Nadine Lehofer

Master's Student


 About me

I am a Master’s student of Doz. Dr. Günter Gollmann preparing a thesis on the topic “Movement and behavior of the green toad (Bufotes viridis) in an urban area compared to a natural habitat”.
The green toad is one of the few amphibian species able to persist in some anthropogenic environments. In the course of my Master thesis, I will radio-track individual green toads and compare movement intensities in two contrasting habitats (urban vs. natural). The tracking device includes an accelerometer which will give more detailed information on the toads’ activity and allows to distinguish different types of movement. The results should provide first cues of potential adaptation to urban environments.