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


Social Services

Max Stieblehner


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)