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


Peralta Quesada PC, Schausberger P. Prenatal Chemosensory Learning by the Predatory Mite Neoseiulus californicus. PLoS ONE. 2012 Dec 26;7(12):53229. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053229

Schausberger P, Peneder S, Juerschik S, Hoffmann D. Mycorrhiza changes plant volatiles to attract spider mite enemies. Functional Ecology. 2012 Apr;26(2):441-449. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01947.x

Hoffmann D, Vierheilig H, Peneder S, Schausberger P. Mycorrhiza modulates aboveground tri-trophic interactions to the fitness benefit of its host plant. Ecological Entomology. 2011 Oct;36(5):574-581. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2011.01298.x

Hoffmann D, Vierheilig H, Schausberger P. Mycorrhiza-induced trophic cascade enhances fitness and population growth of an acarine predator. Oecologia. 2011 May;166(1):141-149. doi: 10.1007/s00442-010-1821-z