Mag. Dr. Christian Komposch

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Mag. Dr. Christian Komposch

Biologist, Managing Director

Focus of activity

  • Arachnology, fish ecology and general zoology
  • Project organisation and management
  • Inventory and management plans for Natura-2000-sites and conservation areas
  • Environment Impact Declarations (UVE, NVE) and assessments (power industry, planning of infrastructure and building objects, production of raw materials)
  • Public relations activities, publication projects (i.a. Red Lists)

Education and training

  • Diploma & PhD study Biology/Zoology (graduations 1993/2000)

Science and teaching

  • Lecturer at the institute of zoology at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz since 1995 and at the institute of science at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt under the MSc programme "Management of Protected Areas" since 2006
  • Professional and popular science publications in the field of arachnology (taxonomy and bionomics of spiders, harvestmen and scorpions, fish ecology, zoology and conservation)


  • Correspondent of Austria at the International Society of Arachnology (ISA/CIDA)
  • Nature photography, especially macro photography
  • Lecturing and expeditions in-country and abroad
  • Reviewer for international journals; scientific member of the advisory committee of the Arachnologische Mitteilungen and the Hercynia