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Alexander Weigand

Dr. Alexander M. Weigand

A1.3: RADIATION OF PULMONATA DURING THE CENOZOIC [ELLOBIOIDEA] (2008-2011)

Study course:
Biology at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2004-2009)

Diploma thesis:
“Phylogeography of Carychium minimum (Pulmonata, Ellobioidea)”, performed at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt a. M. and the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) in Frankfurt am Main

PhD thesis:
"Evolution of Carychiidae – Integrative Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Lineage Diversification", performed at the Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. and the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) in Frankfurt am Main

Publications:

Weigand, A. M., Jochum, A., Slapnik, R., Schnitzler, J., Zarza, E. & Klussmann-Kolb, A. (2013)
Evolution of Microgastropods (Ellobioidea, Carychiidae): Integrating taxonomic, phylogenetic and evolutionary hypotheses. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:18. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-18

Rajaei, H., Rödder, D., Weigand, A. M., Dambach, J., Raupach, M. J. & Wägele, W. (2013)
Quaternary refugia in southwestern Iran: Insights from two sympatric moth species (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Organisms Diversity and Evolution, accepted.

Weigand, A. M. (2012)
DNA barcodes go underground - GBOL-project ‘Subterranean Fauna’. Barcode Bulletin 3(2): 13-14.

Steinke, D., Zaenker, S., Vogel, B. & Weigand, A.M. (2012)
Von kryptischen Arten und Lebensräumen - DNA-Barcoding trifft auf die subterrane Fauna Deutschlands. Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher 58(2): 49-50.

Weigand, A.M., Pfenninger, M., Jochum, A. & A. Klussmann-Kolb (2012)
Alpine Crossroads or Origin of Genetic Diversity? Comparative Phylogeography of Two Sympatric Microgastropod Species. - PLoS ONE 7(5): e37089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037089.

Weigand, A. M., Goetze M.-C. & Jochum, A. (2012)
Outdated but established?! Conchologically driven species delineations in microgastropods (Carychiidae, Carychium). Organisms Diversity & Evolution, doi: 10.1007/s13127-011-0070-2.

Weigand, A. M., Dinapoli, A. & Klussmann-Kolb, A. (2011)
18S rRNA variability map for Gastropoda. Journal of Molluscan Studies, doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyr047.

Jochum, A., Weigand, A. M., Slapnik, R., Valentinčič, J. & Prieto, C.E. (2011)
The microscopic ellobioid, Zospeum Bourguignat, 1856 (Pulmonata, Ellobioidea, Carychiidae) makes a big debut in Basque Country and the province of Burgos (Spain). MalaCo 8.

Klussmann-Kolb, A., Buck, C., Malkowsky, Y., Müller, J. & Weigand, A. M. (2011)
Mollusken im Visier - Phylogenie & Evolution von Gastropoda und Bivalvia. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 84: 34-36.

Weigand, A. M., Jochum, A., Pfenninger, M., Steinke, D. & Klussmann-Kolb, A. (2011)
A new approach to an old conundrum - DNA barcoding sheds new light on phenotypic plasticity and morphological stasis in microsnails (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Carychiidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 255-265.

Weigand, A. M. & Jochum, A. (2010)
Mollusca, Gastropoda, Ellobioidea, Carychium minimum O.F. Muller, 1774: Filling gaps. New population record for the State of New York, Northeastern United States. Check List 6(4): 517-518.

Public relations:

Weigand, A. M. & Jochum, A. (2010). Carychium minimum - Microsnail hitchhikes across the Atlantic. Taxonomy in Action (TiA) Campaign for COP 10, Nagoya, Japan. › Flyer

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Phone: 069 798 42207
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