Matjaž Kuntner, Slovenian arachnologist.

  • Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana.
  • National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana.
Matjaž Kuntner

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  • Blackledge, T. A., Kuntner, M. & Agnarsson, I. 2011: The form and function of spider orb webs: evolution from silk to ecosystems. Advances in Insect Physiology 41: 175–262.
  • Gregorič, M., Agnarsson, I., Blackledge, T. A. & Kuntner, M. 2011. How did the spider cross the river? Behavioral adaptations for river-bridging webs in Caerostris darwini (Araneae: Araneidae). PLoS ONE 6(10): e26847.
  • Gregorič, M., Agnarsson, I., Blackledge, T. A. & Kuntner, M. 2011. Darwin’s bark spider: Giant prey in giant orb webs (Caerostris darwini, Araneae: Araneidae)? Journal of Arachnology 39: 287–295.
  • Higgins, L., Coddington, J. A., Goodnight, C. & Kuntner, M. 2011. Testing ecological and developmental hypotheses of mean and variation in adult size in nephilid orb-weaving spiders. Evolutionary Ecology, 25: 1289–1306.
  • Kralj-Fišer, S., Gregorič, M., Zhang, S., Li, D. & Kuntner, M. 2011. Eunuchs are better fighters. Animal Behaviour 81: 933–939.
  • Kuntner, M. & Agnarsson, I. 2011. Phylogeography of a successful aerial disperser: the golden orb spider Nephila on Indian Ocean islands. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 119.
  • Kuntner, M. & Agnarsson, I. 2011. Biogeography and diversification of hermit spiders on Indian Ocean islands (Nephilidae: Nephilengys). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59: 477–488. PDF
  • Kuntner, M., May-Collado, L. J. & Agnarsson, I. 2011. Phylogeny and conservation priorities of afrotherian mammals (Afrotheria, Mammalia). Zoologica Scripta 40: 1–15.
  • Luštrik, R., Turjak, M., Kralj-Fišer, S. & Fišer, C. 2011. Coexistence of surface and cave amphipods in an ecotone environment (spring area). Contributions to Zoology 80: 133–141.
  • Pruitt, J. N., DiRienzo, N., Kralj-Fišer, S., Johnson, J. C. & Sih A. 2011. Individual- and condition-dependent effects on habitat choice and choosiness. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. doi: 10.1007/s00265-011-1208-0 PDF
  • Su, Y.-C., Chang, Y.-H., Smith, D., Zhu, M.-S., Kuntner, M. & Tso, I.-M. 2011. Biogeography and speciation patterns of the golden orb spider genus Nephila in Asia (Araneae: Nephilidae). Zoological Science 28: 47–55.
  • Valentincic, T., Miklavc, P., Kralj, S. & Zgonik, V. 2011. Olfactory discrimination of complex mixtures of amino acids by the black bullhead Ameiurus melas. Journal of Fish Biology. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02976.x
  • Zhang, S., Kuntner, M. & Li, D. 2011. Mate binding: male adaptation to sexual conflict in the golden orb-web spider (Nephilidae: Nephila pilipes). Animal Behaviour 82: 1299–1304.

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  • Agnarsson, I. & Kuntner, M. 2012. The generation of a biodiversity hotspot: Biogeography and phylogeography of the western Indian ocean islands. In Kesara Anamthawat-Jonsson (Ed.): Current Topics in Phylogenetics and Phylogeography of Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems. Rijeka: In Tech Publishers, pp. 33-82. ISBN 978-953-51-0217-5.
  • Agnarsson, I., Kuntner, M. & Blackledge, T. A. 2012. Darwin’s Bark Spider. Pp. 52-54 in: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill, New York.
  • Blackledge T. A., Kuntner M., Marhabaie M., Leeper M. T. & Agnarsson I. 2012. Biomaterial evolution parallels behavioral innovation in the origin of orb-like spider webs. Scientific Reports 2: 833.
  • Coddington, J., Kuntner, M. & Opell, B. D. 2012. Systematics of the spider family deinopidae with a revision of the genus Menneus. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 636: 1–61.
  • Kralj-Fišer, S. & Kuntner, M. 2012. Eunuchs as better fighters? Naturwissenschaften 99:95–101.
  • Kralj-Fišer, S. & Schneider, J. M. 2012 Individual behavioural consistency and plasticity in an urban spider. Animal Behaviour 84: 197–204. PDF (online)
  • Kralj-Fišer, S., Schneider, J., Justinek, Ž., Kalin, S., Gregorič, M., Pekár, S. & Kuntner, M. 2012. Mate quality, not aggressive spillover, explains sexual cannibalism in a size dimorphic spider. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 145–151.
  • Kuntner, M., Gregorič, M., Zhang, S., Kralj-Fišer, S. & Li, D. 2012. Mating plugs in polyandrous giants: Which sex produces them when how and why? PLoS ONE 7(7): e40939.
  • Kuntner, M., Zhang, S., Gregorič, M. & Li, D. 2012. Nephila female gigantism attained through post-maturity molting. Journal of Arachnology 40:345–347.
  • Lee, Q., Oh, J., Kralj-Fišer, S., Kuntner, M. & Li, D. 2012. Emasculation: gloves-off strategy enhances eunuch spider endurance. Biology letters doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0285
  • Li, D., Oh, J., Kralj-Fišer, S. & Kuntner M. 2012. Remote copulation: male adaptation to female cannibalism. Biology letters 10.1098/rsbl.2011.1202
  • Năpăruş, M. & Kuntner, M. 2012. A GIS model predicting potential distributions of a lineage: a test case on Hermit spiders (Nephilidae: Nephilengys). PLoS ONE 7(1): e30047.

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