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My main interest lies on the investigation of biodiversity in general with a focus on vertebrate organisms. While I seek to expand my horizon of global vertebrate diversity constantly, my Phd work aims at characterizing the native Austrian fauna by means of genetic barcoding, setting up a reference database and optimizing necessary workflows, as well as mastering modern instruments (Keyence Digital Microscope) for the investigation of thus far unresolved taxonomic groups or cryptic diversity. In my work I apply various, mainly molecular methodologies (classic Sanger and next generation sequencing) to study species delimitation, speciation, cryptic diversity, but also phylogeographics and phylogenetics. Due to cooperation with several dear colleagues, I am also able to peek at other groups of animals like African cichlids, ectoparasitic Monogenean Gyrodactylus or Adriatic triplefins (Tripterygion tripteronotus) and involve myself in population genetics and species radiation events.

Dr.rer.nat. Lukas Zangl


Universitätsplatz 2 A-8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 3959


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