Hans Winkler

Hans Winkler
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology · Integrative Biology and Evolution

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Urgent requirements for the conservation and support of Austrian biodiversity: A position paper of conservation experts. The Zoological-Botanical Society sent out a questionnaire regarding biodiversity con�servation in Austria to a number of colleagues. The initiative was inspired by an in�ternal discussion on the question of conservation of proces...
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Displacement experiments have demonstrated that experienced migratory birds translocated thousands of kilometers away from their migratory corridor to unfamiliar areas can orient towards and ultimately reach their intended destinations. This implies that they are capable of “true navigation”, commonly defined as the ability to return to a known goa...
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We use multilocus molecular data and species distribution modelling to investigate the phylogenetics and the phylogeography of the White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos), a bird species widely distributed over the entire Palaearctic. Our phylogenetic results reveal three well-supported clades within D. leucotos: the Chinese endemic subspeci...
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Forced copulations are common among waterfowl species (Anatidae), a group with relatively large eggs and very precocial young. They can be viewed as the outcome of an overt sexual conflict, and an evolutionary arms race between the sexes. We examined the female choice hypothesis suggested, but not properly tested by Briskie and Montgomerie (1997) a...
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The cover image is based on the Original Article Witnessing extinction: Population genetics of the last European Rollers (Coracias garrulus) in Austria and a first phylogeographic analysis of the species across its distribution range, by Carina Nebel et al., https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12256. Cover image © Mag. Michael Tiefenbach.
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Due to broad-scale habitat loss, European Rollers (Coracias garrulus) have been decreasing in numbers rapidly during the 20th century in parts of their European distribution range. In Austria, as of 2017, only a completely isolated relict population of two breeding pairs and a few non-breeders remained in Styria compared to about 270 pairs in the 1...
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This paper describes the breeding biology of the isolated subspecies Acrocephalus scirpaceus ammon in the Siwa oasis, Egypt. It breeds under extreme climatic conditions in reeds, trees and palms.
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Environmental factors and genetic incompatibilities between parents have been suggested as important determinants for embryonic mortality and survival. The genetic set-up of the immune system, specifically the highly polymorphic major histocompatibility complex (MHC) may also influence individual resistance to infections. MHC proteins are important...

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