Senior Research Fellow

Assistant Professor

Head of Institute

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Description of activity

See Evolutionary Zoology Lab (http://ezlab.zrc-sazu.si/)

Selected publications

KUNTNER, M. 2005. A revision of Herennia (Araneae: Nephilidae: Nephilinae), the Australasian 'coin spiders'. Invertebrate systematics 19 (5): 391-436.
KUNTNER, M. 2006. Phylogenetic systematics of the Gondwanan nephilid spider lineage Clitaetrinae (Araneae, Nephilidae). Zool. scr. 1 (35): 19-62.
KUNTNER, M., AGNARSSON, I. 2006. Are the Linnean and phylogenetic nomenclatural systems combinable? Recommendations for the biological nomenclature. Syst.Biol. 55 (5): 774-784.
KUNTNER, M. 2007. A monograph of Nephilengys, the pantropical 'hermit spiders' (Araneae: Nephilidae, Nephilinae). Syst. entomol. (Print) 32 (1): 95-135.
AGNARSSON, I., KUNTNER, M. 2007. Taxonomy in a changing world : seeking solutions for a science in crisis. Syst.Biol. 56 (3): 531-539.
KUNTNER, M., CODDINGTON, J. A., HORMIGA, G. 2008. Phylogeny of extant nephilid orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae) : testing morphological and ethological homologies. Cladistics (Print) 24 (2): 147-217
KUNTNER, M., CODDINGTON, J. A., SCHNEIDER, J. M. 2009. Intersexual arms race? : genital coevolution in nephilid spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae). Evolution 36 (6): 1451-1463. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00634.x.
KUNTNER, M., CODDINGTON, J. A. 2009. Discovery of the largest orbweaving spider species : the evolution of gigantism in Nephila. PLoS one 4 (10): e7516. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0007516.
KUNTNER, M., KRALJ-FIŠER, S., GREGORIČ, M. 2010. Ladder webs in orb-web spiders : ontogenetic and evolutionary patterns in Nephilidae. Biol. J. Linn. Soc.. [Print ed.] 99: 849-866.
KUNTNER, M., AGNARSSON, I. 2010. Web gigantism in Darwin's bark spider, a new species from Madagascar (Araneidae: Caerostris). J. arachnol. 38 (2): 346-356.
AGNARSSON, I., KUNTNER, M., BLACKLEDGE, T. A. 2010. Bioprospecting finds the toughest biological material : extraordinary silk from a giant riverine orb spider. PLoS one 5 (9): 1-8 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0011234
KUNTNER, M., GREGORIČ, M., LI, D. 2010. Mass predict web asymmetry in Nephila spiders. Naturwissenschaften 97 (12): 1097-1105. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-010-0736-1
KRALJ-FIŠER, S., GREGORIČ, M., ZHANG, S., LI, D., KUNTNER, M. 2011. Eunuchs are better fighters. Anim. behav. 81: 933-939.
KUNTNER, M., AGNARSSON, I. 2011. Phylogeography of a successful aerial disperser: the golden orb spider Nephila on Indian Ocean islands. BMC Evol Biol 11, 10 str.. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/11/119.
KUNTNER, M., AGNARSSON, I. 2011. Biogeography and diversification of hermit spiders on Indian Ocean islands (Nephilidae: Nephilengys). Mol. phylogenet. evol. (Print) 59 (2): 477-488. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2011.02.002
GREGORIČ, M., AGNARSSON, I., BLACKLEDGE, T. A., KUNTNER, M. 2011. How did the spider cross the river? : behavioral adaptations for river-bridging webs in Caerostris darwini (Araneae: Araneidae). PLoS one 6 (10). http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0026847

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Keywords

evolutionary biology • integrative zoology • taxonomy • spiders • Araneae 

Recognitions & awards

Descriptions of new species selected among the top 10 in the years 2010 and 2011 (http://species.asu.edu/Top10)

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