Lorna Raso
University of Innsbruck
Institute of Ecology

Research Group:  Applied and Trophic Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25     (Room 508)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51679
F +43 (0)512 507-51799

I studied Ecology at Edinburgh University, my honours degree thesis being regeneration dynamics of the Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree) in the southern Andes. My Masters degree (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) was on aquatic systems (both marine and freshwater) and my current work is on food web interactions of insects using molecular methods. My research interests are species interactions in extreme environments, food web dynamics and succession and regeneration patterns. I am also interested in modelling ecosystem dynamics using intuitive models, the importance of statistical rigour in interpreting data and sources of bias in ecology (and telemark skiing!).


Current projects

Invertebrate food webs in recently deglaciated alpine areas
Daniela Sint, Lorna Raso, Rüdiger Kaufmann (co-PI) and Michael Traugott (PI)




Sint D., Raso L., Kaufmann R., Traugott M.: Optimizing methods for PCR-based analysis of predation. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03018.x  

 Macfadyen S., Gibson R., Raso L., Sint D., Traugott M. & Memmott J. (2009): Parasitoid control of aphids in organic and conventional farming systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 133, 14-18. Abstract

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