Dr Teja Curk

Scientist at Leibniz-IZW
+4930 5168 712 curk@izw-berlin.de
I enjoy learning about the behavior of animals, their interactions with the environment and the challenges they are facing in a rapidly changing anthropogenic world. My passion and ultimate goal is to use this scientific knowledge for informing local management and for providing science-based tools and solutions that facilitate conservation of endangered species.

Teja is a Post-doc with a specialisation in movement ecology and conservation of African vultures. Her within GAIA focuses on social foraging strategies in African white-backed vultures. With understanding the role of social information use when individuals search for resources, she aims at predicting the intensity of spatio-temporal exposure to threats vultures are facing when using resources and suggest solutions to reduce threats/increase survival of this endangered vulture species.


  • PhD: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Department of Migration and University of Konstanz (International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology), Germany
  • MSc: Utrecht University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Behavioural Ecology, Netherlands
  • BSc: University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Biology Department, Slovenia