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

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Petra Sumasgutner

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Privatdozentin Dr. Didone Frigerio

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Senior Scientist

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

Dr. Andrew Katsis

Postdoctoral Researcher

Project: Avian personality traits

Email: andrew.katsis@flinders.edu.au

Dr. Lauren Common

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Project: Replicate evolution in avian parasites during island invasion

Email: lauren.common@flinders.edu.au

Mag. Gudrun Gegendorfer

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Administration

Email: gudrun.gegendorfer@univie.ac.at

Julia Rittenschober, MSc

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Administration

Email: julia.rittenschober@univie.ac.at


PhD Candidates

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Varalika Jain, MSc

Project title: Moving towards coexistence: understanding behavioural responses of eagles to human

Supervisor: Petra Sumasgutner

EMail: varalika.jain@univie.ac.at

Alper Yelimlieş, BA

Project title: Linking song and personality in Darwin's tree finches

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer

EMail: alperyelimlies@gmail.com

 

 

Anna Fabbri, MSc

Project title: Pair bond formation and maintenance in ravens and crows

Supervisors: Thomas Bugnyar, Leonida Fusani

EMail: anna.luise.fabbri@univie.ac.at

 

 

Silvia Damini, MSc

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

Supervisor: Thomas Bugnyar
Co-Supervisor: Petra Sumasgutner

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: 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: Thomas Bugnyar

Email: awanibapat@gmail.com


Master Candidates

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Jonas Lesigang, MSc

Project title: Function and individuality of different call types in greylag geese

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer
Co-Supervisor: Andrew Katsis, Alper Yelimlies

 

 

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Alina Döhring, BSc

Project title: Mirror trials in Greylag Geese: Personality and object permanence

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer
Co-Supervisor: Didone Frigerio

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Mariia Klymenko, Dipl.Tzt.

Project title: Components of relationship quality in greylag geese monogamous pair bonds

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer

 

 

Avila Bold, BSc

Project title: The anti-predator response of corvids in different social contexts towards a heterospecific predator

Supervisor: Petra Sumasgutner

Irai Paetow de Jesus, BSc

Project title: Are Greylag Geese (Anser anser) able to visually discriminate when presented with pictures of conspecifics?”

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer

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Johannes Ploderer, BSc

Project title: Personality and home range use in Galapagos short-eared owls (Asio flammeus ssp. Galapagoensis)

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer
Co-Supervisor: Petra Sumasgutner

Arnout Lindeman, BSc

Project title: How do ravens adjust their foraging behaviour to unfamiliarity and unpredictability?

Supervisor: Thomas Bugnyar
Co-Supervisor: Silvia Damini

Jakob Schorn, BSc

Project title: Species -diversity and -dominance among secondary hole nesting birds with varying degrees of human presence at three different nesting sites near the Konrad Lorenz Research Center

Supervisor: Didone Frigerio
Co-Supervisors: Josef Hemetsberger, Wolfgang Vogl

Johanna Weber, BSc BSc

Project title: Occupancy preference and breeding success in secondary hole-nesting birds depending on nest box material and familiarity. 

Supervisor: Didone Frigerio
Co-Supervisor: Josef Hemetsberger, Wolfgang Vogl, Sonia Kleindorfer

Marina Gehbauer, BSc

Project title: Human-falcon relationships (within the field of nature-society interactions) can trigger positive emotions and make residents more likely to engage in conservation activities

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer
Co-Supervisor: Petra Sumasgutner, Elisabeth Oberzaucher

Johanna Lauffer, BSc

Project title: Relationship quality in free-flying ravens (Corvus corax)

Supervisor: Thomas Bugnyar

Egon Lind, BSc

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

Supervisor: Thomas Bugnyar
Co-Supervisor: Petra Sumasgutner

Monika Schön, BSc

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

Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer

Barbara Steininger, BSc

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

Supervisor: Didone Frigerio
Co-Supervisor: Sonia Kleindorfer

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

Supervisor: Petra Sumasgutner
Co-Supervisors: Thomas Bugnyar, 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: Didone Frigerio
Co-Supervisor: Palmyre H. Boucherie


Volunteers

Verena Baumgartinger

Voluntary environmental year


Student Assistant

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Mariia Klymenko, Dipl.Tzt.


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

KREIKENBOHM, R.| University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Master thesis, 2023)

HORLEBEIN, S.| University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2023)

RUF, A. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2023)

VOGEL, T. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

WERDERITSCH, S. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

PÜHRINGER-STURMAYR, V. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2022)

FABBRI, A. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

GALLEGO-ABENZA, M. | University of Vienna (Dissertation, 2022)

MENTHONNEX, T. | Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté (Master thesis, 2022)

HUGE, A. | University of Vienna (Master thesis, 2022)

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)