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Our Mission

Empower and enable personalities, institutions and societies to face present and future challenges in the management of conservation areas (MCA).

The UNESCO Chair for the Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas (MCA) shall provide excellent research and inspiring learning experiences for nature conservation in the 21st century. In particular, the Chair shall contribute to empower and enable personalities, institutions and societies to face the future challenges in the management of conservation areas. The Chair has been established in spring 2020. It shall become an internationally visible hub for excellence, innovation and new technologies in nature conservation. Activities of the Chair are based on an interdisciplinary, holistic and integrated understanding of conservation areas, as advocated and exemplified by UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, (natural) UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Geoparks.

Unesco Chair

The UNESCO Chair is rooted at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences where it is established at the Centre for Further Education (WBZ), an interdisciplinary institution for lifelong learning. The chair is held by FH Professor Michael Jungmeier. As an ecologist and human geographer, he has more than 30 years of international professional experience in nature conservation, especially in the planning and management of protected areas.

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has launched the UNESCO Chairs programme in 1992. Through this network, higher education and research institutions all over the globe pool their resources, both human and material, to address pressing challenges and contribute to the development of their societies. Thus, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences is an active member of the global UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program. This currently comprises a network of 850 institutions in 117 countries. We are proud of these partnerships and our intensive cooperation with the various UNESCO Biosphere Parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and UNESCO Global Geoparks. Find more information here: https://en.unesco.org/unitwin-unesco-chairs-programme.

News

KaraWAT
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KaraWAT Project Conclusion

On the 31st of August we successfully completed the INTERREG VA SI-AT project KaraWAT

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GeoTag der Natur 2022: A test of technologies under BioBlitz conditions

In July, the BioMONITec team at the UNESCO Chair participated in the GeoTag der Natur event at the UNESCO Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, Carinthia. The…

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Which insects are visiting my flowers?

Building an artificial intelligence algorithm to identify insects

Monitoring Guideline
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A Guideline with a Global Scope - Extending a framework for establishing biodiversity monitoring systems

Protected area managers have a lot of responsibilities. One of the main tasks is to improve the condition of habitats and species that live at their…

Education

“To our students we offer unique learning experiences on nature conservation and sustainable development. We want to inspire students and teachers as well by exiting learning formats, innovative settings and a professional learning environment. We learn indoor, outdoor and in virtual space.” All educational offers are conducted in cooperation with partners from different sectors and with an interdisciplinary bunch of teachers and trainers.

    All, one needs to know about conservation areas, their preparation, planning and management – is provided in this comprehensive master programme. The unique educational offer shall enable participants to:

    • achieve conservation goals effectively,
    • use new ways of communication and,
    • deal with stakeholders in a better way

    The course of study is based on profound theoretical bases, international standards and principles on one hand and on practical tools, lively experiences and best practice on the other. Particular emphasis is put on innovative technologies, trans-transcultural learning, the mechanisms of development cooperation and the personal competence to conduct inter- and transdisciplinary dialogues.

    • Title: Master of Science “Management of Conservation Areas”
    • ECTS: 120 (“Full master”)
    • Duration: 2 years, part-time (64 days of attendance in 4 blocks), blended learning
    • Partners: International Scientific Board, Institutional Advisory Board, Austrian Experience Pool, E.C.O. Institute of Ecology

    Details

    Learn, exchange, enjoy. This is the mission statement of a summer university that takes place annually one week in July in the Lakeside Campus in Klagenfurt. It is an advanced training for decision makers and persons responsible for conservation areas.
    The academy is comprised of an introductory conference, three intensive seminar days and a two-day field trip. The seminars’ focus changes each year, the workshops are conducted by international experts. This format provides the opportunity for extensive sharing of experiences and discussions at a high level. Participants bring their own showcase or problem. In an intensive 3-days seminar innovative solutions are developed in discussion with peers and internationally renowned experts.

    EPA offers outstanding intercultural learning opportunities for executives of conservation areas.

    • Certificate: Issued by World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA) and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
    • ECTS: 3 (optional)
    • Duration: 1 week (including a two-day-excursion)
    • Partners: IUCN/WCPA, international institutions (depending on topic), E.C.O. Institute of Ecology

     

    How are nature conservation measures at extraction sites to be implemented? How can be provided optimal nesting and breeding facilities for different species? How are neobiota (invasive species) or communal green areas to be managed? How are conservation devices such as bat detectors, camera traps and drones operated? The newly developed job profile of a ‘Nature Conservation Engineer’ embodies the competence for all hands-on conservation issues that occur on construction sites, infrastructures and in settlement areas.

    Participants are, amongst others, employees of construction companies, of the energy, raw materials and transport industry, from planning departments, nature conservation organisations as well as from the public administration.

    • Certificate: Professional Certificate issued by Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
    • ECTS: 6 (optional)
    • Duration: 1 year, part-time (30 days of attendance)
    • Partners: Institute of Civil Engineering (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences), E.C.O. Institute of Ecology

    Details

    This educational offer aims to identify species using IT and AI-based methods. Specifically, these are identification apps (e.g. iNaturalist, Pl@ntNet, BirdNET, etc.), camera traps, optical and acoustic sensors (e.g. bat detectors, radars, etc.). The graduates will able to:

    • give an overview of the range of identification technologies, in particular their areas of application, reliability and technical maturity.
    • apply selected identification technologies (sampling, evaluation, documentation, interpretation and archiving)
    • apply a selected survey method independently and to critically evaluate the quality of the results.

    There is a demand for qualified biodiversity experts in the field of applied nature conservation (protected areas, municipalities, specialist and planning offices, nature conservation organisations and institutions), educational and research institutions (especially schools, museums and universities) as well as in the field of nature education (environmental educators, nature and hiking guides, etc.).

    Details

     

    Further training programmes are currently in preparation. In particular, we would like to introduce new technologies that are of interest for applied conservation research and especially for the management of protected areas. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire skills in special genetic techniques (eDNA collection, barcoding, metabarcoding) in compact formats.

    In the coming years, training modules will also be offered in the fields of remote sensing and geoinformatics as well as data sciences, artificial intelligence and virtual & augmented reality.

    Research

    Conservation areas have turned more and more into model regions for both the conservation of biodiversity and equitable sustainable development. UNESCO sites such as biosphere reserves, world heritage sites and geoparks are based and directly interrelated to UNESCO´s goals and values. Hence, these sites have become learning sites for translating international policies and standards into real life contexts. This raises important and exciting research questions that shall be addressed by the UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas.

    • Protected area research with a focus on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, UNESCO Geoparks, Nature and National Parks and Natura 2000 sites
    • Scientific support and accompanying research on the planning, establishment and management of protected areas and protected area systems
    • Applied nature conservation research with a focus on biodiversity, global change, ecosystem services and natural processes
    • Applied research and development of conservation technologies, concepts and standards
    • Scientific support for sustainability processes in organisations, regions and states


    Particular emphasis shall be given to trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural research designs, new methods and new technologies and fair formats of citizen science. Research activities of the Chair shall contribute to strengthening conservation areas locally, nationally, regionally and globally as well. UNESCO sites and UNESCO programmes shall directly benefit from enhanced capacities, research findings and experiences as generated in the Chair´s work.

    Projects

    Biodiversity monitoring systems Klagenfurt
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    Biodiversity monitoring systems Klagenfurt – bringing nature conservation to the 21st century

    A KWF project to establish a testing area for biodiversity technologies at Lakeside Park.

    SHARED GREEN DEAL
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    SHARED GREEN DEAL: Social sciences & Humanities for Achieving a Responsible, Equitable and Desirable GREEN DEAL

    SHARED GREEN DEAL’s core goal is to stimulate shared actions on Green Deal initiatives across Europe by providing Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)…

    BioMONITec: Biodiversity Monitoring Technologies
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    BioMONITec: Biodiversity Monitoring Technologies – Test, Development and Transfer of disruptive engineering technologies into conservation practice

    World protected areas represent diverse habitats that are home to specially adapted plants and animals.

    E-Flow: Sustainable Use of Hydropower in Academic Teaching in Bhutan
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    E-Flow: Sustainable Use of Hydropower in Academic Teaching in Bhutan

    The Himalaya Mountains provide an incredibly rich water resource to the Kingdom of Bhutan, spanning some seven river systems.

    Cooperations

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    expedition.national.park: Regional stakeholders and scientists jointly explore a national park.

    Cooperation with Hohe Tauern National Park Carinthia

    Cooperation Science_Linknockberge
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    Science_Linknockberge: Connecting a biosphere region and the scholarly world

    Cooperation with Biosphere reserve Nockberge (Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) and Klagenfurt University

    Team

    Core Team

    Michael Jungmeier is chairholder.  Throughout his career, the ecologist and human geographer has been focusing on biodiversity research, concepts and tools in nature conservation, on human-nature-relationship and environmental history. He worked extensively with inter- and transdisciplinary research designs and methods and has a long track of academic lectureships at different universities.  Jungmeier has worked in planning and consulting of conservation areas, as well as in research and education, capacity building and training for more than 30 years.

    FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.Michael Jungmeier
    Professor for Nature Conservation and Sustainability

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 4314
    m.jungmeier[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

    Monika Auinger is scientific assistant at the UNESCO Chair. She is geographer with a focus on the management of landscapes, rural and urban areas and has specific qualifications in geo-informatics. Monika is responsible for developing and conducting research projects together with partners and stakeholders.

    Monika Auinger, MSc.
    Junior Researcher for Nature Conservation and Sustainability

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 (0)5 90500-2145
    m.auinger[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

    Sofia Bergmann supports the team in the field of office organisation. She is responsible for administrative and organisational tasks of the UNESCO Chair team.

    Sofia Bergmann
    Office Support - UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 (0)5 90500-2149
    S.Bergmann2[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

    Research Team

    Vanessa Berger is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. She is an ecologist with a focus on spatial and temporal analysis, mobile data collection and vegetation ecology. Vanessa works on the project implementation of the COIN project biodiversity monitoring technologies, ‘BioMONITec.’

    Vanessa Berger, MSc
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 2139

    v.berger[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

    Daniel Dalton is a Senior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. He has a background as a specialist in integrated pest management of fruit and berry crops, focusing on insects. Daniel works on the implementation of the COIN project, ‘biodiversity monitoring technologies’ (BioMONITec).

    Daniel Dalton, PhD
    Senior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 2141

    d.dalton[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

    Melanie Erlacher is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair and Junior Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in the degree program “Information Technology - Geoinformation and Environment”. She is a geoinformatics specialist with focus on environmental monitoring, UAV applications, remote sensing, and GIS analysis and modeling. Melanie works on the project implementation of the Africa-UniNet project “CoMon” on collaborative biodiversity monitoring.

    Melanie Erlacher, MSc
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach
    m.erlacher[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

     

     

    Lilia Schmalzl is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. She is a geographer with a focus on sustainability, social acceptance of renewable energies, and water management. Lilia works on project management and implementation of the INTERREG SI-AT project ‘KaraWAT.’

    Lilia Schmalzl, MSc
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 4315
    l.schmalzl[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

     

     

     

    Klaus Steinbauer is a Senior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. He is a biologist with a focus on biodiversity research, long-term monitoring and mountain ecology. Klaus works on the implementation of the COIN project, ‘biodiversity monitoring technologies’ (BioMONITec).

    Mag. Dr. Klaus Steinbauer
    Senior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 2138
    k.steinbauer[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

     

    Julia Zierler is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. She is a geographer with a focus on sustainable city and regional development, and tourism. Julia works on the project of the INTERREG SI-AT project ‘KaraWAT.’

    Julia Zierler, MSc
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach
    +43 5 90500 4316
    j.zierler[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Vid Švara is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. He is a biologist with an expertise in biodiversity research, genetic identification methods, and ecological effects of freshwater pollutants on biota. Vid works on the implementation of genetic identification methods in the COIN project ‘biodiversity monitoring technologies’ (BioMONITec).

    Vid Švara, MSc

    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    v.svara[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

    +43 5 90500 2146

    Selina Straßer is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. She is a pedagogue with a focus on adult education and vocational training. Selina works on the implementation of the Horizon 2020 project SHARED GREEN DEAL and is responsible for the cooperation project Science_Linknockberge.

    Selina Straßer, BA MA
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 2142
    s.strasser[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

    Ilja Svetnik is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. He is a biologist and ecologist with a focus on biodiversity management and science communications. Ilja works on the implementation of a testsite of biodiversity technologies.

    Ilja Svetnik, MSc
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 2148
    i.svetnik[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

    Elisabeth Wiegele is a project staff member at the School of Civil Engineering and Architecture and project manager at E. C. O. Institute for Ecology. She is a geographer and trained nature conservation engineer. Her research and work focuses on nature conservation in civil engineering, management of invasive species and management of protected areas. She is responsible for the coordination of the nature conservation engineer course.

    Elisabeth Wiegele, Bsc.
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 5140
    e.wiegele[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

     

    Stephanie Wohlfahrt is a Junior Researcher at the UNESCO Chair. She is a biologist and wildlife ecologist and sets her focus at the UNESCO Chair on bioacoustics monitoring. She develops best-practice routines for acoustic devices and automated birdcall analysis with deep learning software.

    Mag. Stephanie Wohlfahrt
    Junior Researcher on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    s.wohlfahrt@fh-kaernten.at

     

     

    Education Team

    Alexandra Liegl is the Head of the Center for Further Education at CUAS. She is responsible for the overall coordination of all educational offers and the management of the Center for Further Education.

    Mag.a Alexandra Liegl 
    Head of Centre for Further and Continuing Education at CUAS

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

    +43 5 90500 4311
    a.liegl[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

     

     

    Melina Hierländer works as course administrator at the Center for Further Education. She is responsible for the administration of the master programme “Management of Conservation Areas” that includes a range of tasks such as correspondence, lesson planning and giving support to applicants and students.

    Melina Hierländer
    Administration

    +43 5 90500 4305
    m.hierlaender[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

     

    Christina Moser works as course administrator at the Center for Further Education. She is responsible for the administration of the certificate course “Nature Conservation Engineer” that includes a range of tasks such as correspondence, lesson planning and giving support to applicants and students.

    Christina Moser 
    Administration

    +43 5 90500 4303
    c.moser[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

    FH Kärnten – Campus Villach
    Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach

     

     

    Archive

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    RivMon: Rivers in Bhutan: Enhancing capacities for monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem services

    In the joint project of monitoring rivers in Bhutan, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from Sherubtse College (Royal University of Bhutan) and…

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    BioMONITec – a playground for testing classic and high-tech tools

    The COIN project BioMONITec focuses on the comprehensive screening of classic and novel biodiversity technologies and tools that are already available…

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    Online Children's and Youth University: Landscape change of my home

    The Online Children's and Youth University at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) creates a variety of opportunities for children and…

    Investigating the ambiguous relationship between small towns and biosphere reserves
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    Urban_BR21: Investigating the ambiguous relationship between small towns and biosphere reserves

    Using the example of the Salzburger Lungau & Carinthian Nockberge Biosphere Reserve (BR), we analyse how small towns react to or meet the challenges…

    Publications

    Berger V., Strelnikova D., Steinbauer K., Anders K., Dalton D., Paulus G., Jungmeier M. 2022: Biodiversity Monitoring Configurator. World Biodiversity Forum 2022. June 26th - July 1st 2022. Davos. DOWNLOAD

    Hilgarter K., Granig P., Jungmeier M., Kloss-Brandstätter A., 2022: Nachhaltige Mobilität: Geschlechts- und altersbezogene Unterschiede von Vertrauen respektive Misstrauen gegenüber automatisierter Mobilität. FFH Conference 2022. April 21st-22nd 2022. Villach. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Rist S., Tribaldos T., et. al. 2022: Governing mountain commons between tradition and innovation. WHEC 2022. May 18th-20th 2022. Barcelona. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Wiegele E., 2022: Designing educational offers for nature conservation in the 21st century – Concepts and examples. 7th Nationalparks Austria Symposium for Research in Protected Areas. September 7th-9th 2022, Vienna. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Auinger M., Pulvermacher R., Straßer S., 2022: Transdisziplinäre Bildung als FH-Auftrag: Das Beispiel Science_Link Nockberge. FFH Conference 2022. April 21st-22nd 2022. Villach. DOWNLOAD

    Komposch C., Glatz-Jorde S., Jungmeier M., Wagner H., 2022: Biodiversität im Biosphärenpark Kärntner Nockberge. Ergebnisse des 6. GEO-Tages der Natur 2021 - Am Fuß der Zunderwand. Carinthia II, 212./132. Jahrgang, 53-132. DOWNLOAD

    Pascher K., Švara V., Jungmeier M., 2022: Environmental DNA-Based Methods in Biodiversity Monitoring of Protected Areas: Application Range, Limitations, and Needs. Diversity 2022, 14, 463. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14060463DOWNLOAD

    Schmalzl L., Hartmann G., Jungmeier M., Komar D., Schomaker R.M., 2022: Transnational water resource management in the Karawanken/Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark. In: Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation. Volume 18, Issue 3, 2022: 7-36. https://doi.org/10.7341/20221831DOWNLOAD

    Schmalzl L., Hartmann G., Rman N., Zierler J., Jungmeier M., 2022: KaraWAT - Strategy for the sustainable management of water resources in the Karawanken UNESCO Global Geopark. FFH Conference 2022. April 21st-22nd 2022. Villach. DOWNLOAD

    Schwarzl E., Terk E., Car A., Paulus G., Erlacher M., 2022: CoMon - Collaborative Monitoring for Sustainable Development of Lake Tana UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (Ethiopia). GI_Salzburg. July 5th-7th 2022. Salzburg. https://arcg.is/1biKmb0

    Švara V., Michalski S. G., Krauss M., Schulze T., Geuchen S., Brack W., & Luckenbach T., 2022: Reduced genetic diversity of freshwater amphipods in rivers with increased levels of anthropogenic organic micropollutants. Evolutionary Applications, 00, 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13387  DOWNLOAD

    Steinbauer K., Lamprecht A., Winkler M., Di Cecco V., Fasching V., Ghosn D., Maringer A., Remoundou I., Suen M., Stanisci A., Venn S., Pauli H., 2022: Recent changes in high-mountain plant community functional composition in contrasting climate regimes. In “The Science of the total environment”, 829p. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154541 DOWNLOAD

    Wiegele E., Schneider M., Jungmeier M., 2022: Conservation Engineering: Innovations for biodiversity-friendly construction. FFH Conference 2022. April 21st-22nd 2022. Villach. DOWNLOAD

    Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., 662 S., Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-7388-0598-7.

    Auinger M., 2022: Windparks. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 627-631.

    Auinger M., 2022: Orientierung und Verortung im Gelände – Geräte. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 225-228.

    Erlacher C., Erlacher M., Car A., 2022: GIS und RS – Angewandte Geoinformatik , Vermessungstechnik und Fernerkundung. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 240-270.

    Jungmeier M., Schneider M., 2022: Naturschutzfachkraft – Funktion im professionellen Naturschutz. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 18-22.

    Jungmeier M., 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft – Vademecum für die Praxis. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 23-30.

    Jungmeier M., 2022: Sicherheit und Gesundheit im Gelände und auf Baustellen - Checkliste. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 32-35.

    Jungmeier M., 2022: Naturschutzbiologie – Zentrale Begriffe und Konzepte. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 59-71.

    Jungmeier M., 2022: Naturschutztechnologien und Gerätekunde – Überblick. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 222-224.

    Schmalzl L., 2022: Landschaftsbild – Erfassung und Bewertung. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 556-564.

    Wiegele E., 2022: Neobiota – Umgang mit invasiven Arten. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 195-209.

    Wiegele E., Schneider M., Jungmeier M., 2022: Die Naturschutzfachkraft – Spezialisierte Ausbildung für ›hands-on‹- Naturschutz. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 635-646.

    Wieser C., Jungmeier M., 2022: Lichtverschmutzung. In: Wiegele E., Jungmeier M., Schneider M. (Hrg.), 2022: Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft. Praktischer Naturschutz für Baustellen, Betriebsgelände und Infrastrukturen. Fraunhofer Verlag., Stuttgart, 616-618.

    Dalton D.T., Pascher K., Berger V., Steinbauer K., Jungmeier M., 2021: Novel technologies and their application for protected area management: a supporting approach in biodiversity monitoring. In: Suratman MN, editor. Protected area management – recent advances. ISBN 978-1-83969-813-2. IntechOpen Publishing, London, UK. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.99889 https://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/78656.pdf

    Fuchs A., Jungmeier M., Mayer R., Pichler-Koban C., 2021: Der Fallopia-Komplex (Fallopia japonica, F. sachalinensis, F. x bohemica): Ergebnisse ausgewählter Feldversuche eines Sparkling-Science-Projekts zu Taxonomie, Wachstum und Management. In: Carinthia II. Klagenfurt, 49-60 S. DOWNLOAD

    Fuchs A., Berger V., Steinbauer K., Köstl T., Wuttej D., Jungmeier M., 2021: The long-term effects of monoculture maize cultivation on plant diversity. Phytocoenologia Vol. 50 (2021), Issue 4, 397-408. DOWNLOAD

    Fuchs A., Pichler-Koban C., Pitman A., Elmenreich W., Jungmeier M., 2021: Games and Gamification - New Instruments for Communicating Sustainability. In: Weder F., Krainer L., Karmasin M., 2021: The Sustainability Communication Reader - A Reflective Compendium; Springer; DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-31883-3_13

    Glatz-Jorde S., Jungmeier M., Aurenhammer S., Komposch C., 2021: Biodiversität im UNESCO Biosphärenpark Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge. Ergebnisse des 5. GEO-Tages der Natur 2020 - Rund um die Grundalm. Carinthia II, 211./131. Jahrgang, 19-54. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Borsdorf A., Braun V., Häring V., Hammer T., Pichler-Koban C., 2021: Pärke, Parks and Reservate – biosphere reserves in Austria, Germany and Switzerland on their way towards Biosphere 4.0?. eco.mont. Volume 13; special issue 2021, 15-26. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Huber M., 2021: A low-cost BRIM (Biosphere reserve integrated monitoring)? The example of the Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge BR (Austria). EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-4730, DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Kovarovics A., Leitner H., Rossmann D., 2021: Managing emerging patterns of outdoor recreation - The example of Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, Austria. In: Aas O., Breiby M., Selvaag S.K., Eriksson P.-A., Boerrestad B. (eds.), 2021: The 10th MMV Conference: Managing outdoor recreation experiences in the Anthropocene - Resources, markets, innovations. MINA fagrapports 73, 198-199. DOWNLOAD

    Köstl T., Fuchs A., Jungmeier M., 2021: Almwirtschaftliche Maßnahmen im Unteren Gailtal Ausgewählte Ergebnisse aus zwei Dekaden Vegetationsmonitoring. Alm- und Bergbauer. 3/2012, 16-19.  DOWNLOAD

    Pascher K., Steinbauer K., Berger V., Dalton D.T., Jungmeier M., 2021: Ökologische Statusüberprüfung von Schutzgebieten mit Hilfe klassischer und hochtechnologischer Monitoringkonzepte und Tools. 19. Österreichische Botanikertagung. September 23rd-25th 2021. Tagungsband, S.52., Krems / Donau. DOWNLOAD

    Pichler-Koban C., Jungmeier M., 2021: Reger Verkehr auf der "Bärenbrücke". DIE BRÜCKE 22, 10-11.

    Rauch F., Elmenreich W., Hübner R., Jungmeier M., Gracner E., Sposato R.G., 2021: Designing and Implementing an Interfaculty Elective "Sustainable Development" Course at a University: Concepts, Developments and Lessons Learned. Action Research and Innovation in Science Education, 2021, 4(1), 33-36, https://doi.org/10.12973/arise/506882

    Steinbauer K., Berger V., Köstl T., Wuttej D., Kirchmeir H., Jungmeier M., 2021: Abgrenzung von Vegetationseinheiten anhand multitemporaler Luftbilder am Beispiel von Feuchtbrachen. 19. Österreichische Botanikertagung. September 23rd-25th 2021. Tagungsband, S.22., Krems / Donau. DOWNLOAD

    Tait G., Mermer S., Stockton D., Lee J., Avosani S., Abrieux A., Anfora G., Beers E., Biondi A., Burrack H., Cha D., Chiu J.C., Choi M.-Y., Cloonan K., Crava C.M., Daane K.M., Dalton D.T., Diepenbrock L., Fanning P., Ganjisaffar F., Gómez M.I., Gut L., Grassi A., Hamby K., Hoelmer K.A., Ioriatti C., Isaacs R., Klick J., Kraft L., Loeb G., Rossi-Stacconi M.V., Nieri R., Pfab F., Puppato S., Rendon D., Renkema J., Rodriguez-Saona C., Rogers M., Sassù F., Schöneberg T., Scott M.J., Seagraves M., Sial A., Van Timmeren S., Wallingford A., Wang X., Yeh D.A., Zalom F.G, Walton, V.M., 2021: Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae): A Decade of Research Towards a Sustainable Integrated Pest Management Program. In: Journal of Economic Entomology 114 (5):1950–1974. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toab158.

    Zollner D., Mayrhofer W., Ellemunter L., Fuchs A., Jungmeier M., 2021: Losing the Ground? Assessing Spatial Planning and Quantitative Soil Protection in the Alpine Region. Der öffentliche Sektor – The Public Sector | 2021 | Vol. 47(1), 27-34. DOWNLOAD

    Aurenhammer S., Komposch C., Glatz-Jorde S., Jungmeier M., 2020: Biodiversität im UNESCO Biosphärenpark Salzburger Lungau & Kärntner Nockberge. Ergebnisse des 4. GEO-Tages der Natur 2019 - Vielfalt an den Ufern und Berghängen des Millstätter Sees. In: Carinthia II. Klagenfurt, 7-44 S. DOWNLOAD

    Borsdorf A., Jungmeier M., 2020: Das Weltnetz der Biosphere Reserves (UNESCO WNBR) im Spiegel des Nachhaltigkeitskonzeptes: Stand und Perspektiven. In: Borsdorf A., Jungmeier M., Braun V., Heinrich K. (Hrg.), 2020: Biosphäre 4.0. – UNESCO Biosphere Reserves als Modellregionen einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Springer Spektrum, 3-33. DOWNLOAD

    Borsdorf A., Jungmeier M., Braun V., Heinrich K. (Hrg.), 2020: Biosphäre 4.0. – UNESCO Biosphere Reserves als Modellregionen einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Springer Spektrum, 334 S. ISBN 978-3-662-60707-7.

    Fuchs A., Pichler-Koban C. & Jungmeier M., 2020: Der Staudenknöterich - Praxisleitfaden zum Management von Fallopia japonica. Sparkling Science, Klagenfurt, 21 S. DOWNLOAD

    Glatz-Jorde S., Jungmeier M., Hradetzky R. & Berger D., 2020: The IUCN Green List as a tool for protected area management - the example of City meets Nature. eco.mont; Volume 12; Number 1, 50-54. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M. & Fuchs A., 2020: Engaging heritage communities by citizen science - Considerations, experiences and lessons learnt. Proceedings IE, Forstering Heritage Communities, 2020/41-51. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Arpa N.Y. & Pechacek P., 2020: The Guidelines for Establishing Protected Areas. Conservation and Sustainable Management of Turkey’s Steppe Ecosystems Project. FAO and MAF, Ankara, 96 p. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Arpa N.Y. & Pechacek P., 2020: The Guidelines for Protected Areas Management Planning. Conservation and Sustainable Management of Turkey’s Steppe Ecosystems Project. FAO and MAF, Ankara, 92 p. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Arpa N.Y. & Pechacek P., 2020: The Guidelines for Biodiversity Monitoring. Conservation and Sustainable Management of Turkey’s Steppe Ecosystems Project. FAO and MAF, Ankara, 76 p. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Paul-Horn I., Pichler-Koban C., Zollner D., 2019: "Was bleibt?" Partizipationsprozesse in Biosphärenparks - ein Forschungsprojekt in der Nachschau. In: Ukowitz M., Hübner R. (eds.), 2019: Wege der Vermittlung. Intervention – Partizipation. Springer, Wiesbaden, 137-155 S. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., 2018: Lawine, Wildnis, Urforelle. Facetten von Natur und Landschaft am Beispiel der Mallnitzer Tauerntäler. ÖAV-Jahrbuch BergWelten 2018, 46-51 S.

    Jungmeier M., Huber M., Zollner D. & Egner H., 2018: Zur Vermessung von Wissenslandschaften: Regionen als Träger, Produzenten und Nutzer von Nachhaltigkeitswissen – das Beispiel Biosphärenpark Salzburger Lungau und Kärntner Nockberge. In: Der öffentliche Sektor - The Public Sector. Wien, 7-22. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Wieser C., 2018: Kochkunst und Biodiversität: Zur Taxierung von kulinarischer Artenvielfalt, das Beispiel Uni-Pizzeria (Klagenfurt). In: Jahrbuch des Landesmuseums für Kärnten. Klagenfurt, 228-233. DOWNLOAD

    Egner H., Falkner J., Jungmeier M., Zollner D., 2017: Institutionalizing cooperation between biosphere reserves and universities - the example of Science_Linknockberge. In: eco.mont. Wien, Vol. 9, No. 2, 77-80. DOWNLOAD

    Getzner M., Jungmeier M., Spika M., 2017: Willingness-To-Pay for Improving Marine Biodiversity: A Case Study of Lastovo Archipelago Marine Park (Croatia). Water 2017,9,2, doi: 10.3390/w9010002, 18p. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Prots B., 2017: Integrated management plans for protected areas - from theory to practice. In: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference Ukraine, Rakhiv. Lviv, 398-402. DOWNLOAD

    Pichler-Koban C., Jungmeier M., 2017: Alpine Parks between Yesterday and Tomorrow. A Conceptual History of Alpine Protected Areas by Example of Charismatic Parks in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. eco.mont 9 (special issue): 17-28. DOI:10.1553/eco.mont-9-sis17. DOWNLOAD

    Jungmeier M., Rauch F., Hübner R., Elmenreich W., 2016: Aporetische Konflikte - Lernpotenziale im Bereich Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Illustrationen am Beispiel nachhaltiger Regionalentwicklung. In: Journal of Science-Society Interfaces. Wien, 57-63 S. DOWNLOAD

    Lange S., Jungmeier M., 2014: Parks 3.0 – Protected Areas for the Next Society. Series „Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas“, Vol. 6; Series editors: Heike Egner, Michael Jungmeier. Heyn Verlag, 94p.
    https://e-c-o.at/files/publications/downloads/L04120_MPA-Proceedings-2014_Parks_3.0.pdf
     
    Egner H., Jungmeier M. (eds.), 2013: Knowledge, Parks and Cultures. Transcultural Exchange of Knowledge in Protected Areas: Case Studies from Nepal and Austria. Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas, Vol. 5, Klagenfurt, 231p.
    https://e-c-o.at/files/publications/downloads/L03949_MPA-Proceedings-2013_Knowledge_Parks_Cultures.pdf
     
    Getzner M., Jungmeier M. (eds.), 2013: Protected areas in focus: Analysis and evaluation. Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas Vol. 4, 151p.
    https://e-c-o.at/files/publications/downloads/L04066_MPA-Proceedings-2009-2011_Protected_Areas_in_Focus.pdf
     
    Getzner M., Jungmeier M. (eds.), 2012: Innovative Approaches to Manage Protected Areas. Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas, Vol. 3, Klagenfurt, 112p.
    https://e-c-o.at/files/publications/downloads/L03928_MPA-Proceedings-2007-2009_Innovative_Approaches.pdf
     
    Getzner M., Jungmeier M. (eds.), 2010: People, Parks and Money. Stakeholder involvement and regional development. A manual for protected areas. Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas, Vol. 2, Klagenfurt, 216p.
    https://e-c-o.at/files/publications/downloads/L03876_MPA-Proceedings-2007-2009-People-Parks-and-Money.pdf
     
    Getzner M., Jungmeier M. (eds.), 2009: Improving Protected Areas. In: Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas, Vol. 1, Klagenfurt, 104p.
    https://e-c-o.at/files/publications/downloads/L03929_MPA-Proceedings-2005-2007-Improving-PAs.pdf

    Materials

    Galleries

    Exploring the underground world of the UNESCO Global Geopark Karawanken. Exciting impressions from the depths of the mountain during a guided kayak tour!
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    Ceremonial presentation of the new publication "Handbuch Naturschutzfachkraft" – a comprehensive reference book on diverse aspects of nature conservation and technology!
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    Homebase for a successful team. Our new office creates motivation to implement new ideas to protect nature!
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    Looking inside the toolkit of nature conservation engineers (February 2022). We proudly present our graduates of the certificate course “Nature Conservation Engineer”.
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    In the second semester, the following protected areas were the destination of our excursions in the attendance block in March 2022: Donauauen National Park, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Wienerwald, Triglav National Park, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Julian Alps.
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    The UNESCO Chair team went on a Christmas excursion to the Dobratsch Nature Park. After some refreshments with a breath-taking sunset, the rapid descent with the toboggan followed!

    Christmas excursion 2021

    In September 2021, the first turn of the MCA Master's programme started. The first term offered students the opportunity to get to know the Villach campus for theoretical knowledge transfer, as well as to explore the surrounding conservation areas such as the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Nockberge, National Park Hohe Tauern or Nature Park Dobratsch during their excursions. Have a look at the gallery.

    After a successful year since the appointment of the UNESCO Chair, the team has grown considerably!
    In May 2021, a photo shoot took place around the Villach Campus.

    Nature conservation engineers out and about (Spring 2021).
    Insights into excursion topics such as birds, amphibians or nature conservation technologies.

    ´Conservation Engineer' IV

    Looking inside the toolkit of nature conservation engineers (October 2020). Participants of the educational programme present their final seminar work, reaching from protection of biodiversity up to adaptation strategies of forests to climate change.

    ´Conservation Engineer' III

    Making of a short image clip in August 2020 with students from CUAS for the Master "Management of Conservation Areas", in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Nockberge.

    Making of an MCA Imageclip

    Skill-oriented education for nature conservation in the 21st century (May 2020). Significant steps of the relaunch of the international Master "Management of Conservation Areas", such as "Little Sidney" in Donauauen National Park, the work of the Austrian Experiences Pool and the official presentation of the master in the Dobratsch Nature Park on September 18th, 2018.

    Master programme Management of Conservation Areas

    Nature conservation engineers out and about (May 2020). A kaleidoscope of pictures from field excursions, university sessions and workshops.

    Certificate Course 'Nature Conservation Engineer'

    Looking inside the toolkit of nature conservation engineers (May 2020). Participants of the educational programme present their final seminar work, reaching from conservation monitoring, experiments for vegetation control to ibex tracking and bat nesting facilities.

    Certificate Course 'Nature Conservation Engineer' - Success Stories

    Outstanding universal values (May 2020). The travelling ecologist and photographer Michael "Mike" Huber documents UNESCO world heritage sites around the globe.

    UNESCO sites around the world  (c) Michael Huber

    Encounters in exciting environments (May 2020). Selected hightlights from the European Parks Academy (EPA) in Carinthia from 2016 to 2019, indicating that this summer university really is a format to learn, exchange and enjoy.

    European Parks Academy

    Magic moments in Carinthian conservation areas (May 2020). Selected parks and protected sites in the Chair´s surrounding, seen through the lenses of the Carinthian photographer Christopher Rossmann in spring 2020.

    Carinthian Sites (c) Christopher Rossmann

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

    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 (12.30 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 Monika Auinger via e-mail m.auinger[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

    “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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    "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 Gütler Hannes
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    Clips

    Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler - Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation & Technology

    Andrej Sovinc - Slovenian engineer, hydrologist & ecologist (IUCN/WCPA)

    Every summer, students can gain practical experience in research at a talent internship of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). Final video of our interns from 2022.