About Me

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


I grew up in the Allgäu region in Germany and was able to spend a lot of time outdoors in the mountains. Climbing then eventually evolved into a deep passion and I became the first German woman to climb E9 trad. Currently, I am doing a PhD in ecology on the effects of the climate crisis on ecosystems. My deep connection with nature combined with my research resulted in the strong desire to get actively involved in fighting the climate crisis.

As a freelance ecologist, I would therefore like to draw attention to climate-friendly outdoor sports and raise awareness for the climate crisis. My goal is to share knowledge and show possibilities for action with articles, talks, and sustainable projects. I also work as a project manager for the Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation to support the promotion of safe and sustainable mountain sports.




PhD in Ecology

Thesis title: Advancing our Understanding of Drought Legacies, Recurrent Drought, and Future 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