Zoology

Genetic species delimitation of selected arctic-alpine and boreo-montane animals in South Tyrol

Arktoalpiner und boreomontane Tiere

Due to long isolation and interrupted gene flow arctic-alpine and boreo-montane animals are among the outstanding examples of possible allopatric processes of speciation. Generally, the comparison between central and north European populations is limited to a few taxa and has hitherto been focused on morphology.

The Locusts of South Tyrol

Die Heuschrecken Südtirols

Research on the dissemination in recent times of locusts in South Tyrol.
With 82 registered species in South Tyrol (Hellrigl 1996), the locusts represent a medium-size group of insects.

Small Mammalian Fauna of South Tyrol

Die Kleinsäugerfauna Südtirols

The expression "small mammalians" includes moles (Talpidae) and shrews (Soricidae) belonging to the Order of Insectivora, as well as dormice (Gliridae), True Mice (Muidae), and Arvicolidans (voles, lemmings, and muskrats), all of which belong to the Order of Rodentia (rodents). South Tyrol has been determined to be home to a total of 25 species.