Anton Baotic received his master’s degree in Zoology in 2011 from the Department for Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna, Austria. In 2018 he received his PhD and became a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna.
Anton's research interests largely focus on vocal production mechanisms and acoustic communication in mammals by investigating acoustic characteristics and components in vocalizations to determine their biological relevance according to their contextual occurrence, such as in social and reproductive contexts. He is further interested in characterizing call structure transformations during vocal and perceptual development and in understanding the importance of vocal expression for inducing and maintaining maternal care.
Anton is working with a range of different mammal species, such as African (L. africana) and Asian (E. maximus) elephants, Giant pandas (A. melanoleuca), Cheetahs (A. jubatus) and Giraffes (G. camelopardalis).
For his research, Anton was awarded with the Emil-Boral scholarship, which allows him to continue his research on Tasmanian Devil (S. harrisii) communication.
He is currently employed via the FWF Austrian science grant P31034, a research project on elephant acoustic communication.