About Me

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


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 the climate crisis. I joined several associations (see below), and I am on a constant journey to find sustainable solutions to approach my climbing.




PhD student in Ecology

Thesis title: Ecosystem responses to drought, drought legacies, and recurrent drought, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Certificated Carbon Literacy Training

By the Carbon Literacy Project, Manchester, UK


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


Research assistant

Agricultural Research Station, Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria



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


BSc in Biology

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


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

Allgäu region, Germany