Mag. Dr. Thomas Frieß

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Thomas Frieß, MSc, PhD


Key activities

  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Species and natura 2000 site assessments
  • Basic and applied research & management concerning invertrebrates of the habitats directive
  • Specialist in Entomology (true bugs, grasshoppers, dragonflies, butterflies)
  • Sustainability and nature conservation in agriculture and forestry
  • Education, public relations

Educational background

  • Master in Biology/ Zoology (1998)
  • PhD in Biology/Zoology (2001)
  • Court surveyor for nature conservation

Science and teaching

  • Scientific publications in the field of faunistics, ecology and applied conservation research with focus on insects, esp. true bugs
  • Nature and outdoor education seminars (i.a. nature park academy Steiermark, rural continuing education institute (LFI), University of Education (PH))


  • Award winner of the Theodor-Körner-Fonds-Förderungspreis für Wissenschaft (1999, 2011)