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.
I am part of the national working group public relations for Scientists for Future Austria. Further, I am actively involved within the regional group of Tyrol and Vorarlberg, where I support the organisation of events, social media, and public outreach.
With the Riders Alliance of Protect our Winters Germany we spread awareness about climate change and sustainable outdoor sports.
By joining Act on Collective Transition for Summits I commit myself to a 10% reduction in personal CO2 emissions every year to protect the environment as a climber.
At the think thank sportainable, we rethink sport: resource-efficient, low-emission, nature-compatible, humane, and sustainable. We provide a basis of knowledge for actors who want to embark on the path of sustainable development. And we provide the impulses to take such paths.
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
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