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Dr. phil. Ulrike TAPPEINER President, Free University of Bolzano / Bozen


 Studied Biology and Ecology at University of Innsbruck
1985-1996 Assistant Professor, Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck
1994-2004 Visiting Lecturer and Visisting Professor, University of Bayreuth, University of Trier, University of Evora, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi
1996-2005 Associate Professor, Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck
2005 Offer to become Full Professor of Ecosystem Research at Univ. Münster, Germany, (declined)
since 2005 Full Professor of Ecosystem Research, Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
since 2006 Co-ordination of the research centre ‘Ecology of the Alpine Regions’ at the University of Innsbruck
2006-2012 Head of the Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck
2012-2018 Dean of the Faculty of Biology, University of Innsbruck
2018 President, Free University of Bolzano / Bozen


Tappeiner U., Tappeiner G., Hilbert A., Mattanovich E, (Eds.): The EU Agricultural Policy and the Environment, Evaluation of the Alpine Region. Blackwell Verlag, Berlin, 2003
Tappeiner G., Tappeiner U., Walde J.: Integrating disciplinary research into an interdisciplinary framework. A case study in sustainability research. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Assessment 12/4, 253-256, 2007
Tappeiner U., Borsdorf A., Tasser E.: Alpenatlas - Atlas des Alpes - Atlante delle Alpi - Atlas Alp - Mapping the Alps. Society - Economy - Enviroment. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg [u.a.], 2008
Tappeiner U., Bayfield N.: Management of mountainous areas. In: Land Cover and Land Use - Land Use Management, edited by W. Verheye, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, [], 2008


Cross of merit by the Province of Tyrol awarded for her research on mountain regions
Environment Prize EUREGIO Tirol-Südtirol/Alto Adige-Trentino: for the project "Viel-Falter" category projects and ideas
UNESCO Decade Project Award for the project "Viel-Falter"
Calouste Gulbenkian International Prize awarded with reference to the category of "humanity’s relationship with nature and respect for biodiversity" shared with all collaborators of the Institute for Alpine Environment (EURAC research) and the North-American Society of Environmental Journalists