Lake Researcher • Austria
“The microbial world connected to ice is substantially supporting the world food web”
Birgit Sattler is a limnologist at the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. She studies the role of microbial ice life forms connected to our ecosystem and the food web. Winner of the 2008 Wing’s WorldQuest Award, she joins an international community of women who are making vital contributions to world knowledge through exploration.