Sustainablilty measures Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Unit

At the Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Unit, sustainability is more than a buzzword. We integrate lived sustainability into our daily work, in science, lectures and daily office work.

See below for a selection of measures and teaching:

Interdisciplinary lecture series - Climate Change and Climate Crisis

This lecture series investigates climate change and climate crisis through the lenses of a number of disciplines and discusses concepts and perspectives for the future. All of the national and international speakers are well-known researchers in their respective fields and beyond. 

The lecture series is open to all students of the University of Vienna and to the wider public:

290209 VO Climate Change and Climate Crisis - Science, Activism and Policy in the Climate Emergency (2023W)

290109 VO Climate Change and Climate Crisis - Staying within Planetary Boundaries (2022W)

290105 VO Climate Change and Climate Crisis - Transformative Concepts and Innovations. (2021W)

290055 VO Climate Change and Climate Crisis. Future perspectives and concepts. (2020W)

180184 VO Climate Change and Climate Crisis. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2019W)




"warming stripes" Vienna 1775-2019

Green Labs Austria Initiative

Green Labs Austria is an initiative which was born by students and postdocs of the Schleper, Bulgheresi and Rittmann group, at Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Unit. Green Labs Austria aims to connect Austrian and international laboratories that share the vision of more sustainable research.

Economy for the Common Good report - Archaea Biology Unit

As an ecology unit, we are very concearned with aspacts of sustainability. Through our work we want to have a positive impact, generate knowledge and offer this knowledge to society. The head of out unit has been a member of the "Common Good" movement for several years.

In order to help develop a sustainability strategy and reduce the environmental footprint of our unit, a member of our team created an Economy for the Common Good report for our unit (as part of her graduation from the masters program "Applied Economy for the Common Good" of the FH Burgenland).

The report covers the year 2019 and highlights potential areas of improvement for our unit and the University in general to take further steps toward a more sustainable future. 

© Christian Felber