To date I have published more than 200 scientific articles.

My first publication:

Recently I have received a scientific publication written by the two directors of the Regional Museum “K-Hof Kammerhofmuseen” in my hometown Gmunden (Upper Austria): J. T. Weidinger & I. Spitzbart (2017). Zur Salzmanipulation am Gmundner Rathausplatz zu Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, kurz vor der Auflösung des Salzamtes. Res montanarum 57/2017, 60-70.

In this article the authors Johannes Weidinger and Ingrid Spitzbart describe the salt trade during mid 19th century at the town hall square in Gmunden, in former times an important salt trading town and since centuries a center for ceramic art.

To my great surprise, the authors have cited a report I wrote with a classmate at the age of 17 during the “handicraft and drawing class” in school. The 57 pages inventory “Keramiken auf Gmundner Häusern (Ceramics at houses in Gmunden)“ documents 21 contemporary ceramic artworks produced by famous artists in the early 20 th century at houses in my hometown. Surprisingly, this report, recognized with an award from the Austrian Federal Monuments Office, is still kept in the archive of the museum. Link-1  Link-2

What a nice range from my first "research work" in 1977 to our latest publications in high-ranked scientific journals!

Selected publications on Arctic and high-mountain research:

Chételat J., Shaoa, Y, Richardson, M.C., MacMillan, G.A., Amyot, M., Drevnick, P.E., Gill, H., Köck, G., Muir, D.C.G. (2021). Diet influences on growth and mercury concentrations of two salmonid species from lakes in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Environmental Pollution 268B Link

Barst, B.D., Wooller, M.J., O'Brien, D.M., SantaRios, A., Basu, N., Köck, G., Johnson, J.J., Muir, D.C.G. (2020). Dried blood spot sampling of landlocked Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) for estimating mercury exposure and stable carbon isotope fingerprinting of essential amino acids. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Link

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. Link

Köck, G. (2019). Wie sich die Alpen in 25 Jahren verändert haben. Buchbesprechung:  Alpenwanderer - Eine dokumentarische Fußreise von Wien nach Nizza. D. Siegrist (ed.), Universum Magazin 10-11, 80-81. Link

Barst, B., Drevnick, P.E., Muir, D.C.G., Gantner, N., Power, M., Köck, G., Chéhab, N., Swanson, H., Rigét, F., Basu, N. (2018). Screening-level risk assessment of methymercury for non-anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, DOI 10.1002/etc4341. Link

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 52, 10380-10390. Link

Lehnherr, I., St. Louis, V.L., Sharp, M., Gardner, A.S., Smol, J.P., Schiff, S.L., Muir D.C.G., Mortimer, C.A., Michelutti, N., Tarnocai, C., St. Pierre, K.A., Emmerton, C.A., Wiklund, J.A., Köck, G., Lamoureux, S.F., Talbot, C.H. (2017). The world´s largest High Arctic lake responds rapidly to climate warming. Nature Communications 9:1290, 9 pp. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03685-z. Link

Füreder, L., Weingartner, R., Heinrich, K., Braun, V., Köck, G., Lanz, K., Scheurer, T.  (2018). Alpine Water – Common Good or source of conflicts?. Proceedings of the ForumAlpinum 2018 and the 7th Water Conference, June 4-6, 2018, Breitenwang (Tyrol, Austria). Austrian Academy of Sciences Press. Link

Barst, B.D., Rosabal, M., Campbell, P., Muir, D., Wang, X., Köck, G., Drevnick, P.E. (2016). Subcellular distribution of trace elements and liver histology of landlocked Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) sampled along a mercury contamination gradient. Environmental Pollution 2012, 574-583.

Köck, G., Lackner, R., Muir, D., Tessadri, R., Koinig, K. (2015). Effects of climate- induced changes in lake water chemistry on heavy metal concentrations in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) from an Austrian High Mountain Lake. International Conference “Perth III: Mountains of our Future Earth”, 4-8 October, 2015, Perth (Scotland).

Köck, G., Muir, D., Lackner, R., Tessadri, R., Koinig, K. (2015). Temporal trends of heavy metal concentrations in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) from an Austrian High Mountain Lake: effects of climate- induced changes in lake water chemistry. SETAC Europe 25 th Annual Meeting „Environmental protection in a multi-stressed world: challenges for science, industry and regulators”, 3-7 May 2015, Barcelona (Spain).

Giorgi, A., Borsdorf, A., Köck, G., Scheurer, T. (eds.) (2015). Alpine resources: use, valorisation and management from local to macro-regional scale. Proceedings of the ForumAlpinum 2014 in Darfo Boario Terme (Italy). Austrian Academy of Sciences. ISBN-Online: 978-3-7001-7855-2. DOI: 10.1553/forumalpinum2014. Link

Koinig, K., Köck, G., Pla, S., Ilyashuk, E., Ilyashuk, B., Lackner, R., Psenner, R. (2015). Impact of MELTING permafrost and rock glaciers on water quality and aquatic organisms in alpine lakes. Project report to the Austrian Academy of Sciences Alpine Research Program. ISBN-Online: 978-3-7001-7813-2, DOI: 10.1553/ALP-IMP, 49 pp. Link

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. Link

Gantner N., Köck, G., Babaluk J., Reist J., Lockhart W.L., Power, M., Solomon K., Muir, D.C.G. (2009). Temporal trends of mercury, cesium, potassium, selenium, and thallium in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) from Lake Hazen (Nunavut): Effects of trophic position, size and age. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 28, 254-263.

Muir, D.C.G., Wang, X., Yang, F., Nguyen, N., Jackson, T.A., Evans, M.S., Douglas, M., Köck, G., Lamoureux, S., Pienitz, R, Smol, J., Vincent, W. (2009). Spatial trends and historical deposition of mercury and lead in eastern and northern Canada inferred from lake sediment cores. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 4802–4809.

Köck, G., L. Lammerhuber, W.E. Piller (eds.; 2009). Planet Austria: Stein – Wasser – Leben. Edition Lammerhuber, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Baden, Wien, ISBN 978-3-7001-6627-6 Print Edition, ISBN 978-3-7001-6639-9 Online Edition, 406 pp.

Köck, G. (2007). Global change research in Austria. Global Change Newsletter 68, 8-11.

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.

Campbell, L.M., Fisk, A.T., Wang, X., Köck, G., Muir, D. (2005). Evidence for biomagnification of rubidium in freshwater and marine food webs. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 62(5), 1161-1167.

Köck, G., Babaluk, J., Berger, B., Bright, D., Doblander, C., Flannigan, M., Kalra, Y., Loseto, L., Miesbauer, H., Muir, D., Niederstätter, H., Reist, J., Telmer, K. (2004). Fish from sensitive ecosystems as bioindicators of global climate change – High-Arctic 1997 - 2003. G. Köck (Hrsg.), in German with summaries in English and Inuktitut, ISBN-3-901249-68-0, Veröffentlichungen der Universität Innsbruck (VUI) 245, 120 pp.

Manzl C., Ebner H., Köck G., Dallinger R., Krumschnabel G. (2003). Copper, but not cadmium, is acutely toxic for trout hepatocytes: short-term effects on energetics and ion homeostasis. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 191(3), 235-244.

Wanzenböck, J., Gassner, H., Lahnsteiner, B., Hassan, Y., Hauseder, G., Doblander, C., Köck, G. (2002). Ecological integrity assessment of lakes using fish communities: an example from Traunsee exposed to intensive fishing and to effluents from the soda industry. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 2, 227-248.

Miesbauer, H., Köck, G., Füreder, L. (2001). Determination of trace elements in macrozoobenthos samples by total-reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF). Spectrochimica acta Part B 56, 2203-2207.

Köck, G., Doblander, C. (2000). Fishes from sensitive ecosystems as bioindicators of global climate change: Metal accumulation and stress response in fish from Arctic lakes. J. Fish Biol. 57 (Suppl. A), 178-179.

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. (1998). Lead (Pb) uptake in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from oligotrophic alpine lakes: gills versus digestive tract. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 102, 303-312. Link

Dallinger, R., Egg, M., Köck, G., Hofer, R. (1997). The role of metallothionein in cadmium accumulation of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from high alpine lakes. Aquat. Toxicol. 38, 47-66.

Köck, G. (1996). Ergänzungsband „Die toxische Wirkung von Kupfer, Cadmium, Quecksilber, Chrom, Nickel, Blei und Zink auf Fische - Beiträge zur Festlegung vom Immissionsbereichen für Metalle für österreichische Gewässer“ für das „Handbuch Angewandte Limnologie“ (Steinberg/Bernhardt/Klapper), EcoMed Verlagsgesellschaft, Landsberg, Deutschland, ISBN 3-609-75831-7, 167 pp.

Köck, G., Noggler, M., Hofer, R. (1996). Pb in otoliths and bones of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from oligotrophic lakes. Water Research 30(8), 1919-1923.

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. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53(4), 780-786. Link

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. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52(11), 2367-2376. Link

Selected publications on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Köck, G., Arnberger, A., Möller, L. (2020). Agenda 2030 und Lima-Aktionsplan – Anpassung der Biosphere Reserves für die Zukunft. In: Biosphere 4.0. - UNESCO-Biosphärenparks als Modellregionen einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung. A. Borsdorf, V. Braun, K. Heinrich, M. Jungmeier (Eds.), p. 61-83, Springer Spektrum, ISBN 978-3-662-60706-0, 334 pp. Link

Köck, G., Kranjc, D., Lazar, I., Debevec, V. (2020). From a research vision to a state-of-the-art research strategy: UNESCO experts' meeting in the Karst and River Reka Basin Biosphere Reserve. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 12(2), 58-63. Link

Köck, G. (2020). Book review: UNESCO Biosphere Reserves - Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 12(2), 65. Link

Braun, V., Diry, C., Mayer, H., Köck, G. (2020). Conservation, development and logistical support: How are these three functions incorporated in Austrian Biosphere Reserves. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 12(2), 52-57. Link

Köck, G. (2020). New UNESCO biosphere reserves approved. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 12(1), 72. Link

Köck, G. (2019). Book review: Alpenwanderer - Eine dokumentarische Fußreise von Wien nach Nizza. D. Siegrist (ed.). eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 12(1), 71. Link

Köck, G. (2019). Vielfalt genießen - Die österreichischen Biosphärenparks als Modellregionen für regionalen Genuss. In: GEOGRAFIEN DES ESSENS - Perzeption und Rezeption von Schutzgebieten im Spiegel kulinarischer regionaler Produkte. I. Mose und N. Weixlbaumer (eds.), BIS-Verlag der Universität Oldenburg, ISBN 978-3-8142-2366-7, 234 pp., 139-181. Link

Köck, G. (2019). MAB Research in Austria. Zweites Österreichische Formum zu Biodversität & Ökosystemleistungen, 18. Dezember 2019, Wien (Österreich).

Köck, G. (2019). Cooperation between biosphere reserves and research institutions in Austria. UNESCO-MAB Experts Meeting „Linkage between academic institutions and biosphere reserves: application of traditional knowledge and aiming to sustainable coexistance of man and nature in modern times“, October 23-25, 2019, Škocjan (Slovenia).

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. Link

Köck, G., Spierenburg, M., Čupa, P., Mathevet, R., Debevec, V. (2017). EuroMAB Meeting 2017, Report of the EuroMAB Conference 2017, Building a sustainable future together, Dordogne Basin Biosphere Reserve, Sarlat-la-Canéda (France), 4–7 April 2017. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 9(2), 74-76. Link

Köck, G. (2016). The MAB Program (“Man and the Biosphere”) – A UNESCO Success Story. Annual Report 2015 of the Austrian Commission for UNESCO, p. 12-13.

Köck, G. (2016). Book Review: Management Manual for UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa – A practical guide for managers. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 8(1), 60. Link

Köck, G. (2016). MAB Research in Austria. 4th World Congress for Biosphere Reserves “A New Vision for the Decade 2016-2025”, March 14-17 2016, Lima (Peru).

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. Link

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. Link

Köck, G. (2013). Research in protected areas funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 5 th Symposium for research in Protected Areas. June 10 – 12, Mittersill (Austria), Conference Volume, ISBN: 978-3-200-03107-4, p. 407-408.

Köck, G., Umhack, M., Diry, C. (2013). The Austrian Biosphere Reserves. A (connoisseur´s) world beyond the cookery book. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 5(2), 59-63. Link

Köck, G. (2011). A new Label for Biosphere Reserves with a long Research Tradition? The Case Study of the Gossenköllesee BR, Austria. In: Biosphere Reserves in the Mountains of the World - Excellence in the Clouds? Austrian MAB Committee (ed.), Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, ISBN 978-3-7001-6968-0, 122 pp..

Köck, G. (2010). Mountain and global change research programmes in Austria, p. 16-19. In: Borsdorf, A., G. Grabherr, K. Heinrich, B. Scott & J. Stötter (eds.) 2010: Challenges for Mountain Regions - Tackling Complexity. Böhlau Verlag, Wien, 223 pp.

Köck, G., Koch, G., Diry, C. (2009). The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve „Biosphärenpark Wienerwald“ (Vienna Woods) – a Long History of Conservation. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 1(1), 51-56. Link

Köck, G., Lange, S. (2007). UNESCO Biosphärenparks in Österreich – Modellregionen für nachhaltige Entwicklung (also available in English language as “UNESCO biosphere parks in Austria – model regions for sustainable development”). Perspektiven 7/2007, 14-18.

Selected publications on "Caddisfly Biomonitoring"

Köck, G., C. Köck, L. Füreder (2018). Caddisfly larvae as sensitive bioindicators of metal pollution in rivers. ForumAlpinum 2018 “Alpine Water – Common Good or source of conflicts?”, June 4-6, 2018, Breitenwang (Austria). Link

Köck, G. (1997). Untersuchungen zur Bleibelastung von Köcherfliegenlarven aus einem durch den Schießplatz Kuchlmühle (Gemeinde Allerheilgen, Perg, ÖO) fließenden Bach. Forschungsbericht im Auftrag der OÖ Umweltanwaltschaft; Institut für Zoologie und Limnologie der Universität Innsbruck; 14 pp. Link

Köck, G. (1997). Die Metallbelastung submontaner Berglandbäche durch Straßenabläufe: Köcherfliegenlarven als Bioindikatoren. Forschungsbericht im Auftrag des Umweltinstitutes des Landes Vorarlberg; Institut für Zoologie und Limnologie der Universität Innsbruck; 19 pp. Link