1. Publications to the Subject

 "Field-Biology and Species Protection":


Articles in Journals:


undefinedKunz,W. (1958). Das Vorkommen der Zwergschnepfe (Lymnocryptes minimus) im südlichen Teil des Kreises Bersenbrück. Beiträge zur Naturkunde Niedersachsens - Natur, Kultur und Jagd 11, 14-16.

undefinedKunz,W. (1958). Ein Schelladler (Aquila clanga) im Kreise Bersenbrück. Ornithologische Mitteilungen 10, 134.

undefinedKunz,W. (1958). Brutnachweis des Kleinen Sumpfhuhns (Porzana parva) im Kreise Bersenbrück. Ornithologische Mitteilungen 10, 217.

undefinedKunz,W. (1963). Weitere Zweitbrutnachweise beim Haubentaucher (Podiceps c. cristatus) in Deutschland. Beiträge zur Naturkunde Niedersachsens - Natur, Kultur und Jagd 16, 75-78.

undefinedKunz,W. (1995). Der schwarze Storch. Biokular 14, 26-27.

undefinedKunz,W. (1996). Der Kiebitz: Vogel des Jahres 1996 - Industriedenken in der Landwirtschaft und deutsche Ordnung bringen ihn um. Biokular 16, 11.

undefinedKunz,W. (2002). Rückgang beispielhafter Brutvögel und Tagfalter in der Umgebung von Bramsche seit den fünfziger Jahren infolge typischer Landschaftsveränderungen. Naturschutz-Informationen (Osnabrück) 18, 117-121.

undefinedKunz,W. (2002). An unusually frequent occurrence of Papilio machaon (Linnaeus, 1758), Colias hyale  (Linnaeus, 1758) and Pyronia tithonus (Linnaeus, 1767) in summer 2001 on the excavations of Fortuna-Garsdorf near Grevenbroich (Lep., Papilionidae, Pieridae et Satyridae) [in German]
Ein ungewöhnlich häufiges Vorkommen von Papilio machaon (Linnaeus, 1758), Colias hyale (Linnaeus, 1758) und Pyronia tithonus (Linnaeus, 1767) im Sommer 2001 auf den Abgrabungsflächen von Fortuna-Garsdorf bei Grevenbroich (Lep., Papilionidae, Pieridae et Satyridae). Melanargia 14, 19-20.

undefinedKunz,W. (2004). The brown coal open-cast mining as a place for resettlement of rare butterflies and other organisms: what will be destroyed by recultivation? [in German]
Der Braunkohletagebau als Ort der Wiederansiedlung seltener Tagfalter und anderer Organismen - Was wird durch Rekultivierung zerstört? Entomologie heute 16, 245-255.

undefinedKunz,W. (2008). Wollen wir "Naturnähe"? Naturspiegel 2, 25.

undefinedKunz,W. (2008). Lost structures in landscape and village - lost butterflies [in German]
Verlorene Landschafts- und Dorfstrukturen - verlorene Schmetterlinge. Entomologie heute 20, 245-255.

undefinedKunz,W. (2013). Species promotion by technical shaping of habitats - new ways in species protection [in German]
Artenförderung durch technische Gestaltung der Habitate - Neue Wege für den Artenschutz. Entomologie heute 25, 161-192.

undefinedKunz,W., Schmitt,T., Cölln,K., Dworschak,U.-R., Tumbrinck,J., and Jelinek,K.-H. (2014). Artenschutz durch Schaffung von Offenland – Podiumsdiskussion. Entomologie heute 26, 161-176.

undefinedKunz,W. (2016). Freilandaufnahmen der selten fotografierten Tagfalter Pseudohaetera hypaesia (Hewitson, 1854) und Bebearia orientis (Karsch, 1895) (Nymphalidae) Outdoor Photos of the Rarely Photographed Butterflies Pseudohaetera hypaesia (Hewitson, 1854) and Bebearia orientis (Karsch, 1895) (Nymphalidae). Entomologie heute 28, 171-176.



undefinedKunz,W. (1959). Die Vogelwelt des Kreises Bersenbrück. Schriftenr. Kreisheimatbund Bersenbrück 6, 1-159.

Kunz, W. (2016). Species Conservation in Managed Habitats - The Myth of a Pristine Nature, 273 Seiten. (Weinheim: Wiley-VCH).

Kunz, W. (2016). Artenschutz durch Habitatmanagement - Der Mythos von der unberührten Natur. (Weinheim: Wiley-VCH).


The official nature conservation associations are not sufficiently committed to the artificial creation of open land habitats by technical engineering. Instead, the demands for a nature that is as pristine as possible still remain far too much in the foreground. One reason for this was the integration of species protection into environmental protection in the 1980s; but the great successes achieved by environmental protection in recent decades have saved very few of the endangered Red List species. In Germany, politicians and the various nature conservation associations see nature conservation in the first instance as technical environmental protection, so species protection often falls by the wayside. However, organic tomatoes will not bring back the Corn Bunting and the Wryneck will not return because of the effectively-advertised apple juice of protected grassland orchards.

The politicians praise their alleged successes in nature conservation, like the much-publicised bans on the picking of flowers, the collecting of insects and on access to protected areas.  Enforcing prohibitions like this, however, is akin to fighting on the wrong front, because while such laws are being passed and adhered to, the loss of species is continuing almost unhindered. Central Europe is not Indonesia or Brazil, where species protection depends on the conservation of almost pristine habitats. There has been no original, pristine nature in Central Europe for thousands of years now, so whether or not it should be a desirable objective is highly questionable. If the ongoing decline in biodiversity is to be stopped in Central Europe, the fight must be taken up against afforestation and a positive mood must be created in the population regarding the protection of species by engineering habitats with technical machines instead of preserving pristine nature.

Caption, Plate 7: In earlier centuries and millennia, high waters and severe floods cut steep escarpments into the land. For several bird species and especially for insects, these proved to be unique habitats that would not have existed in Central Europe without the occurrence of natural disasters. Nowadays the consequences of natural disasters are under control and valuable habitats have disappeared as a result. Today, escarpments are almost exclusively created through massive industrial encroachments upon the landscape (top photo). Without these encroachments, many bird and insect species would no longer find the habitats they need to propagate; and even more regrettable is the common practice of destroying these habitats immediately after they have been economically exploited. The steep walls are levelled and sown with crops, a process which is called “re-naturalisation” (centre photo). This term is misleading, because the result resembles nothing at all that deserves to be called “nature”. It is in truth only a “gentle” artificial landscape that looks pleasing to a majority of the population (centre photo in comparison to photo above); but “re-naturalisation” is anything but desirable for the preservation of rare species. The “re-naturalised” landscape is home to considerably fewer rare species than the earlier escarpment. However, the process of “re-naturalisation” is still continuing in many cases and the flattened escarpment is then afforested (photo below). Hardly any rare animal and plant species can be found on these forested slopes. Many people find the forest beautiful, but they are not aware of how many Red List species are decimated by the afforestation of their habitats.


 2. Publications to the Subject

"Chromosomes and ribosomal DNA":


Articles in Journals:


undefinedKunz,W. (1966). Zur Chromosomenstruktur in den Oocyten der Heuschrecke Locusta migratoria. Die Naturwissenschaften 53, 23-24. 

Bier,K., Kunz,W., and Ribbert,D. (1967). Structure and function of oocyte chromosomes nucleoli and as well as the extra DNA during oogenesis in panoistic and meroistic insects [in German]
Struktur und Funktion der Oocytenchromosomen und Nukleolen sowie der Extra-DNS während der Oogenese panoistischer und meroistischer Insekten. Chromosoma 23, 214-254. 

Kunz,W. (1967). Lampbrush chromosomes and multiple nucleoli in orthopterans [in German]
Lampenbürstenchromosomen und multiple Nukleolen bei Orthopteren. Chromosoma 21, 446-462. 

Kunz,W. (1967). Function structures in the oocyte nucleus of Locusta migratoria [in German]
Funktionsstrukturen im Oocytenkern von Locusta migratoria. Chromosoma 20, 332-370. 

Bier,K., Kunz,W., and Ribbert,D. (1969). Insect oogenesis with and without lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosomes Today 2, 107-115. 

undefinedKunz,W. (1969). Multiple oocyte nucleoli and their DNA Anlagen in Locusta migratoria and Gryllus domesticus [in German]
Multiple Oocytennukleolen und ihre DNS-Anlagen bei Locusta migratoria und Gryllus domesticus. Zoologischer Anzeiger Suppl.33, 39-46. 

Kunz,W. (1969). The origin of multiple oocyte nucleoli from accessory DNA bodies in Gryllus domesticus [in German]                                                                                               Die Entstehung multipler Oocytennukleolen aus akzessorischen DNS-Körpern bei Gryllus domesticus. Chromosoma 26, 41-75.

Ribbert,D. and Kunz,W. (1969). Lampbrush chromosomes in the oocyte nuclei of Sepia officinalis [in German]
Lampenbürstenchromosomen in den Oocytenkernen von Sepia officinales. Chromosoma 28, 93-106. 

Kunz,W. and Petzelt,C. (1970). Synthesis and deposition of yolk proteins in Gryllus domesticus [in German]
Synthese und Einlagerung der Dotterproteine bei Gryllus domesticus. J. Insect Physiol. 16, 941-947. 

Kunz,W., Trepte,H.H., and Bier,K. (1970). On the function of the germ line chromosomes in the oogenesis of Wachtliella persicariae (Cecidomyiidae). Chromosoma 30, 180-192. 

undefinedKunz,W. (1970). Genetische Aktivität der Keimbahnchromosomen während des Eiwachstums von Gallmücken. Zoologischer Anzeiger 42-46. 

Kunz,W. and Eckhardt,R.A. (1973). The distribution of somatic DNA in germ-line chromosomes of Heteropeza. J. Cell Biol. 59, 180a. 

Kunz,W. and Eckhardt,R.A. (1974). The chromosomal distribution of satellite DNA in the germ-line and somatic tissues of the gall midge, Heteropeza pygmaea. Chromosoma 47, 1-19. 

Kunz,W. and Schäfer,U. (1975). Unabhängige Kontrolle der rDNA-Replikation im Y-Chromosom von Drosophila hydei. Nachricht. Akad. Wiss. Göttingen, II. Math. -Phys. Klasse 11, 67-69. 

Kunz,W. and Schäfer,U. (1975). Schwankungen im Y-chromosomalen rDNA-Gehalt bei Drosophila hydei. Verh. Dtsch. Zool. Ges. 115. 

Renkawitz,P.R. and Kunz,W. (1975). Underreplication of satellite DNAs in polyploid ovarian tissue of Drosophila virilis. Chromosoma 49, 375-382.

Renkawitz,R. and Kunz,W. (1975). Independent replication of the ribosomal RNA genes in the polytrophic-meroistic ovaries of Calliphora erythrocephala, Drosophila hydei, and Sarcophaga barbata. Chromosoma 53, 131-140. 

Schäfer,U. and Kunz,W. (1975). Two separated nucleolus organizers on the Drosophila hydei Y chromosome. Mol. Gen. Genet. 137 , 365-368. 

Kunz,W. and Schäfer (1976). Variations in the number of the Y chromosomal rRNA genes in Drosophila hydei. Genetics 82, 25-34. 

Kunz,W. and Schäfer,U. (1976). Relation between the ribosomal RNA gene number and the bobbed phenotype in Drosophila hydei. Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 357, 324. 

Schäfer,U. and Kunz,W. (1976). Ribosomal DNA content and bobbed phenotype in Drosophila hydei. Heredity. Edinburgh. 37, 351-355. 

Kunz,W. (1978). Längenheterogenität der rRNA-Cistrons bei kompensierter und stabil vererbter rDNA bei Drosophila hydei. Cytobiologie - European Journal of Cell Biology 18, 203. 

Kunz,W. (1979). Lampenbürstenchromosomen - Programmierer der Embryonalentwicklung. Umschau in Wissenschaft und Technik 79 , 92-93. 

Kunz,W. and Glätzer,K.H. (1979). Similarities and differences in the gene structure of the three nucleoli of Drosophila hydei. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 360, 313. 

Grimm,C. and Kunz,W. (1980). Disproportionate rDNA replication does occur in diploid tissue in Drosophila hydei. Mol. Gen. Genet. 180, 23-26. 

Renkawitz,P.R., Glätzer,K.H., and Kunz,W. (1980). Characterization of cloned ribosomal DNA from Drosophila hydei. Nucleic. Acids Res. 8, 4593-4611. 

Franz,G. and Kunz,W. (1981). Intervening sequences in ribosomal RNA genes and bobbed phenotype in Drosophila hydei. Nature 292, 638-640. 

Kunz,W., Grimm,C., and Franz,G. (1981). Autonome Steuerung der rRNA-Genzahl bei der Organdifferenzierung von Drosophila hydei: eine Abweichung von der Regel der Genomkonstanz. Zoologischer Anzeiger 74 127-133. 

Kunz,W. (1981). The "ribosomal insertion" in Drosophila hydei: a mobile genetic element? Eur. J. Cell Biol. 24, 14. 

Kunz,W., Petersen,G., Renkawitz,P.R., Glätzer,K.H., and Schafer,M. (1981). Distribution of spacer length classes and the intervening sequence among different nucleolus organizers in Drosophila hydei. Chromosoma 83, 145-158. 

Renkawitz,P.R., Glätzer,K.H., and Kunz,W. (1981). Ribosomal RNA genes with an intervening sequence are clustered within the X chromosomal ribosomal DNA of Drosophila hydei. J. Mol. Biol. 148, 95-101. 

Franz,G., Kunz,W., and Grimm,C. (1983). Determination of the region of rDNA involved in polytenization in salivary glands of Drosophila hydei. Mol. Gen. Genet. 191, 74-80. 

Schäfer,M. and Kunz,W. (1985). rDNA in Locusta migratoria is very variable: two introns and extensive restriction site polymorphisms in the spacer. Nucleic. Acids Res. 13, 1251-1266.


Book Chapters:

Kunz,W. and Glätzer,K.H. (1980). Chromosome structure and function in gametogenesis, with special consideration of insect oogenesis and spermatogenesis. In Insect Cytogenetics, R.L.Blackman, G.M.Hewitt, and M.Ashburner, eds. (Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications), pp. 51-64. 

Kunz,W., Grimm,C., and Franz,G. (1982). Amplification and synthesis of rDNA: Drosophila. In The Cell Nucleus, H.Busch, ed. (New York: Academic Press), pp. 155-184.



Kunz,W. and Schäfer,U. (1978). Oogenese und Spermatogenese, 1- 98. (Jena: Fischer,G.).



3. Publications to the Subject



Articles in Journals:


Kunz,W., Opatz,K., Finken,M., and Symmons,P. (1987). Sequences of two genomic fragments containing an identical coding region for a putative eggshell precursor protein of Schistosoma mansoni. Nucleic Acids Res. 15, 5894.

Kunz,W. and Symmons,P. (1987). Gender-specifically expressed genes in Schistosoma mansoni. Acta Trop. (Basel) 44, 90-93.

Meusel,G., Symmons,P., and Kunz,W. (1987). Two gender-specific transcripts predominate in the mRNA of adult female Schistosoma mansoni. J. Parasit. 73, 436-437.

Köster,B., Dargatz,H., Schröder,J., Hirzmann,J., Haarmann,C., Symmons,P., and Kunz,W. (1988). Identification and localisation of the products of a putative eggshell precursor gene in the vitellarium of Schistosoma mansoni. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 31, 183-198.

Schröder,J., Symmons,P., and Kunz,W. (1989). Immunenzymatische Farbkodierung zur Erkennung von DNA-Klonen in Expressionsvektor-Bibliotheken. BioEng. 5, 24-30.

West,S., Schröder,J., and Kunz,W. (1990). A multiple-staining procedure for the detection of different DNA fragments on a single blot. Anal. Biochem. 190, 254-258.

Schröder,J. and Kunz,W. (1991). Monospezifische Antikörper: Affinitätsreinigung mit Hilfe Filter-gebundener Antigene. Bioforum  14, 235-239.

Dietzel,J., Hirzmann,J., Preis,D., Symmons,P., and Kunz,W. (1992). Ferritins of Schistosoma mansoni:  Sequence comparison and expression in female and male worms. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 50, 245-254.

Höltke,H.J., Ettl,I., Finken,M., West,S., and Kunz,W. (1992). Multiple nucleic acid labeling and rainbow detection. Anal. Biochem. 207, 24-31.

Maniak,M., Schmitz,J., and Kunz,W. (1992). Studies on immunodominant antigens and muscle proteins in Schistosoma mansoni. J. Cell. Biochem. 16A, 149.

Weston,D., Schmitz,J., Kemp,W.M., and Kunz,W. (1993). Cloning and sequence of a complete myosin heavy chain cDNA from Schistosoma mansoni. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 58, 161-164.

Finken,M., Sobek,A., Symmons,P., and Kunz,W. (1994). Characterization of the complete protein disulfide isomerase gene of Schistosoma mansoni and identification of the tissues of its expression. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 64, 135-144.

Kunz,W., Grevelding,C.G., and Gohr,L. (1994). Schistosome research newsgroup. Parasitol. Today 10, 250.

Kunz,W., Grevelding,C.G., and Gohr,L. (1994). Schistosome research newsgroup update. Parasitol. Today 10, 445.

Bodor,O., Schmidt,J., and Kunz,W. (1995). Localization of paramyosin in S.mansoni. Zbl. Bakt. 182, 130-131.

Butler,R., Michel,A., Kunz,W., and Klinkert,M.-Q. (1995). Sequence of Schistosoma mansoni cathepsin C and its structural comparison with papain and cathepsins B and L of the parasite. Protein and Peptide Letters 2, 313-320.

Gohr,L., Maniak,M., and Kunz,W. (1995). Paramyosin of Schistosoma mansoni: multifunctionality and host-parasite interaction. Zbl. Bakt.  282, 148.

Kunz,W., Gohr,L., Grevelding,C.G., Schüßler,P., Sommer,G., Menrath,M., and Michel,A. (1995). Schistosoma mansoni: Control of female fertility by the male. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 90, 185-189.

Kunz,W., Grevelding,C.G., and Gohr,L. (1995). Schistosome Research Newsgroup. Parasitol. Res. 81, A3.

Kunz,W., Grevelding,C.G., and Gohr,L. (1995). Schistosome research newsgroup. Parasitol. Today 11, 356.

Menrath,M., Michel,A., and Kunz,W. (1995). A female-specific sequence of Schistosoma mansoni encoding a mucin-like protein that is expressed in the epithelial cells of the reproductive duct. Parasitology 111, 477-483.

Michel,A., Ghoneim,H., Resto,M., Klinkert,M.-Q., and Kunz,W. (1995). Sequence, characterization and localization of a cysteine proteinase cathepsin L in Schistosoma mansoni. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 73, 7-18.

Schüßler,P., Pötters,E., Winnen,R., Bottke,W., and Kunz,W. (1995). An isoform of ferritin as a component of protein yolk platelets in Schistosoma mansoni. Mol. Reprod. Dev. 41, 325-330.

Schüßler,P., Gohr,L., Sommer,G., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (1995). Combined isolation of nucleic acids and protein from small amounts of tissue. Trends Genet. 11, 378-379.

Winnen, R., Schüßler, P., Sommer, G., Bottke, W., Grevelding, C. G., and Kunz, W. Fer 1 is a female-preferentially and developmentally expressed component of protein yolk in Schistosoma mansoni. Journal of Biological Chemistry-Hoppe-Seyler 376, 169. 1995.
Grevelding,C.G., Kampkötter,A., Hollmann,M., Schäfer,U., and Kunz,W. (1996). Direct PCR on fruitflies and blood flukes without prior DNA isolation. Nucleic Acids Res. 24, 4100-4101.

Grevelding,C.G., Kampkötter,A., Gohr,L., Tanaka,M., Opatz,K., Quack,T., and Kunz,W. (1996). Genome instability in Schistosoma mansoni. Tropical Medicine and International Health I, A8.

Klinkert,M.-Q. and Kunz,W. (1996). Digestion of haemoglobin by schistosomes. Parasitol. Today 12, 165.

Kunz,W. (1996). Surfing the internet: World Wide Web resources for parasitologists. Parasitol. Res. 82, A4.

Schmidt,J., Bodor,O., Gohr,L., and Kunz,W. (1996). Paramyosin isoforms of Schistosoma mansoni are phosphorylated and localized in a large variety of muscle types. Parasitology 112, 459-467.

Schüßler,P., Grevelding,C.G., and Kunz,W. (1996). More WWW addresses for parasitologists. Parasitol. Today 12, 291.

Schüßler,P., Pötters,E., Winnen,R., Michel,A., Bottke,W., and Kunz,W. (1996). Ferritin mRNAs in Schistosoma mansoni do not have iron-responsive elements for post-transcriptional regulation. Eur. J. Biochem. 241, 64-69.

Finken-Eigen,M. and Kunz,W. (1997). Schistosoma mansoni: Gene structure and localization of a homologue to cysteine protease ER 60. Exp. Parasitol. 86, 1-7.

Grevelding,C.G., Sommer,G., and Kunz,W. (1997). Female-specific gene expression in Schistosoma mansoni is regulated by pairing. Parasitology 115, 635-640.

Grevelding,C.G., Kampkötter,A., and Kunz,W. (1997). Schistosoma mansoni: Sexing cercariae by PCR without DNA extraction. Exp. Parasitol. 85, 99-100.

Schüßler,P., Grevelding,C.G., and Kunz,W. (1997). Identification of Ras, MAP kinases, and a GAP protein in Schistosoma mansoni by immunoblotting and their putative involvement in male-female interaction. Parasitology 115, 629-634.

Schüßler,P., Grevelding,C.G., and Kunz,W. (1997). Cloning and characterization of elongation factor 1- a of Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitol. Res. 83, 206-208.

Quack,T., Doenhoff,M.J., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (1998). Schistosoma mansoni: The varying occurrence of repetitive elements in different strains shows sex-specific polymorphisms. Exp. Parasitol. 89, 222-227.

Schüßler,P., Köhrer,K., Finken-Eigen,M., Michel,A., Grevelding,C.G., and Kunz,W. (1998). A female-specific cDNA sequence of Schistosoma mansoni encoding an amidase that is expressed in the gastrodermis. Parasitology 116, 131-137.

Kampkötter,A., Ridgers,I., Johnston,D.A., Rollinson,D., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (1999). Schistosoma mansoni: Cloning and characterization of the ras-homologue. Exp. Parasitol. 91, 280-283.

Kapp,K., Schüßler,P., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2001). Identification, isolation and characterisation of a Fyn-like tyrosine kinase from Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitology 122, 317-327.

Kunz,W. (2001). Schistosome male–female interaction: induction of germ-cell differentiation. Trends Parasitol. 17, 227-231.

Schechtman,D., Winnen,R., Tarrab-Hazdai,R., Ram,D., Shinder,V., Grevelding,C.G., Kunz,W., and Arnon,R. (2001). Expression and immunolocalization of the 14-3-3 protein of Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitology 123, 573-582.

Knobloch,J., Winnen,R., Quack,M., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2002). A novel Syk-family tyrosine kinase from Schistosoma mansoni which is preferentially transcribed in reproductive organs. Gene 294, 87-97.

Knobloch,J., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2002). Quantification of DNA synthesis in multicellular organisms by a combined DAPI and BrdU technique. Dev. Growth Diff. 44, 559-563.

Wippersteg,V., Kapp,K., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2002). Characterisation of the cysteine protease ER60 in transgenic Schistosoma mansoni larvae. Int. J. Parasitol. 32, 1219-1224.

Wippersteg,V., Kapp,K., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2002). Biolistic gene transfer to generate transgenic schistosomes. Bio-Rad tech note 2768, 1-4.

Wippersteg,V., Kapp,K., Kunz,W., Jackstadt,P., Zahner,H., and Grevelding,C.G. (2002). HSP70-controlled GFP expression in transiently transformed schistosomes. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 120, 141-150.

Kapp,K., Coustau,C., Wippersteg,V., Jourdane,J., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2003). Transplantation of in vitro-generated Schistosoma mansoni mother sporocysts into Biomphalaria glabrata. Parasitol. Res. 91, 482-485.

Michel,A., Knobloch,J., and Kunz,W. (2003). P 19: a female and tissue specifically expressed gene in Schistosoma mansoni, regulated by pairing with the male. Parasitology 127, 519-524.

Kapp,K., Knobloch,J., Schüßler,P., Sroka,S., Lammers,R., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2004). The Schistosoma mansoni Src kinase TK3 is expressed in the gonads and likely involved in cytoskeletal organization. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 138, 171-182.

Ebersberger,I., Knobloch,J., and Kunz,W. (2005). Cracks in the shell-zooming in on eggshell formation in the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni. Dev. Genes Evol. 215, 261-267.

Knobloch,J., Kunz,W., and Grevelding,C.G. (2006). Herbimycin A suppresses mitotic activity and egg production of female Schistosoma mansoni. Int. J. Parasitol. 36, 1261-1272.


Book Chapters:


Kunz,W. (1988). Genetics of parasites. In Parasitology in focus: facts and trends, H.Mehlhorn, ed. (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), pp. 368-390.

Kunz,W. and West,S. (1992). Azo dyes. In Nonradioactive labeling and detection of biomolecules, C.Kessler, ed. (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), pp. 161-164.

Schüßler,P., Grevelding,C.G., and Kunz,W. (2000). Azo dyes. In Nonradioactive analysis of biomolecules, C.Kessler, ed. (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), pp. 253-257.



4. Publications to the Subject

" Species Concept and Evolution":


Articles in Journals:


Kunz,W. (1991). Was ist eine Spezies? - Sagen die Methoden der Molekularbiologie wirklich mehr aus? Verh. Westd. Entom. Tag 7-10.

Kunz,W. (2001). Taking more care in using different species concepts - an opinion. Parasitol. Res. 87, 413-416.

Kunz,W. (2002). When is a parasite species a species? Trends Parasitol. 18, 121-124.

Kunz,W. (2002). Was ist eine Art? Biologie in unserer Zeit 32, 10-19.

Kunz,W. (2002). Species concepts versus species criteria: response to Richard Paul. Trends Parasitol. 18, 439-440.

Kunz,W. (2006). DNA barcoding in taxonomy and the perception of species in nature. BioScience 56, 93.

undefinedKunz,W. (2009). Is the technique of DNA barcoding really the future of taxonomy? [in German]
Ist die Technik des DNA-Barcodings wirklich die Zukunft der Taxonomie? Acta Biologica Benrodis 15, 101-139.

undefinedKunz,W. (2010). The species of the Common Blue. Nobody can give an argument why Polyommatus icarus is a single species [in German].
Die Arten des Gemeinen Bläulings - niemand kann ein Argument nennen, warum Polyommatus icarus eine einzige Art ist. Entomologie heute 22, 205-210.

undefinedKunz,W. (2011). Addendum to: The species of the Common Blue. Nobody can give an argument why Polyommatus icarus is a single species [in German].
Addendum zu: Die Arten des Gemeinen Bläulings - niemand kann ein Argument nennen, warum Polyommatus icarus eine einzige Art ist. Entomologie heute 23, 207-209.

undefinedKunz,W. (2011). The impact of mimicry to understand the species concept [in German]
Die Bedeutung der Mimikry für das Verständnis des Artbegriffs. Entomologie heute 23, 3-22.

Kunz,W. (2011). Eine Theorie und ihre Folgen. Biuz 41, VII.

Kunz,W. (2011). Darwin durch die philosophische Brille betrachtet. Spektrum der Wissenschaft 97-98.

undefinedKunz,W. (2012). Genetic distance and delimitation of species - barcode taxonomy has its own species concept [in German]
Genetische Distanz und Artabgrenzung - die Barcode-Taxonomie vertritt ihren eigenen Artbegriff. Entomologie heute 24, 277-286.

undefinedKunz,W. (2015). Integrative Species or Barcode-Species - What is the Correct Species? - Additional note to the article "Integrative Taxonomy, a New Approach to Answer the Questions in the Biosystematics" by H. Rajaei [in German]
Integrative Art oder Barcode-Art - welche ist die richtige Art? - Ergänzende Bemerkung zum Artikel „Integrative Taxonomie, ein neuer Ansatz, Fragen der Biosystematik zu beantworten" von H. Rajaei. Entomologie heute  27, 177-181.

Kunz,W. (2015). 1400 new bird species – the "Tobias-criteria" for species delimitation. 16. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) 1-33.

Reydon,T.A.C. and Kunz,W. (2015). Species as natural entities, instrumental units, and ranked taxa - A field guide to the controversies over the concept of species  [in prep.]


Book Chapters:


Kunz,W. (2011). Das Weltbild der Evolution – Zufall oder Vorherbestimmtheit? In Evolution neu denken - Darwins Theorien im wissenschaftlich-gesellschaftlichen Diskurs, P.Markus, ed. (Schwerte-Villigst: Institut für Kirche und Gesellschaft), pp. 91-108.

Kunz,W. (2014). Die Entstehung der Arten - Zufall und Vorhersehbarkeit. In Evolution, K.Sonntag, ed. (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter), pp. 29-41.




Kunz,W. (2012). Do species exist? - Principles of taxonomic classification. (Weinheim: Wiley-VCH/ Blackwell).



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