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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johann Zaller

Institute of Zoology

Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33
1180 Wien
EMail: johann.zaller(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-83318
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Curr. Vitae

2011 - Associate Professor, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
2010 - Habilitation in Ecology, Privatdozent, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
2005 - - Senior research scientist, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
2004 - Research Scientist, University of Vienna, Austria
2001 - 2004 Research scientist, University of Bonn, Germany
1998-2001 - Postdoctoral Fellow; Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas, Ushuaia, Argentina
1998-2001 - Postdoctoral Fellow; Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, USA
1998 - Research assistant, Research Institute of biological Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland
1998 - Dissertation, Dr. phil., University of Basel, Switzerland
1995-1998 - Research assistant, University of Basel, Switzerland
1994 - 1995 Scholar of the Swiss Federation, Department of Botany, University of Basel, Switzerland
1994 - Diploma thesis, Mag. rer. nat., University of Innsbruck, Austria
1988-1994 - Studies in Biology/Botany/Ecology, Universities of Salzburg+Innsbruck, Austria

Statistik Austria, science classification

plant ecology; animal ecology; ecological system research; organic farming; agricultural ecology; environmental protection;

Expertise

soil ecology; earthworms; global climate change; vermicomposting; plant-animal interactions; systems ecology; landscape ecology; terrestrial ecology; global change; sustainable agriculture; Plant ecology; Citizen Science; Citizen Science; agroecology; functional ecology; ecosystem functions; ecological interactions: belowground-aboveground ;

Awards

2017 BOKU Nachhaltigkeitspreis 2017 "Licht der Zukunft" in der Kategorie "Austausch mit der Gesellschaft" für das Projekt Roadkill (zusammen mit Florian Heigl & Daniel Dörler)
2013 BOKU Teaching Award 2013 - 3. Platz; zusammen mit Alexander Bruckner, Erhard Christian, Thomas Frank, Claudia Elisa Kubista und Ulrich Straka
2013 3. Platz für wissenschaftliches Poster von Florian Heigl, Andrea Grabmaier & Johann Zaller im Rahmen des 5. Semester Touchdowns des BOKU Centre of Agricultural Sciences
2013 SINA 2013 Award - Beste Posterpräsentation von Elisabeth Schwaiger für Beitrag "Analysis of drought stress on winter wheat using stable isotope ratio spectrometry (δ13C)", 12th Austrian Stable Isotope User Group Meeting, Nov 15-16, 2013, Graz
2012 Erster Preis für das Poster mit der interessantesten und verständlichsten Darstellung der wesentlichen Information im Rahmen des 13. Österreichischen Klimatags, Juni 14-15, 2012
2008 Anerkennungspreis für die nachhaltigste Geschäftsidee - Düngerproduktion mit Regenwürmern; Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (bmvit), Wien
1993 Bundesstipendium der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft für ein einjähriges Gaststudium an der Universität Basel

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2015 - Member of scientific advisory board WWF Austria
advisory board member
2014 - European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)
member
2014 - National Committee on Biodiversity, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Mangement
mandate as expert
2012 -
member of the commisson
2011 - Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
member
2010 - Ecological Society of America
member
2007 - Österreichischer Naturschutzbund
member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2016 - Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: Research Topic: Non-Target Effects of Pesticides on Organisms Inhabiting Agroecosystems
Guest Editor (special issue)
2015 - SCI REP-UK :
Editorial Board Member
2014 - Frontiers in Plant Science:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2013 - Frontiers in Environmental Science: Associate Editor for Frontiers in Agroecology and Land Use Systems
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2015 - Geoderma
2015 - Frontiers in Public Health
2015 - Environmental Pollution
2015 - Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research
2015 - SCI REP-UK
2015 - European Journal of Soil Biology
2014 - Frontiers in Plant Science
2014 - Frontiers in Environmental Science
2013 - Biology and Fertility of Soils
2013 - Bmc Ecology
2012 - Die Bodenkultur: Austrian journal of agricultural research
2012 - Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata
2012 - Applied Soil Ecology
2011 - ISRN Ecology
2011 - Folia Geobotanica
2011 - AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
2011 - Annals of Applied Biology
2011 - Organic Agriculture
2010 - Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
2010 - Journal of Ecology
2010 - Journal of Applied Entomology
2009 - Biological Agriculture & Horticulture
2009 - Pedobiologia
2009 - New Forests
2009 - Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection
2009 - Science of the Total Environment
2009 - Ecology Letters
2008 - Polish Journal of Ecology
2008 - Weed Research
2007 - Ecological Engineering
2007 - Scientia Horticulturae
2004 - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
2003 - AM J ALTERNATIVE AGR
2002 - Oikos
2002 - Z PFLANZENK PFLANZEN
2000 - Acta oecologica-International Journal of Ecology
2000 - Global Change Biology
2000 - Plant and Soil
2000 - Oecologia
2000 - Acta agriculturae Scandinavica Section B-Soil and Plant Science
2000 - Soil & Tillage Research

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2015 - The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) - Netherlands
2015 - OeAD-Österreichischer Austauschdienst - Austria
2012 -2015 Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation - Georgia
2011 -2011 Research Promotion Foundation, Republic of Cyprus - Cyprus
2008 -2008 Zentrum für Soziale Innovation - Centre for Social Innovation - Austria
2007 -2007 Bulgarian National Science Fund - Bulgaria
2007 -2007 EU Southeast European Era-Net (SEE-ERA.NET) - European Union
2007 -2007 Czech Science Foundation (GACR) - Czech Republic
2006 -2007 Georgian National Science Foundation - Georgia
2005 -2005 Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW - Austria
2004 -2006 International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union - Belgium
2004 -2005 Europäische Kommission - European Union

Reviewer/Expert organization

2016 Haupt Verlag, UTB
Gutachten für ein Fachbuch
2015 Stadt Wien, Magistratsabteilung 22
Endbericht Forschungsprojekt
2015 FWF - Der Wissenschaftsfonds
Zwischenbericht
2015 Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (BMLFUW)
Zwischenbericht Forschungsprojekt
2012 University of Illinois at Chicago
Predoctoral Fellowship Program
2008 Faculty opponent for PhD defence, Swedish Agricultural University (SLU) Uppsala
2006 CAB International

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2017 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Session SSS4.11 Role of soil biota in soil functioning and ecosystem service provision
Chair (session)
2016 Österreichische Citizen Science Konferenz 2016
member of the organisation committee
2016 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Session SSS10.3/BG9.6 Biogeosciences and wine: Management-related and environmental processes that influence the vineyard ecosystem
Chair (session)
2015 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015, Session SSS4.8 Soil function, diversity and hotspots of microbial activity
Chair (session)
2015 Österreichische Citizen Science Konferenz 2015
organiser
2015 45th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)
Chair (session)
2012 4th International Congress EUROSOIL 2012 Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment
Chair (session)
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