Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Dr. Margarita Yavorskaya

Assistant Professor
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Postal address
University of Tübingen
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
72076 Tübingen

Research Interests

  • Evolution of size and shape of different arthropods and effects of miniaturization on their anatomy
  • Evolution of head structures and feeding preferences of beetle adults and larvae (Coleoptera)


Current projects

Anatomy of the smallest free-living crustaceans (Chydoridae, Cladocera)


Methodological expertise

Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

Preparing of serial histological sections

3D reconstructions based on histological sections, as well as MicroCT- and CLSM-datasets



Micro- & Macroevolution
Zoology (Bio122)

Short CV

since 2020
Assistant Professor, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Department of Evolutionary Biology of Invertebrates

PostDoc, Ludwig Maximillian University Munich

Ph.D., Friedrich Schiller University Jena

“Evolution of head structures in Coleoptera with special emphasis on the feeding apparatus and miniaturized forms”

Diploma in Zoology, Biological faculty of Lomonosov State University

“Mouthparts of hooded beetles (Coleoptera: Corylophidae) with regards to miniaturization”