Erich Eder

Dr. Erich Eder, Assistant Professor


Address (work)

Medical Faculty, Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Freudplatz 3, A-1020 Wien, Austria
Life Science Faculty, University of Vienna
Althanstr. 14 (UZA-1), A-1090 Wien, Austria
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German (first mother tongue)
Spanish (second mother tongue)
English (fluently)


Akademisches Gymnasium, Vienna
University of Vienna


Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor of Science), Thesis: "Ontogeny, Faunistics and Conservation of Large Branchiopods"
Mag. rer. nat. (Master of Science), Thesis: "Sexual Behaviour and Functional Morphology of S
exual Dimorphisms in the Genus Cylindroiulus (Diplopoda)"

Publications See List (For complete list, click here)
Invited Speaker Museum für Naturkunde, Magdeburg (Germany), 2023: Large Branchiopods and the Meaning of Life
AERA2017, American Educational Research Association, San Antonio (USA), 2017: Evolution and Religion Education
denkfest2011, Zürich (Switzerland), 2011: Water Vitalisation Humbug
TCS meeting, Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), 2000: Conservation of Large Branchiopods

Other International Talks

ECCB09, University of Prague
ILBS4, La Paz
ILBS3, University of San Diego
University of Copenhagen
Humboldt University Berlin
University of Bonn
University of Regensburg
University of Rostock
University of Tübingen
Zoological Museum Hamburg

Peer Reviewer for

Acta Oecologica
Aquatic Ecology
Archiv für Hydrobiologie
Arthropod Structure & Development
Carinthia II
Developments in Hydrobiology
Hellenic Zoological Society
International Review of Hydrobiology
Italian Journal of Zoology
Journal for Nature Conservation
Journal of Crustacean Biology
Marine & Freshwater Research
Science and Education
Zoological Studies

Scientific Memberships ABA, Austrian Biologist Association,
AMEE, Association for Medical Education in Europe
DZG, Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft,
TCS, The Crustacean Society,
Co-founder (2004) and former Vice President, Gesellschaft für kritisches Denken (Austrian Skeptics Association)
Society for Conservation Biology
Other Memberships

Board Member (2007-2013), NÖ. Naturschutzbund
Founder (2014) of Naturschutzjugend Klosterneuburg

Professional Carreer

from 2015: Assistant Professor for Biology, Medical School, SFU Vienna. Teaching: Biology and Evolution; Foundations of Ecology; Introduction to Parasitology; Cell Biology and Physiology; Foundations of Genetics
from 2001: Lecturer, University of Vienna. Teaching: Evolution and Ethics, Ethics and its areas of application, Didactics in Field Biology, Biology and Ecology of Native European Fauna, Freshwater Invertebrates
2001-2012: District Councillor (9th District of Vienna)
1994-2000: Self-employed scientific projects
1992-1993: Clinical Research Associate, International Multicentre Study
1989-1992: Tutor: Methods of Electron Microscopy and Ultrastructural Research, University of Vienna
1989-1991: Assistant at FWF Project: Ultrastructure of Cirripedia Lepadomorpha, University of Vienna

Current Projects Attitude of medical students towards scientific and alternative medicine and paranormal belief
Medical knowledge of pupils at Austrian secondary schools, and their attitude towards scientific and alternative medicine (project of the Hochschuljubiläumsfonds, H2415)
Awards and Stipendia

UNIVIE Teaching Award, 2019
Hans Czettel Prize (to
Naturschutzjugend Klosterneuburg), 2016
Josef Schöffel Prize for Nature Conservation, 2008
City of Vienna Prize for Science and Education, 2004
Guest Scientist at the University of Copenhagen, 2002 & 2003 EU-COBICE scholarships
Theodor Körner Prize for Science, 1999
Austrian Research Association Travel Scholarships, 1996-2010
University of Vienna
Endowment Scholarships, 1988 to 1991