Staff

Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer

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Dr. Josef Hemetsberger

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Vice Head

Head of Research Group "Corvid Lab"

Current Head of the Department of Cognitive Biology

Email: thomas.bugnyar[at]univie.ac.at

Dr. Didone Frigerio

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Senior Scientist

Head of Research Group "Frigerio Lab"

Email: didone.frigerio[at]univie.ac.at

Dr. Petra Sumasgutner

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Andrew Katsis

Project: avian personality traits

Email: andrew.katsis@flinders.edu.au

 

 

 


PhD Candidates

Silvia Damini, MSc

Project title: Interspecific interactions in the foraging context in ravens (Corvus corax)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

EMail: silviadamini94@gmail.com

 

 

Jefferson Garcia Loor, BSc

Project title: Personality and home range size in Darwin's finches: effects of predator eradication and translocation 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer

Email: garcialoorjefferson@gmail.com

Awani Bapat, MSc

Project Title: The use of social information and strategies for social interactions by free-flying ravens.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Email: awanibapat@gmail.com

Dina Mostafa, MSc

Project title: Role of acoustic signals in fission fusion dynamics of greylag geese.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer

EMail: doooga@gmail.com

Verena Pühringer-Sturmayr, MSc

Research Group "Frigerio Lab"

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

Mario Gallego-Abenza, MSc

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

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


Master Candidates

Rebekka Kreikenbohm

Project title: Breeding success of the Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in the Alpine region

Supervisors: Dr. Matthias Loretto, Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer, Dr. Petra Sumasgutner

Egon Lind, BSc

Project title: Seasonal and cohort-spevific survival rates of common raven in an anthropogenic alpine environment

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar, Dr. Petra Sumasgutner

Monika Schön, BSc

Project title: Conversation styles in human and animal communication: are there cross-species rules? 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer

Barbara Steininger, BSc

Project title: Social integration of hand-raised greylag geese (Anser anser)

Supervisor: Dr. Didone Frigerio

 

 

Stefan Werderitsch, BSc

Project title: Investigating the relationship between the use of plastic and debris and nesting and reproductive behaviour in the endangered northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita)

Supervisor: Dr. Didone Frigerio

Tanguy Menthonnex, BSc

Project title: Factors influencing plastic incorporation in nests by endangered Northern Bald Ibis

Supervisor: Dr. Didone Frigerio

Tatjana Vogel, BSc

Project title: Occupancy preferences and breeding success of hole-nesting small birds depending on the material of the nest boxes and depending on different forest types (with/without the presence of humans) in the area in and around the Cumberland Wildpark in Grünau im Almtal, Upper Austria

Supervisors: Dr. Didone Frigerio, Dr. Josef Hemetsberger

Gabriela Bernatovic, BSc

Project title: How parental care is associated with feeding strategies and feeding success at a common feeding place outside of the family

Supervisors: Dr. Petra Sumasgutner,  Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar, Dr. Palmyre Boucherie

Stefanie Bachmann, BSc

Project title: Effects of resource availability and distribution on grouping dynamics and foraging strategies in an urban population of crows (Corvus corone ssp.)

Supervisor: Dr. Didone Frigerio, Dr. Palmyre H. Boucherie

Anna Fabbri, BSc

Project title: Individual variation and development of food associated calls in the common raven

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer

Antonia Huge, BSc

Project title: Is male age in Galapagos finches related to the soundscape composition at the nesting territory?

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer


Administration

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Mag. Gudrun Gegendorfer

Email: gudrun.gegendorfer@univie.ac.at

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Julia Rittenschober, MSc

Email: julia.rittenschober@univie.ac.at


Social Services

Armin Stadlberger


Associated Scientists

Prof. Dr. Kurt Kotrschal

Wolf Science Center, University of Veterinary Medicine (Vienna)

University of Vienna

Email: kurt.kotrschal[at]univie.ac.at

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

Dr. Shane Sumasgutner

Email: shane.mcpherson[at]gmail.com


Alumni

NILLES, T. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

FRIRY, S. | University of Lille (Master thesis, 2022)

FELKER, L. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

KÖRMER, E.-M. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

WEINHÄUPL, V. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

HEGER, B. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

COMIN, V.N. | University of Padova (Master thesis, 2022)

MURARI, G. | University of Turin (Master thesis, 2022)

GUGGENBERGER, M. | University of Tübingen (Master thesis, 2021)

JAIN, V. | University of Cape Town (Master thesis, 2021)

HOCHLEITNER, L. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2021)

ARBEITHUBER, K. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2021)

GATTRINGER, J. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2021)

HUCHLER, K. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2020)

RIBELLI, F. | University of Turin (Master thesis, 2020)

SCHIRZ, K. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2020)

WEMER, L. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2019)

BOEKELMAN, F.E. | University of Groningen (Master thesis, 2019)

JUNGHEIM, S. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2019)

STEINBACHER, C. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2019)

CZERNY, T. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2018)

DEPENAU, M. | University of Osnabrück (Master thesis, 2018)

POKRIEFKE, M. | (Bachelor thesis, 2018)

BÖHM, F. | University of Greifswald (Master thesis, 2017)

HERZHAUSER, K. | University of Köln (Bachelor thesis, 2017)

SZIPL, G. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2017)

LORETTO, M.-C. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2016)

REIMANN, S. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2015)

KREJCI, J. | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2015)

SCHÜSSLER, M. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2014)

STIVAL, L. | University of Udine (Diploma Thesis, 2014)

WILLER, J. | University of Berlin (Diploma Thesis, 2014)

BAUER, A.C. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2013)

BLOCK, S.A. | University of Tübingen (Diploma Thesis, 2013)

ELSÄSSER, O. | University of Tübingen (Diploma Thesis, 2013)

EDER, C. | University of Graz (Diploma Thesis, 2012)

IONESCU, S.A. | University of Tübingen (Diploma Thesis, 2012)

MIKOLASCH, S. | (Dissertation, 2012)

VIBLANC, V.A. | University of Strasbourg (Dissertation, 2011)

WEDL, M. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2011)

AUER, M. | University of Graz (Diploma Thesis, 2010)

BRUST, V. | University of Osnabrück (Diploma Thesis, 2010)

HOHNSTEIN, A. | University of Berlin (Diploma Thesis, 2010)

KEHMEIER, S. | University of Hamburg (Diploma Thesis, 2010)

KRALJ FISER, S. | University of Ljubljana (Dissertation, 2009)

KUBITZA, R. | University of Osnabrück (Diploma Thesis, 2009)

MÖSLINGER, H. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2009)

SCHÖBERL, G. I. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2009)

WASCHER, C. A. F. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2009)

HINNERICHS, C. | University of Potsdam (Dissertation, 2008)

KAUFMANN, G. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2008)

SCHLÖGL, H. C. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2008)

SCHWAB, C. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2008)

SZIPL, G. | University of Hamburg (Diploma Thesis, 2008)

GATTERMAYR, M. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2007)

STÖWE, M. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2007)

BRAUN, A. | University of Kiel (Diploma Thesis, 2006)

MASON, F. | University of Udine (Bachelor Thesis, 2006)

PISA, P. E. | University of Trieste (Bachelor Thesis, 2006)

SWOBODA, R. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2006)

WEDL, M. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2006)

BONECHI, B. | University of Triest (Bachelor Thesis, 2005)

DOPPELSTEIN, K. | University of Rostock & University of Leipzig (Diploma Thesis, 2005)

SCHEIBLER, E. | University of Halle(Dissertation, 2005)

SCHLÖGL, C. | University of Bayreuth (Diploma Thesis, 2005)

WASCHER, C.A.F. | University of Graz (Diploma Thesis, 2005)

DORN, S. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2004)

EISING, C. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 2004)

KIRNBAUER, M. | University of Graz (Diploma Thesis, 2004)

MÜLLER, W. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 2004)

NAAR, L. | University of Graz (Diploma Thesis, 2004)

SCHWAB, C. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2004)

SELVA, N. | University of Sevilla (Dissertation, 2004)

ZOHMANN, M. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2004)

CARERE, C. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 2003)

DINGEMANSE, N. J. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 2003)

ENGLÄNDER, W. | University of Salzburg (Dissertation, 2003)

KREUTZMANN, B. | University of Halle (Dissertation, 2003)

MESSMER, C. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 2003)

SCHNASE, A. | University of Düsseldorf (Dissertation, 2003)

VAN OERS, K. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 2003)

FRIGERIO, D. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2002)

HAUHART, B. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2002)

HEMETSBERGER, J. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2002)

HOFFMANN, I. E. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2002)

LEITENBERGER, A. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2002)

LUDWIG, B. | University of Marburg (Diploma Thesis, 2002)

MERAN, I. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2002)

SANDERS, B. | University of Würzburg (Diploma Thesis, 2002)

SPIELAUER, E. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2002)

BYRNE, R. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2001)

GAISBAUER, G. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2001)

ORTBAUER, B. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2001)

AUST, U. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2000)

BAYER, S. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

BUGNYAR, T. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2000)

FRITZ, J. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2000)

NOWOTNY, R. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

PFEFFER, K. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

PRASCHBERGER, M. C. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

STÖWE, M. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

TINTNER, A. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

VÖLKL, B. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

WEISS, B. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 2000)

HIRSCHENHAUSER, K. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 1998)

MACHATSCHKE, I. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1998)

SZEDLARIK, C. M. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1998)

ZISSER, B. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1998)

JAHN, R. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 1997)

LOONEN, M.J.J.E. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 1997)

SCHINDLER, M. | University of Munich (Dissertation, 1997)

TUCKOVA, K. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1997)

FRITZ, J. | University of Innsbruck (Diploma Thesis, 1996)

GRIEBEL, U. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 1996)

HAMMER, G. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1996)

KABICHER, G. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1996)

LANGENHORST, T. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1996)

BODNER, M. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1995)

BUGNYAR, T. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1995)

HAGINGER, H. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1995)

HIRSCHENHAUSER, K. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1995)

IMHOF, M. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1995)

JÜTTE, A. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1995)

KNOLLEISEN, M. | University of Vienna (Diploma Thesis, 1995)

PFISTER-GFELLER, U. | University of Bern (Dissertation, 1995)

DRACK, G. | University of Salzburg (Dissertation, 1994)

ESSLER, H. | University of Salzburg (Dissertation, 1994)

FISCHER, B. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1994)

KICKERT, J. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 1994)

LINDNER, R. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1994)

DRACK, G. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1991)

GROOTHUIS, T. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 1989)

GUBLER, H. | (Dissertation, 1989)

GUBLER, H. | University of Zürich (Dissertation, 1989)

SCHMITT, A. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 1988)

BRANDSTÄTTER, R. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1987)

HUBER, R. | University of Salzburg (Diploma Thesis, 1985)

TEN THOREN, A. | University of Osnabrück (Diploma Thesis, 1985)

SCHINDLER, M. | University of Munich (Diploma Thesis, 1984)

TEN THOREN, B. | University of Osnabrück (Diploma Thesis, 1984)

SONTAG, W. A. | University of Mainz (Dissertation, 1983)

MARTYS, M. | University of Salzburg (Dissertation, 1982)

BACON, P. J. | University of Oxford (Dissertation, 1980)

WALTHER, C. | University of Hohenheim (Diploma Thesis, 1980)

RUMMEL, L. H. | University of Maryland (Diploma Thesis, 1979)

RUMMEL, L.H. | University of Maryland (Diploma Thesis, 1979)

SCOTT, D. K. | University of Cambridge (Dissertation, 1978)

BAKHUS,W. L. | University of Gorningen (Dissertation, 1977)

KIRCHMAYER, B. | University of Munich (Diploma Thesis, 1977)

SCHMIDT, W. | University of Düsseldorf (Dissertation, 1975)

MERGLER, M. A. L. | University of Ohio (Diploma Thesis, 1974)

SCHÄFER, S. | University of Giessen (Diploma Thesis, 1972)

BÖTTGER, H. | University of Munich (Diploma Thesis, 1971)

FEEKES, F. | University of Groningen (Dissertation, 1971)