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Ing. Dr. phil. Verena WINIWARTER Professor for Environmenal History, Institute of Social Ecology, University of Klagenfurt


1991 MA in History, University of Vienna
1998 PhD in Environmental History, University of Vienna
2003 Habilitation in Human Ecology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Vienna
2007 Professor in Environmental History, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt


President of the ICEHO - International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Section for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Full Member
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Rachel Carson Center for Environmental History, Munich
Co-Founder of the European Society for Environmental History


Winiwarter V, Gerzabek M.H. (eds.): The challenge of sustaining soils: Natural and social ramifications of biomass production in a changing world, Interdisciplinary Perspectives No. 1, Wien, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2012
Winiwarter V., Schmid M., Dressel G.: Looking at half a millennium of co-existence: The Danube in Vienna as a socio-natural site. In: Water History 5 (2), 2013, 101-119
Winiwarter V., Gross R.: Commodifying snow, taming the waters. Socio-ecological niche construction in an Alpine village. In: Water History 7 (4), 2015, 489-509
Winiwarter V., Bork, Hans-Rudolf, Umwelt hat Geschichte. Sechzig Reisen durch die Zeit. 2. Auflage, Theiss 2015. (Deutsches Umweltbuch des Jahres 2015).


Austrian Scientist of the Year 2013
Großes Ehrenzeichen des Landes Kärnten, 2015