Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

The Institute is involved in the network project with its Reproduction Management Department.  Here, research focuses on reproductive strategies and the development of reproductive disorders in free-living and captive animals caused by humans. Methodologically, the research is based on evolutionary morphology, supplemented by comparative anatomy using modern imaging techniques such as ultrasound diagnostics, endoscopy and computer tomography. Based on basic research, new techniques for assisted reproduction, such as gamete harvesting and storage and artificial insemination, as well as contraception programmes are being developed to optimise the reproductive management of endangered species.

Core competencies for the network: Cell conservation and reproductive biology