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


Postdoctoral Researchers

Matthias-Claudio Loretto, PhD

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

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 "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

Friederike Böhm, BSc

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

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 "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

Fabio Ribelli, BSc

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Floor Eline Boekelman, BSc

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

Project title: "Is individual variation in food calling linked to foraging decisions in wild ravens?"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar


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?"

Christiane Steinbacher, MSc

Research Group "Frigerio Lab"

Project: "Visible Science"

Jana Nácarová, Mgr

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

Project title: "Reaction of ravens to heterospecific alarm calls"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Michaela Syrová, Mgr

Research Group "Corvid Lab"

Project title: "Reaction of ravens to heterospecific alarm calls"

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

Larissa Schwaiger

Research group: "Frigerio Lab"

Voluntary environmental year


Animal Care Attendant Trainee

Felix Steinmaurer


Social Services


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)

2019

Christiane Steinbacher (Master Thesis)

Sabrina Jungheim (Master Thesis)