Greiner Talks with Franz Essl

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In this episode, you can listen to an interview with Austrian Scientist of the Year 2022 and biodiversity researcher Franz Essl. In addition to facts about the biodiversity crisis and the rapid progress of species extinction, the scientist also gave personal insights into his career and his love of nature.

Franz Essl is a professor at the University of Vienna and a member of the Austrian Biodiversity Council. He was awarded Austria's Scientist of the Year in 2022. In conversation, he emphasises that the loss of biodiversity not only affects known species, but also the unnoticed creatures that play an important role in our ecosystem. Given the alarming rate of species extinction, Essl stresses the importance of action at every level. He also points out the interaction between biodiversity loss and climate change.

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