Welcome to the new Department of Evolutionary Biology!

The Department of Evolutionary Biology seeks to understand the evolution of animal form, function, and diversity by combining comparative, developmental, and theoretical approaches. The department consists of two units, Integrative Zoology and Theoretical Biology. Please note that the website is currently under construction. Visit us again soon!



New paper in BMC

Genomic and transcriptomic survey of bryozoan Hox and ParaHox genes with emphasis on phylactolaemate bryozoans.


Marco TREVEN (Medical University of Vienna)

Thursday 16 November 2023, 3.00 pm (CET)




Journeys into the hidden microscopic world: technological advances in microscopic imaging and their impact on biology and science visualisation.


New paper in PNAS

Widespread support for a global species list with a formal governance system.


Milica Djokic

Diversity of cheilostome Bryozoa in three Arctic seamounts: Vesteris, Boyd and Southern Seamount.


Philipp Mitteröcker


Master's theses on green toads


New paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Editorial: MorphoEvoDevo: a multilevel approach to elucidate the evolution of metazoan organ systems


Anna-Chiara Barta

DNA Barcoding of Terrestrial Isopods in Austria Integrating Museum Specimens

Departmental Seminar Evolutionary Biology
Winter Term 2023

Tuesdays. 11:30 - 13:00
300142 SE Evolutionary Biology (2023W)

Hörsaal 3, UBB
, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna

Book the time slot for your talk in Winter Term 2023 here!

 Upcoming talks:


A history of genomic conquest: What can sequence data from historic sources tell us about the dynamics of transposable element invasions?