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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2022-12-01 - 2023-10-31

The aim of this project is to investigate the usage of crossing structures by humans and ungulates. The crossing structures (over- & underpasses) are located in Sweden and were surveyed with camera traps by the swedish transport administration TRAFIKVERKET in the TRIEKOL project. The research project "TRIEKOL BOKU - Usage of crossing structures by humans and ungulates" at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences is a cooperative project with the University of of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. The project is focussed on investigating the temporal seperation of the usage and possible disturbance effects by humans on the ungulate's usage of the structures.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2022-06-01 - 2024-11-30

The STEM disciplines are of central importance for Austria as a business location. Despite many efforts and activities (both in and out of school), too few students still decide to pursue further education in the STEM fields. Parents are also often unaware of the prospects in this field. The surveys from the previous project WTZ-OST/KV MINT showed that placement initiatives should be designed in a participatory and hands-on way and, if possible, also include current developments in digitalisation. In order to facilitate low-threshold access, the formats should be designed to be as outreach-oriented as possible. Based on these results, STEM prototypes were developed that will be expanded and continued in the course of this follow-up project. The insights gained from the conception of the activities of the predecessor project during the Covid-19 pandemic will also be incorporated - the planned activities will be developed in different formats (presence, digital or hybrid) and thus take into account the advancing digitalisation. It is important not only to arouse enthusiasm for STEM topics at an early stage, but also to consider interdisciplinary and diversity-friendly approaches that can serve as models for further developments in the STEM field. The target group of these projects are pupils and (young) scientists as well as the general public, with a special focus on diversity and inclusion.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-03-01 - 2018-12-31

The von Bertalanffy equation was developed in the 1940s and has since been the almost universal biologically motivated model to describe the ontogenetic growth of different species; it is characterized by the metabolic exponents a = 2/3, b = 1. West et al. (1997, 2001) suggested another pair of metabolic exponents (a = 2/3, b = 1) and provided biological reasoning for this choice. This project proposes biological reasoning for yet two other exponent pairs based on the ideas of Bertalanffy and West about metabolism and on a model of Parks (1982) about the dependency of growth on food intake.

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