Hanna Öllös (MSc)

Biologist based in Austria

A graduate biologist, nature enthusiast, optimist and woman of action, hoping to make a small but significant contribution to the preservation of Wilderness. A European Wilderness Society team member based in the main office in Tamsweg in the beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Lungau, Austria.

In 2017, I acquired my MSc. degree in biology at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. During my studies I encompased a wide array of subjects from systematic zoology and behavioural ecology to neuroecology. My research focused on the behavioural syndromes of collared flycatcher and great tit populations. Aiming to delve deeper into the subject of animal behaviour, I’ve also put a great emphasis in my research on understanding its neural basis and the consequences of that behaviour at the ecological levels of populations and communities.

I was fortunate to spend 9 months in the Austrian Donau-Auen National Park as a National Park intern as well as an intern of the DANUBEparksCONNECTED Interreg project. This internship allowed me to gain insight into the day-to-day tasks of protected area management and the implementation of several restoration campaigns for vital aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems along the Danube river through the conservation of the Danube Habitat Corridor.

Born in Slovakia, having studied in Hungary and currently living in Austria I quickly learned to navigate multicultural environments with ease. In addition, I particularly enjoy going outside, crawling through the undergrowth, examining freshwater crabs for their variability and endlessly hunting for new adventures.

My fascination with the diversity of nature and its connections in the complex network called the ecosystem fuels me daily. I feel honoured to work with the European Wilderness Society team on the protection of the European Wilderness Heritage.

Project focus

I am the focal point for the INTERREG Centralparks project aiming to build management capacities of Carpathian protected areas for the integration and harmonisation of biodiversity protection and local socio-economic development.

I am also supporting the Livestock Protection projects managed and supported by the European Wilderness Society.

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