Staff

Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer

Dr. Josef Hemetsberger

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

Senior Scientist

Head of Research Group "Frigerio Lab"

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


Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Petra Sumasgutner

Project: "Movement ecology and behavioural adaptations in the face of global change"

Email: petra.sumasgutner[at]univie.ac.at

Dr. Mauricio Nicolas Adreani

Project: "Vocal communication in ravens, greylag geese and Darwin's finches to understand how animals coordinate complex behaviour using vocalisations in the wild"

Email: mnadreani[at]orn.mpg.de

Dr. Shane Sumasgutner

Email: shane.mcpherson[at]gmail.com


PhD Candidates

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

Marie Depenau, BSc

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

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

Teresa Schaer, BSc

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

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

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

Ines Mayer, BSc

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

Project title: "Intentions behind food calling behaviour in free-ranging ravens"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Milena Holzer, BSc

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Kevin Schirz, BSc

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer & Dr. Didone Frigerio

Kathrin Arbeithuber, BSc

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer & Dr. Didone Frigerio


Bachelor Candidates

Katrin Herzhauser

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

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 "Frigerio Lab"

Project: "Quo volis Geronticus eremita?"

Larissa Schwaiger

Research group: "Frigerio Lab"

Project: "Visible Science"

 

 

Helene Vesely

Research group: "Frigerio Lab"

Voluntary environmental year


Animal Care Attendant Trainee

Felix Steinmaurer


Social Services

Thomas Luschtinetz


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


Alumni

2017

Friederike Böhm | University of Greifswald (Master Thesis)

2019

Christiane Steinbacher | BOKU (Master Thesis)

Sabrina Jungheim | University of Vienna (Master Thesis)

Floor Eline Boekelman | University of Groningen (Master Thesis)

2018

Merit Pokriefke (Bachelor Thesis)

Tanja Czerny | University of Vienna (Master Thesis)

2020

Fabio Ribelli | University of Turin (Master Thesis)