Sandra Wallner

Master's Student


 About me

I am a Master's student of Doz. Dr. Günter Gollmann preparing a thesis on the topic: “Monitoring and habitat analysis of an allochthonous viper population in Lower Austria (Vipera ammodytes, Viperidae)”.

The aim of this study is to record the population status of Vipera ammodytes within a selected area in Lower Austria. Furthermore, the accompanying fauna (herpetofauna) will be documented and habitat analyses will be performed. In addition, the captured snakes are examined for the snake fungus (Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola). Hereby we support the "snake fungus project" of Gaelle Blanvillain (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) in the context of her dissertation.