Staff

Prof. Dr. Kurt Kotrschal

Dr. Josef Hemetsberger

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar


Postdoctoral Researchers

Matthias-Claudio Loretto, PhD

Research Group "Ravens"

Project: "Fission-fusion dynamics and social cognition in wild ravens"

Email: matthias-claudio.loretto[at]univie.ac.at


PhD Candidates

Mario Gallego-Abenza, MSc

Research Group "Ravens"

Project Title: "Social communication and foraging in free-ranging ravens"

Project: "Fission-fusion dynamics and social cognition in wild ravens"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar & Matthias-Claudio Loretto, PhD

Email: mario.gallego-abenza[at]univie.ac.at

Verena Pühringer-Sturmayr, MSc

Research Group "GreyBis4socs"

Project title: "Between optimal choice and site fidelity foraging habitats in Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), a critically endangered bird species"

Project: "NBI goes Citizen Science - Involving young and old citizen scientists in monitoring habitat use of the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Kurt Kotrschal & Dr. Didone Frigerio

Mail: verena.puehringer-sturmayr[at]univie.ac.at


Master Candidates

Marie Depenau, BSc

Project title: "Social behaviour and stress response in juvenile Greylag geese"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Kurt Kotrschal & Dr. Didone Frigerio

Friederike Böhm, BSc

Research Group "Ravens"

Project title: "Meat and Greed - Effect of pair bond quality on breeding success in Corvus corax and Corvus corone"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Tanja Czerny, BSc

Research Group "GreyBis4socs"

Project title: "Investigating social structure in Northern Bald Ibises (Geronticus eremita) by applying social network analysis"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Kurt Kotrschal, Dr. Didone Frigerio & Matthias-Claudio Loretto, PhD

Project assitant within the project "NBI goes Citizen Science - Involving young and old citizen scientists in monitoring habitat use of the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)"

Teresa Schaer, BSc

Research Group "Ravens"

Project title: "Gastrointestinal parasites in common ravens (Corvus corax)"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar & Matthias-Claudio Loretto, PhD

Christiane Steinbacher, BSc

Research Group "Ravens"

Project title: "Social integration of juvenile ravens into a non-breeding group"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar & Matthias-Claudio Loretto, PhD


Bachelor Candidates

Katrin Herzhauser

Research Group "Ravens"

Project title: "Development of social behaviour in juvenile ravens: testing effects on object play and food access"

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar & Matthias-Claudio Loretto, PhD


Project Assistants

Eva-Maria Körmer, BSc

Research Group "GreyBis4socs"

Project: "Quo volis Geronticus eremita?"

Jana Nácarová, Mgr

Research Group "Ravens"

Project title: "Reaction of ravens to heterospecific alarm calls"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Michaela Syrová, Mgr

Research Group "Ravens"

Project title: "Reaction of ravens to heterospecific alarm calls"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Katharina Buchegger

Research group: "GreyBis4socs"

Voluntary environmental year


Social Service

Felix Steinmaurer


Associated Scientists

Dr. Jorg Massen

Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna

Email: jorg.massen[at]univie.ac.at

Prof. Dott. Leonida Fusani, MPhil PhD

Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna

Email: leonida.fusani[at]univie.ac.at