TRAUGOTT Michael MMag. Dr. PD,  Associate Professor


Michael Traugott

University of Innsbruck
Department of Ecology

Head of the Research Group:
Applied and Trophic Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25     (Room 506)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51670
F +43 (0)512 507-51799

Michael graduated in Zoology and Agroecology in 1997 and received his doctoral degree from the University of Innsbruck in 2001. In 2007 he obtained his professorial qualification ("Habilitation") in Ecology at the University of Innsbruck.

His scientific interests cover the ecology of invertebrates in natural and managed ecosystems and the role these organisms play in providing ecosystem services (e.g. pest control). Michael is especially interested in trophic and food web ecology, including novel approaches such as molecular techniques and stable isotope analysis to study trophic interactions under natural conditions. Both above- and below-ground systems have been addressed in his work, including arable and natural ecosystems. Detailed information on current and past research projects is available below.

At the Institute of Ecology Michael leads the Applied and Trophic Ecology research group. Furthermore, he acts as the coordinator and spokesman of the Research Unit for Mountain Agriculture at the University of Innsbruck and is the convenor of the IOBC/WPRS working group soil insect pests.

Michael is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Pest Science, serves as Subject Editor for Bulletin of Entomological Research and is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Applied Entomology.


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