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Curr. Vitae

2011 -2013 Determinants of egg investment in relation to individual quality in reed warblers in cooperation with Dr. J. Kristofik and Dr. A. Darolova
2011 -2013 Cooperation with Dr. H. Westerdahl (Lund, Sweden) "MHC in house sparrows"
2011 -2013 Cooperation with the Institute of Ornithology (Zagreb, Croatia) "Breeding and mating system of the black-headed bunting"
2011 -2013 Hoopoe project at Wagram in cooperation with M. Eckenfellner
2010 -2011 Research project and several stays in Australia "Cuckoos and their hosts" in cooperation with Dr. S. Kleindorfer and Dr. J. Robertson
2002 -2010 Senior Scientist Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences
2000 -2010 Vice Director Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences
1991 -2002 Scientific Assistant Konrad Lorenz Institut of Comparative Ethology
1989 Graduation Dr. phil.
1989 -1991 Research assistant Department of Ethology, University of Vienna


2017 NÖ Naturschutzpreis 2017
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2013 Biomed Central Annual Research Award for Katharina Mahr, Matteo Griggio, Michela Granatiero and Herbert Hoi (2012) „Female attractiveness affects paternal investment: experimental evidence for male differential allocation in blue tits”
2012 Young Science Gütesiegel - Auszeichnung für Forschungspartnerschulen
2011 Best poster award, European Ornithological Union (EOU) Conference in Riga
2010 Sparkling Science Award 2010

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2019 - International Evaluation board of the Institute of Zoology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
2010 -2015 Europäische Ornithologische Union
2006 - Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)
2006 - Internationale Ornithologische Gesellschaft
2005 -2009 Europäische Ornithologische Union
Secretary General

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2017 -2017 Biologia: Academic Editor
2017 -2017 Frontiers in Zoology: Academic Editor
2016 - BMC Zoology: Academic Editor

Reviewer for scientific journals

  • American Naturalist.
  • Animal Behaviour.
  • Animal Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • Behavioral Ecology.
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
  • Biology Letters.
  • Bird Study.
  • BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Emu.
  • Ethology.
  • Ibis.
  • Journal of Avian Biology.
  • Journal of Ornithology.
  • Molecular Ecology.
  • Molecular Ecology Notes.
  • Naturwissenschaften.
  • Oecologia.
  • Oikos.
  • Parasitology.
  • Peerj.
  • PLoS One.
  • Polar Biology.
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B : Biological Sciences.
  • Scientific Reports.
  • Tichodroma.
  • Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

    2019 -2019 Österreichischer Austauschdienst GmbH - Austria
    2018 -2018 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund - Hungary
    2012 -2012 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund - Hungary

    Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

    2011 Jugend forscht
    2010 Wir forschen am Naturparadies Wagram
    2009 Darwin und die Verhaltensforschung
    2007 6th European Ornithological Conference
    Member of organizing committee
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