Wissenschaftliche Publikationen Angela Stöger

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Die 6 wissenschaftlich bedeutendsten Arbeiten (antichronologisch)

Weitere Publikationen (antichronologisch) / Buchkapitel / Gasteditorin 

  • Pardo M, Poole JH, Stoeger SA, Wrege PH, O’Connel-Rodwell CE, Padmalal UK, Shermin de Silva. 2019. Differences in combinatorial calls among the three elephant species can not be explained by phylogeny. Behavioral Ecology. 30, 809-820.
  • Baotic A#, Garcia M, Boeckle M, Stoeger A#. 2018. Field propagation experiments of male African savannah elephant rumbles: A focus of the transmission of formant frequencies. Animals 8, 167. Doi: 10.339/ani8100167. #corresponsing authors
  • Stoeger AS & Baotic A. 2017. Male African elephants discriminate and prefer vocalizations of unfamiliar females. Scientific Reports. 7:46414. DOI:10.1038/srep46414.
  • Baotic A & Stoeger AS#. Sexual dimorphism in elephant rumbles. 2017. PlosOne. 2(5): e0177411. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0177411. #corresponding author.
  • Stoeger AS. & Baotic A. 2016. Information content and acoustic structure of male African elephant social rumbles. Scientific reports. 6:27585, DOI:10.1038/srep27585.
  • Ravignani A, Fitch WT*, Hanke FD*, Heinrich T*, Hurgitsch B*, Kotz SA*, Scharff C*, Stoeger AS* and Bart deBoer. 2016. What Pinnipeds Have to Say about Human Speech, Music and the Evolution of Rhythm. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10:274. DOI:10.3389/fnins.2016.00274 *These authors have contributed equally to this work.
  • Baotic A#, Sicks F, Stoeger AS#. 2015. Nocturnal “humming” vocalizations: adding a piece to the puzzle of giraffe vocal communication. BMC Research Notes. 8:425. #corresponding authors.
  • Zeppelzauer M & Stoeger AS#. 2015. Establishing the fundamentals for an elephant early warning and monitoring system. BMC Research Notes. 8:409. #corresponding author
  • Zeppelzauer M#, Hensman S, Stoeger AS#. 2015. Towards an Automated Acoustic Detection System for free ranging elephants. Bioacoustics. #corresponding authors. DOI:10.1080/09524622.2014.906321.
  • Stoeger AS, Zeppelzauer M, Baotic A. 2014. Age group estimation in free-ranging African elephants based on acoustic cues of low-frequency rumbles. Bioacoustics. 23,231-246.
  • Viljoen JJ, Ganswindt A, Reynecke C, Stoeger AS, Langbauer WR. 2014. Vocal stress associated with a translocation of a family herd of African elephants. In the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Bioacoustics. DOI:10.1080/09524622.2014.906320.
  • Herbst CT, Svenc J, Lohscheller J, Frey R, Gumpenberger M, Stoeger AS, Fitch WT. 2013. Complex vibratory patterns in an elephant larynx. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 4054-4064.
  • Baotic A*, Stoeger AS*, Desheng L, Tang C, Charlton BD. 2013. The vocal repertoire of infant giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Bioacoustics DOI:10.1080/09524622.2013.798744. *joint first authors.
  • Zeppelzauer M, Stoeger AS, Breitender C. 2013. Acoustic detection of elephant presence in noisy environments. Proceedings of the 2nd ACM international workshop on Multimedia analysis for ecological data 2013, DOI:10.1145/2509896.2509900.
  • Stoeger AS, Heilmann G, Zeppelzauer M, Ganswindt A, Hensman S, Charlton BD. 2012. Visualizing sound emission of elephant vocalizations: evidence fort two rumble production types. PloS ONE. 7(11):e48907. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0048907.
  • Stoeger AS, Baotic A, Desheng L, Charlton BD. 2012. Acoustic features indicate arousal in infant giant panda vocalizations. Ethology. 118, 896-905.
  • Herler A, Stoeger AS#. 2012. Vocalizations and associated behavior of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) calves. Behavior. 149, 575-599. #corresponding author.
  • Stoeger AS, Charlton BD, Kratochvil H, Fitch WT. 2011. Vocal cues indicate level of arousal in infant African elephant roars. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America. 130, 1700-1710.
  • Stoeger-Horwath AS, Stoeger S, Schwammer HM, Kratochvil H. 2007. Call repertoire of infant African elephants: First insights into the early vocal ontogeny. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America. 121(6): 3922-3931.
  • Stoeger-Horwath AS, Schwammer HM. 2003. Vocalizations of Juvenile Cheetahs during feeding at Schoenbrunn Zoo. International Zoo News. 50(8): 468-474.
  • Stoeger-Horwath AS, Schwammer HM. 2003. A Chronobiological Investigation of Four Cheetah Cubs at Schoenbrunn Zoo. International Zoo News. 50(8): 330-337.


  • Stoeger AS. Elephant sonic and infrasonic sound production, perception and processing. In: Neuroendocrine Regulation of Animal Vocalization (ed. Rosenfeld CS & Hoffmann F), Elsevier, ISBN-13: 978-0128151600. November 2021.
  • Stoeger AS. Book review: Elephant Sense and Sensibility by Michael Garstang. The Quarterly Review of Biology, vol 92, 334. 2017.
  • Narins PM, Stoeger AS, O’Connell-Rodwell C. Infrasonic and Seismic Communication in Vertebrates with Special Emphasis on the Afrotheria: An Update and Future Directions. Springer Hdb. Auditory Res., Vol. 53, Roderick A. Suthers et al. (Eds): Vertebrate Sound Production and Acoustic Communication, 978-3-319-27719-6, 317374_1_En, (7), 2016.
  • Stoeger AS, de Silva S. 2014. Vocal communication in African and Asian elephants: a cross-species comparison. In: Biocommunication of Animals (ed. Witzany G.), Springer SBM NL, pp 21-39. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-7414-8_3.


In einer Spezialausgabe vom Journal Animals (ISSN 2076-2615) innerhalb der „Wildlife“ Serie:
“Elephant Communication”

Geladene Vorträge

  • Keynote speaker at the 2st International Meeting on Zoo Research, Conservation and Biodiversity, March 31- April 3, 2021, Seregeti-Park Hodenhagen, Germany (upcoming)
  • „Giant voice scientists”. Keynote speaker at the Worldwide Music Conference, WWMC 2021, April 22-23, Prague, Czech Republic,
  • „Mammal vocal communication“. Guest lecture at the Seminar of Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Bern. May 6, 2020. (online)
  • „Vocal learning in elephants: How and Why they imitate”. Workshop Unifying vocal learning. September 9-13, 2019, Leiden, The Nederlands
  • „Vocal communication in elephants. Human Elephant Conflict and Behaviour Workshop”, March 12-14, Bela Bela, South Africa. 2019
  • „Die Sprache der Elefanten aus Sicht der Verhaltensforschung”. Abendvortrag at the 14th Annual Meeting der Ethologische Gesellschaft: 06.-08. February 2019.
  • „The gentlemen’s club: Vocal communication in male African elephants”. 111th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society. Greifswald, 10-15.9.2018
  • „The gentlemen’s club’: Vocal communication in male African elephants”. 5th European Student Conference on Behavior and Cognition, Vienna, 5-8.9.2018.
  • „Elephant Communication & Cognition”. Rory Hensman Conservation and Research Unit anti-poaching Conference, Cape Town, June 20-24, 2016.
  • „A man of his word: Vocal communication in male African elephants” CogCom Student Workshop 2015, Vienna, July 2, 2015.
  • „All about that bass: Elephant vocal communication: Sound production and adaptive context” Department Colloquium. Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest, April 8, 2015.
  • „Die Sprache der Elefanten” University Meets Public, Urania, Vienna, 2.3.2014.
  • „Vokale Kommunikation bei Elefanten” Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, 11.02.2014.
  • „New aspects on elephant vocal communication” South African Indigenous Biosensor Meeting at Bela Bela, South Africa, 2-5. September 2013.
  • „Kommunikation und emotionale Bindung bei Afrikanischen Elefanten”. Talk given within the series of lectures „Pforten der Wahrnehmung III: Stimmungen- Affekte-Emotionen”. Studium Generale, Constance University, Germany, 17.11. 2008.
  • „Vocal imitation in African elephants” Symposium on the integrative study of mimicry, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 19. 05. 2005.



  • Vesta Eleuteri, start 15.10.2021. Multimodal communication in African elephants.
  • Beeck Veronika, ongoing. Functions and mechanisms of vocal flexibility in social mammals. Started September 2017. Funded via the Doctoral Program Cognition and Communication.
  • Anton Baotic, 2018. Describing and decoding low-frequency vocalizations in two large terrestrial mammals species. 1.3.2014-17.10.2018. Funded via the FWF Project P26448 PI Stoeger A, supervised by WT Fitch


  • Lisa Treiber, Individual discrimination of female African lions based on vocalizations. (Ongoing)
  • Evelyn Fuchs, Vocal communication in Asian elephants with an emphasizes on trumpet vocalizations. (ongoing)
  • Britta Schnappat, 2021. Conflict behavior in white White-nosed coati.
  • Gorofski Christoph, 2021. Mother-infant communication in captive African elephants. (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna).
  • Prager Katharina, 2020. Acoustic communication and social network in captive African wild dogs.
  • Florian Hüls, 2019. Sparring behavior in captive meerkats. Nagorzanski Tina, 2018: Vocal communication in cheetahs: investigating the cheetahs high frequency contact chirps.

Mitbetreute Masterarbeiten (vor der Habilitation)

  • Beek, Veronika, 2016: Call convergence in captive African elephants’‚ supported by the FWF Project P26448. (offizieller Betreuer W. Tecumseh Fitch)
  • Kautek, Gratia, 2015. Behavioural response of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) to whale watching boats off La Gomera (Canary Islands). (offizieller Betreuer W. Tecumseh Fitch)
  • Weidner, Lisa 2015: Comparing the vocal behavior of male and female African elephants in captivity’. Master thesis at the University of Würzburg, supported by the FWF Project P26448 (offizieller Betreuer Johannes Speathe)
  • Bruckner Harald, 2012. Stimmentwicklung eines im Zoo geborenen Großen Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in den ersten 10 Lebenswochen. (offizieller Betreuer Helmut Kratochvil)
  • Hurgitsch Bettina, 2011. Akustische Kommunikation und Mutter-Kalb-Beziehung bei Giraffen in zoologischer Haltung. (offizieller Betreuer Helmut Kratochvil)
  • Baotic Anton, 2011. Vocal communication in infant giant panda cubs (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). (offizieller Betreuer Helmut Kratochvil)
  • Herler Astrid, 2009. Vocal communication in Asian elephant calves (Elephas maximus). Diploma thesis. (offizieller Betreuer Helmut Kratochvil)
  • Ronald Lintner, 2007. Akustische Kommunikation bei Afrikanischen Savannenelefenen: Rumble- Variationen und akustisch individuelle Unterschiede innerhalb einer Elefantengruppe in zoologischer Haltung. (offizieller Betreuer Helmut Kratochvil)

Lehraktivität an der Universität Wien

Bachelor-Thesis are supervised in the frame of the course „ Animal Acoustic Signals “ (300703), on versatile topics addressing vocal communication, behavior and cognition.


  1. 300112-1 Wie moderne Zootierhaltung funktioniert (WS)
  2. 470003-1 SE PhD Seminar in Cognition and Communication (WS and SS)
  3. 300230-1 UE Tierbeobachtungen: Praktikum (SS)
  4. 300703-1 PP Lautsignale bei Tieren: Praktikum (SS)
  5. 180086-1 VO MEi:CogSci Cognitive Science Lecture Series (2018W)