Why to come at WRW 2018
Present your systematic investigation before a global audience
Present your ideas and work to others
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Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face
Listen to subject experts and enhance your knowledge
Initiate research collaborations with academics from different universities around the world
Win the Young Scientist Award (Student category)
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Thomas Hein, PhD
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management
& WasserCluster Lunz – Inter University Research Center
Univ. Prof. Thomas Hein started as full professor at the Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management in 2017 and is managing director of the WasserCluster Lunz since 2008. He successfully finished his PhD about river floodplain interactions and the effects of restoration on fundamental ecosystem processes at the University of Vienna in 2000 and received the habilitation in Limnology, with a specialization in biogeochemistry of aquatic systems at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna in 2007. He developed a working group on biogeochemistry and ecohydrology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and the WasserCluster Lunz. He was elected as president of the IAD (International Association for Danube Research) from 2011 to 2016 and is currently vice-president until 2022. He is an active member of several professional international organizations and networks. He is a Fulbright scholar in USA in 2016/2017. The research interest of Prof. Thomas Hein is aquatic ecosystem – human interactions in riverine landscapes, with a focus on water – sediment interactions, aquatic – terrestrial linkages, ecosystem restoration and the coupling between society and ecosystems in socio-ecologic systems. The investigations are ranging from the modification of nutrient and carbon dynamics, greenhouse gas production to changes in biodiversity in riverine landscapes and link these changes in ecosystem processes to ecosystem management. Underlying principles of his research are connectivity, resilience and the co-evolution of interlinked systems. He has received grants from national and international funding organizations such as the FWF and the European Commission and worked together with many national and international organizations including NGOs, companies in the transport and energy production sector and governmental organizations such as the ICPDR (International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River) in research projects and the implementation of research results. He is involved in educational networks such as Ceepus and in international teaching programs at the master and PhD level. He also supervised several students at Msc and PhD level in East Africa.
Wojciech Tylmann, PhD
University of Gdańsk, Poland
Prof. Wojciech Tylmann is a physical geographer interested in paleolimnology. He finished his PhD about records of pollution in lake sediments at the University of Gdansk in 2004 and received the habilitation in Earth sciences at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2014. Since then, he has been developing the research group (Environmental Change Reconstruction Laboratory) at the University of Gdansk. The research interests of Prof. Wojciech Tylmann are focused on varved lake sediments and their fascinating potential for reconstructions of natural and man-made changes of the environment. He uses sedimentological, geochronological and geochemical methods to piece together complex stories recorded in lake sediments. Of special interest are connections between limnological processes and sedimentation in lakes. He is currently involved in several projects that investigate the mechanisms of varve formation in lakes, preservation of climate signal in lake sediments and reconstructions of environmental change in northeastern Poland. During the last decade, Prof. Wojciech Tylmann has received several grants from national and international funding organizations such as National Science Centre or Polish-Swiss Research Programme. He is also an active member of several professional international organizations and networks.