Working Group Geoecology
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 matter (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus) 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.
Our foci are
the turnover of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide) in atmosphere-plant-soil systems
wetlands ecology and management
improving methods for budgeting landscape-borne greenhouse gases
Institut of Geography
University of Vienna