Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology
Department of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
E-Mail to Otto Monge
I am a wildlife biologist with a special interest in the conservation of birds. My main focus is the generation of scientific outputs that will help to inform the decision making process in conservation. For this reason, I am mostly concerned with identifying risk factors associated with the degree of threat to focal bird species (e.g. pathogen infection, restrictions to gene flow or inadequate management in captivity). In addition, I aim to explore what is the role of agroecosystems in driving the spatio-temporal dynamics of bird species’ response to climate change and how can farmer decisions be integrated in this framework. Finally, I am highly interested in assessing which ecosystem services birds are able to provide in human-dominated landscapes and which are efficient ways to preserve that functionality.
Conservation genetics of wild and reintroduced populations of the scarlet macaw (Ara macao, Psittaciformes) in Costa Rica. Funded by: The Parrot Society UK, The Wildlife Trusts UK, Cleveland Metroparks ScottNeotropical Fund, IdeaWild.
Genetic patterns of the Great-green macaw (Ara ambiguus, Psittaciformes) in Costa Rica.
Funded by: crowdfunding campaign in experiment.com