Ornithology Lab

We study several aspects of avian biology, from migration physiology to sexual selection, both in the laboratory and in the field. A unifying feature of our research is a broad approach that includes both proximate and ultimate questions. Besides long-term projects on the ecophysiology of Eurasian-African migrants and courtship behaviour of Neotropical manakins, we conduct several smaller projects. A strength of our group is the large network of collaborators worldwide. We also run the Austrian Ornithological Centre that coordinates bird ringing operations in Austria. Because of the double appointment of Fusani at the University of Vienna, the lab includes people formally affiliated at that institution.

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Leonida Fusani 2
Virginie Canoine 5 (UniVie)
Ivan Maggini 1
Valeria Marasco 3
Cliodhna Quigley 6
Wolfgang Vogl 7
Anne Hloch 8

PhD students

Andrea Ferretti 9 (UniVie)
Judith Janisch 10
Clémentine Mitoyen 11 (UniVie)
Otto Monge 12
Julia Slezacek 13
Giovanni Spezie 14

Diploma/MSc students

Clara Machowetz
Bernhard Paces
Barbara Waringer