Teaching at the KLF


University Courses / Practical Training

All students from Austrian universities interested in the courses need to co-inscribe at the University of Vienna for acceptance of the courses. To register, it is mandatory to use the UNIVIS online registration system of the University of Vienna. Students from foreign universities are welcome but need to contact their local supervisor for acceptance of the courses.


Practical Course in Behavioural Biology

The University of Vienna offers a three-week training course which can be conducted at the KLF (300116UE).

The course is mainly an introduction into the practical aspects of behavioural biology and a prior visit of the lecture "Einführung in die Ethologie" (Prof. Kotrschal; University of Vienna) is recommended. Within the three weeks, students are introduced to our model species and will conduct a small study on their own. The course includes an introduction into data collection, field methods, data processing, statistics, scientific reading and writing. Housing will be provided at the Research Station. Please note that this is basically a field course. Students must be prepared for long working hours (including the weekend) and data collection in cold or wet weather conditions. For more information please download our guideline. Since the members of the Research Station are international, fluently spoken English is required.

Methods in Field Research

The first part of the course "Methods in field research" (300253UE) focuses on bird research and takes place in the Alm valley.

The course aims at introducing and training several methods of field research. Within the four days, students will learn capture-mark-recapture procedures and bird-ringing, determination of physiological and morphological parameters, sexing, telemetry, home-range analyses, methods in behavioural recording, habitat mapping, and data analyses. The students are required to actively participate and write a report for each part of the course.

Very Important

In the Alm valley, ticks occur very frequently and can transmit meningitis (FSME). We strongly recommend a vaccination before coming here.