Tylochromis polylepis: a recent intruder to a mature adaptive radiation. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 45: 64-71.

Koblmüller, S., Duftner, N., Sefc, K. M., Aibara, M., Stipacek, M., Blanc, M., Egger, B. & C. Sturmbauer (2007). Reticulate phylogeny of gastropod shell breeding cichlids from Lake Tanganyika – the result of repeated introgressive hybridization. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:7.

Koblmüller, S., Egger, B., Sturmbauer, C. & K. M. Sefc (2007). Evolutionary history of scale-eating cichlid fishes. Mol. Phyl. Evol.: 44: 1295-1305.

Katongo, C., Koblmüller, S., Duftner, N., Mumba, L.E. & C. Sturmbauer (2007). Evolutionary history and biogeographic affinities of the serranochromine cichlids in Zambian rivers. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 45: 326-338.

Duftner, N., Sefc, K.M., Koblmüller, S., Salzburger, W., Taborsky, M., & Sturmbauer, C.
( 2007 ). Parallel evolution of facial stripe patterns in the Neolamprologus brichardi/pulcher species complex endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 45:706-715.

Sefc, K., Baric, S., Salzburger, W. & C. Sturmbauer (2007). Species-specific population structure in rock-specialized sympatric cichlid species in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. J. Mol. Evol. 64: 33-49.

Koblmüller, S., Sefc K. M., Duftner, N., Warum, M. & C. Sturmbauer (2007). Genetic population structure as indirect measure of dispersal ability in a Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish. Genetica 130: 121-131.

Sturmbauer, C. (2007). Book review of “Speciation” by Coyne, J. A. & H. A. Orr, Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, ISBN 0-87893-091. Marine Biology: An Evolutionary Perspective 28: 338.

Egger, B., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C. & K.M. Sefc (2007). Nuclear and mitochondrial data reveal different evolutionary processes in the Lake Tanganyika cichlid genus Tropheus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 137.

Koblmüller, S., Sefc, K. M., Duftner, N., Katongo, C., Tomljanovic, T. & C. Sturmbauer (2008). A single mitochondrial haplotype and nuclear genetic differentiation in sympatric colour morphs of a riverine cichlid fish. J. Evol. Biol. 21: 362-367.

Maderbacher, M., Bauer, C., Herler, J., Postl, L., Makasa, L. & C. Sturmbauer (2008). Assessment of traditional versus geometric morphometrics for discriminating populations of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 46: 153-161.

Postl, L., Herler, J., Bauer, C., Maderbacher, M., Makasa, L. & C. Sturmbauer (2008). Geometric morphometrics applied to viscerocranial structures in populations of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 46: 240-248.

Sturmbauer, C (2008). The Great Lakes in East Africa: biological conservation considerations for species flocks. Hydrobiologia 615: 95-101.

Egger, B., Obermüller, B., Eigner, E., Sturmbauer, C. & K.M. Sefc (2008). Assortative mating between color morphs of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish species Tropheus moorii. Hydrobiologia 615: 37-48.

Sturmbauer, C., Hahn, C., Koblmüller, S., Postl, L., Sinyinza, D. & K. M. Sefc (2008). Variation in territorial size and defense behavior in breeding pairs of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish Variabilichromis moorii. Hydrobiologia 615: 49-56.

Koblmüller, S., Sefc, K. M. & C. Sturmbauer (2008). The Lake Tanganyika cichlid species assemblage: recent advances in molecular phylogenetics. Hydrobiologia 615: 5-20.

Sturmbauer, C., Fuchs, C., Harb, G., Damm, E., Duftner, D., Maderbacher, M., Koch, M. & S. Koblmüller (2008). Abundance, depth distribution and territorial areas of rock-dwelling Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish species. Hydrobiologia 615: 57-68.

Schäffer, S., Krisper, G., Pfingstl, T. & C. Sturmbauer (2008). Description of Scutovertex pileatus spec. nov. ( Acari, Oribatida, Scutoverticidae ) and molecular phylogentic investigations of congeneric species in Austria. Zoologischer Anzeiger 247: 249-258.

Koblmüller, S., Schliewen, U. K., Duftner, N., Sefc, K. M., Katongo, C. & C. Sturmbauer (2008). Age and spread of the haplochromine cichlid fishes in Africa. Molecular Phyogenetics and Evolution 49: 153-169.

Koch, M., J. Hadfield, K. M. Sefc & C. Sturmbauer (2008): Pedigree reconstruction in wild cichlid fish populations. Molecular Ecology 17: 4500.

Sefc, K. M., K. Mattersdorfer, C. Sturmbauer & S. Koblmüller (2008). High frequency of multiple paternity in broods of a socially monogamous cichlid fish with biparental nest defence. Molecular Ecology 17: 2531-2543.

Koblmüller, S., N. Duftner, K. M. Sefc, U. Aigner, M. Rogetzer & C. Sturmbauer (2009). Phylogenetic structure and gene flow in the scale-eating cichlid Perissodus microlepis (Teleostei, Perciformes, Cichlidae) in southern Lake Tanganyika. Zoological Scripta 38: 257-268.

Herler, J., S. Koblmüller & C. Sturmbauer (2009). Phylogenetic relationships of coral-associated gobies (Teleostei, Gobiidae) from the Red Sea based on mitochondrial DNA data. Marine Biology 156, 725-739.

Nevado B, Koblmüller S, Sturmbauer C, Snoeks J, Usano-Alemany J & E. Verheyen (2009). Complete mtDNA replacement in a Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish. Molecular Ecology 18: 4240-4255.

Schäffer S, Koblmüller S, Pfingstl T, Sturmbauer C & G. Krisper (2009). Contrasting mitochondrial DNA diversity estimates in Austrian Scutovertex minutus and S. sculptus (Acari, Oribatida, Brachypylina, Scutoverticidae). Pedobiologia 53: 203-211.

Schäffer S, Pfingstl T, Koblmüller S, Winkler KA, Sturmbauer C & G. Krisper (2010). Phylogenetic analysis of European Scutovertex mites (Acari, Oribatida, Scutoverticidae) reveals paraphyly and cryptic diversity - a molecular genetic and morphological approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55, 677-688.

Koblmüller S, Egger B, Sturmbauer C & K. M. Sefc (2010). Rapid radiation, ancient incomplete lineage sorting and ancient hybridization in the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Tropheini. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 318-334.

Herler, J., Kerschbaumer, M., Mitteroecker, P., Postl, L. & C. Sturmbauer (2010). Sexual Dimorphism and population divergence in the Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish Tropheus moorii. Frontiers in Zoology 7:4.

Sturmbauer C, Salzburger W, Duftner N, Schelly R, Koblmüller S. (2010). Evolutionary history of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Lamprologini (Teleostei: Perciformes) derived from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 266-284.

Schäffer, S., Koblmüller, S., Pfingstl, T., Sturmbauer, C. & G. Krisper (2010). Anccestral state reconstruction reveals multiple evolution of diagnostic characters in „Higher Oribatida“ (Acari), conflicting current classification schemes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 246.

Odhiambo, E. A., Kerschbaumer, M., Postl, L. & C. Sturmbauer (2011). Morphometric differentiation among haplochromine cichlid fish species of a satellite lake of Lake Victoria. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res.49: 216-223.

Sturmbauer, C., Husemann, M. & P. Danley (2011). Explosive speciation and adaptive radiation of East African cichlid fishes. In: Biodiversity Hotspots – Distribution and Protection of Conservation Priority Areas,
F.E. Zachos, J.C. Habel (eds), Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany: Pp. 333-362.


100th publication:
Kerschbaumer, M., Postl, L., Koch, M., Wiedl, T. & C. Sturmbauer (2011). Morphological distinctness despite large-scale phenotypic plasticity – analysis of wild and pond-bred juveniles of allopatric populations of Tropheus moorii. Naturwissenschaften 98: 125-134.

Koblmüller, S., Salzburger, W., Obermüller, B, Eigner, E., Sturmbauer, C. & K. M. Sefc (2011). Separated by sand, fused by dropping water: Fragmented habitat and fluctuating water levels steer the evolution of rock-dwelling cichlid populations in Lake Tanganyika. Molecular Ecology: doi:10.111/j1365-294x2011.05088.x.

Odhiambo, E. A., Mautner, S. I., Bock, O. & C. Sturmbauer (2012). Genetic distinction of four haplochromine cichlid fish species in a satellite lake of Lake Victoria, East Africa. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res. 50: 51-58.

Sturmbauer, C., Albrecht, C., Trajanovski, S., & T. Wilke (2012). Preface. In: Special issue – Theme: Evolution and Biodiversity in Ancient Lakes (editors: Sturmbauer, C., Albrecht, C., Trajanovski, S., & T. Wilke). Hydrobiologia 682: 1-2. doi:10.1007/s10750-012-0997-0.

Koch, M., Wilson, A. J., Kerschbaumer, M., Wiedl, T. & C. Sturmbauer (2012). Additive genetic variance of quantitative traits in natural and pond-bred populations of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid Tropheus moorii. Hydrobiologia 682: 131-141. doi:10.1007/s10750-011-0785-2.

Spreitzer, M. L., Mautner, S., Makasa, L. & C. Sturmbauer (2012). Genetic and morphological population differentiation in the rock-dwelling and specialized shrimp-feeding cichlid fish species Altolamprologus compressiceps from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. Hydrobiologia 682: 143-154. doi:10.1007/153s10750-011-0698-0.

Kidd, M. R., Duftner, N., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C. & H. A. Hofmann (2012). Repeated parallel evolution of parental care strategies within Xenotilapia, a genus of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31236.

Koblmüller, S., Katongo, C., Phiri, H. & C. Sturmbauer (2012). Past connection of the upper reaches of a Lake Tanganyika tributary with the upper Congo drainage suggested by genetic data of riverine cichlid fishes. African Zoology 47: 182-186.

Barbuti, R., Mautner, S., Carnevale, G., Milazzo, P., Rama, A. & C. Sturmbauer (2012). Population dynamics with a mixed type of sexual and asexual reproduction in a fluctuating environment. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:49, doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-49.

Egger, B., Sefc, K., Makasa, L., Sturmbauer, C. & W. Salzburger (2012). Introgressive hybridisation between colour-morphs in a population of cichlid fishes twelve years after Human-induced secondary admixis. J. Heredity, doi:10.1093/jhered/ess013.

Kirchberger, P.C., Sefc, K.M., Sturmbauer, C. & S. Koblmüller (2012). Evolutionary history of Lake Tanganyika's predatory deepwater cichlids. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2012, doi:10.1165/2012/716209.

Sturmbauer, C. (2013). Paraphyly, In: Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics (Second Edition), S. Maloy, K. Hughes (eds), Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA: Article B978-0-12-374984-0.01119-0, Pp 125-126.

Nevado, B., Mautner, S., Sturmbauer, C. & E. Verheyen (2013). Water level fluctuations and metapopulation dynamics as drivers of genetic diversity in populations of three Tanganyikan cichlid fish species. Molecular Ecology: doi: 10.1111/mec.12374.

Fischer, C., Koblmüller, S., Gülly, C., Schlötterer, C. Sturmbauer, C. & G. G. Dallinger (2013). Complete mitochondrial DNA sequences of the threadfin cichlid (Petrochromis trewavasae) and the blunthead cichlid (Tropheus moorii) and patterns of mitochondrial genome evolution in cichlid fishes. PLOS ONE 8(6) e67048: 1-13.

Kerschbaumer, M., Mitteröcker, P. & C. Sturmbauer (2013). Pattern of body shape change in sympatric versus non-sympatric Tropheus populations of Lake Tanganyika. Heredity, doi: 10.1038/hdy.2013.78: 1-10.

Lienhard, A., Schäffer, S., Krisper, G. & C. Sturmbauer (2013). Reverse evolution and cryptic diversity in putative sister families of the Oribatida (Acari). Journa of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 52: 86-93, DOI 10.1111/jzs.12037.

Kirchberger, P. C., Sefc, K. M., Sturmbauer, C. & S. Koblmüller (2014). Outgroup effects on root position and tree topology in the AFLP phylogeny of a rapidly radiating lineage of cichlid fish. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 57-62.

Koblmüller, S., Odhiambo, E. A., Sinyinza, D., Sturmbauer, C. & K. M. Sefc (2014). Big fish, little divergence: phylogeography of Lake Tanganyika´s giant cichlid, Boulengerochromis microlepis. Hydrobiologia DOI 10,1007/s107050-014-1863-z.

Egger, B., Klaefiger, Y., Indermaur, A., Koblmüller, S., Theis, A., Egger, S., Näf, T., Van Steenberge, M., Sturmbauer, C., Katongo, C. & W. Salzburger (2014). Phylogeographic and phenotypic assessment of a basal haplochromine cichlid fish from Lake Chila, Zambia. Hydrobiologia: DOI 10/1007/s10750-014-1919-0.

Sturmbauer, C. (2014) Artentstehung – Artensterben. BLOG online: http://scienceblog.at/artentstehung-artensterben#, accessed 17-10-2014.

Nikaido, M., Ota, T., Hirata, T., Suzuki, H., Satta, Y., Aibara, M., Mzighani, S.I., Sturmbauer, C., Hagino-Yamagishi, K., & Norihiro Okada (2014). Multiple episodic evolution events in V1R receptor genes of East-African cichlids. Genome Biology and Evolution 6(5): 1135-1144, doi:10.1093/gbe/evu086.

Wanek, K. A. & C. Sturmbauer (2015). Form, function & phylogeny: the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish tribe Tropheini. Zoologica Scripta: doi:10.1111/zsc.12110.

Sefc, K. M., Hermann, C. M., Steinwender, B., Brindl, H., Zimmermann, H., Mattersdorfer, K., Postl, L., Makasa, L., Sturmbauer, C. & S. Koblmüller (2015). Asymmetric dominance and asymmetric mate choice oppose premating isolation after allopatric divergence. Ecology and Evolution: doi: 10.1002/ece3.1372.

Vanhove, M., Pariselle, A., Van Steenberge, M., Raeymaekers, J.A.M., Hablützel, P.I., Gillardin, C., Hellemans, B., Breman, F.C., Koblmüller, S., Snoeks, J., Volckaert, F.A.M. & T. Huyse (2015). Hidden biodiversity in an ancient lake: phylogenetic congruence between Lake Tanganyika tropheine cichlids and their monogenean flatworm parasites. Scientific Reports: DOI: 10.1038/srep13669.

Sturmbauer, C. (2016). Paraphyly, In: Reference Module in Life Sciences, J. Reedjik (ed), Elsevier, Oxford,
UK: in press.

Sturmbauer, C., Börger, C., van Steenberge, M. & S. Koblmüller (2017). A separate lowstand lake at the northern edge of Lake Tanganyika? Evidence from phylogeographic patterns in the cichlid genus Tropheus. Hydrobiologia 791(1): 51–68, DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2939-8.

Gunter H. M., Schneider R. F., Karner I., Sturmbauer C. & A. Meyer (2017). Molecular investigation of genetic assimilation during the rapid adaptive radiations of East African cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology 26(23): 6634-6653, DOI: 10.1111/mec.14405.

Singh, P., Börger, C. & C. Sturmbauer (2017). Alternative splicing outweighs differential gene expression as mechanism for cichlid jaw evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution 9(10): 2764-2781, DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx204.

Sturmbauer, C., Berg, C. & J. Strauss (2018). Die biologisch-ökologische Perspektive auf Umwelt und Gesellschaft in Österreich. Pp. 71-83 In: Winiwarter, V. (Ed.), Umwelt und Gesellschaft – Herausforderung für Wissenschaft und Politik. KIOES Opinions 8 (2018): 1-104, DOI: 10.1553/KIOESOP_008.

Irisarri, I., Singh, P., Koblmüller, S., Torres-Dowdall, J., Henning, F., Francini, P., Fischer, C., Lemmon, A. R., Moriarty-Lemmon, E., Thallinger, G. G., Sturmbauer, C. & A. Meyer (2018). Anchored phylogenomics uncovers deep inter-tribal hybridizations in the Lake Tanganyika cichlid radiation and highlights adaptive loci shaping species’ ecology. Nature Communications (2918)9: 3159, https://doi.org/10.138/s41467-018-05479-9.

Koblmüller, S., Zangl, L., Börger, C., Daill, D, Vanhove, M. P. M., Sturmbauer, C & K. M. Sefc (2018). Only true pelagics mix: Comparative phylogeography of deepwater bathybatine cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. Hydrobiologia: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3752-3.

Ahi E. P., Singh P., Lecaudey L. A., Gessl W. & C. Sturmbauer (2018). Maternal mRNA input of growth and stress-response-related genes in cichlids in relation to egg size and trophic specialization. EvoDevo 9:23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13227-018-0112-3.

Ahi, E. P., Singh, P., Duenser, A., Gessl, W. & C.Sturmbauer (2019). Divergence in larval jaw gene expression reflects differential trophic adaptation in haplochromine cichlids prior to foraging. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19:150: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1483-3.

Ahi, E. P., Duenser, A., Singh, P., Gessl, W. & C. Sturmbauer. Appetite regulating genes may contribute to herbivory versus carnivory trophic divergence in haplochromine cichlids. In review.


Lecaudey, L. A., Sturmbauer, C., Singh, P. & E. P. Ahi (2019).  Molecular mechanisms underlying nuchal hump formation in dolphin cichlid, Cyrtocara moorii. Scientific Reports 9: 20296. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56771-7.

Ahi, E. P., Duenser, A., Singh, P., Gessl, W. & C. Sturmbauer (2020). Appetite regulating genes may contribute to herbivory versus carnivory trophic divergence in haplochromine cichlids. PeerJ 8:e8375. doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8375.

Zangl, L., Oberreiter, H., Huss, H., Stabentheiner, E., Sturmbauer, C., & S. Koblmüller (2020). Discriminating larvae of two syntopic Cychramus species (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) by means of bar-HRM analysis. Molecular Biology Reports: Molecular Biology Reports 47:8251–8257 doi.org/10.1007/s11033-020-05786-9.

Fischer, C., Koblmüller, S., Börger, C., Michelitsch, G., Trajanoski, S., Schlötterer, C., Guelly, C., Thallinger, G. G. & C. Sturmbauer (2021). Genome sequences of Tropheus moorii and Petrochromis trewavasae, two eco-morphologically divergent cichlid fishes endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Scientific Reports 11:4309. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81030-z.

Kerschbaumer, M., Postl, L. & C. Sturmbauer (2021). Microevolutionary change in viscerocranial bones under congeneric sympatry in the Lake Tanganyikan cichlid genus Tropheus. Hydrobiologia: Advances in Cichlid Research V. doi.org/10.1007/s10750-021-04536-7.

Sonnleitner, S. T., Dorighi, J., Jansen, B., Schönegger, C., Gietl, S., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Posch, W. & G. Walder (2021). An in vitro model for assessment of SARS-CoV-2 infectivity by defining the correlation between virus isolation and quantitative PCR value: Isolation success of SARS-CoV-2 from oropharyngeal swabs correlates negatively with Cq value. Virology Journal 18:71. doi.org/10.1186/s12985-021-01542-y.

Singh, P., Ahi, E.P., Sturmbauer, C., 2021. Gene coexpression networks reveal molecular interactions underlying cichlid jaw modularity. BMC Ecol. Evol. 21, 1–17. doi.org/10.1186/s12862-021-01787-9.

Sonnleitner, S. T., Prelog, M., Jansen, B., Rodgarkia-Dara, C., Gietl, S., Schönegger, C. M., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Posch, W., Almanzar, G., Jury, H., Nowotny, N. & G. Walder (2021). Maintenance of neutralizing antibodies over ten months in convalescent SARS-CoV-2 afflicted patients. Transboundry and Emerging Diseases 2021. doi.org/10.1111/tbed.14130.

Lecaudey, L. A., Singh, P., Sturmbauer, C. Duenser, A. Gessl, W. & E. P. Ahi (2021). Comparative transcriptomics unravels molecular players shaping dorsal lip hypertrophy in the vacuum cleaner cichlid, Gnathochromis permaxillaris. BMC Genomics 22, 506. doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07775-z.

Sturmbauer, C. (2021). Es lebe die Unordnung! In: (Un-)Ordnung in der Natur – Der Wandel zur Wildnis. Schriften des Nationalparks Gesäuse 16, Nationalpark Gesäuse GmbH, Admont, ISBN: 978-3-901990-18-2, Pp: 12–15.

Sonnleitner, S. Th., Sonnleitner, S., Hinterbichler, E., Halbfurter, H., Kopecky, D. B. C., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Posch, W. &, Gernot Walder (2022). The mutational dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in serial passages in vitro. Virologica Sinica 2022. doi.org/10.1016/j.virs.2022.01.029.

Schiemer, F., Aubrecht, G., Essl, F., Gusenleitner, F., Haring, E., Herzig, A., Kiehn, M., Komposch, C., Lindner, R., Pöllinger, U., Sauberer, R., Scherzinger, W., Schlick-Steiner, B., Schön, B., Schroeck, C., Steiner, F., Sturmbauer, C., Tribsch, A., Winkler H. & K. P. Zulka (2022). Dringende Erfordernisse zur Erhaltung und Förderung der österreichischen Biodiversität: Eine Stellungnahme von Naturschutzexperten. Acta ZooBot Austria 158: 1-12.

Wagner, M., Bračun, S., Duenser, A., Sturmbauer C., Gessl, W. & Ehsan Pashay Ahi (2022). Expres-sion variations in Ectodysplasin-A gene (eda) may contribute to morphological divergence of scales in Haplochromine cichlids. BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022. doi.org/10.1186/s12862-022-01984-0.

Cruz-Laufer, A. J., Pariselle, A., Jorissen, M. W. P., Muterezi Bukinga, F., Al Assadi, A., Van Steenberge, M., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Smeets, K., Huyse, T., Artois, T. & M. P. M. Vanhove (2022). Somewhere I belong: Phylogenetic comparative methods and machine learning to investigate the evolution of a species-rich lineage of parasites. Cladistics 38/4: 465-512. doi.org/10.1111/cla.12506.

Sonnleitner, S. Th., Prelog, M., Sonnleitner, S., Hinterbichler, E., Halbfurter, H., Kopecky, D. B. C., Almanzar, G., Cvijanikic, A., Koblmüller, S., Sturmbauer, C., Posch, W. & Gernot Walder (2022). Cumulative SARS-CoV-2 mutations and corresponding changes in immunity in an immunocompromised patient indicate viral evolution within the host. Nature Communications: doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-30163-4.

Zangl, L., Schäffer, S., Daill, D., Friedrich, T., Gessl, W., Mladinic, M., Sturmbauer, C., Wanzenböck, J., Weiss, S. J. &  S. Koblmüller (2022). A comprehensive DNA barcode inventory of Austria’s fish and lamprey species. Plos One 17/6: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268694.

Singh, P., Irisarri, I., Torres-Dowdall, J., Thallinger, G. G., Svardal, H., Moriarty Lemmon, E., Lemmon, A. R., Koblmüller, S., Meyer, A. & C. Sturmbauer. (2022). Phylogenomics of trophically diverse cichlids disentangles processes driving adaptive radiation and suggests repeated parallelism of eco-morphologies. Submitted to Ecology and Evolution 12/7: doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9077.

Singh, P., Taborsky, M., Peichel, C. & C. Sturmbauer (2023). Genomic basis of Y-linked dwarfism in
cichlids pursuing alternative reproductive tactics. Molecular Ecology 32/7: 1-16.

Dünser, A., Singh, P., Lecaudey, L., Sturmbauer, C., Albertson, R.C. & E. Ahi (2023). Conserved
molecular players involved in human nose morphogenesis underlie evolution of the
exaggerated snout phenotype in cichlids. Genome Biology and Evolution 15/4:

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