Dr. Matjaž Kuntner

Principal Investigator

email: kuntner<at>gmail<dot>com;   kuntner<at>zrc-sazu<dot>si

phone: +386 1 4706 338;   fax: +386 1 425 7797

Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg

2, P. O. Box 306, SI-1001 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

 

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia                                         Biology B. S. (1998)

George Washington University, USA                                  Biology Ph.D. (2005)

Appointments

2012-2017 – Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011-2014 – Adjunct Professor, College of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan
430062, Hubei, China

2011-2015 – Governing Board member, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

1 May 2008-present – Chair of Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy
of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2005-present – Senior Research Associate, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and
Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007-2016 – Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC, USA

2005-2007 – Research Collaborator, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC, USA

1999-2005 – Pre-doctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC, USA

1999-2001 – Assistant Researcher, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and
Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Outreach

Associate Editor for Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (2013-present)

Organizer, 27thEuropean Congress of Arachnology, 2-7 September 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Associate Editor for Systematics and Taxonomy, Journal of Arachnology (2011-present)

Subject Editor for Araneae, ZooKeys (2012-present)

Editorial board member: ISRN Zoology (2010-2011); International Journal of Applied Zoology (2005-2011); Hacquetia (2005-present); “Phylonyms: a companion to the PhyloCode” (The University of California Press) International Society of Arachnology: Council member (2007-2013) and National correspondent for Slovenia (1999-present) European Society of Arachnology: Council member (2009-2012) and 2012 congress organizer

International Society of Arachnology: Council member (2007-2013) and National correspondent for Slovenia (1999-present)

European Society of Arachnology: Council member (2009-2012) and 2012 congress organizer

Other memberships: AAAS, American Arachnological Society, British Arachnological Society

Ad hoc peer reviews for: Acta Entomologica Slovenica; Acta Oecologica; The American Naturalist; Animal Behaviour; Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny; Behavioral Ecology; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology; Biodiversity Data Journal; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society; BMC Evolutionary Biology; Breviora; Bulletin of Entomological Research; Cladistics; Environmental Conservation; Ethology; Ethology, Ecology and Evolution; Evolution & Development; Global Ecology and Biogeography; Historical Biology; Insect Systematics and Evolution; Invertebrate Systematics; ISRN Zoology; Journal of Animal Ecology; Journal of Arachnology; Journal of Biogeography; Journal of Ethology; Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology; Journal of Heredity; Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research; Molecular Ecology; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution; National Geographic Magazine; Natura Sloveniae; Naturwissenschaften; PLoS ONE; Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Records of the Australian Museum; Revista Ibérica de Aracnología; Spider Families of the World; Systematics and Biodiversity; Systematic Biology; ZooKeys; Zoologica Scripta; Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society; Zootaxa

Grant reviews for: National Science Foundation; Macquarie University Research Fellowships; Grant Agency, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Awards

Darwin’s bark spider selected among Top 10 new species of 2010 by the Time magazine (http://
www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2035319_2034045_2034038,00.html)

Largest orbweaver Nephila komaci Kuntner & Coddington 2009 covered in the Guinness Book of Records,
2011 edition

Largest orbweaver Nephila komaci Kuntner & Coddington 2009 selected among Top 10 species for 2010
by the International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University (http://species.asu.edu/
Top10)

Best Student Paper in Systematics, International Congress of Arachnology, South Africa, March 2001

Organization for Tropical Studies, USA, 2001. Tuition award for OTS 2001-3: Tropical Biology – An
Ecological Approach, June-August 2001

National Science Foundation, USA, 1999-2003. Graduate student fellowship from a PEET grant in
Araneoid Spider Systematics (to Hormiga and Coddington)

George Washington University, USA, 1999-2004. Tuition award for doctoral study

Publications

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