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Dr. Katharina von Oheimb

  • Publications

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    Peer-reviewed publications

    Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Oheimb, P.V. von; Hirano, T.; Do, T.V.; Ablett, J.; Luong, H.V.; Pham, S.V. & Naggs, F. (2019): Cryptic diversity of limestone karst inhabiting land snails (Cyclophorus spp.) in northern Vietnam, their evolutionary history and the description of four new species. PLoS ONE, 14, e0222163. Full article (PDF), Press release

    Metz, O.; Temmen, A.; Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Albrecht, C.; Schubert, P. & Wilke, T. (2018): Invader vs. invader: intra- and interspecific competition mechanisms in zebra and quagga mussels. Aquatic Invasions, 13, 473-480. Full article (PDF)

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Hirano, T.; Do, T.V.; Luong, H.V.; Ablett, J.; Pham, S.V. & Naggs, F. (2018): Competition matters: Determining the drivers of land snail community assembly among limestone karst areas in northern Vietnam. Ecology and Evolution, 8, 4136-4149. Full article (PDF)

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Landler, L. & Oheimb, K.C.M. von (2016): Cold Snails in Hot Springs: Observations from Patagonia and the Tibetan Plateau. Malacologia, 59, 313-320. Abstract

    Marescaux, J.; Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Etoundi, E.; Oheimb, P.V. von; Albrecht, C.; Wilke, T. & Van Doninck, K. (2016): Unravelling the invasion pathways of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis) into Western Europe. Biological Invasions, 18, 245-264. Abstract

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Bij de Vaate, A.; Ekschmitt, K.; Oheimb, P.V. von; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2013): Reconstruction of the early invasion history of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in Western Europe. Aquatic Invasions, 8, 53-57. Full article (PDF)

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Brandt, S.; Albrecht, C.; Hauffe, T. & Wilke, T. (2012): A new approach for dating introduction events of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis). Biological Invasions, 14, 1311-1316. Abstract

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Nahavandi, N. & Albrecht, C. (2010): A new invasion into an ancient lake - The invasion history of the dreissenid mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) and its first record in the Caspian Sea. Malacologia, 53, 185-192.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Oheimb, P.V. von; Ekschmitt, K. & Albrecht, C. (2008): Studies on the temperature dependence of activity and on the diurnal activity rhythm of the invasive Pomacea canaliculata (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae). Mollusca, 26, 73-81.

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Heiler, K.C.M. & Albrecht, C. (2007): The mollusc fauna of a degraded European lowland river system: the lower Havel (Brandenburg, Germany). Mollusca, 25, 153-163.

    Other publications

    Raheem, D.C.; Backeljau, T.; Pearce-Kelly, P.; Taylor, H.; Fenn, J.; Sutcharit, C.; Panha, S.; Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Oheimb, P.V. von; Ikebe, C.; Páll-Gergely, B.; Gargominy, O.; Lương, H.V.; Phạm, S.V.; Đỗ, T.V.; Đinh, P.T.; Naggs, M.; Ablett, J.; Mackenzie Dodds, J.; Wade, C.M. & Naggs, F. (2017): An Illustrated Guide to the Land Snails and Slugs of Vietnam. The Natural History Museum, London, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels & the Zoological Society of London.

    Bij de Vaate, A.; van der Velde, G.; Leuven, R.S.E.W. & Heiler, K.C.M. (2014): Spread of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in Western Europe. In: Nalepa, T.F. & Schloesser, D.W. (eds.): Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control, Second Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 83-92.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Brandt, S. & Oheimb, P.V. von (2011): Introduction into Dreissena rostriformis bugensis and observations of attachment on native molluscs in the Main River (Bivalvia: Veneroida: Dreissenidae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft, 84, 53-58. Full article (PDF)

    Conference contributions

    Oheimb, K.C.M. von & Oheimb, P.V. von (2019): Cryptic diversity revealed: operculate land snails (Cyclophorus spp.) on limestone karsts in Vietnam. 112th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Jena (Germany), 221.

    Oheimb, P.V. von & Oheimb, K.C.M. von (2019): What shapes the assembly of land snail communities on Vietnam’s limestone karsts? 112th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Jena (Germany), 220.

    Oheimb, K.C.M. von (2019): Cryptic diversity of Cyclophorus spp. (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoridae) on Vietnam’s limestone karsts. Krajowe Seminarium Malakologiczne, Szczecin (Poland), 37.

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Ablett J. & Naggs F. (2016): Community assembly among limestone karst areas – Insights from Vietnamese land snails. Molluscan Forum, London (United Kingdom), 14.

    Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Oheimb, P.V. von; Ablett J. & Naggs F. (2016): Convergent evolution of shell shape in Cyclophorus spp. (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoridae) from Vietnam. Molluscan Forum, London (United Kingdom), 14.

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Ablett J. & Naggs F. (2016): Diversity and distribution of door snails around the Red River in Vietnam. World Congress of Malacology, Penang (Malaysia), 251.

    Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Oheimb, P.V. von; Ablett J. & Naggs F. (2016): Vietnam's biodiverse limestone karst outcrops: Do they harbour cryptic Cyclophorus species? World Congress of Malacology, Penang (Malaysia), 250.

    Oheimb, K.C.M. von; Oheimb, P.V. von; Ablett J. & Naggs F. (2015): Phylogenetic assessment of Cyclophorus spp. (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoridae) from Vietnam. Molluscan Forum, London (United Kingdom), 12-13.

    Heiler, K.C.M. (2013): Invasionsgeschichte der Dreikantmuscheln (Dreissenidae) in Europa. Annual Meeting of the German Malacological Society, Eberswalde (Germany), Talk.

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Heiler, K.C.M.; Ablett J. & Naggs F. (2013): Terrestrial gastropods of Vietnam - Patterns of diversity and distribution. 2nd Southeast Asian Gateway Evolution Meeting, Berlin (Germany), 179.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Oheimb, P.V. von; Nahavandi, N. & Albrecht, C. (2012): A Biological Invasion into the Caspian Sea: The Case of the Bivalve Mytilopsis leucophaeata. SIAL VI, Bogor (Indonesia), 14.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Jopp, F.; Temmen, A. & Wilke, T. (2011): What goes around comes around: fierce competition for the zebra mussel, one of the world's 100 worst invasive species. Molluscan Forum, London (United Kingdom), 9.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Jopp, F.; Wilke, T. & Schultheiß, R. (2011): Modeling the impact of invasive Dreissenidae on the aquatic food web under competitive conditions. 12th European Ecological Federation Congress, Ávila (Spain), 46.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Brandt, S.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2010): Following the footsteps of the zebra mussel – a new freshwater mussel alarms Europe. 40th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Giessen (Germany), 49.

    Brandt, S.; Heiler, K.C.M.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2010): The New Stage of Invasion - The Quagga Mussel Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov, 1897) Conquers Central Europe. World Congress of Malacology, Phuket (Thailand), 243.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Brandt, S.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2010): The Rise of the Quagga Mussel – the Fall of the Zebra Mussel? World Congress of Malacology, Phuket (Thailand), 116.

    Heiler, K.C.M. (2010): The invasion of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) – A species shift in German inland waters. 15th DZG Graduate Meeting Evolutionary Biology, Freiburg (Germany), Talk.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Oheimb, P.V. von; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2009): Substrate preferences of Dreissena rostriformis bugensis and its congener Dreissena polymorpha. BIOLIEF, Porto (Portugal), 32.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2009): Dreissena rostriformis bugensis in Germany: Successful invaders lacking genetic variance. 14th DZG Graduate Meeting Evolutionary Biology, Munich (Germany), 53-54.

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Heiler, K.; Albrecht, C.; Riedel, F. & Wilke, T. (2008): Multiple postglacial colonization events of western Patagonia by the freshwater gastropod genus Chilina (Hygrophila, Chilinidae). 101st Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Jena (Germany), 135.

    Heiler, K.C.M. (2008): Lebenszyklus der afrikanischen Apfelschnecke Lanistes ovum (Ampullariidae). Annual Meeting of the German Malacological Society, Badenweiler (Germany), Talk.

    Schultheiß, R.; Geertz, T.; Heiler, K. & Albrecht, C. (2007): Challenging the biogeographical scenario of diversification of the Ampullariidae (Caenogastropoda) using molecular methods. World Congress of Malacology, Antwerp (Belgium), 199.

    Heiler, K.C.M.; Schultheiß, R.; Geertz, T. & Albrecht, C. (2007): Caught in the act: Insights into the sex life of Lanistes ovum (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae). World Congress of Malacology, Antwerp (Belgium), 94.

    Oheimb, P.V. von; Heiler, K.; Albrecht, C. & Wilke, T. (2006): Phylogenetic assessment of Theodoxus spp. from ancient Turkish and Balkan lakes. SIAL IV, Berlin (Germany), Poster.

    Heiler, K. & Oheimb, P.V. von (2006): Investigations into the influence of temperature on activity pattern of Pomacea canaliculata. Annual Meeting of the German Malacological Society, Giessen (Germany), 5.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Scientific career

    since 2019: Scientist (postdoc), Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin, Germany

    2015–2019: Scientist (postdoc), Life Sciences Department, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

    2013–2015: Scientist (postdoc), Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

    2013: Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.), Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany; Thesis: "Non-indigenous Dreissenidae in Europe - Reconstruction of invasion histories"

    2008–2013: Doctoral student, Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

    2008: Diploma in Biology (with distinction), Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

    Awards and grants

    2015–2017: Research Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (OH 280/1-1)

    2016: Travel Award of the Malacological Society of London

    2011: Travel grant, Molluscan Forum, London

    2009–2011: PhD Scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (further information)

    2006: Award for the best poster presentation (as co-author), SIAL IV, Berlin

    Membership in scientific societies

    since 2017: The Malacological Society of London

    since 2009: Unitas Malacologica

    since 2008: Naturschutzbund Deutschland

    since 2006: German Malacological Society

    since 2006: German Zoological Society

    Teaching and science communication

    Supervision of seminars and practical courses on zoology, ecology, biogeography and evolutionary biology

    Co-supervision of diploma and master theses

    Development and realisation of various popular science formats

    Co-founder of the project Schemenkabinett (interview)

  • Tasks

    Scientist in the Science Programme Collection Development and Biodiversity Discovery (Mollusca collection)

    Research

    • Biodiversity, processes of speciation and geographic distribution of molluscs
    • Molluscs in natural history collections and as cultural artefacts