Dr. Matthias Loretto

Research scientist
Contact
☎ 0049 8161 71 4702, 📌 Berchtesgaden National Park
matthias.loretto (at) tum.de
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Research interests

  • Movement Ecology
  • Ethology
  • Scavenging Ecology
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Animal navigation and spatial memory
  • Inter- and intraspecific interactions

Selected Publications

Rutz, C., Loretto, M-C., Bates, A. E., Davidson, S. C., Duarte, C. M., Jetz, W., Johnson, M., Kato, A., Kays, R., Mueller, T., Primack, R. B., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Tucker, M., Wikelski, M., Cagnacci, F. (2020): COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlife. Nature Ecology and Evolution. doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1237-z

Beck, K.*, Loretto, M-C.* & Bugnyar, T. (2020): Effects of site fidelity, group size and age on food caching behaviour of common ravens. Animal Behaviour, 164: 51-64. doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.03.015.  * joint first authors.

Loretto, M.-C., Schöll, E. M., Hille, S. (2019): Occurrence of Eurasian Sky Lark Alauda arvensis Territories in relation to urban Area and heterogeneous Farmland. Bird Study, 66 (2): 273-278. doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2019.1637816

Pašukonis, A.*, Loretto, M-C.*, Hödl, W.(2018):  Map-like navigation from distances exceeding routine movements in the three-striped poison frog (Ameerega trivittata). Journal of Experimental Biology, 221. jeb.169714, doi.org/10.1242/jeb.169714. * joint first authors.

Loretto, M.-C., Schuster, R., Itty, C., Marchand, P., Genero, F. & Bugnyar, T. (2017): Fission-fusion dynamics over large distances in raven non-breeders. Scientific Reports, 7, 380. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-00404-4

Loretto, M.-C., R. Schuster and T. Bugnyar. (2016) GPS tracking of non-breeding ravens reveals importance of anthropogenic food sources during their dispersal in the Eastern Alps. Current Zoology, 62: 337-334. doi.org/10.1093/cz/zow016

CV

Since 2021 Research Scientist, Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Since 2021 Research Scientist, Department for Research and Monitoring at Berchtesgaden National Park
2019-2021 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Department of Migration, Group Animal-Environment Interactions, Radolfzell, Germany
2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
2016-2019 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Cognitive Biology and the Konrad Lorenz Research Station, both University of Vienna, Austria
2011-2016 PhD in Biology, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria
2007-2010 MSc in Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
2002-2006 BSc in Animal Behaviour, University of Graz, Austria