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


Dittmann L, Walzer A, Schausberger P. Population-specific cold tolerance of the predatory mite Amblydromalus limonicus. In IOBC-WPRS Bulletin. Vol. 120. 2016. p. 10-12

Seiter M, Schausberger P. Constitutive and operational variation of learning in foraging predatory mites. PLoS ONE. 2016 Nov 4;11(11):e0166334. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166334

Ghazy NA, Osakabe M, Negm MW, Schausberger P, Gotoh T, Amano H. Phytoseiid mites under environmental stress. Biological Control. 2016 May;96:120-134. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.02.017

Schausberger P, Patiño-Ruiz JD, Osakabe M, Murata Y, Sugimoto N, Uesugi R et al. Ultimate Drivers and Proximate Correlates of Polyandry in Predatory Mites. PLoS ONE. 2016 Apr 21;11(4):e0154355. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154355