MMag. Dr.
Ivo Gallmetzer

Staff Scientist
Education
  • 1989 – 1996    Study of German Literature, Philosophy, Musical Sciences and Sociology at the University of Salzburg; final degree with distinction, M.Sc. thesis at the Department of Modern German Literature: "Poetry and criticism in the literature of Gerhard Amanshauser" (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Hans Hoeller)
  • 1996 – 1998    Civil service in Bolzano, Italy
  • 1998 – 2008    Study of Biology at the University of Vienna, specialization in Marine Biology; M.Sc. thesis at the Department of Marine Biology: "Slow growth and early sexual maturity: Bane and boon for the red coral Corallium rubrum" (Supervisors: Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Branko Velimirov and Prof. Dr. J. Ott), final degree with distinction
  • 2013 – 2018    PhD studies in Earth Sciences at the University of Vienna, final degree with distinction
  • Nov. 2019    Workshop "Science Communication" by the "Klaus-Tschira-Stiftung", Heidelberg, Germany
 
Further research activities during education
  • 09/2001   Special Marine Ecology field course at the marine biology station STARESO, Calvi, Corsica, France, focussing on macrofaunal communities of submerged sea grass detritus
  • 02/2002   Marine biology excursion to California, USA, including fieldwork projects in the intertidal in Bodega Bay
  • 2003   Research assistant in the FWF Project P14142: “Leaf-cutter shrimp: Microbial gardens in marine sediments”. Principal investigator Dr. Peter Dworschak
  • 2004 - 2005   Project leader for a study on the population ecology of the red coral Corallium rubrum at the marine biology station STARESO, Calvi, Corsica, France
  • 2006   Project collaboration as scientific diver and assistant for the FWF-Project P17655-B03: “Oxygen crisis in the Northern Adriatic Sea”. Principal investigator Dr. M. Stachowitsch
  • 2009 - 2011   Project collaboration as scientific diver and assistant for the FWF-Project P21542-B17 "Low dissolved oxygen events in the Adriatic". Principal investigator Dr. M. Stachowitsch
 
Teaching and professional experience
  • 1990 – 2012  Parallel to the studies, work as professional lumberjack
  • Since 2004   Lecturer at the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Vienna
  • 2008 – 2013   Self-employed as editor and translator (English-German) of scientific books.
  • 2010 – 2012   Course instructor at the Marine School in Pula, Croatia (www.meeresschule.com)
  • 2013 – 2019   Research associate at the University of Vienna, Department of Palaeontology
  • WS 2019   Guest professor at the University of Vienna, Department of Palaeontology
Scientific publications
  • Tomašových, A., Berensmeier, M., Gallmetzer, I., Haselmair, A., and Zuschin, M.: Pyrite-lined shells as indicators of limited oxygen exposure time and inefficient bioirrigation in the Holocene-Anthropocene stratigraphic record, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2021-153, in review, 2021.
  • Tomašových, A., Gallmetzer, I., Haselmair, A. and Zuschin, M. (2021), Inferring time averaging and hiatus durations in the stratigraphic record of high-frequency depositional sequences. Sedimentology. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12936
  • Haselmair A, Gallmetzer I, Tomašových A, Wieser AM, Übelhör A, Zuschin M (2021) Basin-wide infaunalisation of benthic soft-bottom communities driven by anthropogenic habitat degradation in the northern Adriatic Sea. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 671:45-65. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13759
  • Tomašových, A., Gallmetzer, I., Haselmair, A., Kaufman, D.S., Mavrič, B. and Zuschin, M. (2019), A decline in molluscan carbonate production driven by the loss of vegetated habitats encoded in the Holocene sedimentary record of the Gulf of Trieste. Sedimentology, 66: 781-807. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12516
  • Adam Tomašových, Paolo G. Albano, Tomáš Fuksi, Ivo Gallmetzer, Alexandra Haselmair, Michał Kowalewski, Rafał Nawrot, Vedrana Nerlović, Daniele Scarponi and Martin Zuschin: Ecological regime shift preserved in the Anthropocene stratigraphic record. Proc. R. Soc. B. 287, 2020: 20200695 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0695.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Zuschin M.: Tracing origin and collapse of Holocene benthic baseline communities in the northern Adriatic Sea, PALAIOS, 2019, 34(3), pp. 121-145.
  • Fuksi T., Tomasovych A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Zuschin M.: 20th century increase in body size of a hypoxia-tolerant bivalve documented by sediment cores from the northern Adriatic Sea (Gulf of Trieste). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2018, 135, pp. 361-375.
  • Schnedl S.-M., Haselmair A., Gallmetzer I., Mautner A.-K., Tomašových A., Zuschin M.: Molluscan benthic communities at Brijuni Islands (northern Adriatic Sea) shaped by Holocene sea-level rise and recent human eutrophication and pollution, The Holocene, 2018, DOI: 10.1177/0959683618788651.
  • Tomasovych A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Kaufman D., Kralj M., Cassin D., Zonta R., Zuschin M.: Tracing the effects of eutrophication on molluscan communities in sediment cores: outbreaks of an opportunistic species coincide with reduced bioturbation and high frequency of hypoxia in the Adriatic Sea. Paleobiology, 2018, dx.doi.org/10.1017/pab.2018.22.
  • Tomasovych A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Kaufman D., MavriČ B., Zuschin M.: A decline in molluscan carbonate production driven by the loss of vegetated habitats encoded in the Holocene sedimentary record of the Gulf of Trieste. Sedimentology, 2018, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12516.
  • Mautner A.-K., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Schnedl S.-M., Tomašových A., Zuschin M.: Holocene ecosystem shifts and human-induced loss of Arca and Ostrea shell beds in the north-eastern Adriatic Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2018;126: 19-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.10.084.
  • Albano P.G., Gallmetzer I, Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Stachowitsch M., Zuschin M.: Historical ecology  of  an  alien  invasion:  the  interplay  of  eutrophication  and  pollution  determines  time  lags  in establishment and detection. Biological Invasions, 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1634-7.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Stachowitsch M., Zuschin M. (2017): Responses of molluscan communities to centuries of human impact in the northern Adraitic Sea, PLoS ONE, 2017, 12.
  • Tomašových A., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Kaufman D.S., Vidović J., Zuschin M. (2017):  Stratigraphic unmixing reveals repeated hypoxia events over the past 500 yr in the northern Adriatic Sea, Geology 45.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Stachowitsch M., Zuschin M. (2016): An innovative piston corer for large-volume sediment samples, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14 (11): 698-717.
  • Vidović J., Nawrot R., Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Tomašových A., Stachowitsch M., Ćosović V., Zuschin M. (2016): Anthropogenically induced environmental changes in the northeastern Adriatic Sea in the last 500 years (Panzano Bay, Gulf of Trieste), Biogeosciences 13 (21): 5965–5981.
  • Gallmetzer I., Haselmair A., Velimirov B. (2010) Slow growth and early sexual maturity: Bane and boon for the red coral Corallium rubrum. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 90: 1-10.
  • Gallmetzer I., Pflugfelder B., Zekely J., Ott, J.A.: Macrofauna diversity in Posidonia oceanica detritus: distribution and diversity of mobile macrofauna in shallow subinterval accumulations of Posidonia oceanica detritus. Marine Biology (2005) 147: 517 – 523.
Selected conference contributions
  • North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC), Riverside, USA, 2019 (talk, co-author)
  • International Paleontological Congesss IPC5, Paris, France, 2018 (2 talks, co-author)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA), Seattle, USA, 2017 (talk, co-author)
  • 51st European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) Rhodes, Greece, 2016 (talk and poster)
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, 2016 (talk and poster)
  • ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting Granada, Spain, 2015 (poster)
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, 2015 (talk and poster)
  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, 2014 (talk and poster)

  • Biology and ecology of marine organisms;
  • Long-term changes in anthropogenically affected marine habitats;
  • Reconstruction of ecological baselines in marine systems;
  • Mollusc community shifts as indicators of ecological dynamics;
  • The impacts of fisheries and marine conservation;
  • Science communication in print media;
  • Teaching marine science and conservation to kids and a non-professional public;

3. zoology

Akkari Nesrine
Curator of the collection Myriapoda / staff scientist
Belicic Elisabeth
biological technical assistant
Coelho David
Associated scientist
Duda Michael
Project researcher
Dworschak Peter C.
Associated scientist / formerly curator of the collection Crustacea
Eschner Anita
curator of the collection Mollusca / staff scientist
Frade Pedro
curator of the collection Evertebrata Varia
Greilhuber Matthäus
Associated scientist
Gruber Jürgen
Associated scientist / formerly curator of the collection Arachnoidea
Hörweg Christoph
Head of the 3. Zoological Department / curator of the collection Arachnoidea / staff scientist
Macek Oliver
Project researcher, Myriapoda collection assistant
Marchioro Giulia
Assoziierte Wissenschafterin
Mason Katharina
staff scientist
Morawek Janina
collection assistant in the collection Mollusca (temporary replacement for Schnedl)
Pruckner Christian
Associated Scientist
Sattmann Helmut
Associated scientist / formerly head of department and curator of the collection Evertebrata varia
Schiller Edmund
collection assistant in the collections Arachnoidea & Crustacea
Schnedl Sara Maria
collection assistant in the collection Mollusca
Schwentner Martin
curator of the collection Crustacea / staff scientist
Seiter Michael
Associated scientist
Stagl Verena
Associated scientist / formerly curator of the collection Myriapoda
Szeiler Stefan
collection manager
Wöss Emmy
Associated scientist
  
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