Wallinger Corinna

Mag. Dr. Corinna Wallinger

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Fields of interest

  • Soil food-web ecology
  • Trophic animal-plant interactions
  • Agroecology and alpine glacier foreland ecology

Curriculum vitae

  • 1991–1999    Studies in Biology at the University of Innsbruck (A)
  • 1991–1999    Two semester studies in Biology at the University of Vienna (A)
  • 1999  Master of natural sciences (University of Innsbruck)
  • 2006  Doctor of natural sciences (University of Innsbruck)
  • 2006–2010    Certificate of project management (University of Innsbruck)

Research positions

  • Since 2016      Scientific Collaborator, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Innsbruck
  • 2006–2016    Scientific Collaborator, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
  • 2001–2005    Scientific Collaborator, Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck

Academic prizes/awards received

  • 2007    Award for outstanding scientific research ‘For Women in Science’ donated by L’Oréal & UNESCO
  • 2006    Theodor-Körner Prize for outstanding research achivements

Overview on publication output and conference contributions

  • currently 20 accepted/ published research papers in international ISI-ranked journals
  • over 30 conference contributions

Current projects

Previous projects

Selected scientific publications

  1. Wallinger C, Staudacher K, Sint D, Thalinger B, Oehm J, Juen A, Traugott M (2017) Evaluation of an automated protocol for efficient and reliable DNA extraction of dietary samples. Ecology and Evolution doi/10.1002/ece3.3197.

  2. Ye Z-P, Vollhardt I, Girtler S, Wallinger C, Tomanovic Z, Traugott M (2017) An effective molecular approach for assessing cereal aphid-parasitoid-endosymbiont networks. Scientific Reports 7: 3138.

  3. Sint D, Sporleder M, Wallinger C, Zegarra O, Oehm J, Dangi N, Giri Y, Kroschel J, Traugott M (2016) Methods in Ecology and Evolution A two-dimensional pooling approach towards efficient detection of parasitoid and pathogen DNA at low infestation rates. Methods in Ecology and Evolution doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12621.

  4. Wallinger C, Sint D, Baier F, Schmid C, Mayer R, Traugott M (2015) Detection of seed DNA in regurgitates of granivorous carabid beetles. Bulletin of Entomological Research 105(106): 728-735.

  5. Gutermann W, Schneeweiss GM, Schönswetter P, Staudinger M, Wallinger C (2014) The vascular plants of Kálamos (Ionian Islands, Greece): a catalogue (Materials towards a Flora Ionica). Phyton 54(2): 161-196.

  6. Wallinger C, Staudacher K, Schallhart N, Mitterrutzner E, Steiner EM, Juen A, Traugott M (2014) How generalist herbivores exploit belowground plant diversity in temperate grasslands. Molecular Ecology doi/10.1111/mec.12579.

  7. Wallinger C, Staudacher K, Schallhart N, Peter E, Dresch P, Juen A, Traugott M (2013) The effect of plant identity and the level of plant decay on molecular gut content analysis in a herbivorous soil insect. Molecular Ecology Resources 13(1): 75-83.

  8. Traugott M, Schallhart N, Staudacher K, Wallinger C (2013) Understanding the ecology of wireworms and improving their control: a special issue. Journal of Pest Science 86: 1-2. doi.org/10.1007/s10340-013-0482-1.
  9. Staudacher K, Schallhart N, Thalinger B, Wallinger C, Juen A, Traugott M (2013) Plant diversity affects behaviour of generalist root herbivores, reduces crop damage and enhances crop yield. Ecology Letters doi.org/10.1890/13-0018.1.

  10. Schallhart N, Tusch MJ, Wallinger C, Staudacher K & Traugott M (2012) Effects of plant identity and diversity on the dietary choice of a soil-living insect herbivore. Ecology http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/11-2067.1.

  11. Wallinger C, Juen A, Staudacher K, Schallhart N, Mitterrutzner E, Steiner E-M, Thalinger B & Traugott M (2012) Rapid Plant identification using species- and group-specific primers targeting chloroplast DNA. PlosOne 7(1): e29473. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029473.

  12. Staudacher K, Schallhart N, Pitterl P, Wallinger C, Brunner N, Kromp B, Landl M, Glauninger J & Traugott M (2011) Occurrence of Agriotes wireworms in Austrian agricultural land. Journal of Pest Science DOI 10.1007/s10340-011-0393-y.

  13. Schallhart N, Tusch MJ, Staudacher K, Wallinger C & Traugott M (2011) Stable isotope analysis reveals whether soil-living elaterid larvae move between agricultural crops. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 1612-1614.

  14. Staudacher K, Wallinger C, Schallhart N & Traugott M (2011) Detecting ingested plant DNA in soil-living insect larvae. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 346-350.

  15. Schallhart N, Wallinger C, Juen A & Traugott M (2009) Dispersal abilities of adult click beetles in arable land revealed by analysis of carbon stable isotopes. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 11, 333-339.

  16. Raffl C, Holderegger R, Parson W, Erschbamer B (2008) Patterns in genetic diversity of Trifolium pallescens populations do not reflect chronosequence on alpine glacier forelands. Heredity 100, 526 - 532.

  17. Raffl C, Marcante S, Erschbamer B (2007) Reproductive strategy of Saxifraga aizoides, the importance of selfing in a pioneer species. Flora, 202(2), 133-147.

  18. Raffl C, Schönswetter P, Erschbamer B (2006) ‘Sax-sess’– Genetics of primary succession in Saxifraga aizoides L. on two parallel glacier forelands. Molecular Ecology, 15 (9) 2433-2440.

  19. Raffl C, Mallaun M, Mayer R & Erschbamer B (2006) Vegetation succession pattern and diversity changes in a glacier valley (Central Alps, Austria). Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 38 (3) 421-428.

  20. Raffl C, Erschbamer B (2004) Comparative vegetation analyses of two transects crossing a characteristic glacier valley in the Central Alps. Phytocoenologia, 34 (2), 225-240.

  21. Kaufmann R, Raffl C (2002) Diversity in primary succession: The chronosequence of a glacier foreland. In: Koerner, Ch. & Spehn, E.M. (eds.) Mountain Biodiversity. A Global Assessment, Parthenon Publishing, London, New York, Washington D.C., 177-189.

  22. Erschbamer B, Bitterlich W, Raffl C (1999) Die Vegetation als Indikator für Bodenbildung im Gletschervorfeld des Rotmoosferners (Obergurgl, Ötztal, Nordtirol).Berichte des naturwissenschaftlich-medizinischen Verein Innsbruck, 86,107-122.