Welcome to Sabrina Achhorner, who just started her master's project!

Sabrina is looking at selective disappearance in great tits and blue tits. She is testing whether some phenotypes (e.g. longer beaks) are selected in more urbanised environments.    

27th of March 2023

cucumber green spider

New scientific paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution!

"Urbanization disfavors wingless groups, particularly so on trees. Indeed, web spiders and springtails are less likely to be found in the city, where, on the contrary, aphids, woodlice and flies are common.” Interested? Read more on Frontiers Science News

7th of March 2023



New citizen science project for the study of whale diet and population structure!

The eWHALE project, coordinated by Bettina Thalinger, is an international collaboration project bridging the gap between science, industry, and the public. It aims at exemplifying a novel strategy for marine biomonitoring, and boosting public support for marine conservation efforts.

Bettina Thalinger
in the exclusive
Tirol Today interview
on the project

7th of February 2023

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A newspaper article by our working group was published in "Die Presse"!

The ground beelte is a hungry enrichment for ecosystems and a beacon of hope for Austrian biodiversity improvement. It is a few centimeter long and could replace sprays in agriculture in the long term.
Here you find the whole newspaper article.

4th of February 2023


We organize a symposium at Behaviour 2023 this summer in Bielefeld!

The behaviour of citizens is often shaped by preconceived beliefs of what defines an “eco-friendly environment” and what is beneficial for wildlife. Such misconceptions can be a result of scientists failing to reach the public, or findings being scattered across scientific disciplines. In this symposium we therefore aim to bring together researchers working in this emerging field. Our speakers will showcase recent work on the "Consequences of citizens' behaviour on wild animals' behaviour"

1st of February 2023


Click beetle(Image by gailhampshire via Flickr)

Congratulation to Riccardo Favaro and Michael Brunner for their new project! 

The Early-Stage-Funding of the University of Innsbruck has been granted to the project AttractClicks: Identification of plants and their volatiles for attracting female click beetles to improve wireworm control. The project aims to investigate the role of plant volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for the oviposition choice of female Agriotes sputator click beetles. Therefore electroantennography, behavioral experiments and mesocosm experiments will be performed in 2023.

10th of January 2023


Celina Stefan Nathalie

Welcome to Celina Dabernig, Stefan Famler and Nathalie Pirgstaller, who are conducting their bacherlor's project with Marion Chatelain and Corinna Wallinger

  • Celina is investigating how bird catching success with mist-net varies over the year and across the urban landscape.
  • Stefan is looking at whether arthropod pests are common prey of great tits and blue tits.
  • Nathalie is testing whether the consumption of food from bird feeders is linked to great tit and blue tit nutritional status.

1st of December 2022  


Previous Events

Junge Uni 2021

Corinna Wallinger war im Rahmen der "Jungen Uni" im August 2021 wieder mit den Kindern auf Spurensuche! Seit 10 Jahren leitet sie den Mitmach-Kurs "DNA zum Anfassen" und begeistert so die nächste Generation WissenschaftlerInnen für die Molekularbiologie. Gesucht wurde u.a. der Dieb des "Pyramidenschatzes" des Tutnix Ammun, der am Ende auf Grund der ´ DNA-Spuren am Tatort tatsächlich identifiziert werden konnte. Hier ein paar Eindrücke
(Fotos: Klemens Weisleitner


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Congratulations to

Julia Gögele for finishing her MEd, and to
Katharina Engl-Braganza for finishing her BSc.

Team building - Team work makes the dream work

Team building event at the Sattelbergalm
Free Falling excercise: do you trust your team?


Upstream surfing & group BBQ at the Inn
Staying active & having fun!

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