emer. o. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gernot Rabeder
Summer term 2018
300405 UE UE Paläontologische Lehrgrabung in Höhlen - Grabungstechnik in einer alpinen Bärenhöhle (2 parallele Kurse)
Barlow, A, Cahill, JA, Hartmann, S, Theunert, C, Xenikoudakis, G, Fortes, GG, Paijmans, JLA, Rabeder, G, Frischauf, C, Grandal-d'Anglade, A, García-Vázquez, A, Murtskhvaladze, M, Saarma, U, Anijalg, P, Skrbinšek, T, Bertorelle, G, Gasparian, B, Bar-Oz, G, Pinhasi, R, Slatkin, M, Dalén, L, Shapiro, B & Hofreiter, M 2018, 'Partial genomic survival of cave bears in living brown bears' Nature Ecology & Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0654-8





Fortes, GG, Grandal-d'Anglade, A, Kolbe, B, Fernandes, D, Meleg, IN, Garcia-Vasquez, A, Pinto-Llona, AC, Constantin, S, de Torres, TJ, Ortiz, JE, Frischauf, C & Rabeder, G 2017, 'Insights into bear behaviour from a DNA data.' Aragonit, Sprava slovenskych jaskyn.

Alberti, F, Gonzalez, J, Paijmans, JLA, Basler, N, Preick, M, Henneberger, K, Trinks, A, Fritsch, M, Hildebrandt, T & Rabeder, G 2017, 'Optimising DNA recovery from cave bear bones.' Aragonit, Sprava slovenskych jaskyn, vol 22/1.




Fortes, GG, Grandal-d'Anglade, A, Kolbe, B, Fernandes, D, Meleg, IN, García-Vázquez, A, Pinto-Llona, AC, Constantin, S, de Torres, TJ, Ortiz, JE, Frischauf, C, Rabeder, G, Hofreiter, M & Barlow, A 2016, 'Ancient DNA reveals differences in behaviour and sociality between brown bears and extinct cave bears' Molecular Ecology, vol 25, no. 19, pp. 4907-18. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13800


Krajcarz, M, Pacher, M, Krajcarz, MT, Laughlan, L, Rabeder, G, Sabol, M, Wojtal, P & Bocherens, H 2016, 'Isotopic variability of cave bears (δ15N, δ13C) across Europe during MIS 3' Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 131, no. Part A, pp. 51-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.028


Döppes, D, Rosendahl, W, Friedrich, R, Lindauer, S, Rabeder, G, Frischauf, C & Krutter, S 2016, 'Bärenfalle - new results of the highest cave lion site from Austria', Budapest, Hungary, 29/03/16 - 2/04/16, .

Rabeder, G & Frischauf, C 2016, Fossile Bären in Höhlen. in C Spötl, L Plan & E Christian (eds), Karst und Höhlen in Österreich. Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum Linz, pp. 183-198.


Xenikoudais, G, Barlow, A, Anijalg, P, Saarma, U, Murtskhvaladze, M, Skrbinsek, T, Rabeder, G, Frischauf, C, Cahill, DJ & Shapiro, B 2016, 'Paleogenomics and the history of the eurasian brown bears.' Paper presented at, Kletno, Poland, 21/09/16 - 25/09/16, .

Frischauf, C, Kavcik-Graumann, N, Nielson, E & Rabeder, G 2016, 'The cave bear fauna of Steigelfadbalm on Rigi (Kanton Luzern, Switzerland).' Paper presented at, Kletno, Poland, 21/09/16 - 25/09/16, .


Döppes, D, Pacher, M, Rabeder, G, Lindauer, S, Friedrich, R, Kromer, B & Rosendahl, W 2016, 'Unexpected ! New AMS datings from austrian cave bear sites.' Cranium, vol 33, pp. 26-30.







Frischauf, C & Rabeder, G 2015, 'Pathologies, degeneration and the extinction pattern of Alpine cave bears.' Paper presented at, Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands, 1/09/15, .

Kavcik-Graumann, N, Nagel, D, Rabeder, G, Ridush, B & Withalm, G 2015, 'The bears from Ilianka cave near Odessa (Ukraine)' Paper presented at, Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands, 1/09/15, .

Alscher, M, Kavcik-Graumann, N & Rabeder, G 2015, 'The cave bears from the Brettstein-Bärenhöhle in Totes Gebirge.' Paper presented at, Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands, 1/09/15, .

Pacher, M & Rabeder, G 2015, 'The leopard (Panthera pardus), the rare hunter of the Alpine area during the Upper Pleistocene.' Paper presented at, Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands, 1/09/15, .

Döppes, D, Rabeder, G & Lindauer, S 2015, 'Unexpected ! New AMS datings from Austrian cave bear sites.' Paper presented at, Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands, 1/09/15, .

Stiller, M, Molak, M, Prost, S, Rabeder, G, Baryshnikov, G, Rosendahl, W, Münzel, S, Bocherens, H, Grandal-d'Anglade, A, Hilpert, B, Germonpré, M, Stasyk, O, Pinhasi, R, Tintori, A, Rohland, N, Mohandesan, E, Ho, SYW, Hofreiter, M & Knapp, M 2014, 'Mitochondrial DNA diversity and evolution of the Pleistocene cave bear complex' Quaternary International, vol 339-340, pp. 224-231. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.09.023


Stummer, G, Plan, L & Rabeder, G 2014, Arzberghöhle. Exkursionsblätter des Verbandes Österreichischer Höhlenforscher 2014. vol. 2014-D, Exkursionsblätter des Verbandes Österreichischer Höhlenforscher.


Pacher, M & Rabeder, G 2014, Cave Bears and Small Mammals Indicate Climate Changes at Merkenstein-Cave, Lower Austria - Revision of the Middle Wurmian Cave Bear Fauna of Merkenstein-Cave. in XX. International Cave Bear Symposium, 2014: Abstracts & Excursions-Guide. vol. 7/4, Sonderdruck aus Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie.


Pacher, M, Döppes, D, Frischauf, C & Rabeder, G 2014, First Palaeontological Analyses of Bächler's Cave Bear Sites - Drachenloch, Wildkirchli and Wildenmannlisloch in the Eastern Swiss Alps. in XX. International Cave Bear Symposium 2014: Abstracts & Excursions-Guide. pp. 25.



Rabeder, G & Laughlan, L 2014, Results of the High-Alpine Fauna from the Gauerblick cavein the Raetikon Mountains (Vorarlberg, Austria). in XX.International Cave Bear Symposium, 2014. pp. 17-18.




Laughlan, L, Pacher, M & Rabeder, G 2014, The Fossil Gauerblick Cave Fauna - First Scientific Results of the High-Alpine Fauna from the Gauerblick Cave in the Raetikon Mountains (Vorarlberg, Austria). in Abstracts & Excursions-Guide , XX. International Cave Bear Symposium, 2014. pp. 17.


Münzel, SC, Rivals, F, Pacher, M, Döppes, D, Rabeder, G, Nicholas, J, Conard, NJ & Bocherens, H 2013, 'Behaviouralecology of Late Pleistocenebears (Ursusspelaeus, Ursus ingressus): In sight from stableisotopest (C,N,O) and tooth microwear.' Quaternary International, vol XXX, pp. 1-16.

Rabeder, G & Kavcik, N 2013, '"Drachenhöhle" Mixnitz.' Paper presented at, Semriach, Styria, Austria, Austria, 3/10/13 - 6/10/13, pp. 27-28.

Prost, S, Klietmann, J, Van Kolfschoten, T, Guralnick, RP, Waltari, E, Vrieling, K, Nagel, D, Rabeder, G, Hofreiter, M & Sommer, RS 2013, 'Effects of late quaternary climate change on Palearcticshrews' Global Change Biology, vol 19, pp. 1865-1874. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12153

Rabeder, G 2013, Frauenhöhle (Cat. No. 2832/15). in 19th International Cave Bear Symposium. Styria, Austria, pp. 33.

Kusch, H & Rabeder, G 2013, Leopoldinenhöhle. in 19th International Cave Bear Symposium Semriach . Styria, Austria, pp. 34.

Kavcik, N & Rabeder, G 2013, 'Lurgrotte' Paper presented at, Semriach, Styria, Austria, Austria, 3/10/13 - 6/10/13, pp. 29.

Rabeder, G 2013, Repolusthöhle. in 19th International Cave Bear Symposium Semriach (Styria Austria). Styria, Austria, pp. 31-32.


Laughlan, L & Rabeder, G 2013, 'The Gauerblick Cave. A new high alpine bear cave in the Raetikonmountains (Vorarlberg, Austria).' Paper presented at, Semriach, Styria, Austria, Austria, 3/10/13 - 6/10/13, .

Frischauf, C, Alscher, M & Rabeder, G 2013, 'The problem of Ursusdeningeroides from Azé I and Herkovajama.' Paper presented at, Semriach, Styria, Austria, Austria, 3/10/13 - 6/10/13, pp. 13-14.

Rabeder, G & Kavcik, N (eds) 2013, 19th International Cave Bear Symposium Semriach 2013. in G Rabeder & N Kavcik (eds), 19th International Cave Bear Symposium Semriach, Austria. Styria, Austria, pp. 1-38, Semriach, Styria, Austria, Austria, 3/10/13.





Frischauf, C & Rabeder, G 2012, Die Bärenhöhlen des Steirischen Salzkammergutes - ihre überregionale Bedeutung für die Erforschung der eiszeitlichen Tierwelt. in E Geyer (ed.), Speleo-Austria 2012: Tagungsband anlässlich 100 Jahre organisierte Höhlenforschung im Steirischen Salzkammergut. Verein für Höhlenkunde, Bad Mitterndorf, pp. 163-167.



Hofreiter, M, Stiller, M, Baryshnikov, G & Rabeder, G (eds) 2012, Mitochondrial DNA diversity and evolution of the Late Pleistocene cave bear complex. Unknown publisher.





Alscher, M & Rabeder, G (eds) 2012, The phalanges of the Alpine cave bear species. Unknown publisher.

Pacher, M, Pohar, V & Rabeder, G 2011, Ajdovska jama - Palaeontology, Zoology and Archaeology of Ajdovska jama (Heidenhöhle) near Krško in Slovenia. Mitteilungen der Kommission für Quartärforschung der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, vol. 20, Unknown publisher.

Frischauf, C, Rabeder, G & Rauscher, K 2011, Bericht über die Probegrabung in den Torsteinhöhlen bei Wildalpen Stmk. in Unknown host publication title. Unknown publisher.

Rabeder, G & Hofreiter, M 2011, Chronological and Systematic Position of Cave Bear Fauna From Ajdovska jama near Krško (Slovenia). in M Pacher, V Pohar & G Rabeder (eds), Ajdovska Jama: Palaeontology, Zoology and Archaeology of Ajdovska jama near Krsko in Slovenia. Mitteilungen der Kommission für Quartärforschung, vol. 20, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), pp. 92-99.

Rabeder, G 2011, Evolutionary Level and Metric Data of Bear Teeth from Ajdovska jama near Krško (Slovenia). in M Pacher , V Pohar & G Rabeder (eds), Ajdovska Jama: Palaeontology, Zoology and Archaeology of Ajdovska jama near Krsko in Slovenia. Mitteilungen der Kommission für Quartärforschung , vol. 20, pp. 31-44.


Stiller, M, Pacher, M, Rabeder, G, Hofreiter, M, Hobson, KA, Burns, JA & Bocherens, H 2011, Niche partitioning between two sympatric genetically distinct cave bears (Ursus spelaeus and Ursus ingressus) and brown bear (ursus arctos) from Austria: isotopic evidence from fossil bones. in H Bocherens & M Pacher (eds), Late Quaternary mammal ecology: insight from new approaches. Quaternary International, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 238-248.

Rabeder, G & Withalm, G 2011, On the Peculiarities of the Cave Bears from Ajdovska jama near Krško (Slovenia). in M Pacher , V Pohar & G Rabeder (eds), Ajdovska Jama: Palaeontology, Zoology and Archaeology of Ajdovska jama near Krsko in Slovenia. vol. 20, Mitteilungen der Kommission für Quartärforschung, vol. 20, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), pp. 86-91.




Stiller, M, Baryshnikov, G, Bocherens, H, Grandal-d'Anglade, A, Hilpert, B, Münzel, SC, Pinhasi, R, Rabeder, G, Rosendahl, W, Trinkaus, E, Hofreiter, M & Knapp, M 2010, 'Withering away – 25,000 years of genetic decline preceded cave bear extinction' Molecular Biology and Evolution, pp. 975-978.


Rabeder, G, Bauernfeind, E, Steguweit, L, Fladerer, F & Salcher, T 2008, Krems-Hundssteig 2000-2002: Archäozoologische und taphonomische Untersuchungen. in Krems-Hundssteig - Mammutjägerlager der Eiszeit. Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), pp. 216-312.



Römpler, H, Rohland, N, Lalueza-Fox, C, Willerslev, E, Kuznetsova, T, Rabeder, G, Bertranpetit, J, Schöneberg, T & Hofreiter, M 2006, 'Nuclear gene indicates coat-color polymorphism in mammoths' Science, vol 313, no. 5783.


Noonan, JP, Hofreiter, M, Smith, DL, Priest, JR, Rohland, N, Rabeder, G, Krause, J, Detter, JC, Pääbo, S & Rubin, EM 2005, 'Paleontology: Genomic sequencing of pleistocene cave bears' Science, vol 309, no. 5734, pp. 597-600.

Hofreiter, M, Rabeder, G, Jaenicke-Despres, V, Withalm, G, Nagel, D, Paunovic, M, Jambresic, G & Pääbo, S 2004, 'Evidence for Reproductive Isolation between Cave Bear Populations' Current Biology, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 40-43.


Hofreiter, M, Capelli, C, Krings, M, Waits, LP, Conard, NJ, Münzel, SC, Rabeder, G, Nagel, D, Paunovic, M, Jambresic, G, Meyer, S, Weiss, G & Pääbo, S 2002, 'Ancient DNA analyses reveal high mitochondrial DNA sequence diversity and parallel morphological evolution of late pleistocene cave bears' Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol 19, no. 8, pp. 1244-1250.



Department für Evolutionäre Anthropologie

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1090 Wien

gernot.rabeder@univie.ac.at