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Research cooperation at Gesäuse National Park

Research cooperation

Research in the Gesäuse National Park supports the best possible achievement of National Park objectives and continues the tradition of detailed recording of the area. It is nationally and internationally networked and recognized and creates new impulses for the region and its inhabitants.
Ongoing research is conducted into the fundamentals of biodiversity as well as dynamic processes and management-relevant topics. Thus, the Gesäuse National Park offers a broad field of research in an alpine environment. You can count on the necessary infrastructure and an experienced team. The questions that our team is currently working on can be seen in the Researcher´s blog . All the work carried out to date can be accessed online.

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Offer for researchers

Proposal research

Research initiatives in the area must be registered with the National Park Administration. The latter also issues the collection and driving permits required under the National Park Act. The methods used should correspond to the state of the art in science and be as least invasive as possible. Wherever possible, there is a concentration on the research objectives, as in our research concept set.
Researchers can access a broad database and local experience and receive organizational and technical support from the staff of the national park administration. For cooperation projects within the framework of existing funding opportunities, appropriate lead times must be planned. If you are interested, please contact the respective department.


Offer for students

Graduation work

You are about to complete your studies and are considering doing your final thesis in the Gesäuse National Park? We support topics that suit us and are well compatible with the goals of the protected area.
These can be bachelor's theses, master's theses, dissertations and, in some cases, pre-scientific theses. A list of already written theses can be found here.

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Master theses at Gesäuse National Park - german only

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financial support

Research grant

With the research grant of up to € 1000 the Gesäuse National Park supports students who are writing their final thesis with thematic reference to our protected area. Exciting research concepts that are coordinated in advance with the protected area administration can qualify for the research grant. This can be used to cover personal expenses such as accommodation, travel costs, etc. Material costs for field surveys or the laboratory are also covered.


Participation Requirements:

  • Accepted are bachelor theses, master theses and dissertations from universities or universities of applied sciences.
  • The topic of the work must be related to the Gesäuse National Park.
  • The general conditions must have been established with the protected area administration before starting the work. Work that has already been completed will not be accepted.
  • Primarily reimburses expenses incurred in the course of research (materials, travel, and lodging).
  • The research results and data are freely available for protected area management. The work will be made publicly available upon completion and approval.
  • For any scientific publications, a blocking period until publication can be agreed. Of course, the authorship remains with the author.

Award for the best work

National Parks Austria Research Award

The umbrella organization National Parks Austria announces a research award for already completed university theses related to one of the six Austrian national parks. The submission for this can be made at any time and will be reviewed once a year at the deadline.
More information below or here.



Research Award Info Flyer - german only

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Conditions of participation Research - german only

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