Head of the Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution

The Vienna Doctoral School Ecology and Evolution is governed by the Head and Vice Head of the School and a Steering Committee comprising representatives of all research fields involved in the school as well as four student representatives.

Hanna Schneeweiss


Professor for Plant Cytogenetics
Group Leader Plant Evolutionary Cytogenetics
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
University of Vienna, Austria

Research Areas

Plant genome evolution: polyploidy, repetitive DNA evolution in plant genomes, chromosomal rearrangements and their contribution to speciation, genome size evolution

Christian Griebler


Professor of Groundwater Ecology

Vice-Director of Studies - Ecology and Evolution Directorate of Doctoral Studies

Deputy Head - Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

Research Areas

Controls on the Capacity of Aquifers to Reduce Nitrate

Subterranean ecosystems - vertical dimensions of conservation