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Studying Animal Behaviour in the Field

Meeting for MSc, PhD Students and early Post-Docs

17th to 19th September 2015

Invited speakers:



Please find more information here: Graduate Meeting 2015



Springtime at the KLF

This year's first goslings already hatched!


New students at the KLF

We welcome Luigi Stival, Erasmus student from the University of Udine (Italy)! Luigi is writing his Bachelor thesis on the behaviour of Northern bald ibis pairs at the nest.

We welcome Nathalie Rodenwald, Bachelor student at the Freie Universität of Berlin! Nathalie is a long-term internship and will work with greylag goose families.

We welcome Klara Füreder, Bachelor student at the University of Vienna! Klara is a long-term internship and will work together with Nathalie with greylag goose families.


Methods in Field research

For the fourth time we held a four-days practical course "Methods in field research" of the University of Vienna at the KLF. Apart from the theoretical background students learned how to catch, handle, identify and ring birds for scientific surveys, as well as the basics for using wildlife telemetry.


Children's University

The KLF is the initiator and co-organizer of the second Children’s University in the valley, the KinderUniAlmtal as one of the six Children’s University of the region Upper Austria.
"ask.search.want-to-know” is the slogan of the first "KinderUniAlmtal" which will take place in July, from 9th to 11th offering 30 different workshops for children aged between 5 and 14. Many partners of the region are involved in it.


Biologicum Almtal

We are pleased to announce the first Biologicum Almtal (LINK to www.biologicum-almtal.at) which is an event for the popular science and the scientific research to be held annually in Grünau. Here you will find the program for the "Biologicum Almtal 2015" with a series of attractive speakers and other enjoyable features.

New Book: The Social Life of Greylag Geese

We are very happy to announce the publication of a new book wirtten by members and former members of our research station. A synthesis of more than 20 years of behavioural research:

The Social Life of Greylag GeeseThe Social Life of Greylag Geese
Patterns, Mechanisms and Evolutionary Function in an Avian Model System


  • Isabella B. R. Scheiber, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Brigitte Weiß, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

  • Josef Hemetsberger, Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle, Austria

  • Kurt Kotrschal, Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle, Austria

Cambridge University Press 2013

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