is a behavioural scientist and author. From 1990 to 2018 he was professor of behavioural biology at Vienna University and head of the Konrad Lorenz Research Centre for Ethology in Grünau, Austria. He is a co-founder of the WSC wolf science centre and spokesperson for AG Wildtiere at Forum Wissenschaft & Umwelt. He was named 2010 Austrian scientist of the year and his book "Wolf – Hund – Mensch. Die Geschichte einer Jahrtausende alten Beziehung" was chosen as the 2013 scientific book of the year. Kotrschal’s recent publications include "Mensch. Woher wir kommen, wer wir sind, wohin wir gehen" (2019).