Karl Kleemayr

Department for Natural Hazards, Austrian Research Centre for Forests

Dr. Karl Kleemayr completed his studies in Torrent and Avalanche Control at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria, in 1989 and worked for two years at the Austrian Service for Torrent and Avalanche Control (WLV). He then earned a Ph.D. at BOKU in 1996. His further research included finite element calculations and avalanche dynamics modeling, but during his career, he advocated for an ecosystem-based risk management approach. From 2004 to 2021, Dr. Kleemayr led the Department of Natural Hazards at the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) with great dedication and commitment. He passed away much too early in 2021 and is greatly missed by the natural hazard and protective forest community