Publications

Impact of processed food (canteen and oil wastes) on the development of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae and their gut microbiome functions. Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Tajda Bogataj, Carina D. Heussler, Blaz Stres, Florian M. Steiner, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Heribert Insam. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, 619112, 2021.
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Black soldier fly school workshops as means to promote circular economy and environmental awareness. Andreas Walter*, Thomas Klammsteiner*, Magdalena Gassner, Carina D. Heussler, Suzanne Kapelari, Markus Schermer, Heribert Insam. Sustainability, 12(22), 9574, 2020. (*equal contribution)
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Suitability of black soldier fly frass as soil amendment and implication for organic waste hygienization. Thomas Klammsteiner, Veysel Turan, Marina Fernández-Delgado Juárez, Simon Oberegger, Heribert Insam. Agronomy, 10(10), 1578, 2020.
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The core gut microbiome of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae raised on low-bioburden diets. Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Tajda Bogataj, Carina D. Heussler, Blaž Stres, Florian M. Steiner, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Wolfgang Arthofer, Heribert Insam. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 993, 2020.
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On everyone’s lips: insects for food and feed. Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Heinrich Pan, Magdalena Gassner, Carina D. Heussler, Markus Schermer, Heribert Insam. Proceedings of Science, 366, 2020.
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Influence of three artificial light sources on oviposition and half-life of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae): Improving small-scale indoor rearing. Carina D. Heussler, Andreas Walter, Hannes Oberkofler, Heribert Insam, Wolfgang Arthofer, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Florian M. Steiner. PLOS ONE, 13, e0197896.
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Conference contributions

How high-performance computing brings our understanding of insect-based gut microbiomes to the next level. Thomas Klammsteiner, Heribert Insam, Bostjan Murovec, Blaz Stres. 1st Austrian-Slovenian High-Performance Computing Meeting 2021 - ASHPC21, Maribor, Slovenia. 31. May-02. June 2021.

A citizen science-based approach to promote circular economy in the context of a fast-growing insect industry. Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Carina D. Heussler, Magdalena Gaßner, Heribert Insam. 8th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Thessaloniki, Greece. 23.-26. June 2021.

Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens, Diptera: Stratiomyidae) frass as fertilizer. Thomas Klammsteiner, Veysel Turan, Heribert Insam, Marina Fernández-Delgado Juárez. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Crete Island, Greece. 26.-28. June 2019.

Microbes in organic waste management. Heribert Insam, Thomas Klammsteiner, Veysel Turan, Marina Fernández-Delgado Juárez, Sabine M. Podmirseg, Christian Ebner, Maria Gomez-Brandòn, Andreas Walter, Carina D. Heussler, Felix Kurzemann, Ulrich Plieger, Samson Masebinu, Magdalena Nagler, Sebastian Hupfauf. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Soldid Waste Management, Crete Island, Greece. 26.-28. June 2019.

In aller Munde: Insekten als Nahrungs- und Futtermittel Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Heinrich Pan, Magdalena Gaßner, Carina D. Heussler, Markus Schermer, Heribert Insam. 5. Österreichische Citizen Science Konferenz, Obergurgl, Austria. 26.-29. June 2019.

Optimierung der Lichtquellen zur Aufzucht der Schwarzen Soldatenfliege. Carina D. Heussler, Andreas Walter, Thomas Klammsteiner, Hannes Oberkofler, Heribert Insam, Wolfgang Arthofer, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Florian M. Steiner. Kolloquium der Österreichischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft (ÖEG), Karl-Franz-Universität Graz, Austria. 16. March 2019.

Six-legged livestock: A house for the critters. Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Heribert Insam. 2nd Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics, Innsbruck, Austria. 28. February - 2. March 2019.

A house for the critters: Bringing insects into people’s kitchens. Andreas Walter, Thomas Klammsteiner, Carina D. Heussler, Heinrich Pan, Markus Schermer, Heribert Insam. INSECTA2018 International Conference, Gießen, Germany. 5.-7. September 2018.

Microbial community dynamics and functions in black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens, Diptera: Stratiomyidae) reared on various diets. Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Carina D. Heussler, Blaž Stres, Florian M. Steiner, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Wolfgang Arthofer, Heribert Insam. INSECTA2018 International Conference, Gießen, Germany. 5.-7. September 2018.

Testing three artificial light sources on oviposition and half-life of Black Soldier Fly to improve small-scale indoor rearing. Carina D. Heussler, Andreas Walter, Hannes Oberkofler, Heribert Insam, Wolfgang Arthofer, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Florian M. Steiner. INSECTA2018 International Conference, Gießen, Germany. 5.-7. September 2018.

A Workhorse and its busy bees: Discovering the biodegradation potential of black soldier fly larvae and the involved microbiota. Andreas Walter, Thomas Klammsteiner, Carina D. Heussler, Florian M. Steiner, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Heribert Insam. Kick-off meeting Life & Health Science Cluster Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria. 3. December 2018.

Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larvae in waste valorization and diet-based shifts in their gut microbiome. Thomas Klammsteiner, Andreas Walter, Carina D. Heussler, Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, Florian M. Steiner, Heribert Insam. 6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Naxos Island, Greece. 13.-16. June 2018.



Workshops

  • Six-legged Livestock: 1st public workshop. Spielraum Fablab. 21.05.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 2nd public workshop. Spielraum Fablab. 18.06.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 3rd public workshop. Spielraum Fablab. 25.07.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 4th public workshop. Department of Microbiology. 29.07.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 5th public workshop. Department of Microbiology. 10.09.2019

  • Six-legged Livestock: 1st school workshop. Ferrari Schule Innsbruck. 14.01.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 2nd school workshop. Ferrari Schule Innsbruck. 15.01.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 3rd school workshop. Franziskaner Gymnasium Hall. 18.02.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 4th school workshop. PORG Volders. 25.02.2019
  • Six-legged Livestock: 5th school workshop. BAfEP Innsbruck. 24.09.2019



Other publications

  • Kreislaufwirtschaft: Viele Fliegen mit einer Klappe. | PDF
    Tiroler Tageszeitung. 24.11.2020

  • Wurlende Wunderwuzzis als Abfallverwerter. | PDF
    Wissenswert Magazin. 01.07.2019

  • Maden sind gesund. | PDF
    Kronenzeitung - Tiroler Krone. 22.01.2019

  • Top Citizen Science Projekt: Vom Abfall zur Nahrung. | PDF
    Stadteilzeitung Hötting-West und Kranebitten. 01.12.2018

  • Vom Abfall zum Futtermittel: Maden als Proteinquelle. | PDF
    Biobased Future. 6, 11. 01.04.2018

  • Mit den Waffen einer Fliege. | PDF
    Wissenswert Magazin. 02.12.2014