PIK alumna heads Natural History Museum Vienna


June 2020 – Dr. Katrin Vohland, a former member of PIK's Research Department Earth System Analysis, has been appointed General Director and CEO of the Natural History Museum Vienna (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien – NHM). Katrin coordinated the BfN-funded project Schutzgebiete Deutschlands im Klimawandel – Risiken und Handlungsoptionen / Protected areas in Germany under Climate Change  Risks and Policy Options at PIK from 2006-2009, before moving on to Museum für Naturkunde Berlin ‑ Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Research. There she coordinated major projects with a particular focus on the areas of Citizen Science, political consulting and biodiversity research.

"I am happy to work at this wonderful house with its important collections and libraries, its broad excellence in different disciplines, and in a city in the very centre of Europe", Katrin commented on her new position in Vienna.