WOHLFAHRT Georg Mag. Dr. Univ.-Doz., Associate Professor

Georg Wohlfahrt

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Ecology

Head of the Research Group: Biometeorology

Sternwartestrasse 15     (Room 303)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51640
F +43 (0)512 507-51699

Research Interests

Biosphere-atmosphere trace gas and energy exchange

Current Research Topics

  • Global carbonyl sulfide (COS) cycle and the use of COS as a tracer for canopy photosynthesis and stomatal conductance
  • The importance of advection for the carbon dioxide balance of terrestrial ecosystems
  • Lake-atmosphere exchange processes
  • Ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon monoxide
  • Mountain grassland carbon and water cycling under changing land use and climate

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Funding ID

Total competitive funding > 2.1 MEuro (since 2005) from various national and international funding sources.


Bibliometric information

120 papers published in ISI journals, including in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Geoscience, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society and Ecology Letters.
List of publications

H-index: 32       ResearcherID


Community services

  • 2008-2017: Associate Editor: Biogeosciences
  • 2017-present: Associate Editor: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
  • Reviewer for > 30 international scientific journals       Publons
  • Reviewer for >10 international funding agencies/institutions



Regular teaching in Bachelor’s Program Biology, Master’s Programs Ecology, Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Management in Mountain Systems.
Current courses (2018S)