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Christoph Leeb

Project researcher
Christoph Leebs ORCID record:

ABOL – Austrian Barcode of Life- coordination project


financed by Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
 

Education

  • since 2016: University of Koblenz-Landau, Doctorate in the DFG-project "Amphibians in agricultural landscapes: chemical landscape fragmentation implemented in a habitat modeling approach" (PI: Dr. Kathrin Theissinger)
  • 2014 - 2018: University of Salzburg, Master’s programme UniGIS (correspondence course)
  • 2010 – 2013 University of Vienna, Master’s programme Ecology  - Emphasis on Community and Landscape Ecology
  • 2007 - 2010 University of Vienna, Bachelor’s programme Biology - Emphasis on Ecology

Master Thesis

"Räumliche Analyse und Modellierung von Fallwild-Vorkommen im Kanton Zürich am Beispiel des Rehs (Capreolus capreolus)" Supervision: Dr. Gudrun Wallentin (Uni. Salzburg) und Dr. Maarten van Strien (ETH Zürich)

“Mass hibernation and notes on the winter activity of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) in the Maurer Wald (Vienna, Austria)” Supervision: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Hödl

Professional History

  • since 03/2020 - Project staff in the initiative "ABOL - Austrian Barcoding of Life", Natural History Museum Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
  • since 2012 - Biologist and GIS-expert, realization of and collaboration in various projects with a focus on spatial data analysis and amphibian ecology
  • 01/2016 - 09/2019 - researcher in the DFG-Project "Amphibians in agricultural landscapes: chemical landscape fragmentation implemented in a habitat modeling approach" (PI: Dr. Kathrin Theissinger), University of Koblenz-Landau (Landau, Germany)
  • 05/2014 - 12/2015 - Research assistant in the Central Research Laboratories, Natural History Museum Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

Original articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals

  
BURGSTALLER, S., LEEB, C., RINGLER, M. & GOLLMANN, G. (2021): Demography and spatial activity of fire salamanders, Salamandra salamandra (Linnaeus, 1758), in two contrasting habitats in the Vienna Woods. – Herpetozoa, 34: 23-34. doi: 10.3897/herpetozoa.34.e58496.
 
SITTENTHALER, M., SCHÖLL, E.M., LEEB, C., HARING, E., PARZ-GOLLNER, R. & HACKLÄNDER, K. (2021): Factors influencing genotyping success and genotyping error rate of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) faeces collected in temperate Central Europe. – European Journal of Wildlife Research, 67/1: 2. doi: 10.1007/s10344-020-01444-4.
 
NIEDRIST, A., KAUFMANN, P., TRIBSCH, A., BERNINGER, U. - G., LEEB, C., & MALETZKY, A. (2020). Verbreitung und Herkunft allochthoner Populationen der Mauereidechse (Podarcis muralis) entlang des Bahnliniennetzes im österreichischen Bundesland Salzburg. Zeitschrift Für Feldherpetologie, 27, 149-166.
 
SITTENTHALER, M., SCHÖLL, E. M., LEEB, C., HARING, E., PARZ-GOLLNER, R., & HACKLÄNDER, K. (2020). Marking behaviour and census of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) in riverine habitats: what can scat abundances and non-invasive genetic sampling tell us about otter numbers? Mammal Research, 65(2), 191-202. doi:10.1007/s13364-020-00486-y
 

Expert articles


SZTATECSNY M., GOLLMANN G., LEEB C., PHILIPPI D., (2014): Aus Tümpel, Teich und Bach: Vorkommen und Verbreitung von Amphibien in den Wäldern des Biosphärenparks Wienerwald. Wiss. Mitt. Niederösterr. Landesmuseum 25: 453-474.

LEEB C., W. HÖDL & M. RINGLER (2013): A high-quality, self-assembled camera trapping system for the study of terrestrial poikilotherms tested on the fire salamander. Herpetozoa 25 (3/4): 164-171.

Talks

18.01.2015 26. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Herpetologie (Vienna, Austria) - oral presentation: "Mass hibernation and notes on the winter activity of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) in the Maurer Wald (Vienna, Austria)"

11.06.2014 MolSys Seminar - Natural History Museum Vienna (Vienna, Austria) - oral presentation: "Einschleppung griechischer Molche im Raum Kaltenleutgeben?"

24.08.2013 17th European Congress of Herpetology (Veszprém, Hungary) – oral presentation: “A camera trap study of mass-hibernation in Salamandra salamandra in the Vienna Woods, Austria”

12.01.2013 24. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Herpetologie (Vienna, Austria) - oral presentation: “Massenüberwinterung beim Feuersalamander - eine fotofallengestützte Feldstudie im Wienerwald“

01.12.2012 19. Herpeto-Kolloquium (Bern, Switzerland) - oral presentation: “Massenüberwinterung beim Feuersalamander - eine Feldstudie im Wienerwald, Österreich“

29.09. 2012 36. Internationales Symposium für Vivaristik (Litschau, Austria) - oral presentation: “Winterquartiere der Feuersalamander“

12.08.2012 7th world congress of Herpetology (Vancouver, Canada) - oral presentation: “A camera trap study of mass-hibernation in Salamandra salamandra in the Vienna Woods, Austria”
 

Central Research Laboratories

Chai Min
Project researcher
De Mattia Willy
Project researcher
Duda Michael
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Fischer Iris
Project researcher
Haring Elisabeth
Head of department
Helmer Nikolaus
Project researcher
Kapun Martin
Bioinformatician
Kargl Victoria
Project researcher
Kirchner Sandra
Project researcher
Kruckenhauser Luise
Staff scientist
Macek Oliver
Project researcher, Myriapoda collection assistant
Reier Susanne
Project researcher
Schoder Sabine
project researcher
Schwahofer Paula
Project researcher
Sittenthaler Marcia
Administration, Technician, Projekt researcher
Szucsich Nikolaus
ABOL-manager
Wanka Alexandra Julia
Technician (CRL) / Office (2nd Zoology)
Wegner Wencke
Operator for microanalysis
Winkler Viola
operator microCT
  
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