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uniMind - University Meets Industry Lecture mit Dr. Sebastian Fastenrath


18. Jänner 2022, 15.30 – 17.00 Uhr



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...


15. Jänner 2022, 14.00 Uhr

Es diskutieren: Andreas Gugumuck, Cecilia Havmöller, Josef Zotter

Moderation: Yvonne Franz und Martin Heintel




We are looking for a highly motivated PostDoc candidate to work with us in the European BIODIVERSA / JPI project "ReVersal - Restoring peatlands of...


Ein über Österreich hinaus besetztes Netzwerk für fachdidaktische Forschung und Entwicklung von Unterrichtsbeispielen ist beendet – und findet eine...

Research and publications



Marion Borderon, Patrick Sakdapolrak, Gunnar Stange und Harald Sterly haben zwei Kapitel im neuen Band "Humangeographie" gestaltet, der soeben im der...


H. Sterly, P. Sakdapolrak et al.


European Planning Studies

Franz Tödtling | Michaela Trippl | Veronika Desch