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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 urbanization on free-ranging wolves. We adopt an interdisciplinary approach to analyse the effect of urbanization on wolves’ feeding habits, their fear, risk-taking and aggressive behaviours, as well as their endocrinological and genetic profile, testing the hypothesis that urban wolves show a ‘bolder’ temperament than wolves living in more remote areas.

Current Projects

Curriculum vitae


2020Ph.D. Domestication Unit, Konrad-Lorenz-Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Advisor: F. Range, L. Fusani, S. Marshall-Pescini


MSc, Dog training, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Supervisors: E. Prato-Previde, I. Merola


MSc, Natural Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Supervisor: G.F. Ficetola
2008BSc, Natural Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Supervisor: G. Zega

Positions / Research experience

From 2021

Post-doc researcher at the Wolf Science Center, Domestication Lab, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria


Research assistant, Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria. Project title: "Investigating the social dynamics in packs of free-ranging wolves", supported by ERC project n. 311870.


Research assistant, Wolf Science Center, Dörfles, Austria. Project title: "Conflict management in wolves and dogs: the domestication effect", supported by Lise Meitner Programme (FWF) to Simona Cafazzo.