The UNESCO Chair´s brownbag session - ‘Have lunch with us’

  1. How can we support protected area staff to achieve the 30x30 target of the Global Biodiversity Framework, Olga?
    31.01.2024 | Olga Biegus | Programme Manager at the Universal Ranger Support Alliance
  2. How is working as a shepherdess on alpine pastures in Tirol, Maria?
    24.01.2024 | Maria Naynar | University of Vienna
  3. How can we rebuild wild-bee habitats, that have been lost, Ilja?
    17.01.2024 | Ilja Svetnik | Junior Researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
  4. How do you monitor plant, insect and habitat diversity in the Austrian farmland, Kathrin?
    10.01.2024 | Kathrin Pascher | senior researcher with a focus on biodiversity and ecological risk assessment of genetically modified organisms, lecturer at the University of Vienna and the University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) as well as coordinator of the National Hub Biodiversity & Water (BiodiWa)
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  6. Is more, better? can diversity increase productivity and resilience of ecosystems, Sandra?
    13.12.2023 | Sandra Duarte Guardia | PhD in Applied Sciencies and postdoctorate fellow at Cientifica del Sur University
  7. Should there be networking among mountain biosphere reserves, Thomas?    
    06.12.2023 | Thomas Schaaf | Director of Terra-Sana environmental consulting
  8. Why good Connectivity is vital in remote Conservation Areas.
    29.11.2023 | Bruce Jones | Conservation Technology Ambassador and Solutions Architect
  9. What is Nature for Peace, Olesya and Elisabeth?    
    22.11.2023 | Elisabeth Wiegele, Olesya Petrovych | Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine
  10. How can international migration contribute to a prosperous development of rural areas, Marika?  
    15.11.2023 | Gruber Marika | senior researcher and lecturer at the School of Management, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, and Deputy Head of Research at the Department “Demographic Change and Regional Development”, Institute of Applied Research for Ageing, Austria
  11. Can garden owners counteract negative effects of urbanisation on biodiversity in their gardens, Brigitte?
    08.11.2023 | Brigitte Braschler | postdoc at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity (iDiv)
  12. Wolves and sheep – can they understand each other, Eva-Maria?
    25.10.2023 | Eva-Maria Cattoen | certified mediator, mediation trainer and managing director of the consulting office “Ingenieurbüro Cattoen – LechtAlps”
  13. How can we stop the loss of biodiversity in the next decade, Franz?
    18.10.2023 | Franz Essl | professor for biological invasions – global change – macroecology at University Vienna
  14. What is that noise under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea jamming internal communications between cetaceans (dolphins and whales), can we humans still do something about it?
    11.10.2023 | Ana Štrbenac | international marine biodiversity conservation expert.
  15. How were UNESCO World Heritage Sites Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    04.10.2023 | Anna Spenceley | tourism expert with over 20 years international experience; founder of STAND Ltd, a boutique consultancy
  16. Are Corporates on the track for Biodiversity and Climate Protection, Ronald?
    27.09.2023 | Wuerflinger Ronald | Secretary General, BILLA Charitable Foundation
  17. How's working in the field in South Africa, Federico?
    05.07.2023 | Federico Massetti | PhD at Stellenbosch University
  18. Can snow avalanches be really a cause for soil erosion, Michele?
    28.06.2023 | Michele Freppaz | Professor at the Department of  Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Torino
  19. How is the status and future of the World´s Large Rivers, Helmut?
    21.06.2023 | Helmut Habersack | Professor for Hydraulic Engineering and Modelling, at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  20. Mind the gap - getting to 30 x 30 but failing to conserve biodiversity, Marc?
    14.06.2023 | Marc Hockings | Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Queensland
  21. Close to Nature Forestry: Environmentalist utopia or a future-proofing tool, Thomas?
    07.06.2023 | Thomas Waitz | forester, farmer, bee keeper, Member of the European Parliament and Co-Chair of the European Greens
  22. How do we achieve sustainable development whilst valuing the ecosystem services provided by our environment, Daniel?
    31.05.2023 | Daniel Dalton | Senior Researcher in the UNESCO Chair Team
  23. 24.05.2023 | Shamiyeh, Michael | UNESCO Chair and professor of the Center for Future Design at the University of Art and Design, Austria
  24. Is natural disturbance a reason for logging out primary forest, Ondrej?
    17.05.2023 | Ondrej Kameniar | PhD from forest ecology, activist in the initiative My sme les (We are the forest) in Slovakia
  25. Why is youth important for UNESCO Man and the Biosphere programme (MAB)?
    10.05.2023 | Kovbasniuk Anna | LLM, MAB Youth Network Coordinator for Europe and North America
  26. 99 ways to learn about sustainable education?
    03.05.2023 | The UNESCO Chair team celebrates the 100. Brownbag Session with retrospects, insights and outlooks on an extraordinary format.
  27. Why can the Global biodiversity framework (GBF) be a game-changer for global conservation, Barbara?
    26.04.23 | Barbara Engels | Federal agency for nature conservation in Germany; German Focal Point for CBD SBSTTA  
  28. How to protect conservation areas in war times, Karen?
    19.04.23 | Hulme, Karen | Professor at the School of Law, University of Essex    
  29. How and why are military legacies compromising sustainable development, Verena?
    12.04.23 | Verena Winiwarter | Retired professor for environmental history at University for Natural Resources    
  30. What happens to the limits of growth in exponential times, Markus?
    05.04.23 | Markus Petzl |Founder of the strategy consultancy disruptive – beyond your strategy; the European expert in "disruptive strategy" and "corporate disruption”     
  31. How can we save birds from collisions with glass, Dominique?
    29.03.23 | Dominique Waddoup | Founder and CEO of BirdShades  
  32. Are protected areas suitable as extracurricular learning sites?
    22.03.23 | Thomas Böhm | Managing director of the association Nature parks Burgenland and Vice-president of the association Austrian Nature parks 
  33. What have been the key factors of success for the establishment of the 5-country Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube, Arno?
    15.03.23 | Arno Mohl | Program coordinator at WWF Austria
  34. What made 1970 a Threshold Year for Global Environmentalism, Frank?
    08.03.23 | Frank Uekotter | Professor of History at the University of Birmingham; Author    
  35. Does youth even care about wetlands, Hugo?
    01.03.23 | Hugo Ferreira | Biologist; European Regional Representative of Youth Engaged in Wetlands   
  36. What are the advantages and challenges of biodiversity monitoring using environmental DNA, Vid?
    22.02.23 | Vid Svara | Biologist and Senior researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences   
  37. Can the Global Biodiversity Framework actually solve the biodiversity crisis, Csilla?
    15.02.23 | Csilla Tragner | Founding members and chapter coordinators for the Austrian Youth Biodiversity Network; youth delegates at the CBD COP 15 (the UN Biodiversity Conference)   
  38. Is Finland on the right way in implementing international standards in eDNA and other molecular monitoring methods, Tiina?
    08.02.23 | Laamanen Tiina | Researcher at Finnish Environment Institute; Expert in eDNA & environmental monitoring  
  39. Why are diversity and inclusion important in Global Science, Ismael?
    01.02.23 | Rafols Garcia, I. (Ismael) | Senior Researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, Chair on Diversity and Inclusion in Global Science  
  40. How can we organize a Biodiversity Monitoring program in an Alpine region, Elia?
    25.01.23 | Guariento Elia | Entomologist in the biodiversity monitoring project at Eurac Research   
  41. How can we make the Wadden Sea a model for sustainable development, Ingo?
    18.01.23 | Ingo Mose | Professor and head of applied geography and environmental planning at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg 
  42. How can access to justice develop environmental law, Paul?
    11.01.23 | Paul Kuncio | Environmental Lawyer at Umweltdachverband and Managing Director of CIPRA Austria 
  43. How computer vision and deep learning can transform aquatic monitoring, Mikko?
    21.12.22 | Impiö Mikko | Researcher at Finnish Environment Institute, expert on automating and upscaling aquatic monitoring  
  44. How can ecological and socio-cultural values be integrated into conservation planning in a biodiversity hotspot, Katharina
    14.12.22 | Katharina D'Avis | Ecologist, graduated at Lisboa University, expert on integrated conservation planning       
  45. How do Facebook, Insta and Co. influence conservation efforts in protected areas, Carolin?
    07.12.22 | Carolin Scheiter | Head of Communication Department in Berchtesgaden National Park (Gemany)   
  46. How has the image of the Alps changed over the decades, Dominik?
    30.11.22 | Dominik Siegrist | Geographer, former professor for landscape architecture at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Rapperswil  
  47. How did the GDR adopt a nature conservation programme in the very last minute, Michael?
    23.11.22 | Michael Succow | Right Livelihood Award Laureate and Founder of the Michael Succow Foundation   
  48. Protected areas in Central Africa : too large and costly to manage, Paul?
    16.11.22 | Scholte, Paul | GIZ Senior Advisor Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority    
  49. Can we promote natural heritage at the archeological park, Irena?
    09.11.22 | Irena Lazar | Head of the UNESCO Chair of interpretation and education for enhancing integrated heritage approaches and Dean at the Faculty of Humanities University of Primorska  
  50. How does the war in Ukraine affect nature and protected areas, Bohdan? And what would be urgent measures?
    02.11.22 | Bohdan Prots | CEO of the Danube-Carpathian Programme  
  51. What can we learn from sampling initiatives like the Joint Danube Survey, Astrid?
    19.10.22 | Paulitsch Fuchs Astrid | lecturer, PI and project coordinator of EnHeGi (Environmental Health and Geoinformation) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
  52. Are the rights of nature the missing piece to address environmental crises, Alex?
    12.10.22 | Alexander Putzer | UN Harmony with Nature Expert and PhD Student at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, MIT, and UPenn  
  53. How does the Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark valorize it’s water resources, Lilia?
    05.10.22 | Lilia Schmalzl | Geographer and Junior Researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences    
  54. What solutions do protected and conserved areas provide to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Marie?
    28.09.22 | FISCHBORN Marie | Partnership Coordinator of the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet initiative at IUCN    
  55. How´s it going, Chair? What is the status after two years of UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences?
    20.07.22 | Michael Jungmeier | Ecologist and Human Geographer at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences; UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas    
  56. How can we give visitors an entertaining insight into complex themes and relations such as nature, biodiversity, history, and science, Brigitta?
    13.07.22 | Schmid Brigitta | Expert in Protected Area Management, Biologist, Paleontologista at Natural History Museum Vienna    
  57. Do boundaries of Protected Areas contribute to their social effectiveness, Nikoleta?
    06.07.22 | Jones, Nikoleta | Associate Professor at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick  
  58. How can common mountain pastures in the Black Forest be sustained, Florian?
    29.06.22 | Brossette, Florian | Project manager at UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Black Forest;  PhD candidate at the University of Hohenheim  
  59. How can portable labs function in a muddy jungle and ensure wildlife conservation, Ana?
    22.06.22 | Ana Rodriguez Prieto | Biologist; CEO and co-founder of WonderGene 
  60. How can biosphere reserves promote creative approaches that foster socio-ecological transitions, Nils?
    15.06.22 | Nils Unthan  | PhD candidate, university assistand and member of the working group development studies and sustainability research at University of Innsbruck     
  61. How can we use Intergenerational nexus to create dialogue between generations in biosphere reserves, Aida?
    08.06.22 | Aida Mammadova | Associate Professor at Kanazawa University  
  62. UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the VUCA* world .... - do they need a wakeup call, Pierre?
    01.06.22 | Ibisch, Pierre | Professor for Nature Conservation at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development  
  63. What opportunities does radio technology offer for protected areas, Hannes?
    25.05.22 | Gütler Hannes | Project manager at KELAG Energie & Wärme GmbH
  64. Who may advocate nature protection in Europe, Jan?
    18.05.22 | Jan Darpö | Emeritus Professor of Environmental Law at Faculty of Law/University of Uppsala, Sweden  
  65. Are Social Media getting the key marketing tool for heritage destinations, Engelbert?
    11.05.22 | Engelbert Ruoss | Lecturer at the University della Svizzera italiana & Research Advisor at the USI Unesco Chair       
  66. Is (wetland) conservation important for the Management of Conservation Areas?
    04.05.22 | Tobias Salathe | Senior Advisor at the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands  
  67. How can Protected Area managers develop effective monitoring programmes, Daniel?
    27.04.22 | Daniel Dalton | Entomologist and Senior researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences    
  68. What is the reality of a Green Corridor in a city, Nikos?
    20.04.22 | Nikos Pangas | Technical director of the Mt. Hymettus Aesthetic Fores, Athens; Project Manager of the LIFE PRE "Urban Greening Plan"
  69. What is the benefit of point-clouds from terrestrial laser-scanning for the assessment of forest ecosystems?
    13.04.22 | Günther Bronner | CEO at Umweltdata.at  
  70. What about the principles of a sustainable brown bag, Ignace?
    06.04.22 | Ignace Schops | Director of the Belgian NGO Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland  
  71. The trouble with human development: why should conservationists think about their lunch Andrew?
    30.03.22 | Andrew McGregor | Human Geographer and Director of Research in the school of social sciences at Macquarie University    
  72. How can our health benefit from healthy forests, Barbara?
    23.03.22 | Barbara Wiegele | Expert in Protected Area Management, Founder and head guide at TrailAdventure.at    
  73. How can tourism contribute to nature conservation, Günter?
    16.03.22 | Günter Mussnig | Geographer, CEO of Trail Angels GmbH 
  74. How can the Common Agricultural Policy influence Biodiversity in Austria, Nina?
    09.03.22 | Nina Weber | Independent consultant and environmental engineer with focus on regional development, agricultural policies and the environment    
  75. How can UNESCO Global Geoparks contribute to the SDG2030, Oliver?
    02.03.22 | Oliver Gulas  | CEO at UNESCO Global Geopark Styrian Eisenwurzen, Head of the Austrian Geopark Fora 
  76. How can we use nature-based solutions to build a better future, Olesya?
    23.02.22 | Olesya Petrovych | Conservation manager at WWF Ukraine    
  77. Can you inspire people for nature conservation with the power of optimism, Julia?
    16.02.22 | Julia Migné | Director of Conservation Optimism (a programme of the University of Oxford)    
  78. How can “Drones” contribute to environmental monitoring of the 4 Elements “Earth, Fire, Water and Air”, Gernot?
    09.02.22 | Gernot Paulus | Professor for Geoinformation at the Department for Geoinformation and Environmental Technologies at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences    
  79. How does heritage interpretation attract visitors to museums, zoos and nature parks, Nataliia?
    02.02.22 | Nataliya Hudkova | Associated Professor of the State Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Education and Management    
  80. Is long-term monitoring always becoming a data-management disaster, Alexander?
    26.01.22 | Alexander Maringer | Head of the Department of Nature Conservation & Research at Gesäuse National Park    
  81. How can we achieve effective biodiversity conservation that is also just and inclusive, Robert?
    19.01.22 | Robert Fletcher | Associate Professor in the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University, Netherlands  
  82. 12.01.22 | Michael Jungmeier | Ecologist and Human Geographer at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences; UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas  
  83. Why is monitoring of cold environments so useful to learn about effects of climate warming?
    22.12.21 | Andrea Lamprecht | Vegetation ecologist and Senior Scientist at University of Natural Resources Vienna
  84. How does Parks Canada protects visitors to Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island, Peter?
    15.12.21 | Peter Scholz | Former Senior Planner with Nunavut Planning Commission and Parks Canada
  85. How to develop feasible scenarios for reconnecting alluvial forests in river restoration, Susanne?
    01.12.21 | Susanne Glatz-Jorde | Head of the planning team; landscape planner at E.C.O. Institute for Ecology
  86. What can be investigated with DNA-methods in protected areas, Corinna?
    24.11.21 | Corinna Wallinger | Ecologist, Co-founder of SINSOMA, Scientist at University of Innsbruck
  87. How can we use digital twins in forest monitoring, Vanessa?
    17.11.21 | Vanessa Berger | Ecologist and Junior Researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
  88. How can biodiversity be surveyed in quarries in a standardized way, Tobias?
    10.11.21 | Tobias Köstl | Vegetation ecologist; Head of the nature team at E.C.O. Institute for Ecology
  89. How can we value forest ecosystem services, Michael?
    03.11.21 | Michael Getzner | Professor for public finance and infrastructure economics at Technical University of Vienna
  90. 27.10.21 | Thea Wiesli | Senior researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
  91. 20.10.21 | Zuwena Kikoti | Environmental & Protected Area Expert at Ministry of Natural Resource & Tourism
  92. How do you become an expert in EU funding (for environmental projects), Joanna?
    13.10.21 | Joanna Tabone | Environmental protection officer at ERA (Enviroment and Resouces Authority) Malta
  93. What´s up in Sagarmatha, Sunita?
    29.09.21 | Sunita Chaudhary | Ecologist, Ecosystem Services Specialist at ICIMOD
  94. How to deal with free-riders in wildlife protection zones, Marcel?
    22.09.21 | Marcel Hunziker | Head of the social sciences in landscape research group at Swiss Federal Research Institute for Fores, Snow and Landscape (WSL)
  95. What main challenges do World Heritage Sites share in a global perspective?
    14.07.21 | Stephan Doempke | Founding chairman and executive director of the World Heritage Watch
  96. Why does salt flower matter to conservation, Andrej?
    07.07.21 | Andrej Sovinc | Civil Engineer, hydrologist and ornithologist; Former Regional Vice Chair Europe, IUCN WCPA
  97. How do local residents profit from the Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve, Florian?
    30.06.21 | Florian Knaus | Scientific coordinator at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Entlebuch
  98. How to recognize a homo urbanus, Elisabeth?
    23.06.21 | Elisabeth Oberzaucher | Biologist and evolutionary psychologist at University of Vienna
  99. How can social media data be used in protected areas, Marius?
    16.06.21 | Marius Mayer | Geographer, Professor at Munchen University of Applied Sciences
  100. What are the successful changes in management planning for Brazilian Protected Area's System, Erica?
    09.06.21 | Erica De Oliveira Coutinho | Expert in Protected area management
  101. How can we further improve the training of future Biosphere Reserve staff, Michael?
    02.06.21 | Michael Adams | Ecologist, Educator and Researcher
  102. What are the successful changes in management planning for Brazilian Protected Area's System, Erica
    26.05.21 | Daniel Dalton | Entomologist and Senior researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
  103. What can we learn from the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Swabian Alb?
    19.05.21 | Volker Häring | Geographer at Ruhr University Bochumg
  104. How would a Cradle to Cradle model region look like in Carinthia, Michael?
    12.05.21 | Michael Braungart | Professor for Cradle to Cradle & Eco-Effectiveness at Leuphana University Lüneburg, CEO of BRAUNGART EPEA
  105. How can communication facilitate sustainable action, Eike?
    05.05.21 | Eike von Lindern | PhD in social- and environmental psychology; Researcher at DIALOG N
  106. Susanne, which interventions would biosphere reserves really need to become incubation rooms for sustainable development?
    28.04.21 | Susanne Stoll-Kleemann | Chair of Sustainability Science and applied Geography at University of Greifswald
  107. How do you teach nature conservation online, Neil?
    21.04.21 | Neil McIntosh | Project leader of the lIEF e-nature2000 edu project at EUROPARC Federation
  108. How do permaculture and nature conservation get along, Mario?
    14.04.21 | Mario Molina-Kescher | Permaculturist and climate researcher
  109. How does climate change affect mountainious regions in the alps, Klaus?
    07.04.21 | Klaus Steinbauer | Biologist and Senior researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences & E.C.O. Institute for ecology
  110. What can visitors learn about nature conservation at the Sablatnig swamp, Matthias?
    31.03.21 | Matthias Burtscher | Expert in Protected area management, Chairman of the Sablatnig swamp
  111. What’s done to conserve nature in the Wienerwald, Christian?
    24.03.21 | Christian Diry | Expert in Protected area management, Project manager at UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Wienerwald
  112. What’s up in the Julian Alps UNESCO Biosphere Reserve?
    17.03.21 | Stefano Santi | Agricultural scientist, Director of the Julian Prealps Regional Nature Park
  113. How do you assess forest ecosystem services?
    10.03.21 | Vanessa Berger | Ecologist at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
  114. What’s important to sustainably develop mountain regions, Theresa?
    03.03.21 | Theresa Tribaldos | UNESCO Chair on Natural and Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Mountain Development; expert in Critical Sustainability Studies
  115. Why should we eat wood, Artur?
    24.02.21 | Artur Cisar-Erlach | Woodland ecologist, food communications expert, cabinetmaker and author
  116. How does the Latin American and Caribbean roadmap for sustainable management of protected areas look like, Augusta?
    17.02.21 | Maria Augusta Almeida Ferri | Geographer and protected area manager
  117. How can we keep nature connected when planning transport infrastructure, Cristian?
    10.02.21 | Cristian Remus Papp | Biologist, Wildlife and Landscape National Manager at WWF Romania
  118. How to fight the devil’s tree, Jean-Marc?
    03.02.21 | Jean Marc Dufour-Dror Consultant in applied ecology, expert in alien invasive plants in Israel
  119. What is so exciting about a BRIM, Mike?
    27.01.21 Michael Huber | Globetrotter and landscape planner, E.C.O. institute for ecology
  120. What are the biggest threats for biodiversity loss in West Bank, Iman?
    20.01.21 | Iman Al-Hirsh | Forest and environmental scientist
  121. What do students need to know about Science_Link, Alex and Selina?
    13.01.21 | Alexander Thamer and Selina Strasser | Student assistants at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
  122. What is the taste of a harvestman, Chri?
    16.12.20 | Christian Komposch | Zoologist at ÖKOTEAM Graz - Institute for Animal Ecology and Landscape Planning
  123. How to play a Game of Clones, Anneliese?
    09.12.20 | Anneliese Fuchs | Landscape planer at E.C.O. institute for ecology
  124. What is a landscape-lab, Lilia and Thomas
    02.12.20 | Lilia Schmalzl and Thomas Schauppenlehner | Geographer and Junior Researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences; Lancscape planer at University of Natural Ressources Viennna
  125. Book launch: Biosphäre 4.0
    25.11.20 | Axel Borsdorf and Michael Jungmeier | Geographer at University of Innsbruck; Ecologist and Human Geographer at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Conservationists shall never eat alone. The UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences invites partners and friends to lunch. We meet virtually every Wednesday at lunchtime (12.15 CET) with our brown bags. Different representatives of grassroot initiatives, international organizations, and the scholarly world as well give a short impulse on nature conservation in the 21st century and contribute to our lunchtime discussion. The statements are recorded and made available for download far beyond lunchtime. If you would like to take part virtually in a brownbag session, please contact Lilia Schmalzl via e-mail  l.schmalzl[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

How can we support protected area staff to achieve the  30x30 target of the Global Biodiversity Framework, Olga?    
Olga Biegus | Programme Manager at the Universal Ranger Support Alliance

How is working as a shepherdess on alpine pastures in Tirol, Maria?
Maria Naynar | University of Vienna

How can we rebuild wild-bee habitats, that have been lost, Ilja?
Ilja Svetnik | Junior Researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

How do you monitor plant, insect and habitat diversity in the Austrian farmland, Kathrin?
Kathrin Pascher | senior researcher with a focus on biodiversity and ecological risk assessment of genetically modified organisms, lecturer at the University of Vienna and the University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) as well as coordinator of the National Hub Biodiversity & Water (BiodiWa)

Is more, better? can diversity increase productivity and resilience of ecosystems, Sandra?
Sandra Duarte Guardia | PhD in Applied Sciencies and postdoctorate fellow at Cientifica del Sur University

Should there be networking among mountain biosphere reserves, Thomas?    
Thomas Schaaf | Director of Terra-Sana environmental consulting

Why good Connectivity is vital in remote Conservation Areas.
Bruce Jones | Conservation Technology Ambassador and Solutions Architect
 

What is Nature for Peace, Olesya and Elisabeth?    
Elisabeth Wiegele, Olesya Petrovych | Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine

How can international migration contribute to a prosperous development of rural areas, Marika?    
Gruber Marika | senior researcher and lecturer at the School of Management, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, and Deputy Head of Research at the Department “Demographic Change and Regional Development”, Institute of Applied Research for Ageing, Austria
 

Can garden owners counteract negative effects of urbanisation on biodiversity in their gardens, Brigitte?
Brigitte Braschler | postdoc at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity (iDiv)
 

Wolves and sheep – can they understand each other, Eva-Maria?
Eva-Maria Cattoen | certified mediator, mediation trainer and managing director of the consulting office “Ingenieurbüro Cattoen – LechtAlps”
 

"How can we stop the loss of biodiversity in the next decade, Franz?"
Franz Essl | professor for biological invasions – global change – macroecology at University Vienna

"What is that noise under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea jamming internal communications between cetaceans (dolphins and whales), can we humans still do something about it?"
Presentation by Ana Štrbenac

"How were UNESCO World Heritage Sites Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?"
Presentation by Anna Spenceley

"Are Corporates  on the track for Biodiversity and Climate Protection, Ronald?"
Presentation by Wuerflinger Ronald
 

“How's working in the field in South Africa, Federico?”
Presentation by Federico Massetti

"Can snow avalanches be really a cause for soil erosion, Michele?"
Presentation by Michele Freppaz

“How is the status and future of the World´s Large Rivers, Helmut?”
Presentation by Helmut Habersack

“Mind the gap - getting to 30 x 30 but failing to conserve biodiversity, Marc?”
Presentation by Marc Hockings

"Close to Nature Forestry: Environmentalist utopia or a future-proofing tool, Thomas?"
Presentation by Thomas Waitz

“How do we achieve sustainable development whilst valuing the ecosystem services provided by our environment, Daniel”
Presentation by Daniel Dalton

“How does the new come into the world, Michael?
Presentation by Shamiyeh, Michael

"Is natural disturbance a reason for logging out primary forest, Ondrej?"
Presentation by Ondrej Kameniar

“Why is youth important for UNESCO Man and the Biosphere programme (MAB)? ”
Presentation by Kovbasniuk Anna

“99 ways to learn about sustainable education?”
The UNESCO Chair team celebrates the 100. Brownbag Session with retrospects, insights and outlooks on an extraordinary format.

“Why can the Global biodiversity framework (GBF) be a game-changer for global conservation, Barbara?”
Presentation by Barbara Engels

“How to protect conservation areas in war times, Karen?”
Presentation by Karen Hulme

"How and why are military legacies compromising sustainable development, Verena?"
Presentation by Verena Winiwarter

“What happens to the limits of growth in exponential times, Markus?”
Presentation by Markus Petzl

“How can we save birds from collisions with glass, Dominique?”
Presentation by Dominique Waddoup

"Are protected areas suitable as extracurricular learning sites?"
Presentation by Thomas Böhm

“What have been the key factors of success for the establishment of the 5-country Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube, Arno?”
Presentation by Arno Mohl

“What made 1970 a Threshold Year for Global Environmentalism, Frank?”
Presentation by Frank Uekotter 

"Does youth even care about wetlands, Hugo?"
Presentation by Hugo Ferreira

“What are the advantages and challenges of biodiversity monitoring using environmental DNA, Vid?”
Presentation by Vid Svara    
 

“Can the Global Biodiversity Framework actually solve the biodiversity crisis, Csilla?”
Presentation by Csilla Tragner   

"Is Finland on the right way in implementing international standards in eDNA and other molecular monitoring methods, Tiina?"
Presentation by Laamanen Tiina

“Why are diversity and inclusion important in Global Science, Ismael?”
Presentation by Rafols Garcia, I. (Ismael)   

“How can we organize a Biodiversity Monitoring program in an Alpine region, Elia?”
Presentation by Guariento Elia
 

"How can we make the Wadden Sea a model for sustainable development, Ingo?"
Presentation by Ingo Mose
 

“How can access to justice develop environmental law, Paul?”
Presentation by Paul Kuncio     

“How computer vision and deep learning can transform aquatic monitoring, Mikko?”
Presentation by Impiö Mikko    
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"How can ecological and socio-cultural values be integrated into conservation planning in a biodiversity hotspot, Katharina"
Presentation by Katharina D'Avis  
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“How do Facebook, Insta and Co. influence conservation efforts in protected areas, Carolin?”
Presentation by Carolin Scheiter  
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“How has the image of the Alps changed over the decades, Dominik?”
Presentation by Dominik Siegrist    
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“How did the GDR adopt a nature conservation programme in the very last minute, Michael?”
Presentation by Michael Succow    
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"Protected areas in Central Africa : too large and costly to manage, Paul?"
Presentation by Paul Scholte
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“Can we promote natural heritage at the archeological park, Irena?”
Presentation by Irena Lazar
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"How does the war in Ukraine affect nature and protected areas, Bohdan? And what would be urgent measures?"
Presentation by Bohdan Prots

“What can we learn from sampling initiatives like the Joint Danube Survey, Astrid?”
Presentation by Astrid Paulitsch-Fuchs  
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“Are the rights of nature the missing piece to address environmental crises, Alex?”
Presentation by Alexander Putzer
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"How does the Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark valorize it’s water resources, Lilia?"
Presentation by Lilia Schmalzl
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“What solutions do protected and conserved areas provide to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Marie?”
Presentation by Marie Fischborn
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“How´s it going, Chair? What is the status after two years of UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences?”
Michael Jungmeier
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“How can we give visitors an entertaining insight into complex themes and relations such as nature, biodiversity, history, and science, Brigitta?”
Schmid Brigitta  
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“Do boundaries of Protected Areas contribute to their social effectiveness, Nikoleta?”
Presentation by Nikoleta Jones
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"How can common mountain pastures in the Black Forest be sustained, Florian?"
Presentation by Florian Brossette
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"How can portable labs function in a muddy jungle and ensure wildlife conservation, Ana?"
Presentation by Ana Rodriguez Prieto
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“How can biosphere reserves promote creative approaches that foster socio-ecological transitions, Nils?”
Presentation by Nils Unthan
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"How can we use Intergenerational nexus to create dialogue between generations in biosphere reserves, Aida?"
Presentation by Aida Mammadova
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"UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the VUCA* world .... - do they need a wakeup call, Pierre?"
Presentation by Pierre Ibisch
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“What opportunities does radio technology offer for protected areas, Hannes?”
Presentation by Hannes Gütler
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"Are Social Media getting the key marketing tool for heritage destinations, Engelbert?"
Presentation by Engelbert Ruoss​​​​​​​
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"Is (wetland) conservation important for the Management of Conservation Areas?"
Presentation by Tobias Salathe
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“What is the reality of a Green Corridor in a city, Nikos?”
Presentation by Nikos Pangas
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"What is the benefit of point-clouds from terrestrial laser-scanning for the assessment of forest ecosystems?"
Presentation by Günther Bronner
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"What about the principles of a sustainable brown bag, Ignace?"
Presentation by Ignace Schops
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“How can UNESCO Global Geoparks contribute to the SDG2030, Oliver?”
Presentation by Oliver Gulas
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"How can we use nature-based solutions to build a better future, Olesya?"
Presentation by Olesya Petrovych
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"The trouble with human development: why should conservationists think about their lunch Andrew?"
Presentation by Andrew McGregor
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“How can our health benefit from healthy forests, Barbara?”
Presentation by Barbara Wiegele
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"How can tourism contribute to nature conservation, Günter?"
Presentation by Günter Mussnig
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How can the Common Agricultural Policy influence Biodiversity in Austria, Nina?
Presentation by Nina Weber
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“Can you inspire people for nature conservation with the power of optimism, Julia?”
Presentation by Julia Migné
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"How can “Drones” contribute to environmental monitoring of the 4 Elements “Earth, Fire, Water and Air”, Gernot?"
Presentation by Gernot Paulus
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How does heritage interpretation attract visitors to museums, zoos and nature parks, Nataliia?
Presentation by Nataliia Hudkova
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“Is long-term monitoring always becoming a data-management disaster, Alexander?”
Presentation by Alexander Maringer
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“How can we achieve effective biodiversity conservation that is also just and inklusive, Robert?
Presentation by Robert Fletcher
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“How to deal with emerging patterns of outdoor recreation, Michl?”
Presentation by Michael Jungmeier
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Why is monitoring of cold environments so useful to learn about effects of climate warming, Andrea?”
Presentation by Andrea Lamprecht
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How does Parks Canada protect visitors to Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island, Peter?
Presentation by Peter Scholz
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“What can be investigated with metabarcoding in protected areas, Corinna?”
Presentation by Corinna Wallinger
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“How can we use digital twins in forest monitoring, Vanessa?”
Presentation by Vanessa Berger
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“How can biodiversity be surveyed in quarries in a standardized way, Tobias? ”
Presentation by Tobias Köstl
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“How can we value forest ecosystem services, Michael?”
Michael Getzner
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“How do you become an expert in EU funding (for environmental projects), Joanna?”
Joanna Tabone
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“What´s up in Sagarmatha, Sunita?”
Sunita Chaudhary
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“How to deal with free-riders in wildlife protection zones, Marcel?”
Presentation by Marcel Hunziker
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"What main challenges do World Heritage Sites share in a global perspective?"
Stephan Doempke
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“Why does salt flower matter to conservation, Andrej?””
Presentation by Andrej Sovinc
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“How do local residents profit from the Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve, Florian?”"
Florian Knaus
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“How to recognize a homo urbanus, Elisabeth?”
Presentation by Elisabeth Oberzaucher
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“How can social media data be used in protected areas, Marius?”
Presentation by Marius Mayer
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“What are the successful changes in management planning for the Brazilian Protected Area's System, Erica?”
Erica de Oliveira Coutinho
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“How can we further improve the training of future Biosphere Reserve staff, Michael?”
Presentation by Michael Adams 
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How can communication facilitate sustainable action, Eike?
Presentation by Eike von Lindern
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“Susanne, How can UNESCO biosphere reserve become successful incubation rooms for sustainable development??"
Presentation by Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
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“How do you teach nature conservation online, Neil?”
Presentation by Neil McIntosh
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“How do permaculture and nature conservation get along, Mario?”
Presentation by Mario Molina-Kescher
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How does climate change affect mountainious regions in the alps, Klaus?"
Presentation by Klaus Steinbauer
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“How can we learn about nature conservation at the Sablatnig swamp, Matthias?”
Presentation by Matthias Burtscher
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„What’s done to conserve nature in the Wienerwald, Christian?“
Presentation by Christian Diry
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“What’s up in the Julian Alps UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Stefano?"
Presentation by Stefano Santi
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"How do you assess forest ecosystem services, Vanessa?"
Presentation by Vanessa Berger
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„What’s important to sustainably develop mountain regions, Theresa?“
Presentation by Theresa Margarete Tribaldos
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“Why should we eat wood, Artur?“
Presentation by Artur Cisar-Erlach
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"How does the Latin American and Caribbean roadmap for sustainable management of protected areas look like, Augusta?”
Presentation by Maria Augusta Almeida Ferri
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“How can we keep nature connected when planning transport infrastructure, Cristian?”
Presentation by Cristian-Remus Papp
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“How to fight the devil’s tree, Jean-Marc?”
Presentation by Jean Marc Dufour-Dror
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What is so exciting about a BRIM, Mike?
Presentation by Michael Huber
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“What are the biggest threats for biodiversity loss in West Bank, Iman?“
Presentation by Iman Al-Hirsh
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“What do students need to know about Science_Link, Alex and Selina?”
Presentation by Alexander Thamer and Selina Strasser
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"What is the taste of a harvestman, Chri?”
Presentation by Christian Komposch
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“How to play a Game of Clones, Anneliese?”
Presentation by Anneliese Fuchs
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“What is a landscape-lab, Lilia and Thomas?”
Presentation by Lilia Schmalzl and Thomas Schauppenlehner
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Book launch: Biosphäre 4.0
Presentation by Axel Borsdorf and Michael Jungmeier
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