Supervisor: Lukas Landler
Green toads (Bufotes viridis) are amphibians endangered in Austria, their primary habitats are wild river systems and steppes, both of which are very rare all over Europe. However, this toad managed to survive in very altered anthropogenic habitats, for example in urban parks and agricultural landscapes. In an effort to gain further insights into the toads’ habitat preferences, life history and population status we investigate urban populations using capture-recapture methods and state-of-art population modelling. If you are interested in joining the effort, please email me including a CV and short description why you are interested in the topic (email in English or German is fine).
Start: March 2021
Important notes to consider: The main locations are in the Simmeringer Haide and other ‘not very central’ locations. Also, the work is done during the activity period of the green toads (they are active after sunset). Work in the field approximately from March to August.
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