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Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Harald Pauli

Institute of Botany
Silbergasse 30, 1190 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-83160


ORCID: 0000-0002-9842-9934

Curr. Vitae

2013 - from July 2013: head of the GLORIA coordination and vice-chair of the IGF (Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, ÖAW) and the head of its division “GLORIA – Ecology and Climate Change Impact Monitoring”.
2013 - June 2013: habilitation colloquium "Alpine plant life in an era of anthropogenic climate change: Observed shifts of biodiversity patterns in the Alps and on mountain summits across Europe"
2007 - employed at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mountain Research: Man and the Environment (IGF) as senior researcher and for the coordination of the GLORIA network.
2005 - 2007 Full-time university assistant of the Dept. of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (University of Vienna)
2005 - Scientific co-ordinator of the international GLORIA network (Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments); implementation of a world-wide site-based monitoring network (more than 120 sites in Feb. 2014), various research trips in Europe, Asia, N- and S-America, Africa, Australasia.
2001 - 2003 Europe-wide setup of the network from the Mediterranean to the sub-arctic zones in 18 mountain regions (member of the project coordination GLORIA-Europe in the 5. Research Framework of the EU).
1998 - Development of methods for an international long-term monitoring network for ecological impacts of climate warming in high mountains (GLORIA,
1996 - Arctic expedition to Franz-Joseph-Land, Russia (participation at the International Tundra Experiment).
1994 - 1998 PhD thesis at the University of Vienna on ecological distribution patterns and climate-induced changes of vascular plants in the alpine-nival ecotone of the Eastern Alps.
1994 - Setup of the research site Schrankogel (Tirol, Austria).
1993 - Scientific employee for the high mountain ecology/climate impact research focus at the Department of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (Univ. of Vienna).
1984 - 1993 Study of biology/botany at the University of Vienna, diploma thesis on syn-ecology and distribution patterns of alpine grassland communities in the eastern central Alps.

Statistik Austria, science classification

Climate change; Biogeography; Geoecology; Botany; Geobotany; Plant ecology; Phytogeography; Vegetation science; Nature conservation;


high mountain ecology; vegetation ecology; botany; climate change; biodiversity of mountain environments; conservation biology; methods for long-term monitoring; migration processes in alpine plant species;

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2019 - KIÖS - Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
member of the commisson
2018 - MAB National Committee at the ÖAW
advisory board member
2016 -2017 Biogeography-Biodiversity Commission of the International Geographical Union (IGU)
scientific advisor
2009 -2017 Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), Furture Earth
advisory board member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2019 - Mediterranean Botany:
Editorial Board Member
2017 - Alpine Botany:
Editorial Board Member
Advisory Board Member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2019 - Conservation Biology
2018 - Nature
2017 -2017 PLoS One
2017 -2017 Mountain Research and Development
2016 -2017 Applied Vegetation Science
2016 -2016 Ecology Letters
2016 -2016 Nature Plants
2016 -2016 Scientific Reports
2015 -2015 Earth System Science Data
2014 -2014 Biologia
2014 -2014 Nature Climate Change
2013 -2014 Journal For Nature Conservation
2013 -2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
2013 -2014 Folia Geobotanica
2013 -2013 Environmental Research Letters
2012 -2019 Alpine Botany
2012 -2012 Ecological Applications
2012 -2012 Rhodora
2012 -2013 Global Change Biology
2011 - Ecology and Evolution
2011 - Biological Reviews
2010 -2011 Plant Biosystems
2010 - Nordic Journal of Botany
2009 - Plant Ecology
2009 -2009 Ambio
2008 - Australian Journal of Botany
2008 -2017 Journal of Vegetation Science
2008 -2019 Plant Ecology & Diversity
2008 -2008 New Phytologist
2007 - Oecologia
2007 -2016 Biodiversity and Conservation
2007 - The International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystems Services & Management
2006 -2017 Ecological Research
2005 -2014 Basic and applied Ecology
2005 -2015 Arctic antarctic and alpine Research

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2017 -2017 Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung, Abteilung Bildung - Austria
2012 - Czech Science Foundation (GACR) - Czech Republic
2010 - Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung - Austria

Reviewer/Expert organization

2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate)
Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
2017 Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES, Second-order-draft report, SOD)
2016 Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES, First-order-draft report, FOD)
2014 Oxford Bibliographies
2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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