Excursion: Mountain Regions


Mountain Panorama




"You can’t conquer a mountain, though it may conquer you." (Jimmy Chin)

Mountain Regions: Research and monitoring strategies


This course complements the lecture on mountain regions with visits of nearby field sites operated by researchers from the research area mountain regions  or sites that are particularly suited for understanding developments in mountain regions. Dates for 4 to 5 (half-)day excursions (likely Fridays) in the region will be arranged considering students' availabilities within the intro lecture on March 18th from 1715

Benefits from lecture:
  • Information on current research questions
  • Knowledge on measurement concepts and their development
  • Insights into diverse measurement systems
Special features of lecture:
  • Visits of several field sites and points of interests (including museum and exhibitions)
  • Anaylsis of still unexplored up-to-date data from field stations
  • Group work with students from various disciplines supporting peer-to-peer learning
Main lecturers:
Details LFUOnline:



18.03.2024 17:15-18:15 (Hörsaal 5 Campus Innrain)

19.04.2024 8:30-14:00 (Innsbruck area)

26.04.2024 8:30-17:00 (Mieming)

17.05.2024 8:30-18:00 (Alternative date)

24.05.2024 8:30-18:00 (Ötztal area)

21.06.2024 8:30-17:00 (Patscherkofel)


Examples of field sites

Meteorological measurements in Innsbruck & City Tree network

Comprehensive measurement setup with 30 m mast in a forest near Mieming to explore forest-atmosphere interactions. Further Details: FAIR site

Alpine river dynamics and socio-economic developments in the Alps. 

Network of weather stations to study differences in vegetation at locations with similar elevation but differences in exposure to sun etc. // The concept of accessible tourism

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