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Dr. Andreas Zwick
State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart
Rosenstein 1
70191 Stuttgart

phone: +49 711 8936-223

e-mail: andreas.zwick@smns-bw.de

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Research interests

  • Taxonomy and phylogeny of Lepidoptera, particularly Bombycoidea and Lasiocampidae
  • Higher phylogeny and classification of Lepidoptera
  • Higher phylogeny of Hexapoda and other Arthropoda
  • Molecular phylogenetics

  • Curriculum vitae

    since 03/2010 Curator of Lepidoptera at the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart, Germany.

    11/2007 - 03/2010 Postdoctoral research associate / bioinformatics specialist for the "Assembling the Tree of Life Lepidoptera" project ( http://leptree.net ) at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, College Park, MD, USA.

    12/2005 - 04/2007 Various technical positions and visiting scientist at the Australian National Insect Collection and CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

    02/2002 - 12/2006 PhD at the Faculty of Science, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia. Dissertation on the phylogeny and taxonomy of Anthelidae (Lepidoptera).

    10/1994 - 04/2001 Master's in biology at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany. Master's thesis on the chaetosema-like sense organ of Lasiocampidae (Lepidoptera).

    List of publications:

    Zwick A. 1998. Arguda sandrae n. sp., a new lasiocampid moth (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) from Palawan, Philippines. Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo, Suppl. 17: 441-448.

    Zwick P. & Zwick A. 1998. Net-Winged Midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) from the Philippines, mainly from Palawan. Aquatic Insects. 20(1): 1-27.

    Zwick A. 2001. Das chaetosema-artige Sinnesorgan der Lasiocampiden (Insecta, Lepidoptera) – eine neue Autapomorphie? [The chaetosema-like sense organ of the Lasiocampidae (Insecta, Lepidoptera) – a new autapomorphy?]. Master's thesis, Germany, 99figs. + 85 pp.

    Zwick A. & Treadaway C.G. 2001. Notes on the hawkmoths of the Philippines (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae). Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo. 22(3): 177-181.

    Willan L. & Edwards E.D. & Zwick A. & Koesmarno L. & Cocking G. & Horak M. 2004. Australian Moths Online. http://www.ento.csiro.au/anic/moths.html.

    Zwick A. 2005. Phylogenetic analyses and taxonomy of Anthelidae (Lepidoptera). PhD thesis, Australia, xiv + 679 pp.

    Zwick A. 2006. Annotated catalogue of Australian Acronictinae/Amphipyrinae, Heliothinae and Noctuinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). http://www.deh.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/NOCTUOIDEA/tree.html.

    Regier J.C. & Shultz J.W. & Ganley A.R.D. & Hussey A. & Shi D. & Ball B. & Zwick A. & Stajich J.E. & Cummings M.P. & Martin J.W. & Cunningham C.W. 2008. Resolving arthropod phylogeny: Exploring phylogenetic signal within 41 kb of protein-coding nuclear gene sequence. Systematic Biology. 57(6): 920-938.

    Zwick A. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of Anthelidae and other bombycoid taxa (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea). Systematic Entomology. 33(1): 190-209.

    Regier J.C. & Zwick A. & Cummings M.P. & Kawahara A.Y. & Cho S. & Weller S. & Roe A. & Baixeras J. & Brown J.W. & Parr C. & Davis D.R. & Epstein M. & Hallwachs W. & Hausmann A. & Janzen D.H. & Kitching I.J. & Solis M.A. & Yen S.-H. & Bazinet A.L. & Mitter C. 2009. Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) an initial molecular study. BMC Evol. Biol. 9(280): 21 pp.

    Roe A.D. & Weller S.J. & Baixeras-Almela J. & Brown J. & Cummings M.P. & Davis D. & Kawahara A.Y. & Parr C. & Regier J.C. & Rubinoff D. & Simonsen T.J. & Wahlberg N. & Zwick A. 2009. Evolutionary Framework for Lepidoptera Model Systems (Chapter 1). In: Goldsmith, M. & Marec, F. (eds) Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, U.S.A..

    Zwick A. 2009. The principal structure of male genital sclerites and muscles of bombycoid moths, with special reference to Anthelidae (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea). Arthropod Structure & Development. 38: 147-161.

    Regier J.C. & Shultz J.W. & Zwick A. & Hussey A. & Ball B. & Wetzer R. & Martin J.W. & Cunningham C.W. 2010. Arthropod relationships revealed by phylogenomic analysis of nuclear protein-coding sequences. Nature. 463: 1079-1083.

    Zwick A. & Regier J.C. & Cummings M.P. & Mitter C. 2010. Increased gene sampling yields robust support for higher-level clades within Bombycoidea (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00543.x.