The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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In this project we analyze the functional morphology and ecomorphology within the adaptive radiation of sailfin silversides on the Indonesian island Sulawesi. The focus lies specifically on the jaw apparatus and feeding habits. We investigate the differentiations between the several species and sexes by using diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional methods. The aim of this project is to explain the differences in morphology and ecology between the different sailfin silverside species and between the sexes. Furthermore, we want to understand what meaning these differences have for the feeding habits of the species.
This PhD project is funded by a PhD scholarship of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung