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Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Steffen BIRK Professor for Hydrogeology, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Graz


 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Steffen Birk is an expert in quantitative hydrogeology with more than 20 years experience in the characterization and modelling of groundwater resources. He received his PhD in the field of Applied Geology at the University of Tübingen in 2001. Since 2006, he holds the Professorship in Hydrogeology at the University of Graz. He has been Associate Editor of the Journals Grundwasser and Groundwater for many years and is a member of the Committee on Geo-/Hydro-Sciences of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and has been involved in various research projects funded by international and national funding agencies. Throughout the last years, he has become increasingly involved in research on climate change impacts on water resources, for instance, within the Doctoral Programme (DK) Climate Change funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF.