About Me

My name is Lena Müller. I am an ecologist and a climber.

I offer talks focused on climate change and sustainable outdoor sports, as well as climate education for schools.

I grew up surrounded by mountains in the Allgäu region in Germany, where I spent most of my childhood with outdoor sports: climbing, kayaking, slacklining, ski touring and cross-country skiing. Climbing evolved into a deep passion, where I eventually became the first German woman to climb E9 trad.

Currently, I am doing my doctorate at the University of Innsbruck, where I am studying the effects of climate change, such as droughts, on mountain ecosystems.

My deep connection with nature combined with my research on climate change resulted in the strong desire to decrease my own carbon footprint and to get actively involved in fighting climate change. I joined several associations (see below), and I am on a constant journey to find sustainable solutions to approach my climbing.

Associations

Education

Ongoing

PhD student in Ecology

Thesis title: Effects of recurrent drought and nitrogen availability on carbon dynamics and carbon-nitrogen interactions in mountain grasslands, University of Innsbruck, Austria


2020

Certificated Carbon Literacy Training

By the Carbon Literacy Project, Manchester, UK


2019

MSc in Ecology and Biodiversity

Thesis title: Responses of ecosystem and soil CO2 fluxes of subarctic grasslands to warming and nitrogen addition, University of Innsbruck, Austria


2017

Research assistant

Agricultural Research Station, Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria


2016

Internship

Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany


2016

BSc in Biology

Thesis title: Effects of biodiversity on the resistance and resilience to a drought event, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Prior

Kayak-, ski-, and cross-country ski instructor and outdoor guide

Allgäu region, Germany