We investigate animal and human behaviour on a systemic level, integrating behavioural, ecological, physiological and molecular approaches in order to address mechanistic and functional questions from an evolutionary perspective. Main research topics are social complexity, cooperation, communication, seasonal adaptations, reproductive strategies, stress responses and interspecific interactions. Our model organisms range from mites to humans including fishes, birds, rodents, wolves, dogs and primates. We conduct field and lab based studies using experimental setups under natural, semi-natural and laboratory conditions. Our expertise in behavioural endocrinology represents the basic line for most projects in the respective context. As physiological measurements from non-invasive sources are crucial requisites for both field and lab studies we are intensively engaged in the development, improvement and validation of these techniques. Beyond the transmission of information to a wider public to highlight the importance of basic research and applied aspects, Citizen Science has been successfully integrated and is part of relatively complex research topics such as population dynamics and life history strategies.

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Programme winter term 2018

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Programme winter term 2018

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Programme winter term 2018

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Inflammatory protein biomarkers

Analytical Biochemistry

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Umweltverschmutzung stresst arktische Tierwelt

Überreste verlassener Kohleminen in der Arktis beeinflussen Stressverhalten und Physiologie junger Gänse

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Überwintern mit Vorrat

In ihrer aktuellen Studie zeigen Eva Millesi und Carina Siutz, Department für Verhaltensbiologie, wie sich der Winterschlaf von Feldhamstern durch...

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Saliva cortisol responses to plasma PUFA changes

British Journal of Nutrition

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Spatenstich für neue Konrad-Lorenz-Forschungsstelle in Grünau

 

Der Wildpark Grünau und die Konrad-Lorenz-Forschungsstelle der Universität Wien pflegen in den Bereichen Tierhaltung und Wissensvermittlung seit...

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