Biodiversity Team of the Institute for Alpine Environment

Andreas Hilpold

Project Manager | Trying to get things done… again and again 
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Chiara Paniccia

Mammologist | Fond to organize and arrange ecological data
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Daniele Ricaldone

Limnologist | No macroinvertebrate escapes his classification skills
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Elia Guariento

Entomologist | He is ready for a sprint whenever a butterfly crosses his way
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Enrico Rosso

Entomologist| Loves the tiny animals in and on our soil
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Francesca Vallefuoco

Limnologist | Loves the little creatures living in our streams

Julia Plunger

Entomologist | Digging holes in all kinds of habitats in order to catch tiny animals
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Julia Seeber

Soil Ecologist | Distinguishing between shades of brown and grey in order to give soils a name 
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Julia Strobl

Communication and Dissemination Assistant | Likes to share her love for nature
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Lisa Obwegs

Entomologist | Always searching for bugs and their antagonists
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Magdalena Vanek

Limnologist | Eagerly examines small creatures in our streams to determine the water quality

Matteo Anderle

Ornithologist | When the rest of the team is still asleep, he sacrifices his sleep to track birds
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Michael Steinwandter

Soil Ecologist | Likes to take long hikes up and come back with a heavy load of soil

Roberta Bottarin

Limnologist | She is used to wading through icy cold streams
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Roberto Dellavedova

Botanist | Observes and identifies the flora that surrounds us daily
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Ulrike Tappeiner

Project Leader | Guarantees that we don’t lose track 
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Associated scientists

Alex Bellé (I)

Mammologist | Bat ecologist… headphones are his best friends

Alexander Rief

Arachnologist | Likes to chase small invertebrates with (too) many legs and eyes

Eva Ladurner

Mammologist | When it comes to mice and bats Eva is our great support

Johannes Rüdisser

Ecologist and Biodiversity Researcher | Our butterfly monitoring expert and advisor for methodical and ecological topics


Current Trainees

Alessia Breccia (I)

Bernd Rokita (A)

Francesca Corradini (I)

Franziska Zimmermann (D)

Giordano Brambilla (I)

Marcel Vermeulen (A)

Marchetti Anna Elisa (I)

Matilde Case (I)

Quinn O’Halloran (NZ)

Tim Tony Ian Manfred Van Noort (NL)

Internship concluded

Alex Bellé (I)

Anna Katharina Lau (D)

Anouk Francine Von Meijenfeldt (NL)

Daan Gerard Curwiel (NL)

Elias Spögler (I)

Emanuele Repetto (I)

Fabian Vassanelli (I)

Francesca Rigo (I)

Felix Puff (I)

Giacomo Biziato (I)

Giacomo Imbalzano (I)

Jennifer Rossin (I)

Jarek Scanferla (I)

Joseph Kiem (I)

Jonas Weißensteiner (I)

Joy Giovanni Matabishi (RW)

Julian Von Spinn (I)

Julius Hecher (A)

Katharina Engl (I)

Laura Bellentani (I)

Lisa Schweitzer (I)

Luca Frattini (I)

Ludwig Camillo Baldaszti (A)

Luca Cola (I)

Magdalena Vanek (A)

Marc Skubski (D)

Morgan Jaslen Scott (US)

Moritz Hinz (D)

Nicola Eccel (I)

Nicola Larroux (I)

Nicolò Chiappetta (I)

Sabine Brachmann (D)

Sarah Maria Gross (A)

Stefania Volani (I)

Teresa Zeni (I)

Thea Schwingshackl (I)

Valentin Heimer (D)

Verena Steinkasserer (I)

Vincenzo Meola (I)

William De Grandi (I)

Gone but not forgotten

Alberto Scotti


Florian Reichegger


Lisa Angelini


Simon Stifter