Günter Köck

Dr. Günter Köck
Institut für interdisziplinäre Gebirgsforschung
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Technikerstraße 21a
AT-6020 Innsbruck

Mailing Address:
Institut für interdisziplinäre Gebirgsforschung
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Andreas Dipauli Str. 26A
AT-6020 Innsbruck

Phone: +43 1 51581 2771
Fax: +43 1 515 81 1275
E-mail: guenter.koeck(at)oeaw.ac.at
URL Institution: www.oeaw.ac.at/deutsch/forschung/programme.html
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
project leader of the Austrian-Canadian Arctic research project “HIGH-ARCTIC - Fish from sensitive ecosystems as bioindicators of global climate change”; co-editor of the scientific journal "eco.mont" (a peer-reviewed journal on protected mountain areas research)

Key Publications of Günter Köck (up to ten) :
Hudelson, K.E., Muir, D.C.G., Drevnick, P.E., Köck, G., Iqaluk, D., Wang, X., Kirk, J.L., Barst, B.D., Grgicak-Mannion, A., Shearon, R., Fisk, A.T. (2019). Temporal trends, lake-to-lake variation, and climate effects on Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) mercury concentrations from six High Arctic lakes in Nunavut, Science of The Total Environment 2019 (678), 801-812. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.453.

Cabrerizo, A., Muir, D.C.G. , Köck, G., Iqaluk, D., Wang, X. (2018). Climatic Influence on temporal trends of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides in landlocked char from lakes in the Canadian High Arctic. Environmental Science & Technology.

Köck, G., Arnberger, A. (2017). The Austrian Biosphere Reserves in the light of changing MAB strategies. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 9(Special issue), 85-92.

Köck, G., Brenner, H. (2015). Appropriate behaviour in the forests of Wienerwald Biosphere Reserve. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 7(2), 36-40.

Köck, G. (2014). 40 years of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme in Austria – a success story of ecologic basic research evolving into a flagship of transdisciplinarity. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 6(1), 57-62.

Köck, G., Muir, D., Yang, F., Wang, X.,Talbot, C., Gantner, N., Moser, D. (2012). Bathymetry and sediment geochemistry of Lake Hazen (Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut). ARCTIC 65(1), 56-66.

Reist, J.D., Wrona, F.J., Prowse, T.D., Dempson, J.B., Power, M., Köck, G., Carmichael, T.J., Sawatzky, C.D., Lehntonen, H., Tallman, R.F. (2006). Effects of climate change and UV radiation on fisheries for Arctic freshwater and anadromous species. AMBIO 35(7), 402-410.

Muir, D., Wang, X., Bright, D., Lockhart, L., Köck, G. (2005). Spatial and temporal trends of mercury and other metals in landlocked char from lakes in the Canadian Arctic archipelago. Sci. Tot. Environ. 351/352, 464-478.

Köck, G., Hofer, R. (1998). Origin of cadmium and lead in clear softwater lakes of high altitude and high latitude, and their bioavailability and toxicity to fish. In: Fish Ecotoxicology (T. Braunbeck, D.E. Hinton, B. Streit), Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/ Switzerland, pp 225-257.

Köck, G., Triendl, M., Hofer, R. (1996). Seasonal patterns of metal accumulation in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from an oligotrophic Alpine lake related to temperature. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53(4), 780-786.

Köck, G., Hofer, R., Wögrath S. (1995). Accumulation of trace metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn) in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from oligotrophic Alpine lakes: relation to lake alkalinity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52(11), 2367-2376.

Expertise of Günter Köck:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
Topic AtmosphereGlobal Warming
Air Pollution
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Water Pollution / Waste Water
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic BiosphereAnimals
Topic Integrated SystemsBiogeochemical Cycles except Carbon
Hydrogeochemical Cycle
Topic HealthPollution Effects / Water Quality
Weather / Radiation / Climatic Effects
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology
Program Coordination / Management
Alpine ConventionAC Mountain Agriculture
AC Water
Mountain Research InitiativeLong-term monitoring and analysis of indicators of environmental change in mount
Process studies along altitudinal gradients and in associated headwater basins
Sustainable land use and natural resources management
Europe (including Eastern Europe)

Specialties of Günter Köck:
Arctic research, fish biology, fish toxicology, bioindicator studies in freshwater systems (e.g. high-mountain and polar lakes), protected areas (biosphere reserves, national parks)

Last update: 9/21/22
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)
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