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.



The field trip "Peatlands in the Landscape Mosaic" took place this summer in the Waldviertel. Students gained exciting insights into the world of bogs...

Raphael Müller

In the context of the course "Wetland Analysis", an excursion to the Biological Station Illmitz on Lake Neusiedl took place on 27 April. The students...


Researchers in the new PeatGOV-Austria project, funded by the Austrian Climate Research Program (ACRP), are studying how best to keep peat in the...


The ReVersal project aims to develop a indicator framework for peatland restoration success across peat bog sites affected by drainage and/or...


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

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

Kyle Boodoo