Angela S. Stöger

Zoologist specialising in vertebrate biology, behaviour and cognitive biology, bioacoustics and sound communication, zoo biology and species conservation.

Angela Stöger was born in Vienna in 1976 and was nine times Austrian national champion in synchronised swimming in her youth. She studied Biology and completed her doctorate in 2006. Since 2009, Angela Stöger has worked as a scientist at the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna, where she founded the Mammal Communication Lab in 2011. Angela Stöger researches the communication of mammals; currently, she is focussing on African and Asian elephants. Moreover, her research team also studies the communication of cheetahs, lions, giraffes, bears and African wild dogs.

In 2021, Angela Stöger was among the top 3 in the election of Austria’s Scientist of the Year. She is the author of the book “Von singenden Mäusen und quietschenden Elefanten” (Of singing mice and squeaking elephants), which was awarded Austria’s Science Book of the Year in 2022.