Renate Van den Elzen

Renate Van den Elzen
Research Museum Alexander Koenig | ZFMK · Vertebrates

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Additional affiliations
January 2002 - December 2012
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn Germany
Position
  • Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Description
  • Wildlife research at Okomitundu, Namibia
August 2001 - September 2005
Research Museum Alexander Koenig
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Excursions to Lake Neusiedl, Austria
September 1996 - October 2012
Research Museum Alexander Koenig
Position
  • assisting Lecturing
Description
  • Literature seminars with colleagues on: Bioaccoustics (Gustav Peters) Distribution patterns, speciation and phylogenies of vertebrates in the Palaeotropics (Wolfgang Böhme, Fabian, Herder)
Education
October 1965 - December 1971
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Biology

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Diese Liste enthält die offiziellen deutschen Namen der Vögel der Erde. Sie umfasst 10.770 lebende und 158 rezent ausgestorbene Arten, die auf 40 Ordnungen, 250 Familien und 2.322 Gattungen verteilt sind. Grundlage der Zusammenstellung ist die IOC-Weltliste von Gill et al. (2020) in der Version 10.1, der in Bezug auf Systematik, wissenschaftliche u...
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AMIBIO AmiBio concept: The AmiBio project constructs and deploys autonomous multi-sensor monitoring stations and automatically analyzes their transmitted meas-urements, for long-term monitoring of biodiversity activity trends in the region of Hymettus, a mountainous area located at the eastern periphery of Athens. The acoustic monitoring stations,...
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Studies dealing with changes of biodiversity in time and space constitute an important part of biogeography, ecology and conservation biology. Areas of long-term climate stability are particularly interesting as they might have facilitated the survival of species over historical times and thus are crucial for understanding contemporary diversity pa...
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Ein automatisiertes akustisches Monitoring setzt eine gute Kenntnis der im Natura 2000-Gebiet „Hymettos“ vorkommenden Tierwelt voraus. Die vorhandenen Arten müssen im Feld erfasst und Tonaufnahmen ihrer Lautäußerungen gesammelt, identifiziert, gekennzeichnet und archiviert werden, um anschließend die Computersoftware für die Artzuordnung trainieren...
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AMIBIO AmiBio concept: The AmiBio project constructs and deploys autonomous multi-sensor monitoring stations and automatically analyzes their transmitted meas-urements, for long-term monitoring of biodiversity activity trends in the region of Hymettus, a mountainous area located at the eastern periphery of Athens. The acoustic monitoring stations,...
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Developed by a team of field and museum ornithologists, this book is the first comprehensive presentation of a large number of different measurements that can be taken on birds: easy to use and with detailed illustrations this handy volume offers concise instructions and recommendations on how to measure birds. Problems with particular measuring te...
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Human transport and commerce have led to an increased spread of non-indigenous species. Alien invasive species can have major impacts on many aspects of eco-logical systems. Therefore, the ability to predict regions potentially suitable for alien species, which are hence at high risk, has become a core task for successful manage-ment. The Common Wa...
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Our paper aims to establish publication dates of the monograph of Theodor von Heuglin which appeared in 57 parts over a period of six to seven years. Accurate dates for these parts would help determine authorship of some names that appear in two or three closely contemporaneous publications by authors dealing with new species of birds collected in...
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The provision of biological baseline data is one of the main responsibilities of the Zoological Research Museum A. Koenig (ZFMK) in the AmiBio project. Species have to be inventoried and recordings of their vocalizations have to be compiled, identified, tagged, and archived in order to calibrate the sound identification software (AmiBio Newsletter,...
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Specimen-based data is available for ecological niche modelling in large numbers via online databases, but can be applied only facing some handicaps. We tested various modelling approaches using occurrence data of the Green-winged Pytilia derived from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBI F) in different combinations versus random point...
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The dependence of the individual and of correlated skeletal variables of Carduelinae and Fringillinae upon bo-dy mass (=size) was tested by means of multiple regression and single linkage R-cluster analyses. The most obvious re-sult is the significantly high degree of body mass dependences of all individual variables within the three functional com...
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Analyses of satellite telemetry data of White Storks Ciconia ciconia from the eastern populations at their stopover sites and staging areas document the importance of the Luangwa Valley, eastern Zambia, as a migration corridor bridging eastern and southern Africa. Twice each year from November to April, up to 100 000 White Storks may transit and re...
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We present a phylogenetic perspective on morphological and molecular characters and character complexes and their properties at different hierarchical levels, using both examples from literature and case studies in carduelid finches and pigeons. Phylogenetic hypotheses inferred from both molecular (cytochrome-b) and morphological characters (plumag...
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A list is presented of 126 names applied to Asian forms of nuthatch and wallcreeper species (family Sittidae) and of treecreeper and spotted creeper species (family Certhiidae). This list provides informa-tion on the whereabouts of type specimens. Where our information does not include reliable data we provide notes to explain the defi cit and to s...
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A list of 251 names applied to Asian forms of species of titmice or tits (of the families Aegithalidae, Remizidae and Paridae) is presented. This list provides information on the whereabouts of type speci-mens. Where our information does not include reliable data we provide notes to explain the defi cit and to stimulate others to offer additional d...
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Biodiversity research explores, describes and names all organic life. Collection specimens, especially name-bearing types, are vouchers that document biodiversity as diversity of species. Collection series archivate variability of and between species as information on diversity of life and its change in time and geographic space. It is reflected in...
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Computer-based phylogenetical analyses of the 26 hermit hummingbird species and 2 allospecies of the genus Phaethornis are compared with a cladogram arranged by hand. Differences resulted mainly from obscure character evaluation and coding. By omitting plesiomorphic characters and rechecking homoplasies in the PAUP analysis, both methods resulted i...
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South American siskin radiation was studied by both mitochondrial cytochrome b (mt cyt b) DNA sequencing and homologous phenotypic characters; the latter were coded separately according to sex. Mixed phenetic and molecular (total evidence) dendrograms were constructed and the corresponding analyses suggest that speciation started in the South Ameri...
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Twenty-five of 45 species of the genus Serinus sensu lato were tested by phylogenetical analysis (HENNIG 86). Afrotropical species, referred to as genera Ochrospiza, Crithagra, Poliospiza and Dendrospiza, are monophyletic; Serinus s. str. is their sister taxon. For the African taxa, centres of diversity are in the Albertine Rift Mountains, The Ango...
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A new morphometric approach is proposed for detecting units of characters working together to accomplish common biological roles (= UCBRs): The UCBRs, but not isolated characters, are the actually selected entities. A UCBR only performs well if its single parts act concertedly. Consequently, these parts are restricted in their independent variation...
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Courtship displays of the Hooded Siskin, Spinus magellanicus (Carduelidae) are compared with displays of 10 other Spinus species {3 from the literature), to clarify systematic relationships within the Siskin species group. Hooded Siskins demonstrate postures and colour patterns in a head-up, wings-down display, ending in a butterfly flight. Qualita...
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In 44 carduelid species, rnost of thern frorn the Afrotropical region, size and shape patterns of 44 skeletal features were investigated by principal cornponent analyses. Obviously, rnainly size-differentiation enables species of southern African canaries to coex­ist in the sarne habitat, whereas for equally-sized syrnpatric species differentiation...
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Le repertoire acoustique des mesanges a moustaches adultes consiste de 8 cris et du chant. Les cris suivants : de contact (3 : 2 personnalisation, 1 a distance), d'aggression, de vol (HF). d'appel, d'alarme et de detresse, sont distingues. Leur structure et !es situations dans lesquelles ils sont utilises sont decrits. Le chant fonctionne partiel...
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A collection containing 139 bird species and subspecies, collected mainly in the savanna zones of Cameroon, is described. In the northern, dry savannas (consisting mainly of Sudanese savanna with some Sahel-components in the extreme north) East and West African subspecies come into contact with or replace each other. Our collection contains relativ...
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Zusammenfassung Bartmeisen- ? markieren Neststandorte durch Singen und locken ihre ? mit Zusammenrückrufen und „intensivem Locken“. Die Balzhandlung besteht aus Lateralimponieren und Singen vor dem ?, Hacken gegen den Hinterkopf des ? und intensivem Locken, Verfolgungsflug und Kopula unter intensivem Locken.
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Elzen, R. van den, S. Frahnert & C. Quaisser. A digital catalogue of primary type specimens in German ornithological collections -a three year project running within GBIF -Germany -Vertebrata. Zool. Med. Leiden 79-3 (9), 30-ix-2005, 97-105.— ISSN 0024-0672. Renate van den Elzen, Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum A. Koenig,.hu-berlin.de). t...

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