Univ.-Prof. Leonida Fusani, PhD

Professur für Physiology with a focus on Ornithology, Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften

Curriculum Vitae:
born 1964 in Florence, Italy
1986 Diploma (MA) in Pianoforte, Conservatorio Cherubini, Florence
1992 Laurea (MSc) in Biology, Summa cum Laude, University of Florence
1995 Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, UK
2000 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, UK
1999-2001 Postdoc, Max Planck Research Centre for Ornithology, Andechs, Germany
since 2001 Visiting scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama
2001-2003 Postdoc, Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2003-2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Siena, Italy
2007-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, Italy
2014 Visiting Professor, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
since September 2014 Professor of Physiology with a focus on Ornithology, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna and Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

Research Areas:

* Physiological and behavioural adaptations for migration in birds
* Proximate and ultimate causes of elaborate courtship behaviour
* Evolution of neuromuscular specializations supporting complex behavioural patterns