Head of the Lab
I study the physiological mechanisms that underlie complex and elaborate behaviour, with a focus on avian migration and courtship display. I studied in Firenze, Italy, and Cambridge, UK, and worked in Germany, Italy, and USA before settling in Vienna. I have a double appointment at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, of which I am the Director, and at the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna. I like combining laboratory and field work and strive to spend a good part of my time collecting data and starting new, exciting projects together with my collaborators and students.
Institutional web site at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology
Institutional web site at the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Biology