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Research Projects

  • 2020: Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies (KIÖS) / Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW): DNA barcoding and checklist of Austrian hoverflies (PI, together with Christian Sturmbauer).

  • 2019-2023: Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Resolving the deep evolutionary history of vertebrate parasitism in flatworms - genomic insights from the Monogenea (in collaboration with Christoph Hahn (PI) and Maarten Vanhove (Hasselt University, Belgium)).

  • 2019: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) - TALENTE internship: ADIV-DOKU; Documenting Austria's zoological diversity.

  • 2018-2021: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) - BRIDGE 1: BIO-PLANBAR; Assessing biodiversity in construction project planning  by means of DNA-barcoding (PI; in collaboration with Werner Holzinger, Ökoteam & Wolfgang Paill, Universalmuseum Joanneum).

  • 2018-2019: Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD): Monogenean gill parasites from economically important Lake Tanganyika fish species: genetic diversity and evolutionary history in thus far unexplored host-parasite systems (PI; in collaboration with Maarten P. M. Vanhove & Nikol Kmentova, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic).

  • 2017-2020: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy: Establishment of DNA-barcoding pipelines at Austrian universities for ABOL, the Austrian biodiversity initiative "Austrian Barcode of Life" (Co-PI).

  • 2017-2018: Systematics Research Fund (SRF): Phylogeny and biogeography of the African lates perches and their monogenean gill parasites (PI).

  • 2015-2018: Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Comparative phylogeography of co-distributed arboreal mite species (in collaboration with Sylvia Schäffer (PI)).

  • 2014-2017: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy: Austrian Barcode Of Life (ABOL) - pilot project "vertebrates" (PI; together with Frank Zachos, NHM Viennna).

  • 2014-2015: University of Graz: Resubmission (to Austrian Science Fund) Incentive grant (PI).

  • 2014-2015: Institute of Zoology, University of Graz: Phylogeographic structure in pelagic and benthopelagic deepwater cichlids from Lake Tanganyika? - a pilot study (PI).

  • 2013-2016: Austrian Science Fund (FWF): Collective defence in non-myrmecophilous aphids and its evolutionary origin (in collaboration with Manfred Hartbauer (PI)).

  • 2004-2005: Austrian Academy of Sciences: Evolution of mouthbrooding within the Lake Tanganyika cichlid radiation and phylogenetic placement of the haplochromine cichlids - DOC stipend.

Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Stephan Koblmüller


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Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 3978


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