Dr. Günter Köck

Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (ÖAW-IGF)

Technikerstr. 21aICT

6020 Innsbruck


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Polar Continental Shelf Project

Northern Contaminants Program

Arctic Net

Parks Canada

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme

Austrian MAB National Committee

Planet Austria

Edition Lammerhuber

Biosphärenpark Wienerwald

Biosphärenpark Grosses Walsertal

Biosphärenpark Salzburger Lungau und Kärtner Nockberge

      Carinthian part
      Salzburg part
eco.mont - Journal for Research in Protected Areas


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Photo credits: High-Arctic-Team, Günter Köck, Harald Niederstätter, Burkhard Berger, Leopold Füreder, Janice Lang, Lois Lammerhuber

Whilst I endeavour to make sure that all texts on the homepage are (still) accurate and complete, I cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. The links to other web sites have been carefully selected, but as I have no influence on their content we do not accept any responsibility for these links.

An Arctic tale: Günter in the Arctic

This pencil drawing made and presented to me as a Christmas gift by Sebastian and Teresa describes my second expedition to Lake Hazen, in particular the thrilling situation when a wolve (see picture below) attacked me in my tent. Here are the dialogues:

Fish: "Günter is coming!"  "Let´s get out of here or he will turn us into ex-project coworkers!"  "Oh my god!"

Penguins: "Guess we are in the wrong picture!"  "I thought as much!"

Günter (in German/English slang): Get out of my tent, you stupid wolve! I don´t want you in here. Get lost immediately!"

That´s exactly my visitor: a beautiful Arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos)