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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Marcela Suarez-Rubio

Institute of Zoology

Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33
1180 Wien
EMail: marcela.suarezrubio(at)
Tel: +43 1 47654-83316

Curr. Vitae

2012 - Research scientist, Institute of Zoology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
2011 - PhD in Ecology, University of Maryland, USA
2010 - Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, USA
2005 - 2007 Curriculum Development Coordinator, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA
2005 - 2007 Principal Instructor, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA
2005 - MSc in Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
2000 - BSc in Biology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia

Statistik Austria, science classification

animal ecology; zoology; zoogeography; Biodiversity; Nature conservation; Remote sensing; Cultural landscape research; Spatial research;


Landscape Ecology; Remote Sensing; Land-use change; Ornithology; Geographic Information Systems; Spatial analysis; Modeling land-use change;


2016 BOKU Teaching Award 2016 - 2. Platz
2015 First price for oral presentation for Kathrine Schack Madsen for her contribution: "Influence of landscape parameters on reproductive success of great tits (Parus major) along an urban gradient." ELLS Conference, Nov 12-14, 2015, Prague
2011 Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award
2011 Who’s who in America for Professional Achievements
2011 NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award
2010 USDA-NIFA Professional Enhancement Award
2010 Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Travel Award
2008 American Ornithologists' Union Student Travel Award
2008 Golden Key International Honour Society Member
2008 Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Travel Award
2006 Dr. José Ramón Ortiz Award (Fundación Ríos Pasarell)
2005 Fellowship for Dissertations, thesis and equivalent projects. Dean’s Office of Graduate and Research Studies, University of Puerto Rico
2005 Auburn University Center for Forest Sustainability Travel Fellowship
2004 Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool Fellowship

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2015 - European Ornithologist's Union
2013 - Ecological Society of America
2013 - Society for Urban Ecology
2008 - American Ornithologists' Union
2005 - International Association of Landscape Ecology

Reviewer for scientific journals

2015 - The Wilson journal of ornithology
2014 - PLoS One
2014 - Landscape Ecology
2012 - Remote Sensing of Environment
2011 - International Journal of Geographical Information Science
2011 - Landscape and Urban Planning
2010 - Urban Ecosystems
2009 - Forest Ecology and Management
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