Mag. Marcia Sittenthaler

Position:

project researcher
„Non-invasive genetic monitoring of otter (Lutra lutra) populations in Lower Austria“

In cooperation with the Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

Funded by Niederösterreichischen Landesfischereiverband and Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Abteilung Naturschutz
Fischotter (Lutra lutra) Photo by Bodner, M.

Education

  • 2009-2012 Master Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 2005-2009 Bachelor Environment and Bio-Resources Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
 

Master Thesis

Title: The role of fisheries management for population density, socio-spatial organisation and feeding habits of otters (Lutra lutra) – a case study on two salmonid streams in Lower Austria.
 Supervisor: Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Klaus Hackländer (BOKU Vienna)
 

Professional History

  • since 03/2013 Project Staff, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna and Natural History Museum Vienna
  • 06/2012-10/2013 Biological work as freelancer
 

Research Visits and Advanced Training Courses

  • 09/2014 International Summer School on Stable Isotopes in Animal Ecology, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin
  • 07/2011-09/2011 Internship non-invasive genetic sampling and analysis, Technische Universität München

Professional Memberships

  • IUCN Species Survival Commission, Otter Specialist Group
  • NOBIS (Network of Biological Systematics) Member