Peter Schausberger was born in 1964 in Ohlsdorf, Austria. In 1990, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in biology (major zoology and minor botany) from the University of Vienna, Austria. After managing and working for various research projects and a postdoctoral stay at Oregon State University, USA, he moved to the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, in 1999. In 2001, he was habilitated at BOKU, where he works since then as a Professor who heads the research group Arthropod Ecology and Behavior. From 2001 to 2004, he was an APART fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. From 2001 to 2009, he served as a Contract Teaching Professor of Agroentomology at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy, and serves currently as the President of the European Association of Acarologists. He serves as an Interdisciplinary Thinking and Working Researcher with a focus on the behavioral ecology, multitrophic interactions, and biological control of plant-inhabiting mites.
Biography Updated on 13 September 2011