Team

Alpine Land Snails Working Group since 2005

Group Leader

Dr. Helmut Sattmann

Dr. Helmut Sattmann

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Head of the 3rd Zoological Department

Email: helmut.sattmann@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/helmut_sattmann
Helmut Sattmann founded the Alpine Land Snails Working Group in the 1990ties and since that time is actively promoting advance in Austrian molluscan research and connecting scientists working on Alpine land snail research. He initiated and contributed to all projects performed throughout the early years. Specifically he initiated the project “Phylogeography of Alpine land snails” (funded by the Austrian Science Foundation FWF; No. 19592 B17), which led to a revival and boost of the working group since 2005. He has been contributing to most projects of the working group and and was involved together with Zoltán Fehér and Elisabeth Haring in planning the project ’Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina as a model system’ (FWF P 26581-B25).

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Head of the Central Research Laboratories

Email: elisabeth.haring@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/elisabeth_haring
Elisabeth Haring initiated and planned together with Helmut Sattmann the project “Phylogeography of Alpine land snails” (funded by the Austrian Science Foundation FWF; No. 19592 B17), which subsequently fostered numerous projects of the working group since 2005 dealing with various taxa and scientific questions. She has been contributing to most projects of the working group and planned together with Zoltán Fehér and Helmut Sattmann the project ’Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina as a model system’ (FWF P 26581-B25).

Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser

Dr. Luise Kruckenhauser

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Deputy Head of the Central Research Laboratories

Email:Luise.Kruckenhauser@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/luise_kruckenhauser
Luise Kruckenhauser guided the genetic analyses of the projects on Trochulus and Cylindrus and contributed significantly to most projects of the working group. Specifically, she is a leading scientist in the project “Barcoding of Austrian molluscs” a pilot study within the ABOL (Austrian Barcode of Life) initiative. She participated in most collection trips and supervises and manages the data base of the Alpine Land Snails Working Group.

NHM Team

Mag. Anita Eschner

Mag. Anita Eschner

Natural History Museum of Vienna, 3rd Zoological Department

Email: anita.eschner@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/anita_eschner_
Anita Eschner is the curator of the Mollusc Collection of the NHMW and thus contributed to all projects of the working group. Specifically, she is a leading scientist in the Helicopsis project and the project “Barcoding of Austrian molluscs” a pilot study within the ABOL (Austrian Barcode of Life) initiative.

DI Dr. Michael Duda

DI Dr. Michael Duda

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories

Email: michael.duda@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/michael_duda
Michael Duda performed his PhD thesis on morphology, anatomy and ecology of Trochulus spp. Furthermore, he contributes with his taxonomic and ecological expertise to most of the projects of the Alpine Land Snails Working Group and participated in numerous collection trips. Currently, he is active in the project “Barcoding of Austrian molluscs” a pilot study within the ABOL (Austrian Barcode of Life) initiative.

Zoltán Fehér MSc PhD

Zoltán Fehér MSc PhD

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories

Email: zoltan.feher@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://members.iif.hu/feh13603/
Zoltán Fehér has joined the Alpine Land Snail Working Group in 2014 as a project researcher. Before that, he worked in the Hungarian Natural History Museum (Budapest) as the curator of the Mollusc Collection. He is interested in systematics, phylogeny, biogeography and conservation genetics of terrestrial and freshwater molluscs. During the past more than two decades he has organized and participated in several zoological fieldtrips in Southern Europe and Western Asia with the main focus on the Balkan countries.
Zoltán Fehér initiated the currently running project ’Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina as a model system’ (FWF P 26581-B25). He took a significant part in planning the project and is the principal investigator in this study. Furthermore, he contributed to the study of the phylogeny of Ariantinae and is involved in other studies related to Carpathian, Balkan and Alpine molluscs.

Mag. Katharina Jaksch

Mag. Katharina Jaksch

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories, 3rd Zoological Department

Email: katharina.jaksch@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/katharina_jaksch
Katharina Jaksch performed morphological, and genetic analyses of Clausilia dubia in the course of her MSc study. Furthermore, she contributes to other projects, in particular to the Helicopsis project and the project “Barcoding of Austrian molluscs” a pilot study within the ABOL (Austrian Barcode of Life) initiative. Furthermore, she participated in numerous collection trips. Currently, she is performing her PhD thesis within the project ’Speciation in rock-dwelling land snails: Understanding the origin of diversity using Montenegrina as a model system’ (FWF P 26581-B25).

Mag. Sandra Kirchner

Mag. Sandra Kirchner

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories, 3rd Zoological Department

Email: sandra.kirchner@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/sandra_kirchner
Sandra Kirchner performed morphological, and genetic analyses of Pyramidula pusilla in the course of her MSc study. Furthermore, she contributes to other projects, e.g., on Orcula and Trochulus and participated in numerous collection trips.

Barbara Däubl

Barbara Däubl

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories, 3rd Zoological Department

Email: barbara.daeubl@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/barbara_daeubl
With her technical experience Barbara Däubl contributes to most of the projects of the Alpine Land Snails Working Group with lab work and field assistance throughout numerous collection trips. She also takes part in organizing workshops, meetings and other events.

Julia Schindelar

Julia Schindelar

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories

Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/julia_schindelar

Oliver Macek

Oliver Macek

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories

Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/oliver_macek

Sonja Bamberger

Sonja Bamberger

Email: sonja.bamberger@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/sonja_bamberger

Sonja Bamberger contributes to the project on T. oreinos oreinos and T. o. scheerpeltzi. In the course of her Master thesis she analyses these taxa in their contact zone with AFLPs. Moreover, she contributes to the Montenegrina project.

Willy De Mattia

Willy De Mattia

Natural History Museum Vienna, Central Research Laboratories

Email: wdemattia@gmail.com
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Willy_De_Mattia

Willy De Mattia studies the taxonomy, systematics, anatomy, phylogeny, biogeography and ecology of European land and freshwater molluscs and his main fields of interest are Clausiliidae, Hygromiidae, Geomitridae, Helicidae, Cochlostomatidae and Milacidae.
He initiated the currently running project “Anatomical revision of Alopiinae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae): testing genital characters in clausiliid systematics”

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Pinsker

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Pinsker

Email: wilhelm.pinsker@univie.ac.at
Website: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wilhelm_Pinsker

Wilhelm Pinsker is a volunteering scientist at the Central Research Laboratories, NHM since his retirement at the Medical University of Vienna. He contributed with his experience and expertise to most manuscripts of the Alpine Land Snails Working Group and is of invaluable help in the course of our collecting trips.

External Collaboraters

Prof. Dr. Anatoly Schileyko

Prof. Dr. Anatoly Schileyko

Institute of Problems of Evolution. Russian Academy of Science, Moscow

Email: asch0829@gmail.com
Website: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anatoly_Schileyko
Anatoly Schileyko contributed to the projects with a lot of determination and dissection work. Especially for Orculids and Cylindrus. Anatoly Schileyko has studied material from the NHM Mollusc collection and from the material collected during our collecting trips. Furthermore, he provided valuable material from his collection for our research.

Jan Steger

University of Vienna

Barna Páll-Gergely

Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan

Website: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Barna_Pall-Gergely

Johannes Volkmer

University of Graz

Former Team Members

Mag. Laura Zopp

Mag. Laura Zopp

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories, 3rd Zoological Department

Email: zoppchen@msn.com
Former Collaborator
Laura Zopp performed morphological, anatomical and histological analyses of Cylindrus obtusus in the course of her MSc study. Furthermore, she contributed to other projects of our working group and participated on numerous collection trips.

Mag. Josef Harl

Mag. Josef Harl

Natural History Museum of Vienna, Central Research Laboratories

Email: josef.harl@nhm-wien.ac.at
Website: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/josef_harl
Josef Harl performes his PhD thesis on phylogeography and morphology of Orcula spp. with special emphasis on Orula dolium. Furthermore he is performing a phylogenetic analysis of Orculidae. He contributes to many projects of the Alpine Land Snails Working Group and participated in numerous collection trips.

Dr. Luis Cadahía

University of Oslo

Email: luis.cadahia@gmail.com
Luis Cadahía contributed to the projects Cylindrus and Ariantinae. He isolated and tested the Microsatellite primers for the population analysis of C. obtusus an was the principal investigator of the phylogenetic analysis of Ariantinae.

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