Discover the dedicated researchers driving our scientific endeavors at the ECH.


Currently the ECH community is comprised of 65 researchers across 14 faculties of the University of Vienna. Their multifaceted research interests range from climate science and ecology to sociology, economics, and philosophy.

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Byeongsun Ahn

Byeongsun Ahn is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Sociology

Main research areas:

Citizen Participation, Policymaking, Sustainable Development

Atakan Aral

Atakan Aral is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Computer Science

Main research areas:

Distributed Systems, Environmental Monitoring and Intelligence, Sustainable Computing

Katrin Attermeyer

Katrin Attermeyer is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

Main research areas:

Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Greenhouse Gases, Environmental Change Research, Freshwater Carbon Cycling

Valentina Ausserladscheider

Valentina Ausserladscheider is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Economic Sociology

Main research areas:

Climate Change Vulnerabilities, Discourse, Stranded Assets

Kyle Boodoo

Kyle Boodoo is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography and Regional Research

Main research areas:

Carbon Biogeochemistry, Peatland Science, Sustainable Management

Thomas Böttcher

Thomas Böttcher is Professor of Microbial Biochemistry

Main research areas:

and Coordinated Behaviours, Chemistry of Microbial Interactions, Strategies for Modulating Microbial Growth, Virulence

Alina Brad

Alina Brad is Senior Scientist at the Department of Political Science

Main research areas:

Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies, Geo-Engineering, International Climate Politics

Ulrich Brand

Ulrich Brand is Professor of International Politics

Main research areas:

Global Environmental Governance, International Politics

Alexandra Brausmann

Alexandra Brausmann is Associate Professor of Environmental Economics

Main research areas:

Environmental Migration, Macro and Micro Impacts of Climate Change

Giorgio Brocco

Giorgio Brocco is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Main research areas:

Chemo-Ethnography, Epigenetics, Human and Environmental Health

Palak Chaturvedi

Palak Chaturvedi is Group Leader in the Crops in a Changing Climate Environment Group

Main research areas:

Crop Improvement and Resilience, Proteomics, Sustainable Agriculture

Mark Coeckelbergh

Mark Coeckelbergh is Professor of Philosophy

Main research areas:

Ethics of Technology, Philosophy of Technology

Antje Daniel

Antje Daniel is Professor of Development Studies

Main research areas:

Global Transformation, Human-Environment-Relations, Social Movements

Kimberly Crystal Doell

Kimberly Crystal Doell is Senior Scientist at the Department of Cognition, Emotion, and Methods in Psychology

Main research areas:

Behaviour change, Environmental Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Stefan Dullinger

Stefan Dullinger is Professor of Vegetation Science

Main research areas:

Invasion Biology, Spatial Biodiversity Patterns

Franz Essl

Franz Essl is Associate Professor of Bioinvasions, Global Change and Macroecology

Main research areas:

Biodiversity Conservation, Neobiota

Alexa Färber

Alexa Färber is Professor of Historical Dimensioning of Everyday Cultures

Main research areas:

Anthropology of Knowledge, Cultural Urban Studies

Ulrike Felt

Ulrike Felt is Professor of Science and Technology Studies

Main research areas:

Democratic Societies, Participation and Governance of Science/Technology in, Science Communication

Lucia Fuchslueger

Lucia Fuchslueger is Junior Group Leader at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science

Main research areas:

Carbon Storage, Soil Ecology, Soil Nutrient Cycling

Blaž Gasparini

Blaž Gasparini is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

Main research areas:

Climate Dynamics, Cloud Physics, Solar Geoengineering

Thomas Gehrig

Thomas Gehrig is Professor of Finance

Main research areas:

Financial Intermediation, Price Discovery and Information Aggregation in Market Systems

Stephan Glatzel

Stephan Glatzel is Professor of Geoecology

Main research areas:

Environmental Science, Soil Science

Leticia Gonzalez Herrero

Leticia Gonzalez Herrero is Professor of Computational Chemistry

Main research areas:

Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Dynamics, Simulations on Photocatalysis and Solar Fuels

Christian Griebler

Christian Griebler is Professor of Limnology

Main research areas:

Biodiversity in Groundwater Ecosystems, Role of Microorganisms and Metazoans in the Carbon Cycle of Subterranean Aquatic Habitats

Nils Robert Güttler

Nils Robert Güttler is Assistant Professor of History of Natural Sciences

Main research areas:

History of Technology and Infrastructure, History of the Environment and Science

Karin Hain

Karin Hain is Assistant Professor of Isotope Physics

Main research areas:

Dispersion Pathways of Long-Lived Radioisotopes Released into the Environment, Environmental Tracer Applications

Gerhard Herndl

Gerhard Herndl is Professor Emeritus of Marine Biology

Main research areas:

Marine Microbial and Molecular Ecology, Microbial Oceanography

Thilo Hofmann

Thilo Hofmann is Professor of Environmental Geosciences

Main research areas:

Contaminants of emerging concern in aquatic and terrestrial systems, Groundwater modelling, Nanoparticles, Plastic pollution

Eva Horn

Eva Horn is Professor of New German Literature and Cultural Studies

Main research areas:

Conceptualizations of Climate, Literature and Art in the Anthropocene

Christina Kaiser

Christina Kaiser is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science

Main research areas:

Soil as a Complex System, Soil Organic Matter Decomposition

Yuri Albert Kyrill Kazepov

Yuri Albert Kyrill Kazepov is Professor of Urban Sociology

Main research areas:

Comparative Social Policy, International Urban Sociology

Sebastian Paul Klinger

Sebastian Paul Klinger is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department for German Studies

Main research areas:

History of the Environmental Sciences, Literature and Media in the Anthropocene, Theories of Habitability

Laura Koesten

Laura Koesten is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Research Group Visualization and Data Analysis

Main research areas:

Climate Data, Data Visualization, Human Data Interaction

Gunda Köllensperger

Gunda Köllensperger is Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Main research areas:

Inorganic Trace Analysis, Mass Spectrometry

Tatiana Konrad

Tatiana Konrad is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of English and American Studies

Main research areas:

Climate Change on Page and Screen, Environmental Racism, Human and More-than-Human Relationships

Stephan Krämer

Stephan Krämer is Professor of Environmental Geochemistry

Main research areas:

Mineral Interactions with Nucleic Acids, Pollutant and Nutrient Biogeochemistry

Kerstin Krellenberg

Kerstin Krellenberg is Professor of Urban Studies

Main research areas:

Global Environmental Change and the Digital Transformation, Urban Sustainability Transformations, Urban Vulnerability

Claus Lamm

Claus Lamm is Professor of Biological Psychology

Main research areas:

Brain Research, Social Psychology

Alina-Maria Lengauer

Alina-Maria Lengauer is Professor for European Law

Main research areas:

European Energy and Environmental Law, European Migration Law

Laura Maggini

Laura Maggini is Senior Scientist at the Department of Organic Chemistry

Main research areas:

Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Functional Materials, Sustainable Electronics

Doris Marko

Doris Marko is Professor of Food Chemistry

Main research areas:

Bioactivity, Molecular Mechanisms of Food Constituents

Nuno Maulide

Nuno Maulide is Professor of Organic Synthesis

Main research areas:

Development of New Synthetic/Catalytic Methodologies, Stereoselective Synthesis of Organic Compounds

Stephanie Nitsch

Stephanie Nitsch is Assistant Professor of Comparative Private Law

Main research areas:

Comparative Private Environmental Law, Private International Law

Sabine Pahl

Sabine Pahl is Professor of Environmental Psychology

Main research areas:

Human Dimension of Environmental Issues, Plastic and Chemical Pollution, Microplastics, Risk Perception and Communication, Social Influence, Behaviour Change

Monika Pietrzak-Franger

Monika Pietrzak-Franger is Professor of British Cultural and Literary Studies

Main research areas:

Adaptation Studies, Medical Humanities

Petra Pjevac

Petra Pjevac is Group Leader at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science

Main research areas:

Aquatic and Terrestrial Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Nitrogen Cycling

Shaul Pollak Pasternak

Shaul Pollak Pasternak is Assistant Professor and Group Leader at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science

Main research areas:

Genomics, Machine Learning, Microbial Ecology

Gina Porras Brenes

Gina Porras-Brenes is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Biological Chemistry

Main research areas:

Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Molecules, Natural Product Chemistry

Andreas Richter

Andreas Richter is Professor of Physiology and Ecology of Plants

Main research areas:

Arctic Soil Carbon Storage and the Permafrost-Climate Feedback, Carbon Use Efficiency, Growth and Turnover of Microbial Communities

Patrick Sakdapolrak

Patrick Sakdapolrak is Professor of Population Geography and Demography

Main research areas:

Human-Environment-Relations, Vulnerable Groups Living with Risk

Christa Schleper

Christa Schleper is Professor of Archaea Ecology and Evolution

Main research areas:

Development and Application of Metagenomic and Metatranscriptomic, Ecology and Evolution of Archaea, Metabolomic and Proteomic Approaches to study Natural Microbial Communities

Etienne Schneider

Etienne Schneider is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Development Studies

Main research areas:

Carbon Dioxide Removal, European Climate Policy, Industrial Policy and Decarbonization

Andreas Stohl

Andreas Stohl is Professor of General Meteorology

Main research areas:

Ozone Formation, Transport Processes in the Atmosphere

Sabine Tebbich

Sabine Tebbich is Senior Scientist at the Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology

Main research areas:

Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Island Conservation

Alice Vadrot

Alice Vadrot is Associate Professor of International Relations and the Environment

Main research areas:

Discourses and Institutions in International Biodiversity Politics, Global Environmental Politics, Practices

Sanderien Verstappen

Sanderien Verstappen is Assistant Professor of Visual Anthropology

Main research areas:

Mobility Studies, Urban Studies, Visual and Multimodal Anthropology

Aiko Voigt

Aiko Voigt is Professor of Climate Science

Main research areas:

Clouds, Global Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling, Radiation and Circulation of the Atmosphere

Benedikt Warth

Benedikt Warth is Professor of Food Chemistry and Exposome Research

Main research areas:

Impact of Food and Environment-Related Molecules on Human Health and Disease, Metabolomics and Exposomics

Wolfram Weckwerth

Wolfram Weckwerth is Professor of Molecular Systems Biology

Main research areas:

Metabolomics - from Farm to Health, Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture, International Agricultural Networks (CGIAR) and Resilient Crop Plants in the Climate Crisis

Bernadett Weinzierl

Bernadett Weinzierl is Professor of Aerosol and Cluster Physics

Main research areas:

Aerosol Long Range Transport, Airborne Aerosol Measurements

Mathew White

Mathew White is Senior Scientist at the Vienna CogSciHub

Main research areas:

Behaviours and Behaviour Change, Benefits of Exposure to Natural Environments for Health and Wellbeing, Pro-Environmental Attitudes, Public Understanding of Anthropogenic and Natural Environmental Hazards

Paul Winkler

Paul Winkler is Associate Professor of Aerosol and Environmental Physics

Main research areas:

Heterogeneous Nucleation Processes, Nanoparticle Dynamics

Chi Zhang

Chi Zhang is Assistant Professor of Environmental Geophysics

Main research areas:

Identifying and Projecting Biogeochemical Processes, Quantifying Soil/Rock Architecture and Predicting Hydrologic Parameters

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Visiting Chairs

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    Lee Slater

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    Thomas Jahn

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  • About the Visiting Chairs:

    The ECH offers an exciting opportunity for members of the ECH to apply for incoming international professorships at the University of Vienna. These „Visiting Chairs for Environment and Climate“ aim to advance the objectives of the Environment and Climate Research Hub while fostering interdisciplinary collaboration on research.

    ECH Members are encouraged to invite high-level Visiting Chairs on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you like to invite a Chair, please follow the instructions outlined in the Member Area.