MSc
Victoria Kargl

Project researcher ABOL reference data & BioBlitz coordination

ABOL reference data

The aim of the project is to create at least 5,000 DNA barcodes for at least 1,500 species of animals, plants and fungi that occur in Austria. Special focus is on pollinators, soil organisms and aquatic organisms. The taxonomic expertise of Austria's natural history museums, universities and other biodiversity experts (e.g. eco-offices, freelance biologists, lay experts) will be used to generate DNA barcodes. The DNA barcodes will be available open access in the international BOLD database for numerous applications. With this method, species identification can be carried out much more efficiently in nature conservation practice, which means that the increased monitoring requirements (e.g. insect mortality, climate change, biodiversity crisis) can be better managed.

Education

  • 2016–2020  Master Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Management, University of Vienna
  • 2012–2016  Bachelor Ecology, University of Vienna

Master Thesis

Title: „Wildschweinsuhlen als Habitat für Libellen im Lainzer Tiergarten“, supervised by Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Andreas Chovanec


Professional History

  • Since 2020 Employee at the Natural History Museum Vienna / Department Research Laboratory Molecular Systematics in the context of various projects
  •     2024-ongoing: Coordination of the ABOL BioBlitz and reference data
  •     2023: LE project "FFH dragonfly species in the rural areas of Vienna" and coordination of ABOL BioBlitz
  •     2020-2022: LE project "Crayfish and dragonflies in the rural areas of Vienna and the potential of DNA barcoding methods   for their detection and management"
  •     2015-2022: Part-time position in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of plant and production - compliance
  •     Since 2017-ongoing: Eco-educational guided tours for schools and families (Verein Umweltspürnasen)
  •     2023: Dragonfly survey on the Danube Island
  •     2022: Dragonfly survey at Schönbrunn Zoo
  •     2022: Dragonfly survey in Wr. Neustadt, Liesing, Mödling
  •     2021: Dragonfly survey of the Leitha, Ebenfurth area
  •     2020: Dragonfly survey of the Leitha, district of Bruck an der Leitha
  •     2019: Dragonfly survey of two streams in the Vienna Woods as part of the project "The dragonfly fauna of Vienna"
  •     2017: Various internships (Lower Austrian Nature Conservation Association, Austrian Federal Forests, Illmitz Biological Station)
  •     2016: Press internship P.U.L.S in the Gesäuse National Park/Naturfreundejugend Austria

Congress contributions


FISCHER, I., SITTENTHALER, M., PAIL, V., CHOVANEC, A., & HARING, E. (2022). Libellen in Wien: klassisches Monitoring oder molekulargenetische Methoden zur Erfassung von Libellen - ein kritischer Vergleich. In Tagungsband Der 2. Digitalkonferenz Der Gesellschaft Deutschsprachiger Odonatologen (Gdo E.v.). Presented at the 2. Digitalkonferenz der Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen (GdO e.V.) 18.-19. März 2022, Online: Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen e. V.

PAIL, V. (2022). Wildschweinsuhlen als Habitat für Libellen. In Tagungsband Der 2. Digitalkonferenz Der Gesellschaft Deutschsprachiger Odonatologen (Gdo E.v.). Presented at the 2. Digitalkonferenz der Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen (GdO e.V.) 18.-19. März 2022, Online: Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen e. V.

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).

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.

Central Research Laboratories

Ackerl Florian
Project researcher ABOL III
Chen Rui Qiang
Project researcher BMK ABOL C321068
De Mattia Willy
Project researcher
Duda Michael
Project researcher
Fial Nathalie
project researcher RefDat (ABOL Austrian Barcode of Life)
Fischer Iris
Laboratory manager
Haring Elisabeth
Head of department
Heinzl Janine
Project researcher
Kapun Martin
Bioinformatician
Kirchner Sandra
Poject researcher for TETTRIs, Laboratory manager
Kruckenhauser Luise
Head of the DNA Laboratory / Curator of the DNA- and tissue collection / Staff scientist
Leeb Christoph
Project researcher
Löwenstein Augustina
project researcher Gemona (ABOL Austrian Barcode of Life)
Macek Oliver
Manager DNA & tissue collection, Collection Assistant (Myriapoda)
Reier Susanne
Project researcher
Schwarz Sandrina
Project researcher "biTEM"
Sittenthaler Marcia
Laboratory manager
Sonnleitner Michaela
project employee "ABOL"
Szucsich Nikolaus
ABOL-manager
Wanka Alexandra Julia
Laboratory manager
Wegner Wencke
Operator for microanalysis
Winkler Viola
operator microCT
  
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