Dr Petra Sumasgutner

Dr Petra Sumasgutner
Petra is an urban ecologist and raptor researcher who recently transitioned from a post-doc fellowship at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Cape Town to the Konrad Lorenz Research Centre in Austria. She initiated the Viennese Kestrel Project as her PhD research, and graduated from the University of Vienna in 2014. Ever since she has been involved in a variety of post-doc projects, bringing her to Northern Finland and Southern Africa, where she worked on several different urban raptor species, including Black Sparrowhawks, Peregrine Falcons and Crowned Eagles. In her current project she focuses on movement ecology of common ravens and behavioural adaptations in the face of global change and inter-species interactions within the scavenger community of the Alps.