Senior Scientist | Head of ISI Research Group

Tel: +43 (0)662 8044 7507       

My motivation for my applied research is to bridge the social and ecological divides we are currently facing at global and local levels. I aim to achieve this through the development of new concepts, methods and tools to capture complex and multi-dimensional phenomena (such as risk and vulnerability) through systems thinking and in a spatial-explicit manner.

Linda MENK, MSc

Tel: +43 (0)662 8044 7526        

My current research revolves around “Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessments” and how to improve existing methods to better integrate effects of dynamic feedback; and also around climate change related “Loss & Damage”, what it is, how to measure it, and what it means for Austria, now and in the future.

Stefanie LETTNER, MSc

Tel: +43 (0)662 8044 7564       

Working as a researcher in the ISI Research group I am currently involved in the “HotSpots” project since July 2020. 


Affiliate Researchers

Thimmaiah Gudiyangada NACHAPPA
Researcher | PhD Candidate

Email: thimmaiah.gudiyangadanachappa@​      

My current research focuses on assessment of Multi-Hazards and Multi-Risks focusing on the interactions between hazards and its impact on integrated risk assessments. My main research interests include natural hazards, vulnerability and risk assessments, Geoinformatics and spatial analysis.



Former staff members, students and interns:

Marion BORDERON (staff)
Korbinian BREINDL (staff, PhD student)
Roman BREITFUSS (UNIGIS MSc student)
Pablo CABRERA BARONA (PhD student)
Clemens EISANK (intern)
Diana Maria CONTRERAS MOJICA (staff, PhD student)
Michael HAGENLOCHER (intern, staff, PhD student)
Markus KERSCHBAUMER (staff)
Marco LEIDL (staff, MSc student)
Jutta-Lucia LEIS (staff, MSc student)
Allan MAZIMWE (MSc student)
Thomas MURPHY (research assistant)
Antonia OSBERGER (intern)
Lena PERNKOPF (staff)
Bernhard PETAUTSCHNIG (intern, Bachelor)
Marco POETSCH (staff, MSc student)
Barbara RIEDLER (staff)
Jonas RUGTVEDT (staff)
Bassam QASHQO (staff)
Lopez ZENON SHEILON (MSc student)
Raphael SPIEKERMANN (staff)
Peter ZEIL (staff)