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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Bahn (Department of Ecology)

Deputy Head

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gilbert Neuner (Department of Botany)

Student Representatives

Gregor Pichler & Vera Margreiter (Deputy)

Faculty Members

Faculty of Biology

Institute of Botany

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Brigitta Erschbamer
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Božo Frajman
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Holzinger
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ilse Kranner
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Mayr
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gilbert Neuner
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Oberhuber
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Oeggl
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Schönswetter

Institute of Ecology

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Bahn
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Leopold Füreder
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Georg Leitinger
o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Psenner
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Birgit Sattler
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Birgit Schlick-Steiner
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ruben Sommaruga
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Florian Steiner
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Georg Wohlfahrt

Institute of Microbiology

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Paul Illmer

Research Institute for Limnology

Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Martin Hahn
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Rainer Kurmayer
Dr. Claus-Peter Stelzer
Univ.-Doz. Dr. Josef Wanzenböck
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Weisse

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences

Institute of Geography

Assoz. Prof. Dr. Clemens Geitner

Student Members and research focus

Siegfried Aigner Stress responses in phylogenetically distant green algae from extreme habitats: Ecophysiological and molecular adaption in free living green algae and isolated lichen photobionts
Marlies Ausserlechner Archaeobotanical analyses of Bronze and Iron Age burnt-offering sites in the subalpine and alpine belt of the Eastern Alps
Andreas Bär Effects of forest fires on trees in Alpine ecosystems
Matsapume Detcharoen Effects of Wolbachia bacteria on the new host Drosophila nigrosparsa
Nora Els Airborne inoculation sources of cryospheric microbial communities in the Alps and in the Arctic 
Veronika Hierlmeier protectAlps - Alps, persistent pollutants, and insects
Tania Holtzem Daphnia Resilience - Comparison of genomic and functional resilience of water flea populations in Lake Constance, Lake Zurich and Lake Walen under eutrophication and oligotrophication
Lisa Huber Modelling ecosystem services in Alpine areas with special emphasis on human impacts
Dominik Kaplenig Adaption and acclimation to alpine habitats viewed through different populations of Arabidopsis arenosa
Xiaoteng Lu Functional ecology and biodiversity of planktonic ciliates
Vera Margreiter Germination, establishment & phenotypic plasticity of alpine plants 
Kathiravan Mohamed Meeran Interactive effects of multiple global change drivers on belowground carbon allocation and coupling in grassland
Lena Nicklas Winners and losers of climate change in the Central and South Alps
Robert Niederheiser Mapping alpine vegetation location properties
Florian Oberleitner Effects of drought legacies and compound stress on mountain grassland and forest
Gregor Pichler The lichen symbiosis: Metabolites involved in lichenization
Nadine Präg Effects of plants on methanogenic Archaea and methanotrophic Bacteria
Špela Pungaršek Polyploidisation in Luzula, Euphorbia and Knautia
Katharina Ramskogler Short and long term feedback between vegetation and morphodynamic processes
David Reinthaler Interactive effects of warming, elevated CO2 and extreme climatic events on C-cycling in a temperate grassland
Katharina Scholz Influence of climate extremes on the carbon balance of a pre-alpine lake
Alberto Scotti Employing macroinvertebrates for the analysis of small alpine catchments affected by different anthropogenic impacts
Matthias Stegner The role of cell wall attributes in ice management and freeze dehydration of plant cells
Elena Tello Garcia Implications of drought on water use strategies and arbuscular mycorrhizal abundance in Alpine grasslands
Roland Vogt Fate and effect of waste water-borne manufactured nanomaterials in aquatic ecosystems
Klemens Weisleitner Ecology of cryospheric habitats in polar regions
Brenda Maria Zoderer Identifying and mapping people's preferences of Alpine landscapes



Pablo Aguilar Bacterial diversity and community composition from high-elevation aquatic ecosystems                           
Julie Blommaert Mechanisms and significance of genome size variation in rotifers
Teofana Chonova         Effect of pollutants on microbial communities in environmental biofilms
Patrick Krapf Population genetics, social organisation, and genomics in Tetramorium ants
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