Peter Schausberger

Univ.-Doc. Dr.

Head of Arthropod Behavioral Ecology  

Office +43 1 4277-76118
Laboratory +43 1 4277-78168


2024               Professor (Invited), University of Kyoto, Japan

2018-2019      Professor (Invited, JSPS-funded), University of Tsukuba, Japan

2016-              University Docent, University of Vienna, Austria

1999-2016      Professor (Extraordinary)/University Docent, Boku, Vienna, Austria

1999-2008      Professor (Contract), Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

2000-2004      APART Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences

1998-1999      Schrödinger Fellow (Austrian Science Fund), Oregon State University, USA

1995-1998      Researcher, Federal Office and Research Centre for Agriculture, Vienna, Austria

1991-1995      Head of Advisory Service Biocontrol, Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, Austria

1990                PhD Zoology (minor in Botany), University of Vienna, Austria

In Numbers

123                    ­­Peer-reviewed publications (41 first author, 80 corresponding, 108 PI of work)
35 to 42­            H-index Scopus (08/23) and Google Scholar (08/23)
2.8                 ­­     Million € grant money acquired
15, 10, 27       ­  Postdocs, PhD students, MSc students supervised


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Schausberger P, Sato Y. Parental effects of male alternative reproductive tactics (ARTs) on ARTs of haploid sons. Functional Ecology. 2019 Sep;33(9):1684-1694. doi:

Reinbacher L, Fernandez-Ferrari MC, Angeli S, Schausberger P. Effects of Metarhizium anisopliae on host choice of the bee-parasitic mite Varroa destructor. Acarologia. 2018 Feb 13;58(2):287-295. doi: 10.24349/acarologia/20184241

Schausberger P, Seiter M, Raspotnig G, Peneder S, Christiansen I. Moving forward in putting predatory mite learning into practice: prey cue analyses and organizational upward cascades. In Broufas G, editor, Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites": Proceedings the Sixth Working Group Meeting at Chania, Greece, 4-7 September, 2017. Vol. 134. Darmstadt: Federal Research Center of Cultivated Plants. 2018. p. 3-5. (IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, Vol. 134).

Schausberger P, Walzer A, Murata Y, Osakabe M. Low level of polyandry constrains phenotypic plasticity of male body size in mites. PLoS ONE. 2017 Nov 30;12(11):e0188924. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188924

Christiansen IC, Schausberger P. Interference in early dual-task learning by predatory mites. Animal Behaviour. 2017 Nov 1;133:21-28. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.09.005

Dittmann L, Schausberger P. Adaptive aggregation by spider mites under predation risk. Scientific Reports. 2017 Sep 6;7(1):10609. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10819-8

Reichert MB, Christiansen IC, Seiter M, Schausberger P. Transgenerational loss and recovery of early learning ability in foraging predatory mites. Experimental & Applied Acarology. 2017 Mar;71(3):243-258. doi: 10.1007/s10493-017-0122-1

Schausberger P, Peneder S. Non-associative versus associative learning by foraging predatory mites. BMC Ecology. 2017 Jan 14;17(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s12898-016-0112-x

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