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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

T +43 (1) 25077 7211
F +43 (1) 25077 94 7211
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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  

Saker falcon (Falco cherrug) monitoring in Eastern Austria 

Research project little owl  (Athene noctua)  

Citizen Science Project "Wild neighbours" and "StadtWildTiere" (Urban wildlife)

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