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Selected Publications

A full list of publications with links to the published papers is available through the researcher profile at google scholar.


  1. Mehnert L., Dietze, Y., Hörnig M., and Starck J.M. accepted. Body tagmatization in Pseudoscorpions. Journal of Comparative Zoology (Zoologicher Anzeiger). (JCZ25527 accepted 24.12.2017).

  2. Starck J. M., 2018. Peer Review für wissenschaftliche Journale. Strukturierung eines informativen Peer Reviews? Springer Essentials, Springer Verlag Heidelberg. Pp. 1-64. ISBN 978-3-658-19836-7.

  3. Starck J. M., 2017. Scientific Peer Review. Guidelines for Informative Peer Review of Biological and Bi-omedical Manuscripts. Springer Essentials, Springer Verlag Heidelberg. Pp. 1-59. ISBN 978-3-658-19914-2.

  4. Franz-Guess S., Klußmann-Fricke B.J., Wirkner C.S., Prendini L., Starck J.M. 2016. Morphology of the tracheal system of camel spiders (Chelicerata: Solifugae) based on micro-CT and 3D-reconstruction in exemplar species from three families. Arthropod Structure and Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.
  5. Franz-Guess, S. and Starck J.M. 2016. Histological and ultrastructural analysis of the respiratory tracheae of Galeodes granti (Chelicerata: Solifugae). Arthropod Structure and Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2016.08.003.

  6. Gerth N., Ruoss C., Jakob K., Dobenecker B., Reese S., Starck J.M. 2015. Effects of an aerobic training and training ceccastion on skeletal muscle ultrastructure in domestic dogs. J. Morphol. Sci. , 2015, vol. 32, no. 3, p. 192-199.
  7. Starck J.M., Weimer I., Aupperle H., Müller K., Marschang R.E., Kiefer I., and Pees M. 2015. Morpholog-ical pulmonary diffusion capacity for oxygen of Burmese pythons (Python molurus): a comparison of an-imals in healthy condition and with different pulmonary infections. Journal of Comparative Pathology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2015.07.004

  8. Tracy C.R., McWhorter T.J., Gienger C.M., Starck J.M., Medley P., Manolis S.C., Webb G.J.W., Christian K.A. 2015. Alligators and crocodiles have high paracellular absorption of nutrients, but differ in digestive morphology and physiology. Integrative and Comparative Biology, June 2015, pp. 1-19. doi:10.1093/icb/icv060

  9. Blackburn, D.G. and Starck J.M. 2015. Morphological Specializations for Fetal Maintenance in Vi-viparous Vertebrates: An Introduction and Historical Retrospective. Journal of Morphology. DOI 10.1002/jmor.20410.

  10. Gerth, N., Ruoß C., Dobenecker B., Reese, S., and Starck J.M. 2015. Using heart rate to predict ener-gy expenditure in large domestic dogs. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, DOI: 10.1111/jpn.12391
  11. Starck J.M., Aupperle H., Kiefer I., Weimer I., Krautwald-Junghanns M.E., Pees M. 2012. Morphological respiratory diffusion capacity of the lungs of ball pythons (Python regius). Zoology. 115 245– 254.
  12. Campen R. and Starck J.M. 2012. Cardiovascular circuits and digestive function of intermittent-feeding sauropsids. Pp. 133-154. Chapter 09 in: Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation. M. McCue (ed.) Springer Verlag, Heidelberg New York.
  13. Schmidt K.U. and Starck, J.M. 2011. Testing evolutionary hypotheses about the phylotypic period of zebrafish. J. Exp. Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution). J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 314B, DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.21404
  14. Krause–Nehring J., Starck J.M., Palmer A.R. 2010. Juvenile colour polymorphism in the red rock crab, Cancer productus: Patterns, causes, and possible adaptive significance. Zoology 113, 131-139.
  15. Waas, S., Werner, R.A., Starck J.M. 2010. Fuel switching and energy partitioning during the postprandial metabolic response in ball python (Python regius). J. Exp. Biol. 213, 1266-1271.
  16. Bauchinger, U., Keil, J., Starck, J.M., MacWilliams, S. 2010. Exposure to cold but not exercise increases carbon turnover rates in specific tissues of a passerine. J. Exp. Biol. 213, 526-534.
  17. Gerth N., Redman P., Speakman J., Jackson S., and Starck J.M. 2010. Energy metabolism of Inuit sled dogs. J. Comp. Physiol. 180: 577-589.
  18. Schmidt K.U. and Starck, J.M. 2010. Developmental plasticity, modularity, and heterochrony during the phylotypic stage of the zebra fish, Danio rerio. J. Exp. Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution) 314B: 166-178.
  19. Gerth N., Sum S., Jackson S. and Starck J.M. 2009. Muscle plasticity of Inuit sled dogs in Greenland. J. Exp. Biol. 212: 1131-1139.
  20. Starck J.M. 2009. Functional morphology and patterns of blood flow in the heart of Python regius. Journal of Morphology. 270: 673-687.