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Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Rafaela Schinegger

Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Peter-Jordan-Straße 65, 1180 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-85334


ORCID: 0000-0001-9374-5551

Curr. Vitae

2023 - Global Fellow at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU), MI, U.S.A.
2021 - Assistant Professor for "Nature Conservation Planning & Environmental Precautions", Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning (ILEN), BOKU
2017 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
2016 - 2016 Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Ubon Ratchathani University, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
2015 - 2015 Fulbright visiting researcher at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing (MI), U.S.A.
2014 - 2014 Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Fisheries Technology and Aquatic Resources, MAEJO University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2013 - Doctoral degree (passed with distinction)
2011 - 2011 Guest scientist at NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center & US Forest Service Lab, Seattle, WA, USA.
2007 - 2020 Senior Scientist & Lecturer, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management (IHG), BOKU
2006 - Master degree

Statistik Austria, science classification

information and data processing; interdisciplinary natural science; Water resources; Biogeography; Environmental research; Environmental protection; Biodiversity research; Hydrobiology; Ecosystem research; Nature conservation; Water management;


Science policy interface; Multiple human stressors; Ecosystem analysis; Environmental precautions; Integrative nature conservation planning; Ecosystem modelling; Human impacts on ecosystems; Water-land interaction; Stakeholder dialogue; EU environmental directives; Ecological assessment methods; Fish ecology; Freshwater ecology; River Basin Management;


2023 Global Fellow, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), Michigan State University (MSU)
2022 Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Universität für Bodenkultur Wien: Stadt Wien-BOKU Research Funding Programm
2017 Dr. Reinhard Liepoltpreis (verliehen durch das Österreichisches Komitee - Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft Donauforschung [ÖN-IAD])
2016 ASEA UNINET (ASEAN-European Academic University Network) Stipendium für Gastlehre/-forschung in Thailand
2015 Austria Visiting Fulbright Scholar
2014 ASEA UNINET (ASEAN-European Academic University Network) Stipendium für Gastlehre/-forschung in Thailand

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2023 -2028 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, WWF Austria
advisory board member
2019 - Austrian Comitee for Danube Research
full member
2019 - Member of the EU Water Framework Directive COMMITTEE of the Section Hydraulic Engineering, Engineering Biology and Ecology, ÖWAV - Austrian Water and Waste Management Association
2019 - International Association for Danube Research
full member
2018 - Austrian Society for Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture
full member
2015 - AFS - American Fisheries Society
full member
2014 - Die Bewirtschafter - Association for ecologically and sustainable fishery management
full member
2011 - International Society for River Science

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2019 - Frontiers in Environmental Science: Special Issue "Challenges and Innovative Solutions in River Sciences"
Guest Editor (Special Issue)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2020 - African Journal of Aquatic Science
2019 - Ecological Indicators
2019 - PeerJ
2016 - Science of the Total Environment
2016 - Freshwater Biology
2016 - Global Change Biology
2015 - PLoS One
2013 - International Journal of River Basin Management
2012 - Ecotoxicology

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2023 "Spannungsfeld Klimaschutz - Naturschutz: ENTWEDER ODER? Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze zur naturverträglichen Energiewende". Veranstaltungsreihe des BOKU-Energieclusters.
2016 "Multiple Pressures in River Basin Management"
2014 6th European River Restoration Conference
Chair (Session)
2008 WATER 2048 Workshop: Guaranteeing aquatic ecosystem services in urbanised landscapes
Member of the Organisation Committee
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