Expertin Mag.a Birgit Sattler

Expertin des Monats
Juni 2015
Interview mit Birgit Sattler

"Das Team macht es oft aus: Vertrauen in der Feldarbeit im Hochgebirge oder in Polargebieten kann Vorurteile gegenüber Kompetenzen – egal, ob männlicher oder weiblicher Natur – rasch aus dem Weg räumen!"

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  • Biologie, Botanik, Zoologie
  • Umweltsystemwissenschaften
  • Klimaschutz

Verfügbar für



Mittleres Management

  • Universität


Universität (1993)
Biologie, Botanik, Zoologie

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  • Deutsch
  • Englisch
  • Italienisch
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  • Deutsch

    Schriftlich: Muttersprache / wie Muttersprache
    Konversation: Muttersprache / wie Muttersprache

  • Englisch

    Schriftlich: Muttersprache / wie Muttersprache
    Konversation: Muttersprache / wie Muttersprache

  • Italienisch

    Schriftlich: Muttersprache / wie Muttersprache
    Konversation: Muttersprache / wie Muttersprache


Auszeichnungen / Preise

"Eduard-Wallnöfer-Preis" der Tiroler Indstriellenvereinigung, 2003 "President´s Outstanding Service Award" Planetary Studies Foundation, 2003 Antarctic Service Medal National Science Foundation, 2002 Nominee "Austrian of the Year" category Science, 2005 "Air and Space Award" Wings World Quest, 2008 "Sparkling Science Award" bm:wk, 2008

Verdienstkreuz des Landes Tirol, 2017

IMST Award (Innovationen machen Schulen Top), 2019


Psenner, R., & Sattler, B. 1998. Life at the freezing point. Science 280:2073-2074. Psenner, R., A., Wille, J.C. Priscu, M., Felip, D., Wagenbach, and B., Sattler. 2003.

Extremophiles: Ice Ecosystems and Biodiversity, in: Knowledge for Sustainable Development. An Insight into the Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems Volumes I,II,III, pp 573-598, UNESCO Publishing-Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK. Sommaruga, R., Sattler, B., Oberleiter, A., Wille, A., and Psenner, R., Felip, M., Camarero, L., Pina, S., Girones, R., and Catalan, J. 1999. An in-situ enclosure experiment to test the solar UVB impact on plankton in a high altitude mountain lake: II) effect on the microbial food web. J. Plankt. Res. 21(5):859-876. Felip, M., Wille A., Sattler B., and Psenner R. 2002. Microbial communities in the winter cover and the water column of an alpine lake: system connectivity and uncoupling. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 29:123-134. Priscu, J.C., Wolf, C.F., Takacs, C.D., Fritsen, C.H., Laybourn-Parry, J., Roberts, E.C., Sattler, B., and Lyons, B. 1999. Carbon transformations in a perennially ice-covered antarctic lake. Bioscience 49(12):997-1008. Psenner, R., Sattler, B., Wille, A., Fritsen C., Priscu J., Felip, M., and Catalan, J., 1999. Lake Ice Microbial Communities (LIMCOs) in Alpine and Antarctic Lakes. R. Margesin and F. Schinner Eds., Cold Adapted Organisms Fundamentals and Applications. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 17-31 Sattler, B. S. Waldhuber, H. Fischer, H. Semmler, P. Sipiera, R. Psenner. 2004. Microbial activity and phylogeny in ice cores retrieved from Lake Paula, a newly detected freshwater lake in Antarctica. Proc. SPIE Vol. 5555, p. 170-179, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VIII; Richard B. Hoover, Gilbert V. Levin, Alexei Y. Rozanov; Eds. Mickuchi J.A, C.M., Foreman, B., Sattler, W.B., Lyons, and J.C., Priscu. 2004. Geomicrobiology of Blood Falls: An iron-rich saline discharge at terminus of the Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Aquat. Geochem. 27-39. Foreman C.F., B. Sattler, J. A. Mickuchi, D. L. Porazinska, and J.C., Priscu. 2007. Metabolic activity and diversity of cryoconites in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica, 2007, J. Geophys. Res., 112, G04S32, doi:10.1029/2006JG000358. Mindl, B., Anesio, A.M., Meirer, K., Hodson, A.J., Laybourn-Parry, J., Sommaruga, R. and Sattler, B. (2007). Factors influencing bacterial dynamics along a transect from supralgacial runoff to proglacial lakes of a high Arctic glacier, FEMS Microbial Ecology, 59(2), 307-317. Anesio, A.M., B. Mindl, J.Laybourn-Parry,A.J. Hodson, and B. Sattler. Viral dynamics in cryoconite holes on a high Arctic glacier (Svalbard), J. Geophys. Res., Biogeosciences. 112, G04S31, doi:10.1029/2006JG000350. Hodson, A., A.M. Anesio, M. Tranter, A. Fountain, M. Osborn, J. C. Priscu, J. Laybourn-Parry, B. Sattler. 2007. Glacial Ecosystems. Ecological Monographs, in press. Hodson A., A. M. Anesio, F. Ng, R. Watson, J. Quirk, T. Irvine-Fynn, A. Dye, C. Clark, P. McCloy, J. Kohler, B. Sattler. 2007. A glacier respires: quantifying the distribution and respiration CO2 flux of cryoconite across an entire Arctic supraglacial ecosystem. 2008. J. Geophys. Res., 112, G04S36, doi:10.1029/2007JG000452. Anesio, A.M., B. Sattler, A.J. Hodson, A. Fritz, R. Psenner. High microbial activities on glaciers: importance to the global cycle. submitted. Sattler, B., G. Fitz, B. Mindl, and R. Psenner. Microbial assemblages on cryoconite holes of alpine glaciers: Autotrohic or heterotrophic? In prep. Sattler, B., V. Müller, K. Meirer, H. Insam, R. Psenner. Glacial coverage to reduce ablation is affecting the cryomicrobial activity. In prep. Sattler, B., Puxbaum, H., and Psenner, R. 2001. Bacterial growth in supercooled cloud droplets. Geophys. Res. Letters 28(2):239-242. Sattler, B., H. Puxbaum, A. Limbeck, and R. Psenner, 2002. Clouds as habitat and seeders of bacteria. The International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings. Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IV. SPIE 4495:211-222. Sipiera P. & B. Sattler. Meteorite collection and ice samples from the Pecora Escarpment, Antarctica. 2004. Proc. SPIE Vol. 5555, p. 107-115, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VIII; Richard B. Hoover, Gilbert V. Levin, Alexei Y. Rozanov; Eds. Sattler B., Selch F., Klammer S., Grömer G. and Sipiera P. New Insights about Cross-Contamination Procedures for Analogue Missions in Space Exploration, Proceedings of Workshop Mars 2030, p. 13-17.

Birgit Sattler Mag.a Birgit Sattler

Universität Innsbruck

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Letzte Aktualisierung: 25.10.2020