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Publications of Roland Melzer

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119. Lehmann T, Heß M, Wanner G, Melzer RR (2014) Dissecting a neuron network: FIB-SEM-based 3D-reconstruction of the visual neuropils in the sea spider Achelia langi (Dohrn, 1881) (Pycnogonida). BMC Biology, 12:59 doi:10.1186/s12915-014-0059-3.

118. Macaya EC, Riosmena-Rodríguez R, Melzer RR Meyer R, Försterra G, Häussermann V (2014) Rhodolith beds in the South-East Pacific. Marine Biodiversity Oceanarium, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12526-014-0254-z.

117. Batel A, Melzer RR, Anger K, Geiselbrecht H (2014) Heterochrony in mandible development - A comparative SEM study on zoea larvae of two carideans (Decapoda). J. Morph. 275:1258–1272; article first published online: 29 MAY 2014, DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20299

116. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2014) Fine structure and ecdysis of mandibular sensilla associated with the lacinia mobilis in Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814) (Crustacea, Malacostraca, Peracarida). Arthropod Structure and Development 43: 221-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2014.01.002

115. Meyer R, Lehmann T, Melzer RR, Geiselbrecht H (2014) Morphology of the first zoeal stage of the Mediterranean bumblebee shrimp Gnathophyllum elegans Risso, 1816 (Decapoda: Caridea: Gnathophyllidae) studied with light and scanning EM microscopy. J Mar Biol Ass UK 94:151-158; doi:10.1017/S002531541300115X

114. Weis A, Meyer R, Dömel J, Dietz L, Leese F, Melzer RR (2014) Pallenopsis patagonica – a species complex revealed by morphology and CoI sequences. Zool J Linn Soc 170: 110-131.

113. Försterra G, Häussermann V, Melzer RR, Meyer R (2013) Gradual changes of benthic biodiversity in Comau fjord, Chilean Patagonia - naturalists observations during a decade of taxonomic research. Spixiana 36: 161-171.

cover112. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2013) Nervous systems in 3D: A Comparison of Caridean, Anomuran and Brachyuran Zoea-I (Decapoda). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 9999B: 1-14; DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22528.


111. Försterra G, Häussermann V, Melzer RR, Weis A (2013) A deep water pycnogonid close to the beach: Colossendeis macerrima Hoek, 1881 spotted at 18 m in the Chilean fjords. Spixiana 36: 20

110. Meyer R, Weis A, Melzer RR (2013) Decapoda of the Chilean fjords: DNA Barcoding and integrative taxonomy with focus on the genera Acanthocyclus H. Milne Edwards & Lucas, 1844 and Eurypodius Guérin, 1825 Systematics and Biodiversity 11: 389-404.

109. Lehmann T, Melzer RR (2013) Retinula axons and visual neuropils of the median and lateral eyes of Scorpions. Frontiers in Zoology 10:40; http://www.frontiersinzoology.com/content/10/1/40.

108. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2013) How do mandibles sense? - The sensory apparatus of larval mandibles of Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1837 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) Arthropod Structure and Development 42: 1-16 107. Meyer R, Weis A, Melzer RR (2012) In Patagonian waters between 6 and 98 °C – The Huinay fjordos expedition no. “10”. Annual Report GeoBioCenter 2010/2011: 18-20.

106. Oliveira-Biener U, Lehmann T, Melzer RR, Reip H, Spelda J (2012) The use of extended depth of field for taxonomic data mobilisation via internet - Verhoeff’s gonopod preparations as a pilot study. Spixiana 35: 263-268.

105. Weis A, Melzer RR (2012) How did sea spiders recolonize the Chilean fjords after glaciation? DNA barcoding of Pycnogonida, with remarks on phylogeography of Achelia assimilis (Haswell, 1885). Systematics and Biodiversity 10: 361-374. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/pJfwVm5QdZvH9IZRkMge/full

104. Weis A, Melzer RR (2012) Chilean and Subantarctic Pycnogonida collected by the “Huinay Fjordos” Expeditions 2005-2011. Zoosystematics and Evolution 88: 185-203.

103. Lehmann T, Heß M, Melzer RR (2012) Wiring a periscope – ocelli, retinula axons, visual neuropils and the ancestrality of sea spiders. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30474. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030474.

cover102. Spelda J, Reip HS, Oliveira-Biener U, Melzer RR (2011) Barcoding Fauna Bavarica: Myriapoda - a contribution to DNA sequence based identifications of centipedes and millipedes (Chilopoda, Diplopoda). Zookeys 156: 123-139.


101. Haszprunar G, Pillukat A, Schrödl M, Melzer RR (2011) Editorial – 200 years Zoologische Staatssammlung München (Bavarian State Collection of Zoology Munich). Spixiana 34: 145.

100. Goldschmidt T, Melzer RR (2011) An interesting water mite fauna (Acari, Hydrachnidia) in springs just outside the city of Munich (Bavaria, Germany) – a pilot study for a faunistic monitoring of prealpine and alpine springs. Spixiana 34: 153-194.

100. Lehmann T, Melzer RR (2011) Retinula axons of Pycnogonida and their terminals in the visual neuropils: Ancestral chelicerate features? Deep Metazoan Phylogeny, Munich 2011. Zitteliana Ser. B 30: 32.

99. Melzer RR, Friedrich S, Ritzerfeld M, Bohn J, Spelda J (2011): GloMyrIS and TyMunAC: Myriapoda and Acari databases of the GBIF-D node invertebrates II. Spixiana 34: 11-20.

98. Haszprunar G, Pillukat A, Schrödl M, Melzer RR (2011) Editorial - 200 years Zoologische Staatssammlung München. Spixiana 34: 1.

Pic97. Weis A, Friedrich S, Melzer RR (2011) Antarctic Pycnogonida housed at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology. Zoosystematics and Evolution 87: 297-318.


96. Lehmann T, Melzer RR (2011) Retinula axons of Pycnogonida and their terminals in the visual neuropils: Ancestral chelicerate features? Deep Metazoan Phylogeny, Munich 2011. Zitteliana Ser. B 30: 32.

95. Lehmann T, Weinzierl C, Melzer RR (2011) SEM-description of the first larval instar of Achelia assimilis (Haswell, 1884) J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK 91: 1081-1087. doi: 10.1017/S0025315410002067.

94. Unsöld M, Melzer RR (2010) Sunning behaviour in ibises (Threskiornithidae) Observations on four species at Tierpark Hellabrunn, Munich. Zool. Garten (N.F.) 79: 89-104. Doi:10.1016/j.zoolgart.2010.07.001

93. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2010) Mandibles of zoea I larvae of nine decapod species: A scanning EM analysis. Spixiana 33: 27-47.

92. Oliveira Biener U, Melzer RR, Miller M (2010) Pilumnus Leach (1815) (Decapoda: Pilumnidae Samouelle, 1819) from Mediterranean and adjacent Atlantic waters: A COI Analysis. Invertebrate Systematics 24: 182-193.

91. Melzer RR, Meyer R (2010) Field experiments on the association of decapod crustaceans with sea anemones, Anemonia viridis (Forsskål, 177 5). Natura Croatica 19: 151-163.

90. Meyer R, Martin J, Melzer RR (2010) Nucleus patterns of zoea I larvae (Crustacea: Decapoda) in the context of taxonomy. Zootaxa 2422: 31-42.

89. Diller E, Riedel M, Melzer RR, Schönitzer K (2009) Verbreitung neotropischer Phaeogenini mit Beschreibungen neuer Taxa der Gattung Tycherus Foerster, ©1869ª (Insecta; Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae, Phaeogenini). Mitt. Münch. Ent. Ges. 99, Supplement: 3-95.

88. Melzer RR (2009) Persisting stemma neuropils in Chaoborus crystallinus (Diptera: Chaoboridae): Development and evolution of a bipartite visual system. Journal of Morphology 270: 1524-1530; published online: DOI: 10.1002/jmor.10779

87. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2009) Morphology of the first zoeal stage of the partner shrimp Periclimenes amethysteus Risso, 1827 (Decapoda: Caridea: Palaemonidae: Pontoniinae) studied with the Scanning EM. Zootaxa 2140: 45-55.

86. Melzer RR, Schmidt S (2009) Editorial: Evolution of communication - knowledge transfer in Darwins' times. Spixiana 32: 1-2.

85. Montoya Bravo, MF, Müller H-G, Arango CP , Tigreros P & Melzer RR (2009): Morphology of shallow-water sea spiders (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida) from the Colombian Caribbean. Spixiana 32: 9-34

84. Diller E, Schönitzer K, Melzer RR (2008) Eine neue, alpine Tycherus-Art (Insecta: Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae, Phaeogenini). Mitt. Münch. Ent. Ges. 98: 37-42

83. Melzer RR, Schwabe E (2008) First record of an early pea crab stage on Tonicia chilensis. (Frembly, 1827) (Mollusca, Polyplacophora). Zootaxa 1919: 58-60

82. Melzer RR, Schmidt S (2008) Editorial: from character observation to species delimitation - taxonomy as empirical science. Spixiana 31: 1

81. Pilz C, Melzer RR, Spelda J (2008) Morphometrics and scanning EM analysis of the species pair Lithobius mutabilis L. Koch, 1862 and Lithobius glacialis Verhoeff, 1937. ODE 7: 270 and 270e1-270e20

cover80. Willenz P, Häussermann V, Försterra G, Schrödl M, Melzer RR, Atwood L, Jorda C (2007) Finding more missing pieces of a puzzle in a maze - continuing the benthos exploration of channels and fjords of Southern Chilean Patagonia. Global Marine Environment 5: 26-29.


79. Lang C, Krapp T, Melzer RR (2007) Postembryonal development in Caprellidae: SEM description and comparison of ready-to-hatch juveniles and adults of two Mediterranean skeleton shrimps (Crustacea: Amphipoda) Zootaxa 1605: 1-32

cov78. Harzsch S, Melzer RR, Müller CHG (2007) Mechanisms of eye development and evolution of the arthropod visual system: the lateral eyes of Myriapoda are not modified insect ommatidia. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 7: 20-32.


77. Lehmann T, Gailer JP, Melzer RR, Schwabe E (2007) A scanning-electron microscopic study of Dickdellia labioflecta (Dell, 1990) (Gastropoda, Littorinoidea) on Colossendeis megalonyx megalonyx Fry & Hedgpeth, 1969 (Pycnogonida, Colossendeidae): a test for ectoparasitism Polar Biology 30: 243-248.

76. Harzsch S, Melzer RR (2006) Origin and evolution of arthropod visual systems. Arthropod Structure and Development 35: 209-210

75. Melzer RR, Schrödl M, Häussermann V, Försterra G, Montoya Bravo MF (2006) Pycnogonids on cnidarians at fjord Comau, Southern Chile: a report on 2005 SCUBA collections. Spixiana 29: 237-242.

74. Hess M, Melzer RR, Eser, R, Smola U (2006) The structure of anchovy outer retinae (Engraulididae, Clupeiformes) - A comparative light- and electron-microscopic study using museum-stored material. J. Morphology 267: 1356-1380.

73. Schwabe E, Alarcón M-A, Försterra G, Häussermann V, Salmen A, Melzer RR, Schrödl M (2006) Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the southern Chilean Comau Fjord, with reinstatement of Tonicia calbucensis Plate, 1897. Zootaxa 1341: 1-27.

72. Harzsch S, Vilpoux K, Blackburn D, Platchetzki D, Brown NL, Melzer RR, Kempler KE, Batelle BA (2006) Evolution of arthropod visual systems: Development of the eyes and central visual pathways in the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus Linnaeus, 1758 (Chelicerata, Xiphosura). Developmental Dynamics 235: 2641-2655.

71. Harzsch S, Melzer RR, Müller CHG (2006) Eye development in Myriapoda: implications for arthropod phylogeny. Proceedings of Congress in Myriapodology, Bergen 2005. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 53: 177-180.

70. Meyer R, Wehrtmann IS, Melzer RR (2006) Morphology of the first zoeal stage of Portunus acuminatus, Stimpson, 1871 (Decapoda: Portunidae: Portuninae) reared in the laboratory. Scientia Marina 70: 261-270

69. Montoya Bravo MF, Meltzer L, Meyer R, Melzer RR (2006) Pycnogonids under infralitoral stones at Cape Savudrija, Northern Adriatic Sea. Spixiana 29: 87-89.

68. Krapp T, Lang C, Libertini A, Melzer RR (2006) Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 sensu lato (Amphipoda: Caprellidae) in the Mediterranean. Org. Div. Evol. 6, Electr. Suppl. 3: 1-18.

67. Krapp T, Lang C, Libertini A, Melzer RR (2006) Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 sensu lato (Amphipoda: Caprellidae) in the Mediterranean. Org. Divers. Evol. 6: 77-81.

66. Schönitzer N, Hower-Tilmann E, Melzer RR, Diller, E (2006) Taxonomie und vergleichende Morphologie der Gattung Dirophanes Foerster, 1869 (Insecta, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae, Alomyini). Mitt. Münch. Ent. Ges. 95: 87-142.

65. Spelda, J.; Pilz, C.; Friedrich, S., Martin, J.; Unsöld, M.; Melzer, R.R. (2005) Hundert- und Tausendfüßer aus Südbayern, gesammelt auf den Exkursionen der Abteilung "Arthropoda varia" der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München in den Jahren 2003 und 2004 (Myriapoda: Chilopoda, Diplopoda). Schubartiana 1: 578-82.

64. Heithier N, Melzer RR (2005) The accessory lateral eye of a diplopod, Cylindroiulus truncorum (Silvestri, 1896) (Diplopoda: Julidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 244: 73-78

63. Bohn, J., Montoya, M.F., Martin, J., Koch P.C., Melzer, R.R. (2004) TYMUNAC - The Type Database of the Munich Acari Collections; in: Berendsohn, WG, Oehlschläger S (eds) GBIF-D German participation in the global biodiversity information facility; Status Report 2004: 102-103.

62. Spelda, J., Unsöld, M., Ritzerfeld, M., Pilz C., Melzer, R.R. (2004) The Global Myriapod Information System (GloMyrIS) - an Aid for Scientific Research; in: Berendsohn, WG, Oehlschläger S (eds) GBIF-D German participation in the global biodiversity information facility; Status Report 2004: 100-101.

61. Meyer R, Friedrich S, Melzer RR (2004) Xantho poressa (Olivi, 1792) and Xantho pilipes A. Milne-Edwards, 1867 larvae (Brachyura; Xanthidae): Scanning EM diagnosis of Zoea I from the Adriatic Sea. Crustaceana 77: 997-1005

60. Meyer, R, Melzer RR (2004) Scanning EM diagnosis of marine Decapoda larvae: A comparison of preparation techniques. Crustaceana 77: 883-886.

59. Reckel F, Melzer RR (2004) Unusual modifications of the falciform process in the eye of Beloniformes (Teleostei) - evolution of a curtain-like septum in the eye. J Morphol 260: 13-20

58. Haszprunar G, Melzer RR (2003) GBIF-Germany, Evertebrata II (Mollusca, Chelicerata, Myriapoda). - a coordinated type programme. Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity - a challenge for society. Berlin, 1.-4.12.2003. Symposium Report Part A: 298

57. Bohn J, Dunlop J, Friedrichs A, Haszprunar G, Jäger P, Melzer R, Spelda J (2003) TYTEARG - TYpes of TErrestrial ARthropods of Germany. Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity - a challenge for society. Berlin, 1.-4.12.2003. Symposium Report Part A: 299

56. Melzer RR, Spreitzer A (2003) Evolution of arthropod eye development: pattern formation in the lateral ocelli of Parabuthus transvaalicus Purcell 1899. Org Divers Evol 3, Electr. Suppl. 2: http://www.senckenberg.de/odes/03-02.htm

55. Heß M, Melzer RR (2003) Anoplodactylus petiolatus (Pycnogonida) and Hydractinia echinata (Hydrozoa) - observations on galls, feeding behaviour and the host's defence. Vie et Milieu 53: 135-138

54. Unsöld M, Melzer RR (2003) Myriapoda aus der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München: Die Scutigeromorpha der Sammlung Verhoeff (Chilopoda: Notostigmophora). Spixiana 26: 193-208

53. Reckel F, Hoffmann B, Melzer RR, Horppila J, Smola U (2003) Photoreceptors and cone patterns in the retina of the smelt Osmerus eperlanus (L.) (Osmeridae, Teleostei). Acta Zool 84: 161-170

52. Reckel F, Melzer RR (2003) Regional variations in the outer retina of Atherinomorpha (Teleostei): Photoreceptors, cone patterns and cone densities. J Morphol 257: 270-288

51. Spreitzer A, Melzer RR (2003) The nymphal eyes of Parabuthus transvaalicus Purcell 1899 (Buthidae): an accessory lateral eye in a scorpion. Zool Anz 242: 137-143

50. Unsöld M, Melzer RR (2002) Sonnenbadeverhalten bei Ibissen (Threskiornithidae) Beobachtungen an den vier Arten der Münchener Großvoliere einschließlich einer vergleichenden Übersicht anderer Gruppen. Münchner Tierpark Hellabrunn, Geschäftsbericht 2001: 31.

49. Gross A, Melzer RR (2002) Morphology of the compound eyes of Nebalia herbstii, Leach 1814 (Leptostraca; Nebaliidae). Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology 34: 415-424

BB48. Reckel F, Melzer RR, Parry JWL, Bowmaker JK (2002) The retina of atherinomorph teleosts: Photoreceptors, patterns, and spectral sensitivities. Brain Behav Evol 60: 249-264


47. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (2002) Wiring in a polarization sensitive retina: The pattern of cone-pedicles and horizontal cells in the retina of the European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus L. (Engraulididae, Clupeiformes). Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology 34: 355-365

46. Unsöld M, Melzer RR (2001) Sonnenbadeverhalten bei Vögeln - eine verhaltensökologische Studie an vier Ibisarten des Münchener Zoos. Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn, Geschäftsbericht 2000: 22-23.

45. Melzer RR, Nicastro D, Zimmermann T (2001) Functional morphology of sense organs and sensory receptors in the Diptera. MittDGaaE 13: 299-302

44. Ludwig P, Melzer RR, Ehrhardt V (2001) Larval morphology and classification of wormlions (Diptera, Vermileonidae). MittDGaaE 13: 89-94

43. Wohlfrom H, Melzer RR (2001) Development of the sensory system in larvae and pupae of Chaoborus crystallinus (DeGeer, 1776) (Diptera, Chaoboridae): sensory cells, nerves and ganglia of the tail region. Dev Genes Evol 211: 124-137.

42. Haacke C, Heß M, Melzer RR, Gebhart H, Smola U (2001) Fine structure and development of the retina of the grenadier anchovy Coilia nasus Temminck und Schlegel (Engraulididae, Clupeiformes) J Morphol 248: 41-55

41. Reckel F, Melzer RR, Smola U (2001) Photoreceptor patterns, density and fine structure in the retina of the garfish Belone belone (Belonidae, Teleostei) during light and dark adaption. Acta Zoologica 82: 89-105

40. Hower E, Melzer RR, Schönitzer N, Diller E (2000): Abgrenzung der Gattungen Aethecerus, Diadromus, Dirophanes, Phaeogenes und Tycherus (Ichneumonida, Ichneumoninae, Alomyini). Beitr. Hymenopt.-Tagung Stuttgart (2000): 48-50

39. Schönitzer N, Hower E, Melzer RR, Diller E (2000) Sensillentypen und Tyloide an den Antennen der Gattung Dirophanes (Ichneumonida, Ichneumoninae, Alomyini). Beitr. Hymenopt.-Tagung Stuttgart (2000): 57-59

38. Melzer RR, Michalke C, Smola U (2000) Walking on insect paths? Early ommatidial development in the compound eye of the ancestral crustacean Triops cancriformis. Naturwissenschaften 87: 308-311.

37. Reckel F, Melzer RR, Smola U (1999): Photoreceptor fine structure and density map of the retina of the garfish Belone belone (Belonidae, Teleostei) during light and dark adaption. Zoology 102, Supplement II (DZG 92.1): 44

36. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (1999): A comparative study on the fine structure of clupeoid outer retinae. Zoology 102, Supplement II (DZG 92.1): 41

35. Weis A, Schönitzer N, Melzer RR (1999) Exocrine glands in the antennae of the carabid beetle, Platynus assimilis (Paykull) 1790 (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pterostichinae) Int J Insect Morphol Embryol 28: 331-335.

34. Dubitzky A, Melzer RR (1999) Untersuchung des Spinnvorgangs bei Haploembia solieri (Rambur) im REM (Insecta, Embioptera, Oligotomidae). Nachrichtenblatt der bayerischen Entomologen 48: 97-102.

33. Reckel F, Melzer RR, Smola U (1999) Ultrastructure of the retina of two subspecies of Coregonus lavaretus (Teleostei) from Lake Constance (Germany): photoreceptors, mosaics, and intraspecific variation. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 80: 153-162.

32. Melzer RR, Sprenger J, Nicastro D, Smola U (1999) Larva-adult relationships in an ancestral dipteran: a re-examination of sensillar pathways across the antenna and leg anlagen of Chaoborus crystallinus (DeGeer, 1776) (Diptera, Chaoboridae) Development, Genes and Evolution 209: 103-112.

31. Diersch R, Melzer RR, Smola U (1999) Morphology of the compound eyes of two ancestral phyllopods, Triops cancriformis and Lepidurus apus (Notostraca, Triopsidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 19: 213-223.

30. Nicastro D, Melzer RR, Hruschka H, Smola U (1998) The antennal sensilla of larval Diptera and their evolution. Zoology 101, Supplement I (DZG 91.1): 41

29. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (1998) Density map and patterns of cone photoreceptors in the retina of the European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus L. (Engraulidae, Clupeiformes). Zoology 101, Supplement I (DZG 91.1): 38

28. Nicastro D, Melzer RR, Hruschka H, Smola U (1998) Evolution of small sense organs: sensilla on the larval antennae traced back to the origin of the Diptera. Naturwissenschaften 85: 501-505.

27. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (1998) The photoreceptors of Muraena helena and Ariosoma balearicum - a comparison of multiple bank retinae in anguilliform eels (Teleostei). Zoologischer Anzeiger 237: 127-137.

26. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (1997) The pattern of cone-pedicles in the retina of the European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus (Engraulidae, Clupeiformes). p. 215 in: From membrane to mind; proceedings of the 25th Göttingen neurobiology conference; vol I (Elsner N, Wässle H eds).

25. Nicastro D, Melzer RR, Smola U (1997) The visual system of Cylindroiulus compostorum (Diplopoda, Julidae): A Golgi study of retinula axons and lamina neurons. p. 467 in: Göttingen neurobiology report 1997; proceedings of the 25th Göttingen neurobiology conference; vol II (Elsner N, Wässle H eds).

24. Melzer RR, Diersch R, Nicastro D, Smola U (1997) Compound eye evolution: Highly conserved retinula and cone cell patterns indicate a common origin of the insect and crustacean ommatidium. Naturwissenschaften 84:542-544.

23. Melzer RR, Petyko Z, Smola U (1997) Photoreceptor axons and optic neuropils in Lithobius forficatus L. (Chilopoda, Lithobiidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 235:177-182.

22. Melzer RR, Zimmermann T, Smola U (1997) Modification of dispersal patterns of branched photoreceptor axons and the evolution of neural superposition. Cellular and molecular life sciences (Experientia): 53:242-247.

c21. Friedrich M, Rambold I, Melzer RR (1996) The early stages of ommatidial development in the flour beetle Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera; Tenebrionidae). Development, Genes and Evolution (ehem. Roux's Archiv) 206:147-152.


20. Melzer RR, Heß M, Ludwig P, Dunkel C, Smola U (1996) Fine structure of the "slit organs" of the pycnogonid, Anoplodactylus petiolatus (Anoplodactylidae). Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 77:167-171.

19. Poinar HN, Melzer RR, Poinar GO jr (1996) Ultrastructure of 30-40 million year old leaflets from Dominican amber (Hymenaea protera, Fabaceae: Angiospermae). Experientia 52:387-390.

c18. Schönitzer K, Dott H, Melzer RR (1996) The antenna cleaner gland in Messor rufitarsis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Tissue and Cell 28:107-113.


17. Ludwig P, Smola U Melzer RR (1996) Die Mundwerkzeuge des Wurmlöwen Vermileo vermileo (Diptera, Vermileonidae) und ihre Funktion. Nachrichtenblatt der bayerischen Entomologen 45:9-14.

16. Petyko Z, Zimmermann T, Smola U, Melzer RR (1996) Central projections of Tömösváry's organ in Lithobius forficatus L. (Chilopoda, Lithobiidae). Cell and Tissue Research 283:331-334.

15. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (1996): The eyes of a "nobody", Anoplodactylus petiolatus (Pantopoda; Anoplodactylidae). Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 50:25-36.

14. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (1996) Die Photorezeptoren der Europäischen Sardelle Engraulis encrasicolus L. (Engraulidae, Clupeiformes) Verh Dtsch Zool Ges 89.1: 212

13. Melzer RR, Panzinger A, Reckel F, Smola U (1995) Central nervous system of brachyceran larvae (Insecta, Diptera). Zoologischer Anzeiger 234:113-123.

12. Nicastro D, Smola U, Melzer RR (1995) The antennal sensilla of the carnivorous "phantom" larva of Chaoborus crystallinus (De Geer, 1776) (Diptera, Nematocera). Canadian Journal of Zoology 73:15-26.

11. Heß M, Melzer RR, Smola U (1995) Die mehrreihige Retina des Balearencongers Ariosoma balearicum (Congridae, Anguilliformes) Verh Dtsch Zool Ges 88.1:163

10. Melzer RR, Nicastro D, Smola U (1995) Die antennalen Sensillen und ihr Projektionsweg bei der Mückenlarve Chaoborus crystallinus De Geer (Diptera: Nematocera) Verh Dtsch Zool Ges 88.1:206

co9. Bolzer A, Melzer RR, Bosch TCG (1994) A SEM analysis of DMSO treated Hydra polyps. Biology of the Cell 81:83-86.


8. Melzer RR, Paulus HF, Kristensen NP (1994): The larval eye of nannochoristid scorpionflies (Insecta, Mecoptera). Acta Zoologica 75:201-208.

7. Melzer RR (1994b): Die Evolution des Larvalauges bei den Diptera: Stemma-Axone und Anordnung der Elemente des Sehsystems bei eu-, hemi- und acephalen Larven. Zoologische Beiträge N.F. 35:27-46.

6. Melzer RR, Paulus HF (1994) Post-larval development of compound eyes and stemmata of Chaoborus crystallinus ((De Geer, 1776); Diptera: Chaoboridae): stage-specific reconstructions within individual organs of vision. Int J Insect Morphol Embryol 23:261-274.

5. Melzer RR (1994a): Optic lobes of the larval and imaginal scorpionfly Panorpa vulgaris (Mecoptera, Panorpidae): a neuroanatomical study of neuropil organization, retinula axons, and lamina monopolar cells. Cell Tissue Res. 275:283-290.

4. Melzer RR, Paulus HF (1993): Neuroanatomische Studien an Mücken (Diptera, Nematocera): ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Analyse neuronaler Strukturen. Verh Dtsch Zool Ges 86.1:221.

3. Melzer RR, Paulus HF (1991): Morphology of the visual system of Chaoborus crystallinus (Diptera, Chaoboridae) I: Larval compound eyes and stemmata. Zoomorphology 110:227-238.

2. Melzer RR, Paulus HF (1990): Larval optic neuropils in Chaoborus Naturwissenschaften 77:392-394.

1. Melzer RR, Paulus HF (1989): Evolutionswege zu den Larvalaugen der Insekten - die Stemmata der höheren Dipteren und ihre Umbildung zum Bolwig-Organ. Z zool Syst Evolut-Forsch 27:200-245.

Contributions to books and reviews

12. Guerrero Kommritz J, Melzer RR (2009) Cephalopoda - octopus, squid & cuttlefish. In: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) 2009. Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. Spanish version: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) 2009. Fauna Marina Bentonica de la Patagonia Chilena, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. ISBN 978-956-332-243-9 spanish; 978-956-332-244-6 english.

11. Melzer RR (2009) Phylum Arthropoda. Pp. 455-460 In: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) 2009. Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. Spanish version: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) 2009. Fauna Marina Bentonica de la Patagonia Chilena, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. ISBN 978-956-332-243-9 spanish; 978-956-332-244-6 english.

10. Melzer RR (2009) Pycnogonida - sea spiders. Pp. 583-590 In: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) 2009. Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. Spanish version: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) 2009. Fauna Marina Bentonica de la Patagonia Chilena, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. ISBN 978-956-332-243-9 spanish; 978-956-332-244-6 english.

c9. Meyer R, Lochner S, Melzer RR (2009) Decapoda - crabs, shrimps & lobsters. Pp. 623-670 In: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds) 2009. Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. Spanish version: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) 2009. Fauna Marina Bentonica de la Patagonia Chilena, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. ISBN 978-956-332-243-9 spanish;
978-956-332-244-6 english.

8. Kühmstedt J, Melzer RR (2006) Das gläserne Insekt - Einblick in die inneren Organe von Arthropoden. Biol. Unserer Zeit 36: 308-312.

7. Brandhuber P, Melzer RR (2003) Farben aus dem Meer: Ein Schwamm, eine Schnecke und eine Erbkrankheit. Pp. 370 in: Hofrichter R (ed.) Das Mittelmeer, Band II/1, Spektrum-Verlag, Heidelberg.

6. Melzer RR (2002) Mantophasmatodea. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 55: 553-554.

5. Melzer RR (2002) Erasmus Darwin und die Nachtwachen des Bonaventura. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 55: 420-422

4. Melzer RR, Herzer K (2001) Das Litoral. Pp. 308-325 in: Hofrichter R (ed.) Das Mittelmeer, Band I, Spektrum-Verlag, Heidelberg.

3. Melzer RR, Mannes Y (2001) Aristoteles: der erste mediterrane Meeresbiologe. Pp. 38-41 in: Hofrichter R (ed.) Das Mittelmeer, Band I, Spektrum-Verlag, Heidelberg.

2. Melzer RR, Brandhuber P, Zimmermann T, Smola U (2001) Farben aus dem Meer: Der Purpur. Biologie in unserer Zeit 31:30-39

p1. Ludwig P, Melzer RR (1998) Fangtrichter und Tellereisen: Jäger des Sandes. Biologie in unserer Zeit 28:20-25.


Popular science articles

cover7. Meyer R, Melzer RR (2012) Bedrohtes Neuland: Zoologische Expeditionen in die süd-chilenische Fjordregion. DATZ 02/2012: 36-41


6. Meyer R, Melzer RR (2008) Eine Maskerade entsteht - zur Entwicklung der Tarnfärbung bei der Partnergarnele Periclimenes amethysteus. DATZ 61 (12): 48-50

5. Meyer R, Melzer RR (2006) Schwebende Ritter im Meerwasseraquarium. DATZ 59 (12): 12-14

4. Friedrich S, Melzer RR (2006) Mehrere Kapitel zum Thema Krebse. Faszination Natur, Bd. 2 (Wirbellose II). Verlag F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, Mannheim.

3. Melzer RR (2003) Als "Arzt und Naturforscher zu Koseir am Roten Meere" (2. Teil). DATZ 56 (11): 34-36

2. Melzer RR (2003) Als "Arzt und Naturforscher zu Koseir am Roten Meere" (1. Teil). DATZ 56 (10): 8-11

1. Melzer RR (2000) Etwa 100 Artikel für Microsoft Encarta Enzyklopädie Plus 2001. Themenbereiche: Spezielle und allgemeine Zoologie, insbesondere Systematik und Biologie der Arthropoden, Vögel und Säugetiere.

Presentations, abstracts, and posters

90. Melzer RR (2014) Guarello – eine Expedition in die chilenischen Fjorde. Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung; Vortrag, ZSM 19.2.14.

89. Melzer RR (2013) Arthropod eyes: morphology, development, evolutionary scenarios; Talk, Systematics Forum Seminar University of Bergen, Norway, 22.11.13

88. Henkel D, Meyer R, Melzer RR, Häussermann V, Försterra G, Spano C, McConnell CM, Pörschmann U, Bellhoff D (2013) Preliminary results of a marine expedition to the end of the world - status and perspectives. 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), Marseille, 21.-27.10.2013, poster and abstract.

87. Gleisberg M, Häuser CL, Jahn R, Kiessling W, Lazarus D, Melzer RR, Overmann J, Triebel D, Tuerkay M, van den Elzen R, Berendsohn WG (2013) GBIF-D: The German Nodes-Network: contributors, achievements and highlights. GBIF Global nodes meeting, Berlin 3.-10.10.13

86. Leese F, Melzer RR (2013): Drift or selection - what drives speciation in the Southern Ocean macrozoobenthos? An evolutionary test case using Antarctic and Subantarctic sea spiders. DFG Schwerpunktprogramm Antarktis Statusseminar; RUB Bochum. 27.9.13.

85. Meyer R, Henkel D, Spano C, Melzer RR, McConnell CM, Pörschmann U, Bellhoff D, Försterra G, Häussermann V (2013) A hotspot of marine biodiversity at the end of the world - status and perspectives. 106. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, LMU München, 13.-16.9.13; Poster and abstract.

84. Weis A, Meyer R, Dömel J, Dietz L, Leese F, Melzer RR (2013) Pallenopsis patagonica – a species complex revealed by morphology and CoI sequences. 106. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, LMU München, 13.-16.9.13; Poster and abstract.

83. Spelda J, Reip H, Oliveira-Biener U, Melzer RR (2013) Barcoding Fauna Bavarica: Myriapoda (Chilopoda, Diplopoda). “BioSyst.EU Global systematics” conference, Vienna 18.-22.2.2013, poster and abstract

82. Gleisberg M, Häuser CL, Jahn R, Kiessling W, Lazarus D, Melzer RR, Overmann J, Triebel D, Tuerkay M, van den Elzen R, Berendsohn WG (2013) GBIF-D: The German Contribution to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) - Overview and Perspectives. “BioSyst.EU Global systematics” conference, Vienna 18.-22.2.2013, poster and abstract.

81. Gleisberg M, Häuser CL, Jahn R, Kiessling W, Lazarus D, Melzer RR, Overmann J, Triebel D, Tuerkay M, van den Elzen R, Berendsohn WG (2013) Free access to biodiversity data? How to contribute to GBIF ‐ and why. “BioSyst.EU Global systematics” conference, Vienna 18.-22.2.2013, poster and abstract.

80. Spelda J, Oliveira-Biener U, Lehmann T, Werner S, Turini F, Beck A, Weibulat T, Triebel D, Melzer RR (2013) Innovative digitalisation techniques for GBIF: Workstations at the Munich nodes, diplopod gonopods as a case study. “BioSyst.EU Global systematics” conference, Vienna 18.-22.2.2013, talk and abstract.

79. Melzer RR (2012) Arthropodenaugen: morphologische Merkmale und Evolutions-Szenarien; Vortrag, Symposium zur Emeritierung von Hannes Paulus, Universität Wien, 27.9.2012

78. Weis A, Melzer RR (2012) DNA barcoding of Sea spiders (Pycnogonida) from the chilean fjord region, with remarks on Achelia assimilis (Haswell, 1885). 105. Jahrestagung der DZG, 21.-24.9.2012, Universität Konstanz, Poster and Abstract.

77. Lehmann T, Melzer RR (2012) Retinula axons and visual neuropils of the median and lateral eyes of Euscorpius italicus (Herbst, 1800) (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). 105. Jahrestagung der DZG, 21.-24.9.2012, Universität Konstanz, Poster and Abstract.

76. Meyer R, Lehmann T, Melzer RR, Geiselbrecht H (2012) Morphology of the first zoeal stage of the spotted bumblebee shrimp Gnathophyllum elegans (Risso, 1816) (Decapoda: Caridea: Gnathophyllidae) studied with light microscopy and scanning EM. 105. Jahrestagung der DZG, 21.-24.9.2012, Universität Konstanz, Poster and Abstract.

75. Meyer R, Melzer RR (2012) Decapoda of the Chilean fjords: taxonomy and biogeography. TCS Summer Meeting, Athens, 3.-7.6.2012; Poster and Abstract.

74. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2012) The sensory apparatus of larval mandibles of Palaemon elegans (Decapoda, Palaemonidae). TCS Summer Meeting, Athens, 3.-7.6.2012; Poster and Abstract.

73. Batel A, Melzer RR, Geiselbrecht H (2012) Heterochrony in mandible development – a comparative SEM study on zoea larvae of three carideans (Decapoda). TCS Summer Meeting, Athens, 3.-7.6.2012; Poster and Abstract.

72. Melzer, RR (2012) Biodiversitätsforschung in den Fjorden Chiles. Talk; Kolloquium at University of Bochum, 7.3.2012

71. Haszprunar G, Balke M, Hendrich L, Schmidt S, Melzer RR, Hausmann A (2011) DNA-Barcoding einer mitteleuropäischen Fauna: Erfolge, Probleme, Überraschungen. - Abstr. 5. Jahrestagung NOBIS Austria, 2. Dezember 2011, Salzburg.

70. Melzer RR (2011) Arthropod eyes: structure, ontogeny, evolution. Talk, Kolloquium at University Jena, 10.11.2011.

69. Weis A, Schrödl M, Melzer RR (2011) "Cryptic diversity or extinction pump? Phylogeography and evolution of the southern South American benthos - a comparison to Antarctica. Talk, Koordinationsworkshop Antarktis, 5.-6.10. 2011.

68. Gleisberg M, Haeuser C, Jahn R, Kiessling W, Melzer RR, Overmann J, Triebel D, Tuerkay M , van den Elzen R, Berendsohn WG (2011) GBIF-D enables free access to Biodiversity Data: How to contribute? GBIF international GB 18 annual meeting, Buenos Aires, 4.-6.10.2011.

67. Haszprunar G, Melzer RR, Spelda J (2011) The GBIF-germany Node for molluscs, spiders and myriapods. Poster, GBIF-D Knotentreffen 28.-29.9, and GBIF international GB 18 annual meeting, Buenos Aires, 4.-6.10.2011.

66. Weis A, Melzer RR (2011) Pycnogonida of the Chilean fjords: taxonomy and biogeography. Poster, 4. Graduiertenforum der Fachgruppe Morphologie der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, LMU München, 21.-23.10.2011.

65. Lehmann T, Melzer RR (2011) Retinula axons of Pycnogonida and their terminals in the visual neuropils: Ancestral chelicerate features? Poster, 4. Graduiertenforum der Fachgruppe Morphologie der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, LMU München, 21.-23.10.2011.

64. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2011) Ultrastructure of the mandibles of the zoea-I-larva of Palaemon elegans (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) with special focus on the 'lacinia mobilis' and other sensory structures. Poster, 4. Graduiertenforum der Fachgruppe Morphologie der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, LMU München, 21.-23.10.2011.

63. Melzer RR (2011): Arthropod juvenile and adult morphology in changing environments. Vortrag. Kolloquium at University Greifswald, 17.11.2011.

62. Meyer R, Melzer RR (2011) Decapoda of the Chilean fjords: taxonomy and biogeography. 104. Jahrestagung der DZG, 9.-12.9.2011, Universität Saarbrücken, Poster and Abstract.

61. Weis A, Melzer RR (2011) Pycnogonida of the Chilean fjords: taxonomy and biogeography. 104. Jahrestagung der DZG, 9.-12.9.2011, Universität Saarbrücken, Poster and Abstract.

60. Oliveira-Biener U, Melzer RR, Miller MA (2011) Testing DNA barcoding with morphology: the Pilumnus example (Decapoda, Pilumnidae). 104. Jahrestagung der DZG, 9.-12.9.2011, Universität Saarbrücken, Poster and Abstract.

59. Lehmann T, Melzer RR (2011) Retinula axons of sea spiders and their terminals in the visual neuropils are Limulus-like. 104. Jahrestagung der DZG, 9.-12.9.2011, Universität Saarbrücken, Poster and Abstract.

58. Melzer RR (2011) Expeditionen in die chilenischen Fjorde: auf der Jagd nach neuen Arten und Lebensgemeinschaften. Vortrag, Tag der offenen Tür, ZSM, 14.5.2011.

57. Geiselbrecht H, Fegebank F, Melzer RR (2011) Larval nervous systems in 3D - comparison of caridean, anomuran and brachyuran zoea I (Decapoda). 2nd International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, 20.-24.6.2011, Harvard University, Boston, Poster and Abstract: 182.

56. Melzer RR (2011) Farbenpracht im Gletscherwasser - Biodiversitätsforschung in den Fjorden Chiles. Vortrag, Museum Mensch und Natur, 7.4.11.

55. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2011) Ultrastructure of the mandibles of the zoea-I-larva of Palaemon elegans (DECAPODA, PALAEMONIDAE) with special focus on the 'lacinia mobilis' and other sensory structures. Crustaceologentagung 7.-11. April 2011, Regensburg, Poster und Abstractband: 15

54. Melzer RR, Schroedl M, Meyer R, Schwabe E, Försterra G, Häussermann V (2010) Hardly explored - already threatened: Southern Chilean fjord biodiversity. EurOcean 2010 conference, 12.-13.10.2010, Oostend, Poster.

53. Melzer RR (2009) Immigranten und Neozoen: Spinnentiere auf dem Vormarsch? Vortrag, Naturkundemuseum Bamberg, 14.7.2009

52. Oliveira-Biener, U. Miller MA, Melzer RR (2009) Mediterranean Pilumnus (Brachyura: Xanthoidea: Pilumnidae): COI vs. taxonomy vs. morphology? Crustaceologentagung 2.-5. April 2009, Rostock, Poster und Abstractband: 146.

51. Geiselbrecht H, Melzer RR (2009) The fine structure of decapod zoes-I-mandibles: A morphological analysis with the scanning EM. 14. Crustaceologentagung 2.-5. April 2009, Rostock, Vortrag und Abstractband: 86.

50. Melzer RR, Friedrich S (2009) Walzenspinnen und Skorpione: nächtliche Jäger in der Wüste. Poster, Afrika-Ausstellung an der ZSM, Januar 2009.

49. Melzer RR (2009): Expeditionen in die chilenischen Fjorde. Vortrag, Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung, 21.1.09

48. Melzer RR (2008) Decapods of Southern Chilean fjords. Talk at the Museum Naturalis Leiden, 14.2.08.

47. Lehmann T, Heß M, Melzer RR (2007) SEM atlas of the sea spiders (Pycnogonida) of the Mediterranean Sea: common litoral species. Poster am Tag der offenen Tür, ZSM.

46. Friedrich S., Lehmann T., Melzer R.R. (2007) Zecken unter dem Rasterelekronenmikroskop. Poster für Tag der Offenen Tür der ZSM und Sonderausstellung "Parasiten" im MMN.

45. Melzer RR, Meyer R, Spelda J (2006) GeoBioCenterLMU-Projekt Huinay: Decapoda, Pantopoda, Myriapoda. Vortrag, GeoBioCenter-Symposium 6.2.2006.

44. Melzer RR, Schroedl M, Schwabe E, Försterra G, Häussermann V (2006) Forschen und Tauchen in den chilenischen Fjorden: neue Arten und Lebensgemeinschaften aus dem "big, cold black". Poster am Tag der offenen Tür an der ZSM.

43. Melzer RR (2005) Gifttiere - Gefahr auf Reisen. Pressekonferenz Reisen und Gesundheit aktuell - ist Reisen gefährlicher geworden? Vortrag, Pressekonferenz der Bayerischen Gesellschaft für Immun-, Tropenmedizin und Impfwesen e.V., 14.09.2005

42. Harzsch S, Vilpoux K, Brown N, Melzer RR, Battelle B (2005) Development of the lateral eyes and optic neuropils in Limulus polyphemus (Chelicerata Xiphosura): phylogenetic implications. Poster, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Universität Bayreuth, 3.-6.10.05.

41. Melzer RR, Harzsch S, Müller CHG (2005) Mechanisms of eye development and evolution of the arthropod visual system: the lateral eyes of Myriapoda are not modified insect ommatidia. Poster, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Universität Bayreuth, 3.-6.10.05.

40. Spelda J, Unsöld M, Pilz C, Melzer RR (2005) The Global Myriapod Information System (GloMyrIS) of GBIF-Germany - an aid for scientific research. Poster und Abstract; Xiii International Congress of Myriapodology, Bergen, 25th-29th July 2005. De naturhistoriske samlinger, Bergen Museum, Universitet I Bergen: 48.

39. Harzsch S, Müller CHG, Melzer RR (2005) Developmental mechanisms in the lateral eyes of centipedes and their significance for the evolution of the arthropod visual system. Vortrag und Abstract; Xiii International Congress of Myriapodology, Bergen, 25th-29th July 2005. De naturhistoriske samlinger, Bergen Museum, Universitet I Bergen: 29.

38. Melzer RR (2005) Ecdysozoa vs. Articulata: Ground pattern of the peripheral nervous system in the Arthropoda and their putative sister groups. Vortrag, gehalten beim 1. Kolloquium des Schwerpunktprogramms „Deep Metazoan Phylogeny – Stammesgeschichte der Großgruppen der Tiere“. Museum König, Bonn, 9.-10.2.05.

37. Melzer RR (2005) Die Acari-Sammlung der ZSM: Zur Ausstellung „Zecken als Krankheitsüberträger“. Zoologische Systematik in der ZSM. Vortrag, gehalten bei der Verleihung des R.J.H.-Hintelmann-Wissenschaftspreises ; Festveranstaltung am 14.1.05.

36. Haszprunar G, Melzer RR (2004) Der Typus im Netz: Historie, Aktuelles, Webperspektiven. Vortrag, gehalten am am GBIF-Statusseminar, 7.12.04, Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn.

35. Bohn, J., Montoya, M.F., Martin, J., Koch P.C., Melzer, R.R. (2004) TYMUNAC – The Type Database of the Munich Acari Collections. Poster am GBIF-Statusseminar, 6.-7.12.04, Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn.

34. Spelda, J., Unsöld, M., Ritzerfeld, M., Pilz C., Melzer, R.R. (2004) The Global Myriapod Information System (GloMyrIS) – an Aid for Scientific Research: Poster am GBIF-Statusseminar, 6.-7.12.04, Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn.

33. Melzer, R.R. (2004) Arthropod eyes: Features and Evolution. IU B) School of Engineering and Science, Bremen; Wednesday Colloquium 24.11.04.

32. Haszprunar, G., Melzer R.R. (2004) GBIF-Germany, Evertebrata II: A database on Chelicerata, Myriapoda and Mollusca housed in German natural history museums. Abstracts of lectures and posters at the 7. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, Stuttgart, 14.-17.9.2004: 88.

31. Melzer, R.R., Haszprunar, G. (2004) GBIF-Germany, Evertebrata II: A database on Chelicerata, Myriapoda and Mollusca housed in German natural history museums. Poster at the 7. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, Stuttgart, 14.-17.9.2004

30. Spelda J, Unsöld M, Melzer RR (2003) GLOMYRIS – an information system for myriapods . Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity – a challenge for society. Poster für Tagung, Berlin, 1.-4.12.2003

29. Haszprunar G, Melzer RR (2003) GBIF-Germany, Evertebrata II (Mollusca, Chelicerata, Myriapoda). – a coordinated type programme . Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity – a challenge for society. Poster für Tagung, Berlin, 1.-4.12.2003

28. Friedrich S, Melzer RR (2003) Wer hat die Kokosnuss geklaut? Der Palmendieb Birgus latro (Coenobitidae, Landeinsiedler). Poster am Tag der offenen Tür, Zoologische Staatssammlung München, 15.11.03.

27. Meyer R, Friedrich S, Melzer RR (2003) Krebslarven aus der Adria. Poster am Tag der offenen Tür, Zoologische Staatssammlung München , 15.11.03.

26. Melzer RR (2003) Nobody is perfect: Zur Biologie und Systematik der Pantopoda (Asselspinnen) Zoologische Systematik in der ZSM; Festveranstaltung am 10.1.03

25. Melzer RR (2002) Sensorische Systeme von Arthropoden in der Evolution: Struktur, Entwicklung und kladistische Analyse. Kolloquium an der Universität Tübingen, 11.12.02

24. Melzer RR (2002) Sinnesorgane und sensorische Projektionen bei Arthropoden. Kolloquium an der TU München, 27.11.02

23. Friedrich S, Melzer RR (2002) Umbellula monocephalos Pasternack, 1964 – eine Kuriosität der Tiefsee. Poster am Tag der offenen Tür, Zoologische Staatssammlung München.

22. Meyer R, Friedrich S, Melzer RR (2002) Eunice aphroditois (Pallas, 1788) – ein Köderwurm besonderen Zuschnitts. Poster am Tag der offenen Tür, Zoologische Staatssammlung München.

21. Melzer RR, Spreitzer A (2002) Evolution of arthropod eye development: pattern formation in the lateral ocelli of Parabuthus transvaalicus Purcell 1899. Poster auf der Jahrestagung der GFBS, München.

20. Melzer RR (2002) Sinnesorgane und sensorische Zentren von Arthropoden: Funktionsmorphologie, Ontogenese, Evolution. Kolloquium an der Universität Bielefeld, 17.6.2002

19. Melzer RR, Friedrich S (2002) Alexander von Humboldts „Ansichten der Natur“ (1807). Südamerika – Menschen und Tiere, Kunst und Wissenschaft, Zoologische Staatssammlung München, 8.6.-22.6.2002.

18. Melzer RR, Friedrich S (2002) Marcgrafs Krebse. Naturwissenschaftler und Maler in Holländisch-Brasilien (1624-1654). Südamerika – Menschen und Tiere, Kunst und Wissenschaft, Zoologische Staatssammlung München, 8.6.-22.6.2002.

17 . Melzer RR, Friedrich S (2002) Milben und Zecken: Der Holzbock Ixodes ricinus (Linné, 1758) und seine Verwandten. Pressekonferenz „Zecken-Schutzimpfung“ der Bayerischen Gesellschaft für Immun-, Tropenmedizin und Impfwesen.

16. Melzer RR (2001): Sinnesorgane von Arthropoden in der Evolution: Grundmuster und Vielfalt. Kolloquium, Zoologische Staatssammlung München, 23.5.01

15. Melzer RR (2001): Sinneszellen von Dipteren: Feinstruktur, Evolution, Funktionsmorphologie. Kolloquium, Universität Rostock, 30.1.01

14. Ludwig P, Melzer RR (2001) Zur Larvenmorphologie und Systematik der Wurmlöwen (Vermileonidae, Diptera). Entomologentagung der DGAAE, Düsseldorf 2001, Abstractband

13. Melzer RR (2001): Funktionsmorphologie der Sinnesorgane und –rezeptoren von Dipteren. Entomologentagung der DGAAE, Düsseldorf 2001, Hauptvortrag und Abstractband

12. Melzer RR (2000): Arthropodenaugen: Struktur, Ontogenese, Evolution. Biologisches Kolloquium, Universität Ulm, 12.12.00

11. Melzer RR (2000): Feinstruktur und Differenzierung von Augen bei Mandibulaten. Zoologisches Kolloquium „Evolutionäre Entwicklungsbiologie“, HU Berlin, 22.5.00

10. Melzer RR (1999): Antennen von Dipterenlarven: Sensillen, Ontogenese, Evolution. Kolloquium an der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München, 16.12.99

9. Melzer RR (1999): Sinnesorgane und sensorische Neuropile bei Arthropoden: Einige Aspekte ihrer Morphologie und Evolution. Habilitationskolloquium, München, 12. 5. 99

8. Schönitzer K, Schmelzle MOA, Melzer RR (1996): Secretory pores on the antenna cleaner of Formicidae. IVth international colloquium on social insects. 18.-24.8.96, St. Petersburg.

7. Meinhardt C, Melzer RR, Bosch TCG (1995): Cell death in Hydra: an ultrastructural study. 6th international workshop on hydroid development. 25.-28.9.95, Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.

6. Melzer RR (1995): Die Evolution des Gehirns bei Fliegenlarven (Brachycera). Bayerischer Entomologentag 1995, Zoologische Staatssammlung München.

5. Friedrich M, Rambold I, Melzer RR, Tautz D (1994): TEM revision of compound eye development in Triboleum castaneum. Joint Spring Meeting of the British Society for Cell Biology and the British Society for Developmental Biology, 5-8 April 1994, Edinburgh.

4. Melzer RR (1992): Vergleichend-feinstrukturelle und -neuroanatomische Untersuchungen am Sehsystem der Diptera. Zoologische Seminare, LMU München, 24.11.92.

3. Melzer RR (1991) Stemma-Neuropile und -Zentralprojektionen bei den Mecoptera und Diptera. II. Symposium Neurobiologie, Salzburg (25.-26.10.91).

2. Melzer RR (1990): Das Bolwig-Organ von Musca domestica - ein hochgradig modifiziertes Larvalauge. Evolutionswege zu Stemmata acephaler Dipterenlarven. Kolloquium in der Abteilung für Genetik und Biophysik der Universität Freiburg.

1. Melzer RR (1989): Die Evolution des Bolwig-Organs: vergleichend-feinstrukturelle Untersuchungen an Larvalaugen von Fliegen (Brachycera). Kolloquium am Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie der Universität Köln.

Editorial

co2. Melzer RR, Harzsch S (guest eds) Special issue: Origin and Evolution of Arthropod visual system. Arthropod Structure and development 35: 209-391


1. Melzer RR, Schrödl M (eds; 2003) Abstracts of the 5th annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (Society for Biological Systematics) Org Divers Evol 3: 72 und Electr. Suppl. 2 at: http://www.senckenberg.de/odes/03-02.htm