Publication List


Scientific Papers:

Current publications under review: 3                              *= shared first authorship

Sanchez, E., H. Pröhl, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences (2019): The conspicuous postmetamorphic coloration of fire salamanders, but not their toxicity, is affected by larval background albedo. Journal of Experimental Zoology B – Molecular and Developmental Evolution doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22845.

Lüddecke, T., S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences (2018): A salamander’s toxic arsenal: review of skin poison diversity and function in true salamanders, genus SalamandraThe Science of Nature 105: 56.

Lüddecke, T., H. Krehenwinkel, G. Canning, F. Glaw, S. Longhorn, R. Tänzler, I. Wendt, M. Vences (2018): Discovering the silk road: Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data resolve the phylogenetic relationships among theraphosid spider subfamilies.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119: 63-70.

Sanchez, E., E. Küpfer, D.J. Goedbloed, A.W. Nolte, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, M. Vences, S. Steinfartz (2018): Morphological and transcriptomic analyses reveal three discrete primary stages of postembryonic development in the common fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra. Journal of Experimental Zoology B – Molecular and Developmental Evolution 330: 96-108.


Popular Scientific Articles | Articles in German:

Lüddecke, T. (2019): Über das Hautgift beim Feuersalamander. Feldherpetologisches Magazin 11: 9-16.

Lüddecke, T. (2018): Sequenzdatenbasierte Einblicke in den Stammbaum der Theraphosidae und eine Einführung in die molekulare Phylogenetik. ARACHNE 23(4): 4-13.


Theses:

Lüddecke, T. (2018):”Biochemical analyses of salamander chemical defense: Characterization of novel toxins and survey of the Salamandra skin poison proteome”. Master Thesis, Technical University of Braunschweig (1,0).

Lüddecke, T. (2016):”Analysen von Salamander-Alkaloiden durch Gaschromatographie: Methodenentwicklung, Metabolismus und Variabilität” [“Analytics of salamander-alkaloids by gaschromatography: Method development, metabolism and variability”]. Bachelor Thesis, Technical University of Braunschweig (1,0).


Talks:

*= invited talk

“Probenahme am Feuersalamander – Theorie und Praxis”. Workshop Feuersalamander – Desinfektion und Probenahme (Wetzlar/ Germany, 2019).*

“Genetic and phenotypic changes during metamorphosis and  determination of the developmental origin of toxicity in the common fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra)”. Net@Phys workshop in animal physiology (Rauischholzhausen/ Germany, 2019).

“The past, present and future of Salamandra skin poison research”. Deutscher Herpetologentag of the DGHT (Magdeburg/ Germany, 2018).*

“Stammbäume aus dem Reagenzglas: Neue Erkenntnisse und Methoden der Vogelspinnensystematik mittels Molekulargenetik”. Spring meeting of the ZAG Wirbellose e.V. (Halle/ Germany, 2018).*

“Vogelspinnensystematik im molekularbiologischen Zeitalter“. Arachnoweekend of the DeArGe e.V. (Hessisch Lichtenau/ Germany, 2018).*