Angela Stoeger received her master in Zoology in 2002, and her PhD (honored with the Doc.Award) in 2006 at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna. Since 2009 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cognitive Biology. The main line of her research focuses on various aspects of mammal communication (with elephants L. africana and E. maximus as the main current model species), in particular sound production and perception mechanisms, vocal imitation, and the kinds of information vocal signals can provide listeners with (e.g., physical and motivational attributes of the caller).
For her research, Angela Stoeger was awarded with the Bank Austria Award for Innovative Research, the Elisabeth-Lutz Award from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and with the Focus of Excellence from the University of Vienna. She further received the L’Oreal Scholarship (ÖAW) in 2013, and just recently the FWF grant P26448 which allows her to continue her research on elephant communication.