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BEH 1, Elina Takola et al., Jena, How novel is new? Revisiting the novel object paradigm

BEH 2, Theodora Fuss et al., Siegen, Poeciliids playing tiddlywinks 2.0: personal learning versus social learning in a visual serial reversal task – do sexes differ?

BEH 3*, Simone Flöck et al., Siegen, Mollies playing tiddlywinks: social learning in a visual color discrimination task - do sexes differ?

BEH 4*, Yuan-Cheng Cheng et al., Taipei, Influence of males’ morphology and mating position on paternity share in a polyandrous tree frog

BEH 5*, Isabell Schumann et al., Leipzig, Is sensation affected by molting? Insights into an outstanding behavior using the model organism Drosophila melanogaster

BEH 6*, Simon Vitt et al., Bonn, Does inbreeding affect shoaling in juveniles of the West African cichlid Pelvicachromis taeniatus?

BEH 7*, Veronika Rohr et al., Seewiesen, Fluffy feathers: the significance of neoptile feathers for camouflage

BEH 8*, Taylor Rystrom et al., Münster, Adaptive shaping of the behavioral and neuroendocrine phenotype to the adolescent social niche in female guinea pigs

BEH 9*, Sebastian Bach et al., Troisdorf, Discrimination and generalisation of temporal patterns of electric communication signals in the weakly electric fish, Mormyrus rume proboscirostris

BEH 10*, Meike Alruna Pust et al., Bielefeld, Chicken and quails as roommates: A rearing condition affects welfare and behaviour

BEH 11, Jens Hellinger et al., Bochum, Searchlights in the dark. Multiple functions of subocular light organs in the bioluminescent flashlight fish Photoblepharon palpebratumNr.12, Janina Hladik et al., Ulm, Size matters – Territoriality and shelter selection in a scorpion

BEH 12*, Janina Hladik et al., Ulm, Size matters – Territoriality and shelter selection in a scorpion

BEH 13*, Neetash Mysuru Rajagopalachari et al., Seewiesen, Quantifying the acoustic parameters of overlapping echolocation calls in free-flying horseshoe bat aggregations

BEH 14*, Lena De Framond et al., Starnberg, Do echolocating bats adapt their calls to weather-induced variations in sound attenuation to maintain constant detection range?

BEH 15*, Peter Jägers et al., Bochum, Social signaling in the bioluminescent flashlight fish Anomalops katoptron

BEH 16*, Jana Bonsberger et al., Bonn, Discrimination of low frequency sounds in grey bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium griseum)

BEH 17*, Friedrich Schneider et al., Bonn, Discrimination and generalisation of natural temporal patterns various behaviroul context in the weakly electric fish Mormyrus rume proboscirostris

BEH 18*, Sonja Barthold et al., Tübingen, Comparative prey-capture behaviour of some Central European rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Paederinae, Staphylininae) towards three different prey types

BEH 19, Magdalena Matzke et al., Munich, Disentangling pre- and post-mating selection via experimental evolution

BEH 20*, Eric Ludwig, Lohmar, Using an electric field to find a food source in the weakly electric fish, Gnathonemus petersii

* student contributions

DEV 1*, Lina María Giraldo-Deck et al., Seewiesen, Development of intraspecific size variation in black coucals, white-browed coucals and ruffs

DEV 2*, Luxi Chen et al., Bochum, Development in stand-by: (sub)cellular changes in Daphnia embryos during diapause.

DEV 3*, Ting-Hsuan Lu et al., Göttingen, Evolution of developmental processes underlying head formation in Drosophila

DEV 4*, Gordon Wiegleb, Göttingen, Evolution of developmental processes underlying head formation in Drosophila on single-cell resolution

DEV 5*, Ruixun Wang et al., Planegg-Martinsried, Gene regulatory networks of sense organ development: Level of conservation and basis for diversification?

DEV 6, Paul Lukas et al., Jena, The influence of nkx genes on amphibian head development

DEV 7*, Christian Meyer, Osnabrück, Imaging cardiac valves: correlating histology and function

DEV 8, Vera Terblanche geb. Hunnekuhl et al., Göttingen, Neuropeptide processing in arthropods: non-redundant functions of PC1/3 and PC2 in the beetle Tribolium castaneum

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ECO 1*, Alena Marcella Hantzschmann et al., Koblenz, Conservation genetics of a threatened amphibian, Bombina variegata, in northern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

ECO 2, Harald Krenn et al., Vienna, Nectar supply for pollinators - a case study in extremely long-proboscid flies (Nemestrinidae)

ECO 3, Linda Weiss et al., Bochum, Identification of Chaoborus kairomone chemicals that induce defences in Daphnia

ECO 4*, Julien León Bota et al., Greifswald, Comparison of two tropical ant species (Camponotus spp.) as a mobile task force against herbivores of the rattan palm Korthalsia robusta

ECO 5*, Marie Pauline Sell et al., Jena, How to adapt to feeding on the main secondary metabolites of Physalis plants? Ask a specialist and a generalist species of Lepidoptera!

ECO 6*, Julia Stuhlträger et al., Leipzig, Using microscopic tooth wear to infer biotic and abiotic factors in western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) feeding ecology

ECO 7*, Max Aubry, Klosterneuburg, Giving pathogens the brush-off : the antenna cleaner of ants

ECO 8, Alexander Wacker et al., Greifswald, Nutritional stress in fluctuating environments: a case study on Daphnia

ECO 9, Gerlind U.C. Lehmann et al., Berlin, An integrative approach to study insect diversity in Germany, the project DINA (Diversity of Insects in Nature Protected Areas)

ECO 10, Wolfram Schulze et al., Bayreuth, A sensitive and quick assay of environmental effects on the vertebrate nervous system

ECO 11*, Franziska Günter et al., Greifswald, Variation in ecologically important traits - latitude reflects altitude

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EVO 1*, Julia van Beesel et al., Leipzig, Fiber-type distribution in the shoulder muscles of hominoids: implications for a link between muscle architectural parameters and locomotor modes

EVO 2*, Jana Nickel et al., Hamburg, Resurrecting genomes: whole genome amplification and sequencing of Daphnia resting eggs

EVO 3*, Abhijeet Shah et al., Jena, Comparative analysis of genomic repeat content in grasshoppers reveals phylogenetic similarities as well as unexpected differences

EVO 4*, Marcel Bläser et al., Köln, Evolution of neuropeptide pecursors in polyneopteran insects

EVO 5, Birgit Gessler et al., Stuttgart, presented by Martin Hasselmann. Eat me or not - Deciphering the molecular signals of diploid drone removal in the honey bee Apis mellifera

EVO 6*, Jonas Krämer et al., Bonn, Venom collection and analysis in the pseudoscorpion Chelifer cancroides

EVO 7*, Yuanyuan Wang et al., Planegg/Munich, Spatio-temporal genetic population structure of European freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta originating from China: evidence for multiple invasions and cryptic species

EVO 8, Klaudia Witte et al., Siegen, Who provides the biological relevant information to sailfin molly females for mate-choice copying? Computer animation provides new insights into a fascinating mate-choice strategy

EVO 9, Sabine Hänniger et al., Jena, Too late to mate? Timing of mating activity drives species diversification in a moth

EVO 10*, Hanna Algora et al., Seewiesen (Munich), Searching for the sequence of aggression: comparative genetics of aggressive behaviour among tame and aggressive canids

EVO 11*, Marek Jürgen Golian et al., Münster, Unravelling of the body surface microbiome and its effects on cuticular hydrocarbon variation in parasitoid wasps

EVO 12, Jeanne Wilbrandt et al., Jena, The repeatome – abundance, diversity, localization, and activity of repetitive and transposable elements

EVO 13*, Henrietta Holze et al., Münster, Genetic architecture and evolution of candidate genes for CHC biosynthesis in parasitoid wasps

EVO 14*, Raphael Steffen et al., Münster, The role of transposable elements (TEs) in the evolution of odorant receptor (OR) genes in ants.

EVO 15*, Anika Preuss et al., Münster, Inter- and intraspecific variation and function of the obligate endosymbiont Blochmannia in African Camponotus species


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MOR 1*, Fabian Bäumler et al., Kiel, Illuminating nature’s beauty – modular, scalable and affordable LED dome illumination system using 3D-printing technology

MOR 2*, Jakob Proemer et al., Wien, The nervous system of cheilostome bryozoans

MOR 3, Stefan Fischer, Tübingen, Rapid evaluation of ultrastructural features in epoxy resin embedded samples using serial- and re-sectioning techniques

MOR 4*, Tim M. Dederichs et al., Greifswald, Evolutionary morphology of sperm transfer forms in cryptic daddy long-leg spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae: Ninetinae)

MOR 5*, Valentin Blüml, Vienna, Feeding kinematics and skull morphology of the keeled box turtle, Cuora mouhii Gray, 1862

MOR 6*, Christina Kaurin, Vienna, The morphology of the feeding apparatus in Aphanius mento

MOR 7*, Kassandra Walluks, Jena, Muscle damage and regeneration a balancing act

MOR 8*, Laura Regina Beische et al., Köln, Variability of male postabdomen in Mantophasmatodea (Insecta)

MOR 9, Manfred Drack et al., Tübingen, Towards a formalised basis of biomimetics

MOR 10*, Julian Müller et al., Bonn, Chaetae of Owenia fusiformis indicate annelid-brachiopod relationship

MOR 11, Philipp Thieme et al., Stralsund, The osteology of Liza aurata (Teleostei: Mugiliformes) - A basis for a phylogenetic evaluation of grey mullets

MOR 12*, Kenny Jandausch et al., Jena, How to feed on sponges - The larval morphology of the spongefly Sisyra nigra (Neuroptera: Sisyridae)

MOR 13, Thomas Bartolomaeus et al., Bonn, The evolution of photoreceptor cell types from the perspective of basally branching annelids

MOR 14, Jörn von Döhren et al., Bonn, Ultrastructure of the pigmented eye in the larva of Carinina ochracea (Palaeonemertea, Nemertea) reveals a novel, potentially mixed type of photoreceptor cell

MOR 15, Carsten H.G. Müller et al., Greifswald, Ultrastructure of wall-pore sensilla in the web spider Gradungula sorenseni Forster, 1955 (Araneomorphae, Araneae) indicates olfactory transduction pathways similar to other euarthropods

MOR 16*, Bernhard Bock et al., Jena, More than goo - a taxidermy approach on jellyfish

MOR 17, Jörg U. Hammel et al., Hamburg, A new imaging approach to study the tracheal system in insects

MOR 18, Mason Dean et al., Postdam, Multiscale structural reinforcement strategies in the tiled cartilage of sharks and rays

MOR 19, Andy Sombke et al., Vienna, Functional ultrastructure of the posterior legs of Lithobius forficatus (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha) with emphasis on telopodal glands

MOR 20*, A. Scheidt et al, Berlin, Three-dimensional forelimb kinematic analysis of Tamandua tetradactyla (Mammalia: Xenarthra) during walking, climbing, and balancing

MOR 21, Emanuel Andrada et al., Jena, The role of global leg mechanics in the transition from grounded to aerial running

MOR 22, Silvia Veronica Lehmann et al., Jena, In vivo: Three-dimensional patellar motion in French Bulldogs with patellar luxation at walk and trot


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NEU 1*, Jan Scherberich et al., Jena, Comparative study of auditory signal processing in insect neuronal networks

NEU 2, Kostas Kostarakos et al., Graz, A close look to the bilateral collision detection in locusts – inspiration for a bionic solution

NEU 3, Stephen G. Hörpel et al., Freising, presented by Leonie Baier: Do you speak gibberish? Behavioural and neuronal integration time in bat vocal communication

NEU 4*, Philip O.M. Steinhoff et al., Greifswald, Lifestyle matters: Brain morphology in cursorial and stationary hunting spiders

NEU 5, Cornelia Voigt et al., Pretoria, Reproductive status-dependent gene expression of the neuropeptides dynorphin and neurokinin B in the brain of female Damaraland mole-rats

NEU 6*, Jasmin Hautmann et al., Bielefeld, The projection pattern of the mechanosensory lateral line nerves of the zebrafish, Danio rerio


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PHY 1*, Gerrit Alexander Martens et al., Hamburg, Metabolomics of the seal brain: Molecular mechanisms of hypoxia tolerance in marine mammals

PHY 2*, Paressa Papadopoulou-Wörner et al., Hamburg, Molecular, cellular and physiological consequences of hybridization in Danio

PHY 3*, Annette Schlosser et al., Hamburg, Effect of neuroglobin knockout to hypoxia tolerance in zebrafish (Danio rerio)

PHY 4*, Johanne Tietmeyer et al., Osnabrück, Analysis of ABC subfamily G transporters from the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum

PHY 5, Katharina Kolonko et al., Münster, presented by Wolf-Michael Weber: Capsaicin-loaded chitosan nanocapsules coated with wtCFTR-mRNA as a potential treatment of abnormal ion transports in cystic fibrosis

PHY 6*, Maike Fischer et al., Jena, Prey or foe? – characterization of two different venom types from assassin bugs

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SYS 1, Sabine Gießler et al., München, News from the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii - multiple invasions and secrets from the polyp stage

SYS 2*, Christina Sagorny et al., Bonn, Falling to pieces? – fragmentation, regeneration and sexual reproduction in the heteronemertean species Lineus sanguineus (Rathke, 1799)

SYS 3, Parm Viktor von Oheimb et al., Berlin, What shapes the assembly of land snail communities on Vietnam’s limestone karsts?

SYS 4*, Sarah Bank et al., Göttingen, A tree of leaves: Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of leaf insects (Phylliinae: Phasmatodea)

SYS 6*, Kira Ovenbeck et al., Kiel, First insights into the phylogeography of Palaemon varians on the European coastline

SYS 7, Bastian Heimburger, Göttingen, Phylogenomic relationships of Australian Amitermes

SYS 8*, Lisa Hahn et al., Leipzig, Comparison of the diversity of the Coleoptera between the understory and the canopy in the floodplain forest of Leipzig

SYS 9*, Mario Stehle et al., Bonn, First record of serotonin in Ctenophora contradicts their basal position in Metazoa

SYS 10*, Nikolaus Helmer et al., Vienna, More leaves on the phylogenetic tree of Scaphopoda (Bronn, 1862).