Christoph Leeb

Conservation Genetics
PhD student
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Building C I, Room 004

 

 

 

There are several bachelor and master theses available. If you are interested in a bachelor or master thesis 2018/19 please contact me as soon as possible. 

There is also the possibility to work in the projects without writing a thesis!

 

Research Interests

  • Amphibian ecology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Conservation biology

Current Research Projects

  • "Amphibians in agricultural landscapes: chemical landscape fragmentation implemented in a habitat modeling approach" (DFG-project of Kathrin Theissinger) more info

Academic History 

  • since 01/16; PhD student at the University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 01/14 - 07/18: Master’s programme UniGIS (correspondence course) - University of Salzburg (Austria)
    • Master thesis: „Räumliche Analyse und Modellierung von Fallwild-Vorkommen im Kanton Zürich am Beispiel des Rehs (Capreolus capreolus)“
  • 10/10 .- 10/13: Master’s programme Ecology; Emphasis on Community and Landscape Ecology - University of Vienna, Austria
    • Master thesis: “Mass hibernation and notes on the winter activity of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) in the Maurer Wald (Vienna, Austria)” Abstract
  • 10/07 - 09/10; Bachelor’s programme Biology; Emphasis on Ecology - University of Vienna, Austria

Experience 

  • since 2012: Several projects in amphibian ecology/conservation
  • 10/14 - 12/15: Research assistant, Natural History Museum Vienna - Central Research Laboratories (Vienna, Austria)

Teaching

  • SS 2014-16: Lecturer in the practical course “Populationsbiologie heimischer Amphibien” ("Population biology of native amphibians") at the University of Vienna
  • SS 2012&13: Tutor in the practical course “Populationsbiologie heimischer Amphibien” ("Population biology of native amphibians") at the University of Vienna

Publications

Peer-reviewed

  • Mingo, V., Leeb, C., Fahl, AK., Lötters, S., Brühl, C. and N. Wagner (2019): Validating buccal swabbing as a minimal-invasive method to detect pesticide exposure in squamate reptiles. Chemosphere 229: 529-537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.05.025
  • Lenhardt, P.P., Brühl, C.A., Leeb, C. and, K Theissinger (2017): Amphibian population genetics in agricultural landscapes: Do non-visible barriers in viniculture drive the population structuring of the European common frog (Rana temporaria)?. PeerJDOI 10.7717/peerj.3520. 
  • Leeb, C., W. Hödl and M. Ringler (2013): A high-quality, self-assembled camera trapping system for the study of terrestrial poikilotherms tested on the fire salamander. Herpetozoa 25 (3/4): 164-171. 

Non-peer-reviewed

  • Sztatecsny, M., Gollmann, G., Leeb C., Philippi D., (2014): Aus Tümpel, Teich und Bach: Vorkommen und Verbreitung von Amphibien in den Wäldern des Biosphärenparks Wienerwald. Wiss. Mitt. Niederösterr. Landesmuseum 25: 453-474.

Presentations (selection)

  • 12.09.2018: 48th Annual Meeting of the Ecology Scociety of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Vienna, Austria) - oral presentation: "Potential pesticide exposure during the post-breeding migration of the common toad (Bufo bufo) in a vineyard dominated landscape".
  • 18.01.2015: 26. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Herpetologie (Vienna, Austria) - oral presentation: "Mass hibernation and notes on the winter activity of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) in the Maurer Wald (Vienna, Austria)"
  • 11.06.2014: MolSys Seminar - Natural History Museum Vienna (Vienna, Austria) - oral presentation: "Einschleppung griechischer Molche im Raum Kaltenleutgeben?" ("Introduction of greek newts in Kaltenleutgeben?")
  • 24.08.2013: 17th European Congress of Herpetology (Veszprém, Hungary) – oral presentation: “A camera trap study of mass-hibernation in Salamandra salamandra in the Vienna Woods, Austria”
  • 12.01.2013: 24. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Herpetologie (Vienna, Austria) - oral presentation: “Massenüberwinterung beim Feuersalamander - eine fotofallengestützte Feldstudie im Wienerwald“
  • 01.12.2012: 19. Herpeto-Kolloquium (Bern, Switzerland) - oral presentation: “Massenüberwinterung beim Feuersalamander - eine Feldstudie im Wienerwald, Österreich“
  • 29.09. 2012: 36. Internationales Symposium für Vivaristik (Litschau, Austria) - oral presentation: “Winterquartiere der Feuersalamander“
  • 12.08.2012: 7th world congress of Herpetology (Vancouver, Canada) - oral presentation: “A camera trap study of mass-hibernation in Salamandra salamandra in the Vienna Woods, Austria”

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