Publications

 

 

In peer-reviewed journals:

 

Wanninger M, Schwaha T, Heiss E. (2018). Form and function of the skin glands in the Himalayan newt Tylototriton verrucosus. Zoological Letters (2018) 4:15.

Heiss E, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. (2018). Aquatic–terrestrial transitions of feeding systems in vertebrates: a mechanical perspective. Journal of Experimental Biology 

von Byern J, Mebs D, Heiss E, Dicke U, Wetjen O, Bakkegard K, Grunwald I, Wolbank S, Mühleder S, Gugerell A, Fuchs H, Nuernberger S. (2017). Salamanders on the bench - A biocompatability study of salamander skin secretions in cell cultures. Toxicon 135:24-32.

Heiss E, Handschuh S, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. (2017). A tongue for all seasons: extreme phenotypic flexibility in salamandrid newts. Scientific Reports 7:1006.

Heiss E. (2017). The Alpine "axolotl": a remarkable example of phenotypic plasticity in the Alpine newt, Ichthyosaura alpestris. Salamandra 53(1):137-141.

Heiss E and De Vylder M. (2016). Dining dichotomy: aquatic and terrestrial prey capture behavior in the Himalayan newt Tylototriton verrucosus. Biology Open 5(10):1500-1507.

Van Wassenbergh S and Heiss E (2016). Phenotypic flexibility of gape anatomy fine-tunes the aquatic prey-capture system of newts. Scientific Reports 6:29277.

Lukanov S, Tzankov N, Handschuh S, Heiss E, Naumanov B, Natchev N (2016). On the amphibious food uptake and prey manipulation behavior in the Balkan-Anatolian crested newt (Triturus ivanbureschi, Arntzen and Wielstra, 2013). Zoology 113:224-231.

Heiss E, Handschuh S, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. (2016). Musculoskeletal architecture of the prey-capture apparatus in salamandrid newts with multiphasic lifestyle: does anatomy change during the seasonal habitat switches? Journal of Anatomy 228:757-770.

Natchev N, Tzankov N, Werneburg I, Heiss E. (2015). Feeding behaviour in a 'basal' tortoise provides insights on the transitional feeding mode at the dawn of modern land turtle evolution. PeerJ 3:e1172.

von Byern J, Dicke U, Heiss E, Grunwald I, Gorb S, Staedler S, Cyran N. (2015). Morphological characterization of the glandular system in the salamander Plethodon shermani (Caudata, Plethodontidae). Zoology 118(5):334347.

Heiss E, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. (2015). Flexibility is everything: prey capture throughout the seasonal habitat switches in the smooth newt Lissotriton vulgaris. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 15(1):127-142.

Michel K, Heiss E, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. (2015). A fish that uses a hydrodynamic tongue to feed on land. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150057.

Fortuny J, Marce-Nogue J, Heiss E, Sanches M, Gil L, Galobart A. (2015). 3D bite modeling and feeding mechanics of the largest living amphibian, the Chinese Giant Salamander Andrias davidianusPLoS ONE 10(4): e0121885.

Heiss E, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. (2013). Masters of change: seasonal plasticity in the prey-capture behaviour of the Alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae). Journal of Experimental Biology 216:4426-4434.

Heiss E, Natchev N, Gumpenberger M, Weissenbacher A, Van Wassenbergh S. (2013). Biomechanics and hydrodynamics of prey capture in the Chinese giant salamander reveal a high-performance jaw-powered suction feeding mechanism. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2013 10: 20121028.

Lintner M, Weissenbacher A, Heiss E. (2012). The oropharyngeal morphology in the semiaquatic Giant Asian pond turtle, Heosemys grandis, and its evolutionary implications. PLoS ONE 7(9): e46344.

Heiss E, Natchev N, Schwaha T, Salaberger D, Lemell P, Beisser CJ, Weisgram J. (2011). Oropharyngeal morphology in the basal tortoise Manouria emys emys with comments on form and function of the testudinid tongue. Journal of Morphology 272: 1217-1229

Natchev N, Heiss E, Singer K, Kummer S, Salaberger D, Weisgram J. (2011). Structure and function of the feeding apparatus in the common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae). Contributions to Zoology 80:143-156

Lechner W, Heiss E, Schwaha T, Glösmann M, Ladich F. (2011). Ontogenetic Development of Weberian Ossicles and hearing abilities in the African Bullhead Catfish.
Plos One 6(4): e18511

Heiss E, Natchev N, Beisser CJ, Lemell P, Weisgram J. (2010). The fish in the turtle: On the functionality of the oropharynx in the common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae) concerning feeding and underwater respiration. The Anatomical Record 293: 1416-1424

Natchev N, Lemell P, Heiss E, Beisser CJ, Weisgram J. (2010). Aquatic feeding in a terrestrial turtle: a functional-morphological study of the feeding apparatus in the Indochinese box turtle Cuora galbinifrons (Chelonia, Geoemydidae). Zoomorphology 129: 111-119

Heiss E, Natchev N, Salaberger D, Gumpenberger M, Rabanser A, Weisgram J. (2010). Hurt yourself to hurt your enemy: new insights on the function of the bizarre antipredator mechanism in the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl. Journal of Zoology 280:156-162.

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Kummer S, Schwaha T, Weisgram J. (2009). Kinematical analysis of animal behaviour - the challenge to increase the frame rate in digital high - speed cinematography. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment  23SE: 117-120

Heiss E, Natchev N, Rabanser A, Weisgram J, Hilgers H. (2009). Three types of cutaneous glands in the skin of the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl: A histological and ultrastructural study. Journal of Morphology 270:892-902

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Stratev D, Weisgram J. (2009). Analysis of prey capture and food transport kinematics in two Asian box turtles, Cuora amboinensis and Cuora flavomarginata (Chelonia, Geoemydidae), with emphasis on terrestrial feeding patterns. Zoology. 112: 113-127

Heiss E, Plenk H Jr, Weisgram J. (2008). Microanatomy of the palatal mucosa of the Malayan box turtle, Cuora amboinensis, and functional implications. Anatomical Record 291: 876-885

 

Other publications

Kummer S, Heiss E, Singer K, Lemell P, Natchev N. (2018). Feeding behaviour and feeding motorics in subadult European pond turtles (Emys orbicularis). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 10:77-84.

Heiss E & Natchev N. (2014). Der Schildkröte ins Maul geschaut. Marginata 40(2013):53-57.

Heiss E. (2011). Die Papua-Weichschildkröte (Carettochelys insculpta) und ihre Nachzucht in Down Under. Marginata 3(2011):45-51

Lechner W, Heiss E. (2011). Im ältesten Zoo der Welt. DATZ 2(2011):10-12

Heiss E, Wolfram MT, Redl E, Schwaha T, Weisgram J. (2008). Defense mechanisms of Pleurodeles waltl (Amphibia, Urodela) against predators. Annual of the Konstantin Preslavsky Univeristy, Shumen, 18, B6:99-108

Redl E, Schwaha T, Handschuh S, Heiss E, Wolfram MT. (2008). Reconstruction techniques in morphological and developmental research. Part I: Historical overview, traditional methods and general principles. Annual of the Konstantin Preslavsky Univeristy, Shumen, 18, B6:201-203

Schwaha T, Redl E, Handschuh S, Wolfram MT, Heiss E. (2008). Reconstruction techniques in morphological and developmental research. Part II: computergenerated 3D - reconstruction. Annual of the Konstantin Preslavsky Univeristy, Shumen, 18, B6:214-221

Natchev N, Heiss E, Weisgram J. (2008). On the hyobranchial musculature in Cuora amboinensis (Daudin, 1802): Chelonia, Geoemydidae. Annual of Konstantin Preslavsky University, Shumen, 18, B6:109-119

 

Congresses and meetings

Heiss E, Schwarz D. Konow N. (2017). Intraoral food processing in the newt Triturus carnifex: how do they chew? [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Gothenburg (SE) 03.-06.07.2017.

Heiss E. 2016. Primary and secondary adaptations to aquatic feeding in salamanders [symposium talk] 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Bethesda (USA) 29.06-03.07.2016

Heiss E. 2015. Prey capture systems in newts: Does behavioral plasticity trigger morphological alterations? [symposium talk] German Society of Zoology Main Meeting, Graz (Austria) 09.-12.09.2015.

Heiss E, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. 2014. Feeding kinematics in newts: flexible prey capture in a flexible life. [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Manchester (UK) 01.-04.07.2014.

Heiss E, Aerts P, Van Wassenbergh S. 2013. Seasonal plasticity in the prey-capture behaviour of the Alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae). [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Valencia (Spain) 02.-05.07.2013.

Heiss E & Van Wassenbergh S. 2013. Prey capture throughout the seasons: functional demands of a multiphasic lifestyle in the Alpine newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae). [talk] Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Main meeting, San Francisco (Ca, USA) 03.01.-07.01.2013.

Heiss E & Van Wassenbergh S. 2012. Biomechanics of prey capture in the Chinese giant salamander and what it might tell us about early tetrapod evolution. [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Salzburg (Austria) 28.06.-03.07.2012.

Heiss E, Lintner M, Natchev N, Weisgram J. 2011. Form and function of the turtle tongue with special emphasis on the myo‐skeletal system. [talk] 5th International Meeting on Cranio-Cervical Systems in Vertebrates. Paris (France) 05-08.08.2011

Heiss E, Natchev N, Weissenbacher A, Gumpenberger M. 2011. Analysis of the prey capture mechanism in the Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus. [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Glasgow (UK) 01-04.08.2011

Heiss E, Natchev N, Weisgram J. 2010. Morphology of the feeding apparatus and food uptake performance in the tortoise Manouria emys with comments on the evolution of terrestrial feeding in turtles. [talk] 9th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Punta del Este (Uruguay) 26-31.07.2010

Heiss E, Natchev N, Schwaha T, Weisgram J. 2010. Lieber morgen leben als heute sterben: Über die ungewöhnliche Verteidigungsstrategie des Spanischen Rippenmolches, Pleurodeles waltl (Amphibia, Salamandridae). [talk] 3. Graduiertenforum Morphologie (DZG), Vienna (Austria) 21-24.10.2010

Natchev N, Heiss E, Handschuh S, Weisgram J, Schwaha T. 2010. Defensive response in the ctenostome bryozoan Paludicella articulata: First kinematics of polypide retraction and associated muscles. [talk] 3. Graduiertenforum Morphologie (DZG), Vienna (Austria) 21-24.10.2010

Lechner W, Heiss E, Schwaha T, Glösmann M, Ladich F. 2010. Ontogeny of the Weberian apparatus and hearing abilities in the African claroteid catfish Lophiobagrus cyclurus. [talk] 9th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Punta del Este (Uruguay) 26-31.07.2010

Heiss E, Weisgram J, Natchev N. 2009. Feeding performance in two chelonian frontier-runners: Manouria emys and Sternotherus odoratus. [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Glasgow (UK) 28.06-01.07.2009

Heiss E, Natchev N, Weissenbacher A, Weisgram J. 2009. Fast and furious: Prey capture in the Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus. [poster] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Glasgow (UK) 28.06-01.07.2009

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2009. Diversity in terrestrial food uptake strategies within testudinoids (Chelonia; Cryptodira). [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Glasgow (UK) 28.06-01.07.2009

Heiss E, Natchev N, Weisgram J. 2008. On the biochemical and bizarre mechanical defensive strategies of the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl. [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Marseille (France) 28.06-01.07.2008

Natchev N, Heiss E, Lemell P, Weisgram J. 2008. Kinematic analysis of prey capture, prey transport and swallowing in the common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae). [talk] Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Marseille (France) 28.06-01.07.2008

Heiss E, Wolfram MT, Redl E, Schwaha T, Weisgram J. 2007. Defense mechanisms of Pleurodeles waltl (Amphibia, Urodela) against predators. [talk] Natural Sciences' 2007 Scientific Conference, Varna (Bulgaria) 27-30.09.2007

Redl E, Schwaha T, Handschuh S, Heiss E, Wolfram MT. 2007. Reconstruction techniques in morphological and developmental research. Part I: Historical overview, traditional methods and general principles. [talk] Natural Sciences' 2007 Scientific Conference, Varna (Bulgaria) 27-30.09.2007

Schwaha T, Redl E, Handschuh S, Wolfram MT, Heiss E. 2007. Reconstruction techniques in morphological and developmental research. Part II: computergenerated 3D - reconstruction. [talk] Natural Sciences' 2007 Scientific Conference, Varna (Bulgaria) 27-30.09.2007

Natchev N, Heiss E, Weisgram J. 2007. On the hyobranchial musculature in Cuora amboinensis (Daudin, 1802): Chelonia, Geoemydidae. [talk] Natural Sciences' 2007 Scientific Conference, Varna (Bulgaria) 27-30.09.2007