Humans and nature have been connected evermore in an interrelation. Investigating and understanding this relationship and the underlying processes is fascinating and essential for our society.
In the discipline of sport ecology, we are investigating the impacts of outdoor sport on ecological systems, but also its positive effects on environmental awareness. Main research aspects of this young and interdisciplinary field of research are the development of novel quantitative methods in combining big data from ecology and sport.
We mainly focus on island and mountain ecosystems and their flora and fauna. Within these we investigate human impact and environmental dynamics on species at different timely and spatial scales.