FÜREDER Leopold Mag. Dr., ao.Univ.-Prof.

Leo Füreder

University of Innsbruck
Department of Ecology

Head of the Research Group:
River and Conservation Research


University education at the University of Innsbruck. Holds a Master's degree in Limnology and Taxonomy (Master thesis on "Vertical distribution of Zoobenthos of the hard stubstrate areas in Lake Piburg, Tirol, Austria". Supervision: Prof. Dr. Roland Pechlaner) and a Ph.D in Tropical Ecology and Stream Ecology (Doctoral thesis at the University of Innsbruck and Drexel University, Philadelphia, as a Fulbright scholar, on "Drift patterns in neotropical streams in Costa Rica". Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Eugen Rott, Innsbruck, and Prof. Dr. Susan Kilham, Philadelphia).

Currently assistant professor at the University of Innsbruck, involved in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as supervision of Master and Ph.D students. Scientific interest on the structure and function of stream ecosystems with special attention to (high) alpine areas and the taxonomy of high alpine aquatic insects, involved in basic and applied research topics.

Since 1998, member of the scientific advisory board of the Tyrolean government.

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