Chris Fohringer (they/them)
After relocating to London in 2022, I joined the ALDER Network where my role as a committee member focuses on improving international fieldwork safety.
I grew up in the Austrian alps. After doing my undergrad in Biology at the University of Innsbruck, I moved to Vienna to study Veterinary Medicine, then switched to a masters in Wildlife Biology and Wildlife Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. I completed my PhD at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) in Umeå, northern Sweden, in 2021.
My research revolves around understanding the cumulative impacts of land use and climate change that affect animals and the people that depend on them. By utilizing and array of biomolecular, biotelemetry and social-ecological approaches I aim to elucidate where, when and why animals experience environmental stress and how that influences their behaviour and health. One of the outputs of my PhD works was that used some of these methods was actually a paper that was published in People and Nature, the current BES journal.
After relocating to London in 2022, I joined the ALDER Network where my role as a committee member focuses on improving ‘international fieldwork safety’. In addition to my involvement in this network, I occupy a similar role for Pride in Polar Research, a network that brings together and supports queer professionals in Polar Science.