The Geoecology Group aims at understanding ecosystem functioning across scales and time. More specifically, our research aims at identifying physical, chemical and biological parameters that control ecosystem carbon turnover on the landscape scale. We pay particular attention to vegetation and soils, as they are proxies for present and past ecosystem conditions. To achieve this, our research employs methods from soil science, ecophysiology and micrometeorology in a geography context. At present most of our projects focus on peatland carbon cycling at various field sites in Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Sweden.

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Yujing Deng started her PhD as a China Scholarship holder in the Research Group Geoecology, Department of Geography and Regional Research in November...

Yujing Deng
Teaching
 

Global Change and Sustainability started. In Geoecology, our first field experience in the new MSc program was an excursion to the floodplains of the...

Stephan Glatzel
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After a one-year break, the Physiogeographic practical field course in the Enns Valley could again take place in face-to-face teaching.

Raphael Müller
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In the radio program "Ö1 Dimensionen, 31.05.2021" the Geoecology was able to provide insights into the daily research routine from the peat bog...

Raphael Müller and Andreas Maier
Research
 

Can the rewetting of drained, nitrogen contaminated peatlands reduce EU-wide greenhouse gas emissions and improve wetland biodiversity?

Kyle Boodoo
Research
 

When drained peatlands are used for agriculture, they release a high amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The effects of rewetting such...