Dr. Richard Zink

Österreichische Vogelwarte - Arbeitsgruppe Seebarn
Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung
Department für Interdisziplinäre Lebenswissenschaften
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
Savoyenstr. 1a
A-1160 Wien

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I have a broad interest in ecology and conservation biology. My focus in ornithology lies on restauration ecology, species monitoring and conservation projects.  I am also interested in Citizen Science and science communication as such.

Current projects

Re-introduction of the Ural owl (Strix uralensis) to Austria Link: www.habichtskauz.at 1

Saker falcon (Falco cherrug) monitoring in Eastern Austria Link: www.saker-info.at 2

Citizen Science Project "StadtWildTiere" (Urban wildlife) Link: www.stadtwildtiere.at 3

Curriculum Vitae

2000-2005 PhD in Zoology, University of Vienna, Austria; Dissertation: “Modelling food availability and habitat potential for the Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus barbatus) in the Austrian alps”
1997-1999 Diploma in Biology with Major in Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria;
Diploma Thesis: "Reproduction strategies of colonial and solitary common kestrels (Falco tinnunculus)".

 Academic employment

05/2018 – now Manager Centre for Education and Public Relations in Seebarn – Austrian Ornithological Centre, Vetmeduni Vienna
2012-05/2018 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher and team leader working group for Wildlife Management and Conservation at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Vetmeduni Vienna
2004-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Vetmeduni Vienna


Publikationen 4