Publications

Decrypting the microbiota on the Black Soldier Flies egg surface and its origin during development. Heussler, C.D., Klammsteiner, T., Insam, H., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. under review.
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Life-history traits of black soldier flies reared on agro-industrial by-products subjected to three pretreatments: A large-scale study. Heussler, C.D., Insam, H., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M., Klammsteiner, T. (2022). under review
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Black soldier fly larvae for manure bioconversion and their potential for a circular (bio)economy: A review. Liu, T., Klammsteiner, T., Kumar, V., Dregulo, A.M., Zhang, Z., Awasthi, M.K. (2020). Sci Tot Env, TBA, TBA.
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Impact of processed food (canteen and oil wastes) on the development of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae and their gut microbiome functions. Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Bogataj, T., Heussler, C.D., Stres, B., Steiner, F.M., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Insam, H. (2021). Front Microbiol, 12, 619112.
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Black soldier fly school workshops as means to promote circular economy and environmental awareness. Walter, A.*, Klammsteiner, T.*, Gassner, M., Heussler, C.D., Kapelari, S., Schermer, M., Insam, H. (2020). Sustainability, 12(22), 9574. (*equal contribution)
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Suitability of black soldier fly frass as soil amendment and implication for organic waste hygienization. Klammsteiner, T., Turan, V., Fernández-Delgado Juárez, M., Oberegger, S., Insam, H. (2020). Agronomy, 10(10), 1578.
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The core gut microbiome of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae raised on low-bioburden diets. Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Bogataj, T., Heussler, C.D., Stres, B., Steiner, F.M., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Arthofer, W., Insam, H. (2020). Front in Microbiol, 11, 993.
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On everyone’s lips: insects for food and feed. Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Heinrich Pan, Magdalena Gassner, Heussler, C.D., Markus Schermer, Heribert Insam. (2020).PoS Proc Sci, 366.
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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. Heussler, C.D., Walter, A., Oberkofler, H., Insam, H., Arthofer, W., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. (2018).PLOS ONE, 13, e0197896.
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Conference contributions

Individual density and rearing scale influence temperature profiles during black soldier fly rearing. Klammsteiner, T., Heussler, C.D., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. INSECTA2021 International Conference, Magdeburg, Germany, 8.-9. September 2021.

Frass to gas: industrial insect rearing residues as co-substrates for anaerobic digestion. Klammsteiner, T., Yalçın, N., Insam, H., Hupfauf, S. INSECTA2021 International Conference, Magdeburg, Germany, 8.-9. September 2021.

Pretreatment of feeding substrate accelerates the life cycle of the Black Soldier Fly and changes its potential applications in food waste re-utilization. Heussler, C.D., Klammsteiner, T., Insam, H., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. INSECTA2021 International Conference, Magdeburg, Germany, 8.-9. September 2021.

How high-performance computing brings our understanding of insect-based gut microbiomes to the next level. Klammsteiner, T., Insam, H., Murovec, B., Stres, B. 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. Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Heussler, C.D., Gaßner, M., Insam, H. 8th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Thessaloniki, Greece. 23.-26. June 2021.

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

Microbes in organic waste management. Insam, H., Klammsteiner, T., Turan, V., Fernández-Delgado Juárez, M., Podmirseg, S.M., Ebner, C., Gomez-Brandòn, M., Walter, A., Heussler, C.D., Kurzemann, F., Plieger, U., Masebinu, S., Nagler, M., Hupfauf, S. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Soldid Waste Management, Crete Island, Greece. 26.-28. June 2019.

In aller Munde: Insekten als Nahrungs- und Futtermittel Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Pan, H., Gaßner, M., Heussler, C.D., Schermer, M., Insam, H. 5. Österreichische Citizen Science Konferenz, Obergurgl, Austria. 26.-29. June 2019.

Optimierung der Lichtquellen zur Aufzucht der Schwarzen Soldatenfliege. Heussler, C.D., Walter, A., Klammsteiner, T., Oberkofler, H., Insam, H., Arthofer, W., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. Kolloquium der Österreichischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft (ÖEG), Karl-Franz-Universität Graz, Austria. 16. March 2019.

Six-legged livestock: A house for the critters. Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Insam, H. 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. Walter, A., Klammsteiner, T., Heussler, C.D., Pan, H., Schermer, M., Insam, H. 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. Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Heussler, C.D., Stres, B., Steiner, F.M., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Arthofer, W., Insam, H. 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. Heussler, C.D., Walter, A., Oberkofler, O., Insam, H., Arthofer, W., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M. 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. Walter, A., Klammsteiner, T., Heussler, C.D., Steiner, F.M., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Insam, H. 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. Klammsteiner, T., Walter, A., Heussler, C.D., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M., Insam, H. 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