Franz Essl is Austrian Scientist of the Year 2022!

Franz Essl was voted ‘Scientist of the Year 2022’ by the Austrian Club of Education and Science Journalists – honoring his commitment to communicating science to a broader public.

Franz Essl Scientist of the Year 2022

Franz Essl has been a regular on the list of the world’s most cited researchers and is one of the country’s most pronounced speakers on biological conservation and climate change, acting regularly as cautionary and explanatory voice on the current biodiversity crisis in Austrian media. This award is a positive sign towards increasing perception of the importance of ecological research and as well increasing awareness of biodiversity and climate change issues.