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.



It is time for wetland restoration!

The Geoecology Group at the University of Vienna wants to celebrate the Wetlands Day with you!

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Pamela Baur

A newspaper article about the use of peat and the important role of peatlands as carbon sinks in Austria with the participation of Raphael Müller from...


The Long Term Wetland Ecosystem Research (LTWER) Core Facility was officially opened on September 19 with numerous guests. In beautiful weather, there...

Andreas Maier

A new publication from the working group geoecology dealing with root exudates and decomposition of peat

Raphael Müller

For 19th of September 2022 the Working Group Geoecology invites decision makers, experts from science and practice as well as other interested parties...


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