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


Domingos CA, Melo JWDS, Gondim MGC, De Moraes GJ, Hanna R, Lawson-Balagbo LM et al. Diet-dependent life history, feeding preference and thermal requirements of the predatory mite Neoseiulus baraki (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Experimental & Applied Acarology. 2010 Mar;50(3):201-215. doi: 10.1007/s10493-009-9308-5

Walzer A, Schausberger P. Non-consumptive effects of predatory mites on thrips and its host plant. Oikos: a journal of ecology. 2009 Jun;118(6):934-940. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2008.17299.x

Rahmani H, Hoffmann D, Walzer A, Schausberger P. Adaptive learning in the foraging behavior of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis. Behavioral Ecology. 2009;20(5):946-950. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arp081

Walzer A, Schausberger P. Phenotypic plasticity in developmental time and body size induced by food limitation in three phytoseiid mite species. In Bertrand M, Kreiter S, McCoy KD, Migeon A, Navajas M, Tixier M-S, Vial L, editors, .), Integrative Acarology. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the European Association of Acarologists, Montpellier, France. 2008. p. 103-135