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                          Fusani, Leonida, Univ.-Prof. PhD.
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Unit of Ornithology
Savoyenstraße 1a
1160 Wien
Director of Division
Savoyenstraße 1a
1160 Wien

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Curr. Vitae

2020 Speaker of the Department of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences
2020 Deputy Speaker of the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna
2016 Head of the Institute Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology
2014 Professor, University of Vienna and University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.
2007 Associate Professor (Tenured), Dept. Life Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, I
2003 -2007 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology, University of Siena
2001 -2003 Post-doctoral researcher at the Dept. of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Host: Prof. Barney A. Schlinger.
2000 Doctor of Philosphy, University of Cambridge, UK
1999 -2001 Post-doctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Research Centre for Ornithology, Andechs, Germany. Host: Prof. Eberhard Gwinner.
1995 Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, GB
1994 -1998 PhD Student, University of Cambridge, UK, Supervisor: Dr. John B. Hutchison, and Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, Germany, Supervisor: Dr. Manfred Gahr
1993 Admission (State Exam) to the Board of Biologists of Italy
1993 -1994 MPhil Student, University of Cambridge, UK, Supervisor: Dr. John B. Hutchison
1992 -1993 Internship for the Admission to the Board of Biologists of Italy, University of Firenze
1992 Laurea (MSc) in Biology, Summa cum Laude, University of Firenze, Italy
1986 Diploma (BA) in Pianoforte, Summa cum Laude, Conservatorio Cherubini, Firenze, Italy

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2014 -2018 National Geographic Global Exploration Fund - Northern Europe
Member of the Advisory Board
2011 -2016 Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, UK
Scientific Secretary
2011 -2015 Committee of European Societies for Behavioural Biology
2009 -2013 Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, USA
2009 -2015 Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, UK
Member of the Advisory Board
2009 -2013 European Ornithologists Union
Advisory Board
2008 -2012 Italian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour
2004 -2017 Italian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Società Italiana di Etologia
Advisory Board
2003 - Center for Tropical Research, University of California, Los Angeles
2002 -2008 Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, USA
2002 - Society for Neuroscience, USA

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2011 - Journal of Ornithology: Academic Editor
2011 - Ethology: Academic Editor

Reviewer for scientific journals

  • Animal Behaviour.
  • Behavioral Ecology.
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
  • Bioacoustics.
  • Biology Letters.
  • Ethology, Ecology & Evolution.
  • European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).
  • Frontiers in Zoology.
  • Functional Ecology.
  • General and Comparative Endocrinology.
  • Global Change Biology.
  • Hormones and Behavior.
  • Journal of Avian Biology.
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A.
  • Journal of Ethology.
  • Journal Of Field Ornithology.
  • Journal of Neurobiology.
  • Oecologia.
  • Physiology & Behavior.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B : Biological Sciences.
  • Scientific Reports.
  • The Condor.
  • Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

    2003 - Schweizerischer Nationalfonds - Switzerland
    2003 - National Science Foundation - United States
    2003 - Ministero dell''Istruzione, dell''Università e della Ricerca - Italy
    2003 - Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Netherlands
    2003 - United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation - Israel

    Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

    2018 Seasonal changes in the diet of migratory birds: How is it regulated and how does it affect the physiology and behavior of wild birds?
    2018 Organization of the Videography Workshop at the Manakin Genomics RCN Meeting, Panama 2018-Video Workshop - Part 3: Specialized techniques
    2018 Timing of Migration
    2018 BeringerInnen-Tagung 2018
    2016 VIII European Conference on Behavioural Biology
    2016 The Symbolic Animal: Evolution and Neuroethology of Aesthetics
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