Dr.
Marcia Sittenthaler

Administration, Technician, Projekt researcher
  • Laboratory management
  • Molecular genetic analyses
  • responsible for the library of molecular systematics,
Marcia Sittenthalers ORCID record:
marcia.sittenthaler@nhm-wien.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 52177 - 593

Education

  • since 2015-2020 PhD, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 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

Doctoral Thesis

Title: Faecal samples as a tool to study otter (Lutra lutra) diet, density and marking behaviour in salmonid streams
Supervisor: Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Klaus Hackländer (BOKU Vienna)
 

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 05/2020 administration and technician, Natural History Museum Vienna
  • since 01/2018 administration, Natural History Museum Vienna
  • 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

  • 09/2017 Course on Molecular Analysis of Trophic Interactions, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 02/2016 Workshop Univariate Statistics in Biology using R, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • 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)

Original articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals


GEIGER, M., KOBLMÜLLER, S., ASSANDRI, G., CHOVANEC, A., EKREM, T., FISCHER, I., GALIMBERTI, A., GRABOWSKI, M., HARING, E., HAUSMANN, A., HENDRICH, L., KOCH, S., MAMOS, T., ROTHE, U., RULIK, B., REWICZ, T., SITTENTHALER, M., STUR, E., TOŃCZYK, G., ZANGL, L. & MORINIERE, J. (2021): Coverage and quality of DNA barcode references for Central and Northern European Odonata. – PeerJ, 9: e11192. doi: 10.7717/peerj.11192.

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: 2.

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.
 
BULATOVIĆ, A., MARKOVIĆ, J., HARING, E., PINSKER, W., MASON, K., DUDA, M., BAMBERGER, S., KIRCHNER, S., SITTENTHALER, M., FEHÉR, Z., PEŠIĆ, V., SAVIC, A. & SATTMANN, H. (2019): First data on population estimates and dispersal of Montenegrina subcristata - a field study at Virpazar, Montenegro. – Ecologica Montenegrina, 26: 147–165.

SITTENTHALER, M., KOSKOFF, L., PINTER, K., NOPP-MAYR, U., PARZ-GOLLNER, R. & HACKLÄNDER, K. (2019): Fish size selection and diet composition of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) in salmonid streams: Picky gourmets rather than opportunists? – Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, 420: 29.
 
ASPÖCK, H., ASPÖCK, U., GRUPPE, A., SITTENTHALER, M. & HARING, E. (2018): Anthropogene Ausbreitung einer mediterranen Kamelhalsfliege – singuläres  Phänomen oder Modellfall. – DGaaE (Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Allgemeine Und Angewandte Entomologie) Nachrichten32/1: 18–20.

FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M. & CHOVANEC, A. (2018): Zum Vorkommen von drei Arten der Gattung Leucorrhinia in Wien (Österreich) mit dem Erstnachweis von L. albifrons (Odonata: Libellulidae). – Libellula37/1/2: 79–90.

SITTENTHALER, M., KUNZ, F., SZYMUSIK, A., GRÜNSCHACHNER-BERGER, V., KRUMBÖCK, S., STAUFFER, C. & NOPP-MAYR, U. (2018): Fine-scale genetic structure in an Eastern Alpine black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) metapopulation. – Journal of Avian Biology49/5: e01681.
 
ASPÖCK, H., ASPÖCK, U., GRUPPE, A., SITTENTHALER, M. & HARING, E. (2017): Anthropogenic dispersal of a snakefly (Insecta, Neuropterida) – a singular phenomenon or a model case in Raphidioptera? – Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift64/2: 123–131.

HARL, J., HARING, E., ASAMI, T., SITTENTHALER, M., SATTMANN, H. & PÁLL-GERGELY, B. (2017): Molecular systematics of the land snail family Orculidae reveal polyphyly and deep splits within the clade Orthurethra (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society181/4: 778-794.
 
SITTENTHALER, M., WANEK, W., ZITEK, A., PROHASKA, T., PARZ-GOLLNER, R. & HACKLÄNDER, K. (2016): Feeding ecology of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) in freshwater habitats: Preliminary results of a stable isotope approach. – Mammalian Biology, 81: 16-17.
 
SITTENTHALER, M., BAYERL, H., UNFER, G., KÜHN, R. & PARZ-GOLLNER, R. (2015): Impact of fish stocking on Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) densities: a case study on two salmonid streams. – Mammalian Biology80/2: 106-133.

Conference proceedings


FISCHER, I. , SITTENTHALER, M. , PAIL, V. , ZANGL, L. , KOBLMÜLLER, S. , CHOVANEC, A. , & HARING, E. (2021): Identification of dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata): DNA barcoding of exuviae and eDNA analysis of water samples. – Management of animal and plant genetic resources – p. 53, International Conference on Management of animal and plant genetic resources, Tirana, Albania (Academy of Science of Albania).

BROCKHAUS, T., FISCHER, I., & SITTENTHALER, M. (2020). Was ist Somatochlora metallica? Erste Ergebnisse zur Klärung einer systematischen Verwirrnis. Presented at the 39. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen (GdO) e. V., Höxter, Germany: Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen e. V.

FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., CHOVANEC, A., PAIL, V., & HARING, E. (2020). DNA barcoding methods for the detection of dragonfly species. Presented at the 4th Annual Meeting in Conservation Genetics 2020, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Senckenberg Society for Nature Research.

FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., CHOVANEC, A., PAIL, V., & HARING, E. (2020). DNA-Barcoding Methoden zum Nachweis von Libellen. Presented at the 39. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen (GdO) e. V., Höxter, Germany.
 
FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., TRAUGOTT, M., SINT, D., ZANGL, L., KOBLMÜLLER, S., CHOVANEC, A., HARING, E. (2020): DNA barcoding of Austrian dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) - from the setup of a reference database to its application in identification of exuviae and eDNA analysis. – Acta ZooBot Austria 157, 366-368.
 
HARING, E., FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., WOLF, P., CHOVANEC, A., KOBLMÜLLER, S., SATTMANN, H., BEQIRAJ, S., PESIC, V., ZANGL, L. (2020) Intraspecific genetic diversity in selected widespread dragonfly species (Insecta: Odonata).- Acta ZooBot Austria 157, 239-256.

FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., TRAUGOTT, M., THALINGER, B., ZANGL, L., KOBLMÜLLER, S., et al. (2019). Monitoring and DNA barcoding of dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Vienna, Austria. In Acta Zoobot Austria 155 (2) [2018] (Vol. 155 (2), p. 39-42). Presented at the ABOL meeting 2017, Vienna.

FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., CHOVANEC, A., ZANGL, L., KOBLMÜLLER, S., TRAUGOTT, M., & HARING, E. (2019). DNA-Barcoding der österreichischen Libellenfauna – Aufbau einer Referenzdatenbank und deren Anwendung. Presented at the 38. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen, Karlsruhe, Germany: Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen e. V.

FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., TRAUGOTT, M., ZANGL, L., KOBLMÜLLER, S., CHOVANEC, ANDREAS, A., & HARING, E. (2019). DNA barcoding of the Austrian dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) - from the setup of a reference database to its application. In V. Pešić (Eds.), The Book Of Abstracts And Programme Of 8Th International Symposium Of Ecologists Of Montenegro, 2-5 October 2019 (p. 172). Presented at the 8th International Symposium of Ecologists ISEM8, Budva, Montenegro: Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology.

FISCHER, I., ZANGL, L., SITTENTHALER, M., CHOVANEC, A., SEFC, K. M., KUNZ, G., et al. (2019). Barcoding Austria’s damsel- and dragonflies. In Acta Zoobot Austria 156 [2019] (Vol. 156, p. 277). Presented at the ABOL-Tagung 2018, NHM, Vienna, Austria.

ZANGL, L., FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., CHOVANEC, A., HARING, E., KUNZ, G., & KOBLMÜLLER, S. (2019). Barcoding Austria’s damsels and dragons – from the first steps to flying high. In Acta Zoobot Austria 155 (2) [2018] (Vol. 155 (2), p. 71). Presented at the ABOL-Tagung 2017, NHM, Vienna, Austria.

FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., TRAUGOTT, M., THALINGER, B., ZANGL, L., KOBLMÜLLER, S., KUNZ, G., CHOVANEC, A., SATTMANN, H., RANDOLF, S. & HARING, E. (2018): Monitoring and DNA barcoding of dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Vienna, Austria. – Acta ZooBot Austria155/2: 39–42.

FISCHER, I., ZANGL, L., SITTENTHALER, M., CHOVANEC, A., SEFC, K. M., KUNZ, G. (2018): Barcoding Austria’s damsel- and dragonflies. – Acta ZooBot Austria156: 277.

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