DEJACO Thomas Mag. Dr.


Thomas Dejaco

University of Innsbruck
Department of Ecology

Research Group: Molecular Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25      (Room 513)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51756
F +43 (0)512 507-51799

Until recently, I have been investigating species limits in the Alpine jumping-bristletail genus Machilis (Insect order Archaeognatha, or Microcoryphia) using an integrative taxonomic approach. The methodological repertoire included sequencing of molecular markers, morphometrics, karyotyping, and flow cytometry. Based on the results of my PhD thesis, I now try to use next generation sequencing data to further unravel the complex evolutionary history of Alpine jumping-bristletails. I am especially interested in the following topics: speciation, hybridization, polyploidization, evolution of parthenogenesis, evolution of endemism.

Research Topics

  •   Alpine endemism
  •   Biogeography and faunistics
  •   Hybridisation
  •   (Integrative) taxonomy
  •   Parthenogenesis
  •   Phylogeny and phylogeography
  •   Polyploidy
  •   Population genetics
  •   Speciation

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