Prof. Dr. Lennart Olsson

Lennart Olsson
Universitätsprofessor Dr. Lennart Olsson

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EDUCATION

Dental Technician, Umeĺ, Sweden, 1980 (Certified by the Swedish Board of Health)
M.Sc., Biology, University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1988
Ph.D., Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1993

CIVIL SERVICE (Sv. Vapenfri tjänst”)

Dental technician in an orthodontics lab., Umeĺ, Sweden, 1982-1983 (11 months)

EMPLOYMENT

Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1988-1993
Part-time Lecturer in Vertebrate Morphology and Animal Development, Department of Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1994 spring semester
Lecturer, Departments of Environmental and Developmental Biology (1995-1998) and Evolutionary Biology (1999-2000), Uppsala University, Sweden.
University Professor (C3) of Spezielle Zoologie (Comparative Zoology) at the Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. (November 1, 2000-)

RESEARCH PERIODS ABROAD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of EPO Biology, University of Colorado (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken),
Funded by The Sweden-America Foundation (1994), The Wenner-Gren Foundations (1995, 1996) and The Swedish Institute (1995, 1996). Fall semesters 1994-1996.

Visiting Scholar, School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (sponsor: Prof. Jean Joss). Funded by Macquarie University, November-December 1997.

Visiting Researcher, Dept. of EPO Biology, University of Colorado (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken).

Funded by University of Colorado, July-August 1998.

Visiting Researcher, Anatomisches Institut, Universität Wien (sponsor: Prof. Gerd Müller). Funded by Österreichishes Akademie der Wissenschaften, June 1999.

Visiting Scholar, School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (sponsor: Prof. Jean Joss). Funded by ARC (Australian Research Council), December 1999

Visiting Researcher, Museum of Comparative Zoology and OEB, Harvard University, USA (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken). July 2000. Funded by STINT and NFR (Sweden).

Guest Researcher, Center for history of science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Stockholm, Sweden. March-April 2003. Funded by the RSAS.

Guest Researcher, Center for history of science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Stockholm, Sweden. March 2005. Funded by the RSAS.

Visiting Scholar, Museum of Comparative Zoology and OEB, Harvard University, USA (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken). April-May 2005. Funded by DFG and AmphibiaTree (NSF)

Visiting Fellow. Konrad-Lorenz-Institut (KLI), Vienna, Austria. 2005. Funded by the KLI.

 

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS

- Evolution and development of the vertebrate head
- History of developmental end evolutionary biology

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (formerly American Society of Zoologists)
International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology
Lärdomshistoriska Samfundet (History of Science Society), Sweden
Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, Germany
Gesellschaft für Entwicklungsbiologie, Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie, Germany
AG Evolutionsbiologie, vdBiol, Germany (Founding member)
Jena Centre for Evolutionary Biology (Founding member)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Editorial Board Member of ‘Theory in biosciences’. 2004-
Book review editor ‘Acta Zoologica’. 2004-
Editorial Board Member of ‘Embryology’ – an electronic publishing domain of the journal TheScientificWorld – ISSN 1532-2246. 2001-
Editorial Board Member of ‘Annals of the history and philosophy of biology’. 2005-
Tenure reviewer for the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, USA (Dr. Linda Barlow).
Reviewer for The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Reviewer for The German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research & Development (GIF)
Reviewer for the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (GAAV)
Reviewer of a book proposal (Deutsch, A. and Dormann, S. (2004) Cellular automaton modeling of biological pattern formation. Birkhauser, New York).
Reviewer for various scientific journals (Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), Amer. Zool., Dev. Dynamics, Dev. Genes & Evolution, Evolution, Evolution & Development, J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.), J. Evol. Biol., J. Morphol., J. Theor. Biol., J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., Nature, Proc. R. Soc.: Biol. Sci., Systematic Biology, The Herpetological Journal, Theory in Biosciences, Zoology (Munich), Zoomorphology)

 

A. Journal papers and book chapters

1. Gullberg, D., Tingström, A., Thuresson, A-C., Olsson, L., Terracio, L., Borg, T.K. & Rubin, K. (1990). ß1-Integrin- Mediated Collagen Gel Contraction is Stimulated by PDGF. Exp. Cell Res. 186, 264-272.

2. Perris, R., Löfberg, J., Fällström, C., von Boxberg, Y., Olsson, L. & Newgreen, D.F. (1990). Structural and Compositional Divergencies in the Extracellular Matrix Encountered by Neural Crest Cells in the White Mutant Axolotl Embryo. Development 109, 533-551.

3. Olsson, L. & Löfberg, J. (1992) Pigment Pattern Formation in Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders: Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum. J. Morphol. 211, 73-85

4. Olsson, L. & Löfberg, J. (1992) Pigment Cell Migration and Pattern Formation in Salamander Larvae. In: Rensing, L. (ed.) "Oscillations and Morphogenesis", pp. 453-462, Marcel Dekker, New York.

5. Olsson, L. (1993) Pigment Pattern Formation in the Larval Ambystomatid Salamander Ambystoma maculatum. J. Morphol. 215, 151-163

6. Olsson, L. (1993) Pigment Cell Migration and Pattern Formation in Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives. Acta Univ. Ups. Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science 466. 48pp. Uppsala. ISBN 91-554-3164-X.

7. Olsson, L. (1994) Pigment Pattern Formation in Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders: Ambystoma talpoideum, Ambystoma barbouri and Ambystoma annulatum. J. Morphol. 220, 123-138

8. Grahn, A., Sundén, L., Olsson, L., Deutsch, A. & Löfberg,J. (1994) Das Wandern ist der Zellen Lust: Pigmentzellen bilden Farbmuster auf Salamanderlarven. In: Deutsch, A. (Ed.) "Muster des Lebendigen: Faszination ihrer Entstehung und Simulation", pp.161-182. Verlag Vieweg, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden.

9. Olsson, L., Stigson, M., Perris, R., Sorrell, J.M. & Löfberg, J. (1996) Distribution of Keratan Sulphate and Chondroitin Sulphate in Wild Type and White Mutant Axolotl Embryos During Neural Crest Cell Migration. Pigm. Cell Res. 9, 5-17

10. Olsson, L., Svensson, K. & Perris, R. (1996) Effects of Extracellular Matrix Molecules on Subepidermal Neural Crest Cell Migration in Wild Type and White Mutant (dd) Axolotl Embryos. Pigm. Cell Res. 9, 18-27.

11. Olsson, L. & Hanken, J. (1996) Cranial Neural Crest Migration and Chondrogenic Fate in the Oriental fire-bellied toad Bombina orientalis: Defining the Ancestral Pattern of Head Development in Anuran Amphibians. J. Morphol. 229, 105-120.

12. Epperlein, H. H., Löfberg, J. & Olsson, L. (1996) Neural Crest Cell Migration and Pigment Pattern Formation in Urodele Amphibians. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 40, 229-238.

13. Hanken, J., Jennings, D. & Olsson, L. (1997) Mechanistic Basis of Life-history Evolution in Anuran Amphibians: Direct Development. American Zoologist 37, 160-171.

14. Werdelin, L. & Olsson, L. (1997) How the Leopard got its Spots: A Phylogenetic View of the Evolution of Felid Coat Patterns. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 62, 383-400.

15. Olsson, L. & Hall, B. K. (1999) Introduction to the Symposium: Developmental and Evolutionary Pespectives on Major Transformations in Body Organization. American Zoologist 39, 612-616.

16. Falck, P., Joss, J. & Olsson, L. (2000) Cranial Neural Crest Cell Migration in the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Evolution & Development 2, 179-185. (With cover).

17. Olsson, L., Ericsson, R., & Falck, P. (2000) Neural Crest Contributions to Cranial Muscle Fate and Patterning in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). In Olsson, L., & Jacobson, C-O.(eds) "Regulatory Processes in Development: The Legacy of SvenHörstadius (1898-1996)", Wenner-Gren International Series, volume 76,Portland Press, London, pp. 159-166.

18. Jacobson, C-O.,& Olsson, L. (2000) Preface. In: Olsson, L., & Jacobson, C-O. (eds) "Regulatory Processes in Development: The Legacy of Sven Hörstadius", Wenner-Gren International Series, volume 76, Portland Press, London, pp. vii.

19. Olsson, L. (2000) The Scientific Publications of Sven Hörstadius - a Bibliography. In: Olsson, L., & Jacobson, C-O. (eds) "Regulatory Processes in Development: The Legacy of Sven Hörstadius (1898-1996)", Wenner-Gren International Series, volume 76, Portland Press, London, pp. 11-18.

20. Olsson, L., Falck, P., Lopez, K., Cobb, J., & Hanken, J. (2001) Cranial Neural Crest Cells Contribute to Connective Tissue in the Anuran Amphibian, Bombina orientalis. Devel. Biol. 237, 354-367. (With cover).

21. Carl, T. F., Richardson, M. K., Olsson, L., Schlosser, G., Osabutey, C. K., Klymkowsky, M. W., & Hanken, J. (2001) Limb Development in a "Non-model" Vertebrate, the Direct-Developing Frog Eleutherodactylus coqui. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 291, 375-388. (With cover).

22. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2001) Between Science and Politics: Axolotl Research at Jena University, Germany during the Lysenko era (1950s -1960s). Axolotl News 29, 12-15

23. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2002) From the Modern Synthesis to Lysenkoism, and Back? Science 297, 55-56

24. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2002) Documenting Lysenkoism, Response to letter from Horst Malke. Science 297, 1646-1647

25. Olsson, L., Moury, J. D., Carl, T. F., Hĺstad, O.,& Hanken, J. (2002) Cranial Neural Crest Cell Migration in the Direct-Developing Frog Eleutherodactylus coqui: Molecular Heterogeneity Within and Among Migratory Streams. Zoology, 105, 3-13.

26. Falck, P., Hanken, J., & Olsson, L. (2002) Cranial Neural Crest Emergence and Migration in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Zoology 105, 195-202.

27. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2003) The road from Haeckel. The Jena tradition in developmental morphology and the origins of Evo-Devo. Biology and Philosophy 18, 285-307 .

28. Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L. & Breidbach, O. (2003) Carl Gegenbaur (1826-1903) and his Influence on the Development of Evolutionary Morphology (Editorial). Theory in Biosciences 122, 105-108. A (shorter) russian version is published in Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L., Breidbach, O. & Levit, G. (eds) (2004) Evoliutsionnaja Morphologija ot Karla Gegenbaura do Sovremennesti (Evolutionary Morphology from Carl Gegenbaur to the Present). Fineday-Press, St. Petersburg, pp. 3-4.

29. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2003) The History of Comparative Anatomy in Jena- an Overview. Theory in Biosciences 122, 109-126. A russian version is published in Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L., Breidbach, O. & Levit, G.(eds) (2004) Evoliutsionnaja Morphologija ot Karla Gegenbaura doSovremennesti (Evolutionary Morphology from Carl Gegenbaur to the Present). Fineday-Press, St. Petersburg, pp. 5-24.

30. Olsson, L. (2003) Soprotivlenje Darwinizmu w Schwetzii: idealistitscheskaja morfologija, Lamarkizm, ideja postojanstva Vidov ianti-selektionizm (Resistance to Darwinism in Sweden: Idealistic Morphology, Lamarckism, the Constancy of Species, and the Poverty of Selection. In: Levit G.S., Popov I.Yu., Hoßfeld U., Olsson L., Breidbach O. (eds.) (2003) "V teni darwinizma: alternativnyje teorii evoliutsii v XX veke" (In the Shadow of Darwinism: Alternative Evolutionary Theories in the 20th Century). Fineday-Press, St. Petersburg, pp. 82-93.

31. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2003) The Beginning of Carl Gegenbaur´s Career: A Forgotten Early Paper on Axolotl Skull Morphology. Axolotl News 30, 19-23. A russian version is published in Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L., Breidbach, O. & Levit, G. (eds) (2004) Evoliutsionnaja Morphologija ot Karla Gegenbaura do Sovremennesti (Evolutionary morphology from Carl Gegenbaur to the present). Fineday-Press, St. Petersburg. pp. 297-308.

32. Hoßfeld, U., Nöthlich R. & Olsson, L. (2003) Haeckel's Literary Hopes dashed by Materialism? Nature 424, 875.

33. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2003) Der Beginn von Carl Gegenbaurswissenschaftlicher Karriere: Eine vergessene Veröffentlichung überKopfmorphologie beim Axolotl - Zur Erinnerung an Carl Gegenbaurs 100.Todestag. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften 11, 43-62.

34. Olsson, L.& Hoßfeld, U. (2003) Ernst Haeckel´s Swedish Correspondents. Uppsala Newsletter for the History of Science 34, 1-3.

35. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2003) Ernst Haeckel and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1908. Uppsala Newsletter for the History of Science 34, 3-4.

36. Müller, G. B. & Olsson, L. (2003) "Epigenesis and Epigenetics" In Hall, B. K. and Olson, W. M (Eds) "Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology". Harvard University Press. Cambridge MA, pp. 114-123.

37. Maier, W. & Olsson, L. & Goldschmidt, A. (2003) "Kopf" In: Westheide, W. & Rieger, R. (eds.) "Spezielle Zoologie. Teil II Wirbeltiere". Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 31-43.

38. Olsson, L. (2003) An Intense Half-Semester Developmental Biology Course, as Taught at Uppsala University, Sweden. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 47, 171-176.

39. Olsson, L. (2004) Cell migration, Cell Fate and Pattern Formation during Head Development in Lungfishes and Amphibians. In: A. Deutsch, M. Falcke, J. Howard, & W. Zimmermann (eds.) ''Function and Regulation of Cellular Systems: Experiments and Models'', Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, pp. 335-346.

40. Ericsson, R., & Olsson, L. (2004) Patterns of Spatial and Temporal Visceral Arch Muscle Development in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). J. Morphol. 261, 131-140 (With cover).

41. Olsson, L., Hoßfeld, U., Bindl, R. & Joss, J. (2004) The Development of the Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri): From Richard Semon's Pioneering Work to Contemporary Approaches. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften 12, 51-128 + 7 plates. (With cover).

42.  Ericsson, R., Cerny, R., Falck, P. & Olsson, L. (2004) The Role of Cranial Neural Crest Cells in Visceral Arch Muscle Positioning and Morphogenesis in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Developmental Dynamics, 231, 237-247.

43. Levit, G., Hoßfeld, U., & Olsson, L. (2004) The Integration of Darwinism and Evolutionary Morphology: Alexej Nikolajevich Sewertzoff (1866-1936) and the Developmental Basis of Evolutionary Change J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 302B, 343-254.

44. Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L. & Nöthlich, R. (2005) Wissenschaftspolitikinternational: Ernst Haeckel und der Nobelpreis für Literatur 1908. In:Steinbach, M. & S. Gerber (eds.) "Klassische Universität" und"akademische Provinz". Die Universität Jena von der Mitte des 19. bisin die 30er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts. Verlag Dr. Bussert &Stadeler, Jena, pp. 97-102.

45. Olsson, L.& Hoßfeld,U. (2005) En översikt av den internationella Haeckelreceptionen ochbörjan till en kartläggning av Ernst Haeckels svenska korrespondens. Lychnos 2004, 207-226.

46. Olsson, L. (2005) Alternatives to Darwinism in Sweden:Lamarckism and Idealistic Morphology, Disbelief in Mutations and thePoverty of Selection. Jahrbuch für Europeische Wissenschaftskultur 1,47-60.

47. Olsson, L., and Hoßfeld,U. (2005) Netzwerke: Die Korrespondenz von Ernst Haeckel nach SchwedenVerhandlungen zur Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie (in press).

48. Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., Klunker, R., Stock, K., Wand, D., Olsson, L.,Gerlach, A., & Tönnies, H. (2005) Acrofacial Dysostosis (AFD) withPreaxial Limb Hypoplasia (Nager AFD) and Club Foot Diagnosed in aSpecimen from 1812 in the Anatomical Collections at the University ofHalle, Germany. Am. J. Med. Genet. A, 137, 263-268.

49. Olsson, L., Ericsson, R, Cerny, R. (2005) Vertebrate Head Development:Segmentation, Novelties and Homology. Theory in Biosciences, 124,145-163.

50. Richter, S & Olsson, L. (2005) Evolutionary Developmental Biology:New challenges to the homology concept? - The 46th PhylogenetischesSymposium held in Jena. Theory in Biosciences, 124, 89-90.

51. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2005) The history of the homology conceptand the "Phylogenetisches Symposium". Theory in Biosciences 124, 243-253.

52. Levit, G., Hoßfeld, U., & Olsson, L. (2006) From the "Modern Synthesis" to Cybernetics: Ivan Ivanovich Schmalhausen (1884-1963) and his Reserach Program for a Snthesis of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 306B, 89-106.

53. Olsson, L., Hoßfeld, U & Breidbach, O. (2006) Preface: From Evolutionary Morphology to the Modern Synthesis and "Evo-Devo": Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Theory in Biosciences 124, 259-263.

54. Olsson, L., & Hoßfeld, U. (2006) Netzwerke: Die Korrespondenz von Ernst HAECKEL nach Schweden. Verhandlungen zur Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie 12, 157-175.

55. Hoßfeld, U., & Olsson, L. (2006) Freedom of the mind got Nature banned by the Nazis. Nature 443, 271.

56. Cerny, R., Horacek, I., & Olsson, L. (2006) The Trabecula Cranii: Development and Homology of an Enigmatic Vertebrate Head Structure. Animal Biology 56, 503-518.

57. Olsson, L. (2006) Empirical Evidence against Natural Selection: Douglas Melin and the Swedish Amazonas Expedition 1923-25. Jahrbuch für Europeische Wissenschaftskultur 2, 125-146.

58. Olsson, L., Hoßfeld, U., & Levit, G.S. (2006) German-Swedish Networks in Race Biology: Hans F. K. Günther and the Swedish Race Biology Institute. Uppsala Newsletter for the History of Science 38, 6-7.

59. Levit, G.S, Hoßfeld, U., & Olsson, L. (2006) Creationists attack secular education in Russia.
Nature 444, 265.

60. Nöthlich R., Wetzel, N., Hoßfeld, U., & Olsson, L. (2006) "Ich acquirierte das Schwein sofort, ließ dem Niederstechen die Pfoten Abhacken u. schickte dieselben an Darwin" - Der Briefwechsel von Otto Zacharias mit Ernst Haeckel (1874-1898). Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology 11, 177-248.

61. Levit, G.S, & Olsson, L. (2006) "Evolution on Rails": Mechanisms and levels of orthogenesis. Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology 11, 99-138.

62. Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., Klunker, R., Stock, K., Wand, D., Olsson, L., Opitz, JM., Gerlach, A., & Tönnies, H. (2007) Nuchal Cystic Hygroma in Five Fetuses from 1819 and 1826 in the Meckel Anatomical Collections at the University of Halle, Germany.
Am. J. Med. Genet. A, 143, 119-128.

63. Budd, G. E., & Olsson, L. (2007) Editorial: A renaissance for evolutionary morphology. Acta
Zoologica 88, 1.

64. Ziermann, J., & Olsson, L. (2007) Cranial Muscle Development in the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis (Anura: Pipidae) J. Morphol., 268, 791-804..

64S. Ziermann, J., & Olsson, L. (2007) A new Staging Table for Stages Relevant to Cranial Muscle Development in  the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis (Anura: Pipidae). J. Morphol., (accepted as an electronic supplement to 64)

65. Olsson, L.& Hoßfeld, U. (2007) "Die Entwicklung: Die Zeit des Lebens. Ausgewählte Themen zur Geschichte der Entwicklungsbiologie" In: Höxtermann, E. & Hilger, H. H. (eds.) "Lebenswissen - Eine Einführung in die Geschichte der Biologie.". Verlag Natur & Text, Rangsdorf bei Berlin, pp. 219-243.

66. Piekarski, N. & Olsson, L. (2007) A long-term Fate Map of the First Somites in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Evolution & Development, 6, 566-578.

67. Olsson, L. (2007) A clash of traditions. Comparative and experimental embryology in Sweden as exemplified by the research of Sven Hörstadius and Gösta Jägersten .Theory in biosciences 126, 117-129.

68. Hoßfeld, U. & Olsson, L. (2007) Nature and Hitler. Invited essay for Nature online. available at http://www.nature.com/nature/history/full/nature06242.html

69. Reiss, C., Springer, S., Hoßfeld, U, & Olsson, L (2007) Introduction to the autobiography of Julius Schaxel. Theory in biosciences 126, 165-175.

70. Mitgutsch., C., Piekarski, N., Olsson, L., & Haas, A. (2008) Heterochronic shifts in the migration of cranial neural crest cells in two ranid frogs. Acta Zoologica, 89, 69-78.

71. Sánchez-Villagra, M. R., Ziermann, J. M., & Olsson, L., (2008) Limb chondrogenesis in Graptemys nigrinoida (Emydidae) with comments on the primary axis and the digital arch in turtles. Amphibia-Reptilia 29, 85-92.

72. Voigt, K., & Olsson, L. (2008) Molecular Phylogenetic and Scanning Electron Microscopical Analyses Places the Choanephoraceae Schröter and the Gilbertellaceae Benny in a Monophyletic Group within the Mucorales (Zygomycetes, Fungi). Acta Biologica Hungarica 59, 365-383.

73. Olsson, L. (2008) Sven Hörstadius. New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Charles Scribner´s Sons, New York. ISBN: 0-6843-1320-0.

74. Ericsson, R., Joss, J. & Olsson, L. (2008) Cranial Neural Crest Cell Migration and Fate in the Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) .J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 310B, 345-354.

75. Olsson, L. (2009) Erik Stensiö. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon 33.


76.Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., & Olsson, L. (2009) Collecting and dissecting nature: Meckel's Zootomical Museum at the University of Halle, Germany). Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology 12, 189-106.

77. Olsson, L., Hoßfeld, U. & Breidbach, O. (2009) Preface: Between Ernst Haeckel and the Homeobox: The role of Developmental Biology in explaining Evolution Theory in Biosciences 128, 1-5.

78. Ericsson, R., Ziermann, JM, Piekarski, N, Schubert, G., Joss, J. & Olsson, L. (2008) Cell fate and timing in the evolution of neural crest and mesoderm development in the head region of emphibians and lungfishes. Acta Zoologica 90 (Suppl. 1), 264-272.

79. Kundrat, M., Joss, J. & Olsson, L. (2009) Prosencephalic neural folds give rise to neural crest cells in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 312B, 83-94.

80. Reiss, C., Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L,, Levit, G.S. & Lemuth, O. (2009) Das autobiographische Manuskript des Entwicklungsbiologen Julius Schaxel (1887-1943) vom 24. Juli 1938 - Versuch einer Kontextualizierung. Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology 13, 5-52.

81. Voigt, K., Hoffmann, K., Einax, E., Eckart, M., Papp, T., Vágvölgyi, C. &  Olsson, L (2009) Revision of the Family Structure of the Mucorales (Mucoromycotina, Zygomycetes) Based on Multigene-genealogies: Phylogenetic Analyses Suggest a Bigeneric Phycomycetaceae with Spinellus as Sister Group to Phycomyces. In: Gherbawy, Y., Mach, R. L. & Rai, M. K. (eds. ) "Current Advances in Molecular Mycology" Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, USA, pp. 313-332.

82. Depew. M. J. & Olsson, L. A symposium on the evolution and development of the verrtebrate head. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 310B, 287-293.

83. Mitgutsch., C., Olsson, L., & Haas, A. (2009) Early Embryogenesis in Discoglossoid Frogs: a Study of Heterochrony at Different Taxonomic Levels. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Biology Biology 47, 248-257.

84. Hoffmann, K., Telle, S., Walther, G., Eckart, M., Kirchmair, M., Prillinger, H., Prazenica, A., Newcombe, G., Dölz, F., Papp, T., Vágvölgyi, C., deHoog, G. S., Olsson, L., & Voigt, K. (2009). Diversity, Genotypic Identification, Ultrastructural and Phylogenetic Characterization of Zygomycetes from Different Ecological Habitats and Climatic Regions: Limitations and Utility of Nuclear Ribosomal DNA Barcode Markers. In: Gherbawy, Y. , Mach, R. L. & Rai, M. K. (eds. )  "Current Advances in Molecular Mycology" Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, USA, pp. 263-312.

85. Ericsson, R., Joss, J. & Olsson, L. (2009) Early head development in the Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri). In: Jörgensen, J. M., Kemp, A, & Wang, T. (eds.) "Biology of Lungfish". Science Publishers Inc., Enfield, USA (in press).

86. Olsson, L. (2009) Morphogenesis of pigment patterns in vertebrates: Experimental and modelling approaches. In: Hallgrimsson, B & Hall BK (eds.) Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution. San Francisco: University of California Press. (in press).

87. Goldschmid, A., Maier, W., Olsson, L. & Piekarski, N. (2009) "Kopf" In: Westheide, W. & Rieger, G. (eds.) "Spezielle Zoologie. Teil 2: Wirbel- oder Schädeltiere" Zweite Auflage. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, pp. 34-52. (in press).


88. Levit G.S., Hossfeld U.,  Olsson L. & Breidbach, O. (2009) Einleitung: Von der "Modernen Synthese" zur Kybernetik: Ivan Ivanovich Schmalhausen (1884-1963) und sein Forschungs-programm zur Synthese der Evolutions - und Entwicklungsbiologie. In: Hossfeld U., Olsson L., Levit G.S. & Breidbach O. (eds.) (2009). Ivan I. Schmalhausen. Die Evolutionsfaktoren (Eine Theorie der stabilisierenden Auslese). Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. 7-61 (in press).

89.    Olsson, L., Levit, G.S. & Hoßfeld, U. (2009) Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Ancient Roots and New Perspectives (in preparation for Naturwissenschaften).

90. Olsson, L. Life on land and the reorganization of the tetrapodal head. In: Depew, M. J. (ed) "Craniogenesis", Front. Oral Biol. Karger, Basel. (in preparation).


91. Ziermann, J., Infante, C., Hanken, J., & Olsson, L. (2009) Morphology of the cranial skeleton and musculature in the obligate carnivorous tadpole of Lepidobatrachus laevis (Anura, Ceratophryidae) Acta Zoologica (accepted pending revision).


B. Edited books and special issues

1. Olsson, L., & Hall, B. K. (eds) (1999) Development and evolutionary perspectives on major transformations in body organization. "American Zoologist", 39, 612-694.

2. Olsson, L., & Jacobson, C-O. (eds) (2000) Regulatory Processes in Development: The Legacy of Sven Hörstadius (1898-1996), Wenner-Gren International Series, volume 76, Portland Press, London. ISBN:1 85578 136 0.

3. Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L. & Breidbach, O. (eds) (2003) Carl Gegenbaur and Evolutionary Morphology. "Theory in Biosciences, 122, issue 2-3,pp. 105-302.

4. Levit G.S., Popov I.Y., Hossfeld U., Olsson L., Breidbach O. (eds.) (2003) "V teni darwinizma: alternativnyje teorii evoliutsii v XX veke"(In the Shadow of Darwinism: Alternative Evolutionary Theories in the 20th Century). Fineday-Press, St. Petersburg. ISBN: 5-98220-006-9.

5. Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L., Breidbach, O. & Levit, G. (eds) (2004 )Evoliutsionnaja Morphologija ot Karla Gegenbaura do Sovremennesti (Evolutionary morphology from Carl Gegenbaur to the present). Fineday-Press, St. Petersburg. ISBN: 5-98220-011-8.

6. Richter, S., & Olsson, L. (eds) (2005) Evolutionary Developmental Biology: New Challenges to the Homology Concept? "Theory in Biosciences", 124, 89-253,

7. Olsson, L., Hoßfeld, U. & Breidbach, O. (eds) (2006) From Evolutionary Morphology to the Modern Synthesis and "Evo-Devo": Historical and Contemporary Perspectives "Theory in Biosciences", 124, 259-420.

8. Depew, M. & Olsson, L. (eds) (2008). Evolution and Development of the Vertebrate Head. Journal of Experimental Zoology B (Molecular and Developmental
Evolution) 310B, 287-383.

9. Olsson, L., Hoßfeld, U. & Breidbach, O. (eds) (2009) Between Ernst Haeckel and the     Homeobox: The role of Developmental Biology in explaining Evolution. Theory in Biosciences, 128, 1-74.

10. Hossfeld U., Olsson L. (eds) (2009) Charles Darwin Zur Evolution der Arten und der Entwicklung der Erde. Kommentar von U. Hoßfeld und L.Olsson. Suhrkamp Studienbibliothek, Frankfurt am Main.

11. Hossfeld U., Olsson L., Levit G.S. & Breidbach O. (eds.) (2009). Ivan I. Schmalhausen. Die Evolutionsfaktoren (Eine Theorie der stabilisierenden Auslese). Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart (in press).

12. Levit G.S., Hossfeld U., Kutschera, U., & Olsson L. (eds) (2009). Beyond the Modern Synthesis (in Russian). St Petersburg State University Press, St. Petersburg (in press).



C. Conference abstracts

1. Gunnarsson, S., Olsson, L., Löfberg, J. & Fällström, C. (1988). Computer-Aided Analysis of Embryonic Extracellular Matrices With Different Effects on Neural Crest Cell Migration. SCANDEM-88, Ĺrhus, Denmark. J. Ultrastruct. Mol. Struct. Res. 100, 291-292. (Poster)

2. Olsson, L. & Löfberg, J. (1990) Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Larval Pigment Patterns in Ambystomatid Salamanders. Abstr. 9th John Innes Symp. "Molecular and Cellular Basis of Biological Pattern Formation", Norwich, UK. (Poster)

3. Olsson, L. & Löfberg, J. (1991) Evolutionary Innovation in the Pigment Pattern Formation Mechanism of Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders. Abstr. 50th Annual symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology. "Evolutionary Conservation of Developmental Mechanisms", Milwaukee, USA. (Poster)

4. Olsson, L., Sorrell, J.M. & Perris, R. (1992) Enhanced Expression of Keratan Sulphate during Neural Crest Development in the White Mutant Axolotl Embryo. Abstr.5th International Congress on Cell Biology, Madrid, Spain. (Poster)

5. Olsson, L. (1993) Evolution of Pigment Pattern Formation Mechanisms in Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders. Abstr.12th International Congress of the International Society of Developmental Biologists, Wien, Austria. (Poster)

6. Olsson, L., Svensson, K. & Perris, R. (1993) Effects of Implanted ECM molecules on Subepidermal Neural Crest Cell Migration in Normal and White Mutant Axolotl Embryos. Abstr.12th International Congress of the International Society of Developmental Biologists, Wien, Austria. (Poster)

7. Olsson, L. (1994) Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms: Pigment Patterns in Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders. Abstr.2th World Congress of Herpetology, Adelaide, Australia. (Oral contribution).

8. Olsson, L. (1994) Evolution of Pigment Patterns and their Formative Mechanisms in Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders. Abstr. 4th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Chicago, USA. (Oral contribution). J. Morph. 220, 378.

9. Olsson, L. & Hanken, J. (1995) Migration and Fate of the Cranial Neural Crest in Bombina orientalis: A Baseline for Studying the Evolution of Head Development in Anurans. Abstr. Annual meeting of the Society of Systematic Biologists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the Numerical Taxonomy Group, Montreal, Canada (Oral contribution).

10. Hanken, J., Jennings, D. & Olsson, L. (1995) Evolution of Direct Development in Anuran Amphibians: Consequences and Mechanisms. Abstr. Annual meeting of the American Society of Zoologists, Washington, D.C., USA. (Oral contribution). Amer Zool. 35, 129A

11. Hanken, J., Olsson, L., Carl, T. (1996) Evolution of Embryonic Cranial Patterning in Amphibians. Abstr. Fifth International Congress of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, Budapest, Hungary. (Oral contribution).

12. Olsson, L. (1996) Development, Evolution, Modelling and Simulation of Pigment Cell Migration and Pattern Formation in Ambystomatid Salamander Embryos and Larvae. Abstr. Fifth International Congress of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, Budapest, Hungary. (Oral contribution).

13. Olsson, L. , Hanken, J. (1996) The Fate of Cranial Neural Crest Cells in Anurans - Migratory Pathways, Timing and Diversification. Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Albuquerque, USA. (Oral contribution) Amer. Zool. 36, 129A

14. Olsson, L., Falck, P., Lopez, K., Hanken, J. (1997) Migration and Fate of the Cranial Neural Crest in Amphibians. Abstr. 5th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Bristol, UK. J. Morphol. 232, 304. (Oral contribution)

15. Olsson, L., Falck, P., Lopez, K., Hanken, J. (1997) Migration and Fate of the Cranial Neural Crest in Amphibians. Abstr. 3rd World Congress of Herpetology, Prague, Czech Republic. (Oral contribution)

16. Olsson, L., Falck, P., Ericsson, R., Hanken, J. (1998) Role of the Neural Crest in the Development and Patterning of Cranial Muscle in Amphibians. Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, USA. (Oral contribution) Amer. Zool. 37, 135A

17. Olsson, L., Falck, P., Ericsson, R., Hanken, J. (1998) Conservation and Innovation in the Evolution of Amphibian Head Development. Abstr. Svensk Evolution II , Tjärnö Marinbiologiska Laboratorium, Sweden. (Oral contribution).

18. Olsson, L., Lopez, K., Cobb, J., Hanken, J. (1999) Neural Crest Cell Fate and Cryptic Segmentation of Cranial Muscle in Anuran Amphibians. Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Denver, USA. (Oral contribution) Amer. Zool. 38, 32A

19. Falck, P., Olsson, L., Joss, J. (1999) Cranial Neural Crest Migration in the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Abstr. "Origin and Early Evolution of Vertebrates", Natural History Museum, London (Poster)

20. Falck, P., Olsson, L., Joss, J. (2000) Cranial Neural Crest Migration in the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Atlanta, USA. (Oral contribution) Amer. Zool. 39, 13A

21. Olsson, L. (2000) Developmental and Palaeontological Perspectives on the Origin and Early Evolution of Amphibians. Abstr. 1st Wiman meeting. Uppsala. (Oral contribution)

22. Olsson, L. (2001) Cell migration, pattern formation and fate during head development in lungfishes and amphibians. Abstr. 1st International MTBio workshop on function and regulation of cellularsystems: experiuments and models'', Dresden, Germany. (Plenary talk)

23. Ericsson R., Joss J. and Olsson L. (2001) Evolution of cranial muscle development. 2nd worskshop on "Early developmental processes in vertebrates". Dresden, Germany. Ann. Anat. 183, 591 (Poster)

24. Mitgutsch C., Haas A. and Olsson L. (2001) Cranial neural crest migration in discoglossid frogs. Abstr. 6th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Jena, Germany. J. Morphol. 247, (Poster)

25. Ericsson R., Falck P., Joss J. and Olsson L. (2001) When fishes went up on land: Conservation and change in cranial neural crest development. Abstr. 6th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Jena, Germany. J. Morphol. 247, (Symposium talk)

26. Ericsson R., Falck, P., Joss, J. and Olsson, L., (2002) Development of the Larval Head in Australian Lungfish and Mexican Axolotl. Abstr. Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Anaheim, USA, p. 187. (Oral contribution)

27. Ericsson R., Falck, P., Joss, J. and Olsson, L., (2002) Development of the Larval Head in Australian Lungfish and Mexican Axolotl. Abstr. 95. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Halle (Saale). (Oral contribution)

28. Mitgutsch, C., Haas, A. and Olsson, L., (2002). Use of discoglossid frogs in a comparative approach to assess cranial neural crest and mesoderm development. Abstr. 95. Jahresversammlungder Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Halle (Saale), (Poster)

29. Olsson, L., (2002). The Haeckel Reception in Sweden. Abstr. "Russian-German Links in Biology and Medicine: The History and Significance of the Evolutionary Synthesis". St. Petersburg, Russia, (Symposium talk).

30. Olsson, L., (2002). Evolution und Entwicklung des Wirbeltierkopfes. Abstr. "Biologentag 2002". Potsdam, Germany (Symposium talk). Tagungsband p. 32.

31. Hoßfeld, U., and Olsson, L., (2003). Some remarks on Lysenkoism at Jena University. Abstr. ISHPSSB 2003 conference. Vienna. (Symposium talk).

32. Olsson, L., (2003). Resistance to Darwinism in Sweden. Abstr. ISHPSSB 2003 conference. Vienna (Symposium talk).

33. Ericsson R., Falck, P., Joss, J. and Olsson, L., (2003) Development of the Larval Head in the Mexican Axolotl: a Comparative Perspective. Abstr. 96. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Berlin (Symposium talk).

34. Mitgutsch, C., Piekarski, N., Haas, A. and Olsson, L., (2003). Use of discoglossid frogs in a comparative approach to assess cranial neural crest and mesoderm development. Abstr. 96. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Berlin (Symposium talk given by C. Mitgutsch).

35. Ericsson R., Cerny, R., Falck, P. and Olsson, L., (2003) The role of cranial neural crest cells in visceral arch muscle positioning and patterning in the Mexican Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. Abstr. 62thAnnual Symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology. Boston.

33. Ericsson R., Falck, P., Joss, J. and Olsson, L., (2003) Development of the Larval Head in the Mexican Axolotl: a Comparative Perspective. Abstr. 96. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschafte, Berlin (Symposium talk).

34. Mitgutsch, C., Piekarski, N., Haas, A. and Olsson, L., (2003). Use of discoglossid frogs in a comparative approach to assess cranial neural crest and mesoderm development. Abstr. 96. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschafte.V., Berlin (Symposium talk given by C. Mitgutsch).

35. Ericsson R., Cerny, R., Falck, P. and Olsson, L., (2003) The role of cranial neural crest cells in visceral arch muscle positioning and patterning in the Mexican Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. Abstr. 62th Annual Symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology. Boston. (Poster).

36. Mitgutsch, C., Piekarski, N., and Olsson, L., (2003). Cranial neural crest migration in ranid frogs. Abstr. 1st International Symposium of the SFB 592: Signaling Mechanisms in Embryogenesis and Organogenesis. Freiburg, Germany. (Poster).

37. Ericsson, R., and Olsson, L., (2004). Three-dimensional morphogenesis of cranial musculature in lungfishes and amphibians. Integrative and Comparative Biology 43, 1012. (Oral contribution).

38.Olsson, L. (2004). Morphogenesis and evolution of the cranialmusculature and skeleton in lungfishes and amphibians. Abstr. 7thInternational Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Boca Raton, USA. J. Morphol. 260, 318 (Symposium talk).

39. Hoßfeld. U., and Olsson, L., (2004). Ernst Haeckel and the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature. Integrative and Comparative Biology 43, 1064. (Oral contribution).

40.Mitgutsch, C., Haas, A. and Olsson, L., (2004). Early development of cranial neural crest streams in anurans. Abstr. 7th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Boca Raton, USA. J. Morphol. 260, 314. (Symposium talk given by C. Mitgutsch).

41. Olsson, L., and Hoßfeld, U. (2004). Ernst Haeckel's network of correspondents in Sweden. Abstr. 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie. Neuburg a. d. Donau, Germany. (Symposium talk).

42. Kleinteich, T., Olsson, L., and Haas, A. (2004). Cranium and cranial musculature in the larval caecilian, Ichthyophis kohtaoensis (Lissamphibia: Gymnophiona) Abstr. 97. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Rostock (Poster presentation).

43. Ziermann, J. and Olsson, L., (2004). Cranial muscle development in Xenopus laevis (Anura, Pipidae). Abstr. 97. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Rostock (Poster presentation).

44. Schubert, G. and Olsson, L., (2004). Cranialmuscle development in the dwarf clawed frog Hymenochirus boettgeri(Anura, Pipidae). Abstr. 97. Jahresversammlung der DeutschenZoologischen Gesellschaft e.V., Rostock (Poster presentation).

45. Olsson, L. (2004). Empirical evidence that Darwin is wrong: Douglas Melin and the Swedish Amazonas Expedition 1923-25. Alternative Evolutionary Theories in the 20th and 21st Centureies in International and Interdisciplinary Perspective. St. Petersburg, Russia, (Symposium talk).

46. Voigt, K. and Olsson, L. (2004). Molecularphylogenetic and scannining electron microscopical evidence that themonotypic genus Gilbertella Hesseltine belongs to the Choanephoraceae(Mucorales, Zygomycetes). Internationalen Tagung der DeutschenGesellschaft für Mykologie und der Gesellschaft für Mykologie undLichenologie, Friedrichroda, Germany. (Symposium talk given by K.Voigt).

47. Voigt, K., Hoffmann, K., Einax, E., Prillinger, H., Kirchmair, M., Newcombe, G. and Olsson, L., (2005). Molecular systematics of the Zygomycetes: organismal diversity, ultrastructural morphology and multi-gene based phylogeny. XVII. International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria.Symposium 04-72 "Mycological Diversity and Systematics". (Symposium talk given by K. Voigt).

48. Olsson, L. (2005). The development and evolution of cranial musclesin amphibians: selected case studies. Prevertebrate-VertebrateTransition: Aspects of Vertebrate Origins. A Tribute to BertholdHatschek (1854-1941), Prague, Czech Republic. (Symposium talk).

49.  Olsson, L. (2005). Eric G. Mjöberg (1882-1938), a Swedishentomologist meets Australian aboriginals in the 1910s. Abstr. 14. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie. Göttingen. Germany. (Symposium talk).

50.  Piekarski, N., and  Olsson, L., (2005). Abstr. 98.Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft e.V.,Bayreuth (Poster presentation).

51. Ericsson, R., and Olsson, L., (2005). Cranial neural crest cell migration and fate in the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) 15th International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress, Sydney, Australia (Poster presentation).

52. Göbbel, L., Zwiener, S., Schultka, R., and Olsson, L. (2006). Who discovered the three germ layers? The re-discovery of a forgottendebate. Abstr. 101th Annual Meeting of the Anatomische Gesellschaft,Freiburg, Germany. (Poster).

53. Ericsson R., Joss, J. and Olsson, L., (2006). Cranial musclemorphogenesis in lungfishes ans amphibians: A comparative perspective.COST Action B23 meeting, 4-7 May, Helsinki, Finland. (Posterpresentation).

54. Sánchez-Villagra, M, Nagashima, H., Mitgutsch, C., Winkler, J., Ziermann, J. M., Olsson, L., and Kuratani, S. (2006) Autopodial development and evolution in turtles. Abstract 1st Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Prague, Czech Republic. (Oral contribution).

55. Piekarski, N., and Olsson, L. (2006). A long-term fate map of the second somite in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) Abstract 1st Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Prague, Czech Republic. (Oral contribution).

56. Ziermann, J. and Olsson, L. (2006). Pattern and timing of cranial muscle development in anuran amphibians. Abstract 1st Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Prague, Czech Republic. (Poster).

57. Olsson, L. (2006). Development of head musculature in amphibians and lungfishes. Abstract 1st Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Prague, Czech Republic. (Symposium talk).

58. Ericsson R., Joss J. and Olsson L. (2006) Cranial neural crest fate mapping in the Australian lungfish. 3nd worskshop on "Early developmental processes in vertebrates". Dresden, Germany. (Poster presentation). Ann. Anat. (In press)

59. Ziermann, J. and Olsson, L. (2006) Patterns of cranial muscle development in the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis (Anura, Pipidae). 3nd worskshop on "Early developmental processes in vertebrates". Dresden, Germany. (Poster presentation). Ann. Anat. (In press)

60. Piekarski, N., and Olsson, L. (2006). A long-term fate map of the first somites in the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). 3nd worskshop on "Early developmental processes in vertebrates". Dresden, Germany. (Poster presentation). Ann. Anat. (In press)

61. Olsson, L. (2007). Patterning of the cranial neural crest in evo-devo. Abstract Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anatomists, Washington DC, USA. (Symposium talk). FASEB Journal 21: A88-89.

62. Ziermann, J. M., Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P. and Olsson, L. (2007). Identifying sequence heterochronies in lissamphibians. Abstract 9. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, Wien, Austria. (Poster presentation, Winner of Poster Prize!).

63. Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., Klunker, R., Stock, K., Olsson, L. and Tönnies, H. (2007) Pathology and phenotypic variability of fetuses with holoprosencephaly in the Meckel Anatomical Collections at the University of Halle, Germany. Abstr. 102th Annual Meeting of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, Giessen, Germany (Poster presentation).

64. Sánchez-Villagra, M., Ziermann, J. M., Nagashima, H., Mitgutsch, C., Olsson, L., and Kuratani, S. (2007) Autopodial development and evolution in turtles. Abstr. 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris, France.

65. Ziermann, J. M. and Olsson, L. (2007) Sequence heterochronies in Lissamphibia. Abstr. 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris, France.

66. Olsson, L. (2007) Conservation and innovations in amphibian head development. Abstr. 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris, France. (symposium talk)

67. Piekarski, N. and Olsson, L. (2007) Skeletal derivatives of the somites in the Mexican axolotl. Abstr. 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris, France.

68. Ericsson, R., Ziermann, J. M., Piekarski, N., Joss, J. and Olsson, L. (2007) Cell fate and timing in the evolution of neural crest and mesoderm development in the head region of emphibians and lungfishes. Abstr. 11th Congress on Early Vertebrates, Uppsala, Sweden.

69. Olsson, L. (2007) Evolution of vertebrate head development. Abstr. 9th International Conference on Tooth Morphogenesis and Differentiation (TMD), Zürich, Switzerland

70. Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., Klunker, R., Stock, K., Olsson, L. and Tönnies, H, (2007) Pathology and phenotypic variability of fetuses with holoprosencephaly in the Meckel Anatomical Collections at the University of Halle, Germany. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Humangenetik, (Poster presentation). Medizinische Genetik 19, 69.

71. Piekarski, N. and Olsson, L. (2007) Fate mapping of somites in the Mexican axolotl. Abstr. 11th Congress on Early Vertebrates, Uppsala, Sweden (Poster).

72. Ericsson, R., Joss, J. and Olsson, L. (2007) Head development in the Australian lungfish from a comparative perspective. Abstr. 100. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft e.V., Köln (Oral contribution).

73. Voigt, K., Hoffmann, K., Einax, E., Discher, S., Olsson, L., and Wöstemeyer, J. (2007) Revision of the Mucorales (Zygomycetes) based on phylogenetic, physiological and morphological characters. Abstr.XV European Mycologist Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia (Symposium talk given by K. Voigt).

74. Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., Klunker, R., Stock, K., Olsson, L. and Tönnies, H, (2008) Neural tube closure defects in the Meckel Anatomical Collections at the University of Halle, Germany. Abstr. 103th Annual Meeting of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, Innsbruck (Poster presentation).

75. Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., Klunker, R., Stock, K., Olsson, L. and Tönnies, H, (2008) Phenotypic variability and pathogenesis of fetuses with neural tube defects (NTD) in the Meckel Anatomical Collections at the University of Halle, Germany. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Humangenetik, Hannover (Poster presentation). Medizinische Genetik 20, 94.

76. Olsson, L. (2008). A clash of traditions: The history of comparative and experimental embryology in Sweden as exemplified by the research of Gösta Jägersten and Sven Hörstadius. Abstr. 17. Jahrestagung der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie. Jena, Germany. (Symposium talk).

77. Ziermann, J. M. and Olsson, L. (2008) Sequence heterochronies in Lissamphibian cranial muscle development. Abstract 2nd Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Ghent, Belgium. (Oral contribution talk given by J. Ziermann).

78. Piekarski, N. and Olsson, L. (2008) Long-term fate mapping of somites using GFP-transgenic Mexican axolotls. Abstract 2nd Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Ghent, Belgium. (Oral contribution, talk given by N. Piekarski).

79. Piekarski, N. and Olsson, L. (2008) Fate mapping of somites in the Mexican axolotl. Abstr. 101. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft e.V., Jena (Poster presentation, Poster Prize to Nadine Piekarski).

80. Kühnel, S., Vetter, J., Olsson, L. and Kupfer, A. (2008) Functional morphology of the caecilian cloaca revisited Abstr. 101. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft e.V., Jena (Poster presentation)

81. Piekarski, N. and Olsson, L. (2009) A long-term somite fate map using GFP-transgenic axolotls. Abstr. 2009 Meeting of The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, USA. (Oral contribution, talk given by N. Piekarski).

82. Kupfer, A., Kühnel, S., Vetter, J., and Olsson, L. (2009) Reproductive and developmental biology of caecilian amphibians Abstr. 2009 Meeting of The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, USA. (Oral contribution).

83. Hoffmann, K., Eckart, M., Fliegerova, K., Walther, G., Papp, T., Vágvölgyi, C., Voigt, K.
& Olsson, L., (2009) New insights into the phylogeny of basal fungi (Zygo- and Chytridiomycota) based on SuperTree and SuperMatrix approaches. Abstr. 25th  Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, USA. (Oral contribution, talk given by Kerstin Hoffmann).

84. Göbbel, L., Schultka, R., Stock, K., Olsson, L. and Tönnies, H, (2009) Neural tube defects (NTD) and iniencephaly in the Meckel Anatomical Collections at the University of Halle, Germany. Abstr. 104th Annual Meeting of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, Antwerpen, Belgium (Poster presentation).

85. Schmidt, J., Schuff, M. & Olsson, L. (2009) Functional knockdown of FoxN3 leads to distorted development of muscles and skeletal elements in the head of Xenopus laevis Abstr. 102. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft e.V., Regensburg (Poster presentation)


D. Popular science

1. Olsson, L., Stigson, M. & Löfberg, J. (1992) Cellvandringar och mönsterbildning (Cell migrations and pattern formation) In: "Frĺn ägg till individ" Naturvetenskapliga forskningsrĺdets ĺrsbok 1991 ("From egg to individual" Yearbook of the Swedish Natural Science Research Council 1991), pp. 47-55.

2. Olsson, L. (1994) Salamandern som utmanar utvecklingsläran. (The salamander that challenges evolutionary theory). Forskning och framsteg 7, 36-40.

3. Olsson, L. & Hoßfeld, U. (2002) Vetenskap och politik: Lysenkoismeni DDR. (Science and politics: Lysenkoism in the GDR). Folkvett 3, 35-45. This article is available at Folkvett´s homepage: http://www.physto.se/~vetfolk/Folkvett/20023lysenko.html.

4. Olsson, L. (2003) Design utan designer: Hur biologiska mönster skapas (Design without designer: How biological patterns are created.) Forskning och framsteg 6, 26-32. Additional material is available at http://www.fof.se/. "Den vĺgiga musen".

5. Hoßfeld, U., Olsson, L. & Nöthlich, R. (2003) Im Schatten Euckens: Ernst Haeckel und der Nobelpreis für Literatur 1908 (In the shadow of Eucken: Ernst Haeckel and the Nobel prize for Literature in 1908). Uni-Journal Jena 01, 22.

6. Levit, G. & Olsson, L. (2003) Design without designer (in Russian) Zhenskij Petersburg, 9, 46-47., and online at http://www.womenspb.ru/article.shtml?article&txt=335

8. Olsson, L. Okända djur: Kryptozoologi mellan vetenskap och fantasteri (Unknown animals: Cryptozoology between science and fiction). Folkvett (in press).


E. Education

1. Carlson, K., Fridborg, G., Olsson, L., Clapham, L., & Ulfstrand, S. (1999) De praktiska proven vid biologiolympiaden i Uppsala sommaren 1999. (The practical tests at the Biology Olympiad in Uppsala in the summer of 1999) Biologen 4, 75-78.

2. Beutel, R. G., Fischer, M. S., Haas, A., Olsson, L., Schilling, N., Schmidt, M., Starck, J. M., Svensson, M, & Vent, H-O. (2001-) Zoologisches Grundpraktikum (Manual for a lab. course).

3. Olsson, L. (2003) An Intense Half-Semester Developmental Biology Course, as Taught at Uppsala University, Sweden. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 47, 171-176.

4. Levit, I., Hoßfeld, U., & Olsson, L. (2007) Creationism in the Russian educational landscape. NCSE Reports 5-6: 13-17.

5. Hoßfeld, U., & Olsson, L. (2008) Entwicklung und Evolution - ein zeitloses Thema (Development and Evolution - a timeless Theme) Praxis der Naturwissenschaften: Biologie in der Schule 57, 4-8.

F. Book reviews

1. Olsson, L. (1998) Cells on the Move - a review of "Motion Analysis of Living Cells". David R. Soll and Deborah Wessells (eds.). American Zoologist 38, 984-985.

2. Olsson, L. (2002) Upptäckten av evolutionen. Recension av Junker, T.& U. Hoßfeld (2001) "Die Entdeckung der Evolution" Lychnos 2002,305-306.

3. Olsson, L. (2003) Review of Junker, T. &U. Hoßfeld (2001) "Die Entdeckung der Evolution. Eine revolutionäre Theorie und ihre Geschichte", Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt. International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine 11, 203-204.

4. Olsson, L. (2005) Review of Grunz. H. (Ed) (2004) "The Vertebrate Organizer". Journal of systematic zoology and evolutionary biology 43,269.

5. Olsson, L. (2005) En "idiot" utan självbevarelsedrift Essay Review offive books on the Dodo (by Ziswiler, Kallio, Fuller, den Hengst andPinto-Correia) Forskning och framsteg 3, 50-51.

6. Olsson, L. Review of Junker, T. (2006) "Die zweite DarwinscheRevolution. Geschichte des Synthetischen Darwinismus in Deutschland 1924 bis 1950". Acta Biohistorica, Bd. 8. Marburg: Basilisken-Presse,. 635 pages. 25 figures. CD-ROM. ISBN3-925347-67-4. Lychnos 2005, 416-418.

7. Olsson, L. (2006) Review of Hoßfeld, U., John, J., Lemuth, O., & Stutz, R. (eds.) (2003) "Kämpferische Wissenschaft" - Studien zur Universität Jena im Nationalsozialismus. Böhlau Verlag, Köln/Weimar/Wien. 1168 pages. 51 figures. ISBN 3-412-04102-5. Lychnos 2005, 416-418.

8. Olsson, L. (2006) Embryon och förfäder - en pånyttfödd vetenskap. Essay Review of Sean B. Carroll Endless Forms and Ron Amundson The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thought. Forskning och framsteg 3, 44.

9. Olsson, L. (2007) Review of Mario A. DiGregorio (2005) "From Here to Eternity. Ernst Haeckel and Scientific Faith", Vol. 3 in the series "Religion, Theology and Natural Science", edited by A. Jackelén, G. Löhr, T. Peters & N. A. Rupke.Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, pp. 637. ISBN: 3-525-56972-6. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 28, 442-443.

10. Olsson, L. (2008) Review of Shubin, N. (2008). "Your Inner Fish: A Journey into  the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body". Pantheon Books, New York. 229 pp. ISBN 978-0-375-42447-2. Acta Zoologica (in press).

11. Olsson, L. (2009) Review of Robert J. Richards (2008) "The Tragic Sense of Life. Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought". University of Chicago Press. 551 pp. ISBN 0 226 71214 1. NCSE Reports (in press).