Lazzaroni, Martina, dott.ssa

Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung
AG Domestikation

Department für Interdisziplinäre Lebenswissenschaften
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Dörfles 48
2115 Ernstbrunn

E-Mail to Martina Lazzaroni


My research is focused on investigating the effects of domestication and human socialisation on problem solving abilities of dogs. The project adopts a comparative approach testing equally raised dogs and wolves (Wolf Science Center) and groups of dogs with different experiences (i.e. pet dogs and free-ranging dogs) in a series of socio-cognitive task and physical-cognition tasks.

Current Projects

Curriculum vitae



MSc Animal Behaviour, University of Exeter, UK
Thesis: Is self-directed behaviour in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) related to levels of tourist interaction?
Supervisor: Natalie Hempel de Ibarra


BSc Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Thesis: The effect of ostracism and placebo analgesia on affective state and cognitive ability
Supervisor: Steve Hammett

Research experience

From 2016

Ph.D. candidate, Domestication Unit, Konrad-Lorenz-Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Advisor: F. Range, S. Marshall-Pescini


M.S., Dog training, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. Advisor: E. Prato-Previde, I. Merola


M.S., Natural Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Advisor: G.F. Ficetola


B.S., Natural Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Advisor: G. Zega



Research assistant, Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria


Research assistant, Wolf Science Center, Dörfles, Austria


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