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Dr. Peter Michalik

Zoologisches Institut und Museum
Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Str. 11/12
D-17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4099
Fax: +49 (0)3834 86-4252

Education

  • Ph.D., Zoology, University of Greifswald, Germany (2006)
  • Diploma, Biology, University of Greifswald, Germany (2001)

Appointments

  • Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA (2008-present)
  • Curator and Assistent Professor (wiss. Mitarbeiter), Zoological Institute and Museum, University of Greifswald, Germany (2007-present)
  • Research Assistent, Zoological Institute and Museum, University of Greifswald, Germany (2005-2007)
  • Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (2002-2005)
  • Research Assistent, Zoological Institute and Museum, University of Greifswald, Germany (2001-2002)

Professional Activities

  • speaker of the section "Morphology" at the German Zoological Society (DZG) (2011-2014)
  • co-speaker of the section "Curators" at the German Society for Biological Systematics (GfBS) (since 2011)
  • elected member of the council of the International Society of Arachnology (2010-2016)
  • treasurer of the German Arachnological Society (2010-2013)
  • elected member of the Senate of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University (2010-2016)
  • elected member of the faculty council of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University (2008-2010, 2012-2016)

Editorial Activities

  • Journal of Arachnology - Subject Editor (Morphology and Physiology) (since 2014)
  • Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution - Editorial Board (section: Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology; since 2013)
  • ZooKeys - Global Editorial Network (Subject Editor for Morphology, Reproduction and Data managment in Araneae) (since 2013)
  • Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology - Subject Editor (Chelicerata, Onychophora, Tardigrada) (since 2011)

Peer-reviewed Publications (pdfs available via email request)

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[50]Lipke, E., Michalik, P. (submitted). Evolutionary morphology of the male reproductive system and spermatozoa of goblin spiders (Oonopidae, Araneae).
[49]Krejčí, T., Řezáč , M., Michalik, P. (in review). Female genital morphology and sperm storage in the velvet spider Eresus kollari (Araneae: Eresidae).
[48]Sentenská, L., Uhl, G., Lipke, E., Michalik, P., Pekár, S. (submitted). Female control of mate plugging in a female-cannibalistic spider (Micaria sociabilis).
[47]Sombke, A., Lipke, E., Michalik, P., Uhl, G., Harzsch, S. (in revision). Potential and limitation of X-ray microscopy in arthropod neuroanatomy – a methodological and comparative survey.
[46]Goldberg, J., Bresseel, J., Constant, J., Kneubühler, B., Leubner, F., Michalik, P., Bradler, S. (in review). Extreme convergence in egg-laying strategy across insect orders.
2015
[45]Müller, C.H.G., Kenning, M., Hylleberg, J., Michalik, P. (in press) Histological and electron microscopic analysis of the papillated epidermal organs of an unknown species of Phascolion (Sipuncula) from Ibiza (Spain). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.
[44]Müller, C.H.G., Hylleberg, J., Michalik, P. (in press). Complex epidermal organs of Phascolion (Sipuncula): insights into the evolution of bimodal secretory cells in annelids. Acta Zoologica DOI: 10.1111/azo.12082.
2014
[43]Ruch, J., Riehl, T., Michalik, P. (2014) Known but unknown: the subsocial behaviour of Xysticus bimaculatus Koch, 1867 (Thomisidae, Araneae) with a re-description of the species. ZooKeys 427: 1-19.
[42]Lipke, E., Ramirez, M. J., Michalik, P. (2014) Ultrastructure of spermatozoa of Orsolobidae (Haplogynae, Araneae) with implications on the evolution of sperm transfer forms in Dysderoidea. Journal of Morphology 275: 1238-1257.
[41] Michalik, P., Ramirez, M. J. (2014) Evolutionary morphology of the male reproductive system, spermatozoa and seminal fluid of spiders (Araneae, Arachnida) – current knowledge and future directions. Arthropod Structure & Development 43: 291-322.
[40]Ramirez, M. J., Michalik, P. (2014). Calculating structural complexity in phylogenies using ancestral ontologies. Cladistics DOI: 10.1111/cla.12075.
[39]Lipke, E., Hörnschemeyer, T., Pakzad, A., Booth, C.R., Michalik, P. (2014). Serial Block-Face imaging and its potentials for reconstructing diminutive cell systems – a case study from arthropods. Microscopy and Microanalysis 20: 946-955.
[38]Michalik, P., Ramirez, M. J., Wirkner, C.S., Lipke, E. (2014). Morphological evidence for limited sperm production in the enigmatic Tasmanian cave spider Hickmania troglodytes (Austrochilidae, Araneae). Invertebrate Biology 133: 180-187.
2013
[37]Kunz, K., Michalik, P., Uhl, G. (2013).Cephalic secretion release in the male dwarf spider Oedothorax retusus (Linyphiidae: Erigoninae): an ultrastructural analysis. Arthropod Structure and Development 42: 477-482.
[36]Ibler, B., Michalik, P., Fischer, K. (2013). Factors affecting lifespan in bird-eating spiders (Arachnida: Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) - a multi-species approach. Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology 253 (2): 126-136.
[35]Michalik, P., Ramirez, M. J. (2013). First description of the male of Thaida chepu Platnick, 1987 (Araneae, Austrochilidae) with micro-computed tomography of the palpal organ. ZooKeys 352:117-125. (open access)
[34]Lopardo, L., Michalik, P. (2013). First description of a mysmenid spider species from mainland Australia and new data for Mysmena tasmaniae Hickman 1979 (Araneae, Mysmenidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum / Nature 58: 381-396. (open access)
[33]Michalik, P., Piacentini, L., Lipke, E., Ramirez, M. J. (2013). The enigmatic Otway odd-clawed spider (Progradungula otwayensis Milledge, 1997, Gradungulidae, Araneae): Natural history, first description of the female and micro-computed tomography of the male palpal organ. ZooKeys 335: 101-112.(open access)
[32]Vöcking, O., Uhl, G., Michalik, P. (2013). Sperm dynamics in spiders (Araneae): Ultrastructural analysis of the sperm activation process in the common garden spider Argiope bruennichi. PLoS ONE 8(9): e72660. (open access)
[31]Modanu, M., Michalik, P., Andrade, M.C.B. (2013). Mating system does not predict permanent sperm depletion in Latrodectus spiders. Evolution & Development 15(3): 217-224.
[30]Michalik, P., Aisenberg, A., Postiglioni, R., Lipke, E. (2013). Spermatozoa and spermiogenesis of the wolf spider Schizocosa malitiosa (Lycosidae, Araneae) and its functional and phylogenetic implications. Zoomorphology 132: 11-21. (DOI: 10.1007/s00435-012-0166-z)
2012
[29]Lipke, E., Michalik, P. (2012). Primary sperm conjugation and its formation in a haplogyne spider (Caponiidae, Araneae) with remarks on the evolution of sperm conjugation within spiders. Arthropod Structure and Development 41: 561-573. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2012.08.001)
2011
[28]Schneider, J.M., Michalik, P. (2011). One-shot genitalia are not an evolutionary dead end - Regained male polygamy in a sperm limited spider species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:197. (open access)
[27]Herberstein, M., Schneider, J.M., Uhl, G., Michalik, P. (2011). Sperm dynamics in spiders. Behavioural Ecology 22(4): 692-695 (invited contribution).
[26]Michalik, P., Uhl, G. (2011). Cephalic modifications in dimorphic dwarf spiders of the genus Oedothorax (Erigoninae, Linyphiidae, Araneae) and their evolutionary implications. Journal of Morphology 272: 814-832.
[25]Michalik, P., Rittschof, C.C. (2011). A comparative analysis of the morphology and evolution of permanent sperm depletion in spiders. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16014. (open access)
2010
[24]Foelix, F., Erb, B., Michalik, P. (2010). Scopulate hairs in Liphistius: possible chemoreceptors. Journal of Arachnology 38, 599-603.
[23]Talarico, G., Michalik, P. (2010). Spermatozoa of an Old World Ricinulei (Ricinoides karschii, Ricinoidae) with notes about the relationships of Ricinulei within the Arachnida. Tissue & Cell 42(6), 383-390.
[22]Michalik, P., Hormiga, G. (2010) Ultrastructure of the spermatozoa in the spider genus Pimoa - new evidence for the monophyly of Pimoidae plus Linyphiidae (Arachnida: Araneae). American Museum Novitates 3682, 1-17. (open access)
[21]Michalik, P., Knoflach, B., Thaler, K., Alberti, G. (2010) Live for the moment - adaptations in the male genital system of a sexually cannibalistic spider (Theridiidae, Araneae). Tissue & Cell 42(1), 32-36.
[20]Michalik, P., Mercati, D. (2010) First investigation of the spermatozoa of a species of the superfamily Scorpionoidea (Opistophthalmus penrithorum, Scorpionidae) with a revision of the evolutionary and phylogenetic implications of sperm structures in scorpions (Chelicerata, Scorpiones). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 48(2), 89-101.
[19]Burger, M., Michalik, P. (2010). The male genital system of goblin spiders - New evidence for a monophyly of Oonopidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum Novitates 3675, 1-13. (open access)
2009
[18]Michalik, P. (2009). The male genital system of spiders (Araneae) with notes on the fine structure of seminal secretions. Contributions to Natural History 12, 959-972.
[17]Toyoshima, S., Michalik, P., Talarico, G., Klann, A.E., Alberti, G. (2009). Effects of starvation on reproduction of the predacious mite Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology 47(3), 235-247.
2008
[16]Vignoli, V., Klann, A.E., Michalik, P. (2008). Spermatozoa and sperm packages of the European troglophylous scorpion Belisarius xambeui Simon, 1879 (Troglotayosicidae, Scorpiones). Tissue & Cell 40(6), 411-416.
[15]Talarico, G., García Fernández, L.F., Michalik, P. (2008). The male genital system of the New World Ricinulei (Arachnida) – ultrastructure of spermatozoa and spermiogenesis with special emphasis on its phylogenetic implications. Arthropod Structure & Development 37, 396-409.
2007
[14]Michalik, P. (2007). Spermatozoa and spermiogenesis of Liphistius cf. phuketensis (Mesothelae, Araneae, Arachnida) with notes on phylogenetic implications. Arthropod Structure & Development 36, 327-335.
2006
[13]Burger, M., Graber, W., Michalik, P., Kropf, C., (2006). Silhouettella loricatula (Arachnida, Araneae, Oonopidae): a haplogyne spider with complex female genitalia. Journal of Morphology 267, 663-677.
[12]Michalik, P., Huber, B.A., (2006). Spermiogenesis in Psilochorus simoni (Pholcidae, Araneae): evidence for considerable within-family variation in sperm structure and development. Zoology 109, 14-25.
[11]Burger, M., Michalik, P., Graber, W., Jacob, A., Nentwig, W., Kropf, C., (2006). The complex genital system of a haplogyne spider (Arachnida, Araneae, Tetrablemmidae) indicates internal fertilization and full female control over transferred sperm. Journal of Morphology 267, 166-186.
[10]Michalik, P., Sacher, P., Alberti, G., (2006). Ultrastructural observations of spermatozoa of some tetragnathid spiders and their phylogenetic implications (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Journal of Morphology 267, 129-151.
2005
[9]Michalik, P., Dallai, R., Giusti, F., Mercati, D., Alberti, G., (2005). Spermatozoa and spermiogenesis of Holocnemus pluchei (Scopoli, 1763) (Pholcidae, Araneae). Tissue & Cell 37, 489-497.
[8]Michalik, P., Alberti, G., (2005). On the occurence of the 9+0 axonemal pattern in the spermatozoa of sheetweb spiders (Linyphiidae, Araneae). Journal of Arachnology 33, 569-572. (open access)
[7]Michalik, P., Knoflach, B., Thaler, K., Alberti, G., (2005). The spermatozoa of the one-palped spider Tidarren argo (Araneae, Theridiidae). Journal of Arachnology 33, 562-568. (open access)
[6]Michalik, P., Uhl, G., (2005). The male genital system of the cellar spider Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) (Pholcidae, Araneae): development of spermatozoa and seminal secretion. Frontiers in Zoology 2, 12. (open access)
[5]Michalik, P., Reiher, W., Suhm-Tintelnot, M., Coyle, F.A., Alberti, G., (2005). The female genital system of the folding-trapdoor spider Antrodiaetus unicolor (Hentz, 1842) (Antrodiaetidae, Araneae) - an ultrastructural study of form and function with notes on reproductive biology of spiders. Journal of Morphology 263, 284-309.
2004
[4]Michalik, P., Dallai, R., Giusti, F., Alberti, G. (2004). The peculiar synspermia of some Dysderidae (Araneae). Tissue & Cell 36, 447-460.
[3]Michalik, P., Haupt, J., Alberti, G. (2004). On the occurrence of coenospermia in mesothelid spiders (Araneae: Heptathelidae). Arthropod Structure & Development 33, 173-181.
[2]Alberti, G., Seniczak, A., Michalik, P., Seniczak, S., (2004). Fine structural aspects of the gnathosoma of Archegozetes longisetosus Aoki, 1965 (Oribatida: Trhypochthoniidae). Soil Organisms 76, 5-15 (german, english abstract).
2003
[1]Michalik, P., Gray, M.R., Alberti, G. (2003). Ultrastructural observations of spermatozoa and spermiogenesis in Wandella orana Gray, 1994 (Araneae: Filistatidae) with notes on their phylogenetic implications. Tissue & Cell 35, 325-337.
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Books,Book Chapters and Monographies
[3]Michalik, P., Lipke, E. (2013). The male reproductive system of spiders. In Nentwig, W. (Ed.) Spider Ecophysiology Springer, Heidelberg; pp. 173-190. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-33989-9_13.
[2]Michalik, P. (2006). The male genital system of spiders (Araneae, Arachnida) with special emphasis on the ultrastructure of spermatozoa and spermiogenesis. PhD thesis (in german), University of Greifswald, 293pp.
[1]Alberti, G., Michalik, P., (2004). Fine structural aspects of reproductive systems in Arachnida. In: Thaler, K. (Ed.) Diversität und Biologie von Webspinnen, Skorpionen und anderen Spinnentieren. Denisia 12, 1-62. (german, english abstract). (open access)
Publishedabstracts
[3]Michalik, P., Huber, B.A. (2008). Phylogenetic value of spermatozoa in daddy-long-leg spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae). Journal of Morphology 269 (12), 1493.
[2]Michalik, P., Alberti, G. (2002). Coenospermia - an ancestral character of spiders? Zoology 105 (Suppl V), 59.
[1]Michalik, P., Sacher, P., Alberti, G. (2001). Ultrastructural observations of spider spermatozoa: the case of Tetragnatha Latreille (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) Zoology 104 (Suppl IV), 41.
Otherpublications
[7]Kämpfe, L., Michalik, P. (2011). 175 Jahre Zoologie in Greifswald - ein Rückblick. Greifswalder Universitätsreden 143, 7-27.
[6]Michalik, P., Fusser, M., Sonnenberg, D., Schmidt, J. (2010). Catalogue of the types of Gerd MÜLLER-MOTZFELD’s Carabidae collection, and notes on the insect collections at the Zoological Institute and Museum (ZIMG) of the University of Greifswald (Germany). Entomologische Blätter 106, 203-232.
[5]Vöcking, O., Michalik, P. (2010). Einmal Siedlce und wieder zurück - der 18. Internationale Kongress der Arachnologen in Polen. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 39, 50-52.
[4]Michalik, P. , Jaschhof, M. (2009). Die Zoologischen Sammlungen der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald. In Obst et al. "Schatzkammern der Natur - Naturkundliche Sammlungen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" p 40-45.
[3]Michalik, P. (2009). Prof. em. Dr. Gerd Alberti ausgezeichnet mit der Ehrendoktorwürde in Polen. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 38, 48-49.
[2]Michalik, P. (2006). 23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Sitges (Spanien). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 32, 49-50.
[1]Kaiser, T. M., Alberti, G., Bullwinkel, V., Michalik, P., Msuya, C., Schulz, E., (2003). Mahenge - Ein Fenster zum Mitteleozän Afrikas. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 664, 540-546.

Oral presentations

  • Contributed:19th International Congress of Arachnology, Kenting NP, Taiwan (2013); 27th European Congress of Arachnology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2012); 2nd International Congress of Invertebrate Morphology, Cambridge, MA, USA (2011), 18th International Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland (2010), 25th European Congress of Arachnology, Alexandroupolis, Greece (2009); 24th European Congress of Arachnology, Bern, Switzerland (2008); 17th International Congress of Arachnology, Sao Pedro, Brazil (2007); Meeting of the German Arachnological Society, Frankfurt, Germany (2006); 23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Sitges, Spain (2006); 97th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Rostock, Germany (2004); 16th International Congress of Arachnology, Gent, Belgium (2004); Meeting of the German Arachnological Society, Bern, Switzerland (2004)
  • Coauthored:28th European Congress of Arachnology, Torino, Italy, (2014); 3rd International Congress of Invertebrate Morphology, Berlin, Germany (2014); 106th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Munich, Germany (2013); 19th International Congress of Arachnology, Kenting NP, Taiwan (2013); 27th European Congress of Arachnology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2012); 2nd International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula, Fort Pierce, Florida USA (2012); Evolution 2011, Oklahoma, USA (2011), 103rd Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Hamburg, Germany (2010), 18th International Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland (2010), 17th International Congress of Arachnology, San Pedro, Brazil (2007); 12th International Congress of Acarology, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2006)
  • Invited:28th European Congress of Arachnology, Torino, Italy, (2014); School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013), 2nd Latinamerican Congress of Arachnology, Salta, Argentina (2008); Zoologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Hamburg, Germany (2006); Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva, Universitá di Siena, Italy (2004)

Posters

  • 28th European Congress of Arachnology, Torino, Italy, (2014); 3rd International Congress of Invertebrate Morphology, Berlin, Germany (2014); 106th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Munich, Germany (2013), 19th International Congress of Arachnology, Kenting NP, Taiwan (2013); 105th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Konstanz, Germany (2012); 27th European Congress of Arachnology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2012); 3rd Latinamerican Congress of Arachnology, Montenegro, Colombia (2011); 13th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Perth, Australia (2010); 102nd Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Regensburg, Germany (2009); 2nd Latinamerican Congress of Arachnology, Salta, Argentina (2008); 101st Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Jena, Germany (2008); 1st International Congress of Invertebrate Morphology, Copenhagen, Denmark (2008); 68th Annual Meeting of the Italian Zoological Society, Lecce, Italy (2007); 100th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Köln, Germany (2007); 17th International Congress of Arachnology, San Pedro, Brazil (2007); 99th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Münster, Germany (2006); 23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Sitges, Spain (2006); 22nd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (2005); 5th International Symposium on Tropical Biology, Bonn, Germany (2004); 16th International Congress of Arachnology, Gent, Belgium (2004); 95th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Halle, Germany (2002); 94th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, Osnabrück, Germany (2001)

Peer Reviews for

  • Arthropod Structure & Development, Arachnologische Mitteilungen, Aquatic Biology, Biological Journal of Linnean Society, Ethology, Entomological Research, Frontiers in Zoology, Journal of Arachnology, Journal of Ethology, Journal of Morphology, Journal of Zoology, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, PLoS ONE, Tissue & Cell, Zoologischer Anzeiger, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Zoology, Zoomorphology

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society of Arachnology (ISA); American Arachnological Society (AAS); European Society of Arachnology (ESA); American Microscopical Society (AMS); Arachnologische Gesellschaft e.V. (AraGes); Deutsche Arachnologische Gesellschaft (DeArGe); Gesellschaft für biologische Systematik (GfBS); Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG); Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (DGaaE)
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