Martin Haase

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In Germany's D-Grid project numerous Grid communities are working together to develop a common overarching Grid. One major aim of D-Grid is thus to integrate the existing Grid deployments and make them interoperable. The major challenge in this endeavor lies in the heterogeneity of the current implementations: Three Grid middleware and different VO(More)
This study presents an approach for prosody-driven segmentation of speech data. The model is based solely on F ¼ contours and RMS envelopes. Phoneme or word information from a speech recognizer is un-neccesary. Using data from German broadcast news, we show how this prosodic information can be exploited to retrieve structural information of the spoken text.(More)
Genetic distances are increasingly being used for identification and species delimitation, especially since the introduction of "barcoding". While for phylogenetic inferences great care is generally taken to choose the best-fit evolutionary model, this is usually neglected in calculating genetic distances. Moreover, distances obtained from others than(More)
The circumscription of the avian superfamily Sylvioidea is a matter of long ongoing debate. While the overall inclusiveness has now been mostly agreed on and 20 families recognised, the phylogenetic relationships among the families are largely unknown. We here present a phylogenetic hypothesis for Sylvioidea based on one mitochondrial and six nuclear(More)
Island radiations have played a major role in shaping our current understanding of allopatric, sympatric and parapatric speciation. However, the fact that species divergence correlates with island size emphasizes the importance of geographic isolation (allopatry) in speciation. Based on molecular and morphological data, we investigated the diversification(More)
Morphological classification and mitochondrial phylogeny of a pair of morphologically defined species of New Caledonian freshwater gastropods, Hemistomia cockerelli and Hemistomia fabrorum, were incongruent. We asked whether these two nominal species can be unambiguously distinguished based on shell morphology or whether the taxonomic discrepancy inferred(More)
The large variation in colouration and patterning of bird eggs suggests a variety of functions. For instance, in cases of intra- and inter-specific brood parasitism, the recognition of own eggs by the parents could be essential for their reproductive success. However, individual specific signatures may also be of interest from an applied point of view, as(More)
During the course of a project aiming at the reconstruction of the colonization of the South Pacific islands by tateid gastropods based on molecular data we discovered five new species on New Caledonia belonging to the genera Hemistomia and Leiorhagium, respectively. We describe these species based on morphological, anatomical and genetic data. All five(More)
Niche breadth has fundamental ecological implications. Specialists with a narrow niche space are able to survive under specific conditions only, making them potentially sensitive to effects of environmental change. We here investigate (1) the factors restricting the specialized spring snail Bythinella dunkeri to its specific habitat, and (2) its capacity(More)