Who we are.

The name E.C.O. stands for a strong, experienced and interdisciplinary team.

Our mission is…

  • to be a reliable and trustworthy partner for our clients
  • to apply our technical knowledge in an independent and responsible way
  • to build bridges between cultures, opinions, disciplines and professional positions
  • to link enthusiasm and professionalism in our work
  • to integrate innovative approaches, methods and techniques into our work

 

Dr. Hanns Kirchmeir
Dr. Hanns Kirchmeir
Managing director; vegetation/forest ecologist and IT expert
+43 (0) 463 504 144-12

Hanns is managing director and responsible for the development of the technical environment of the company, complex modelling, managing of key projects in forest ecology, data management and development cooperation.

Specialty: Comprehensive system analyses

DI Daniel Zollner
DI Daniel Zollner
Head of the sustainability team; landscape planner, farmer
+43 (0) 463 504 144-23

Daniel is responsible for the participatory development of model regions and protected areas.

Specialty: Unique workshop designs

Caroline Fiedler
Caroline Fiedler
Management assistant, office management
+43 (0) 463 504 144-10

Caro is responsible for office management, personnel and financial management, general communication and administrative support for projects.

Her specialty: Flawless office management

DI Dr. Christina Pichler-Koban
DI Dr. Christina Pichler-Koban
Project manager; landscape planner with a focus on conservation history
+43 (0) 463 504 144-21

Christina is responsible for interdisciplinary research and education projects.

Specialty: Multifaceted conservation history

Mag. Elisabeth Bachlechner MSc
Mag. Elisabeth Bachlechner MSc
Project manager; human geographer, graphic and communication specialist (currently on maternity leave)
+43 (0) 463 504 144-22

Lisi is responsible for nature and science communication, graphics and layout, cartography, GIS and public relations.

Specialty: Creative communication designs

DI Tobias Köstl MSc
DI Tobias Köstl MSc
Head of the nature team; vegetation ecologist specialised in alpine pastures
+43 (0) 463 504 144-32

Tobi is responsible for management planning, Natura 2000, habitat mapping and GIS.

Specialty: Precise habitat mapping

DI Michael Huber
DI Michael Huber
Project manager; landscape planner specialised in international protected areas
+43 (0) 463 504 144-51

Mike is responsible for planning and consulting protected areas and developing international cooperation projects.

Specialty: Clever protected area planning

DI Anna Kovarovics
DI Anna Kovarovics
Head of the communication team; landscape planner specialised in nature education
+43 (0) 463 504 144-34

Anna is responsible for nature and environmental education, interpretative trails and graphic design.

Specialty: Innovative visitor information

DI Susanne Glatz-Jorde MSc
DI Susanne Glatz-Jorde MSc
Head of the planning team; landscape planner with several years of professional experience in Africa
+43 (0) 463 504 144-31

Susi is responsible for project development and ecological construction supervision.

Specialty: Tailor-made action plans

Alfred Müller
Alfred Müller
IT technician specialised in open source solutions
 

Alfred is responsible for the development and maintenance of our complex IT infrastructure.

Specialty: Savvy IT solutions

Corinna Hecke MSc
Corinna Hecke MSc
Project manager; biologist, drone pilot (currently on maternity leave)
+43 (0) 463 504 144-33

Corinna is responsible for technical innovations, habitat mapping and monitorings.

Specialty: Spectacular UAV photos

DI Anneliese Fuchs
DI Anneliese Fuchs
Project manager; landscape planner, specialised in environmental education
+43 (0) 463 504 144-52

Lilo is responsible for nature education, graphic design and multilingual editing.

Speciality: Extraordinary learning and nature experiences

DI Daniel Wuttej MSc
DI Daniel Wuttej MSc
Project manager; landscape and conservation planner
+43 (0) 463 504 144-53

Daniel is responsible for vegetation monitoring and GIS analyses.

Speciality: Spot-on vegetation monitoring

Vanessa Berger MSc
Vanessa Berger MSc
Project manager; ecologist specialised in GIS and spatial statistics, mountain guide
+43 (0) 463 504 144 - 54

Vanessa is responsible for spatial modelling of ecosystems.

Specialty: Sound spatial and statistical analyses

Lisa Wolf MSc
Lisa Wolf MSc
Deputy head of the sustainability team; geographer specialised in collaborative planning of conservation areas
+43 (0) 463 504 144 - 35

Lisa is responsible for tourism analyses, geography planning and the implementation of collaborative online tools.

Specialty: Innovative collaboration concepts

Elisabeth Wiegele BSc
Elisabeth Wiegele BSc
Project manager; geographer, nature conservation engineer
+43 (0) 463 504 144

Elisabeth is responsible for field projects and construction supervision.

Speciality: The expertise of a nature conservation engineer

Mag. Raphael Süßenbacher
Mag. Raphael Süßenbacher
Project manager; legal expert specialised in administrative and environmental law
+43 (0) 463 504 144

Raphael is responsible for legal support in conservation and environmental matters.

Specialty: Profound legal support

Mag. Romana Piiroja
Mag. Romana Piiroja
Marketing and Communications
+43 (0) 463 504 144 - 36

Romana is responsible for communications and public relations.

Specialty: Coherent marketing and communication measures

Mag. Dr. Michael Jungmeier
Mag. Dr. Michael Jungmeier
Founder, ecologist and human geographer
 

Michl is founder of E.C.O. After successfully handing over the management and leaving the company, he is now fully committed to his UNESCO Chair 'Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas' (MCA) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.

Specialty: Research and education programmes on nature conservation in the 21st century