Staff

Prof. Dr. Sonia Kleindorfer

Head

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

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

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


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

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

Ines Mayer, BSc

Research Group "Ravens"

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

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Sabrina Jungheim, BSc

Research Group "Wolf Science Center"

Project title: "Wolves changing enclosures - effects on spatio-temporal patterns"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kurt Kotrschal

Fabio Ribelli, BSc

Research Group "Ravens"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar


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

Larissa Schwaiger

Research group: "GreyBis4socs"

Voluntary environmental year


Animal Care Attendant Trainee

Felix Steinmaurer


Social Services

Michael Auinger


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

2018

Merit Pokriefke (Bachelor Thesis)

Tanja Czerny (Master Thesis)