SATTLER Birgit Mag. Dr., Priv.-Doz.

 

Birgit Sattler

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Ecology

Research Group: Lake and Glacier Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25     (Room 502)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51731
F +43 (0)512 507-51799
   Birgit.Sattler@uibk.ac.at

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Professorial qualification ("Habilitation) in Ecology 2011 at the University of Innsbruck, since then Assistant Professor (half position)

PhD in 1996 at the University of Innsbruck: "Microorganisms in Mountain Lakes: Abundance, Composition, Size, Activity, Growth and Grazing"
 

Research Interest

Bacterial secondary production and activity, primary production, microbial communities in ice layers of alpine and antarctic lakes, microbial processes in snow and atmosphere, ice physics

 
Running Projects

2018-2019: BLACK.ICE - Die Gletscher werden grüner: Glaziales mikrobielles Leben als Beschleuniger der
Gletscherschmelze durch Bioalbedo (OEAD-Sparkling Science)

2016-2020: MicroArctic - Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments (EU-Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks ITN)

2015-2018: Ice and Life in Alpine and Polar Regions (TAWANI-Foundation)

2013-2022: BIO.CRYO – Biological Processes in the Cryosphere (TAWANI-Foundation).
 

Recent Projects

2014-2016: COVER.UP – Abdeckung von Gletschern mit Industrievlies zur Reduktion der Schmelze: Wirtschaftlicher Segen oder ökologischer Fluch? Eine gesellschaftspolitisch-wissenschaftliche Symbiose.  (BM.W_F, Sparkling Science).

2010-2013: TriPolar - Microbial Life in the Atmosphere as an Extreme Habitat (BMWF, Sparkling Science)
PI: Birgit Sattler, Project details / Projektbeschreibung

2010-2012: GLAC.LIFE: Rotmoosferner as a Model Glacier for Microbial L.I.F.E. (laser induced fluorescent emission) as non-invasive tool to access carbon contribution of a glacial ecosystem. Alpine Research Center Obergurgl, University of Innsbruck, PI: Birgit Sattler

2010-2012: CRYO.LIFE: Rotmoosferner as Modell Glacier for Microbial L.I.F.E. HYPO Bank Tirol, PI: Birgit Sattler

2010-2012: Das älteste Eis Tirols(?) und seine Mikrobiologie: Die Hundalm Eis- und Tropfsteinhöhle (Tirol), D. Swarovski Fond, Birgit Sattler gemeinsam mit Christoph Spötl, Geologie

2010 - 2011: Metabolic activity of microbial communities in the melting snowpack of an ice sheet.
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Polarforschung, Julius-Payer-Stipendium

Sattler, Birgit: CRYO.RAD (2006 - 2009) Microbial Communities of CRYOconites as Sensitive Indicators for RADioactive Impact on Alpine Glaciers. Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). 

Sattler, Birgit: „EU Programm „ARCFAC“ (2009). Manmade radioactivity in arctic cryoconites.

Sattler, Birgit: BIPOLAR (2007 - 2009) Bildungsinitiative Polarforschung - Lernen und Forschen mit FERMAP.
(BM.W_F, Sparkling Science).

Sattler, Birgit: ECO.GLAC (2007-2008). Alpine, Arctic and Antarctic Glacier as sensitive Ecosystems.
British Council Austria.

Sattler, Birgit: CRYO.AIR (2007-2008) Airborne organic input to the Antarctic and
Arctic cryosphere. Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF).

Sattler, Birgit: Cryoconites as Sensitive Ecosystems in Arctic Glaciers TRIPLE-A (2004-2007).
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Aktion RLB and Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF).

Sattler, Birgit: Triple A (2005-2006) - Cryoconites as sensitive ecosystems in alpine, arctic and antarctic glaciers - side project Arctic. Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds (TWF).

Fischer, Andrea; Insam, Heribert; Kuhn, Michael; Obleitner, Friedrich; Psenner, Roland; Sattler, Birgit: B 2.5 - Entwicklung/Optimierung innovativer Gletscherschutzverfahren (2004-2006). Zentrum für Naturgefahren Management GmbH (alpS).