To date I have published more than 190 scientific articles. Click here for a complete list of articles (PDF)


Selected publications:


Barst, B.D., Rosabal, M., Campbell, P., Muir, D., Wang, X., Köck, G., Drevnick, P.E. (2016). Subcellular distribution of trace elements and liver histology of landlocked Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) sampled along a mercury contamination gradient. Environmental Pollution (in press).

Köck, G., Lackner, R., Muir, D., Tessadri, R., Koinig, K. (2015). Effects of climate- induced changes in lake water chemistry on heavy metal concentrations in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) from an Austrian High Mountain Lake. International Conference “Perth III: Mountains of our Future Earth”, 4-8 October, 2015, Perth (Scotland).

Köck, G., Muir, D., Lackner, R., Tessadri, R., Koinig, K. (2015). Temporal trends of heavy metal concentrations in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) from an Austrian High Mountain Lake: effects of climate- induced changes in lake water chemistry. SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting „Environmental protection in a multi-stressed world: challenges for science, industry and regulators”, 3-7 May 2015, Barcelona (Spain).

Köck, G. (2014). 40 years of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme in Austria – a success story of ecologic basic research evolving into a flagship of transdisciplinarity. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 6(1), 57-62. 

Köck, G., Muir, D., Yang, F., Wang, X., Talbot, C., Gantner, N., Moser, D. (2012). Bathymetry and sediment geochemistry of Lake Hazen (Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut). ARCTIC 65(1), 56-66.

Köck, G. (2011). A new Label for Biosphere Reserves with a Long Research Tradition? The Case Study of the Gossenköllesee BR, Austria. In: Biosphere Reserves in the Mountains of the World—Excellence in the Clouds? Austrian MAB Committee (ed.), Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, ISBN 978-3-7001-6968-0,120 pp.

Köck, G., Koch, G., Diry, C. (2009). The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve „Biosphärenpark Wienerwald“ (Vienna Woods) – a Long History of Conservation. eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research 1(1), 51-56.

Gantner N., Köck, G., Babaluk J., Reist J., Lockhart W.L., Power, M., Solomon K., Muir, D.C.G. (2009). Temporal trends of mercury, cesium, potassium, selenium, and thallium in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) from Lake Hazen (Nunavut): Effects of trophic position, size and age. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 28, 254-263.

Muir, D.C.G., Wang, X., Yang, F., Nguyen, N., Jackson, T.A., Evans, M.S., Douglas, M., Köck, G., Lamoureux, S., Pienitz, R, Smol, J., Vincent, W. (2009). Spatial trends and historical deposition of mercury and lead in eastern and northern Canada inferred from lake sediment cores. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 4802–4809.

Köck, G., L. Lammerhuber, W.E. Piller (eds.; 2009). Planet Austria: Stein – Wasser – Leben. Edition Lammerhuber, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Baden, Wien, ISBN 978-3-7001-6627-6 Print Edition, ISBN 978-3-7001-6639-9 Online Edition, 406 pp.

Köck, G., Lange, S. (2007). UNESCO Biosphärenparks in Österreich – Modellregionen für nachhaltige Entwicklung (also available in English language as “UNESCO biosphere parks in Austria – model regions for sustainable development”). Perspektiven 7/2007, 14-18.

Köck, G. (2007). Global change research in Austria. Global Change Newsletter 68, 8-11.

Reist, J.D., Wrona, F.J., Prowse, T.D., Dempson, J.B., Power, M., Köck, G., Carmichael, T.J., Sawatzky, C.D., Lehntonen, H., Tallman, R.F. (2006). Effects of climate change and UV radiation on fisheries for Arctic freshwater and anadromous species. AMBIO 35(7), 402-410.

Muir, D., Wang, X., Bright, D., Lockhart, L., Köck, G. (2005). Spatial and temporal trends of mercury and other metals in landlocked char from lakes in the Canadian Arctic archipelago. Sci. Tot. Environ. 351/352, 464-478.

Campbell, L.M., Fisk, A.T., Wang, X., Köck, G., Muir, D. (2005). Evidence for biomagnification of rubidium in freshwater and marine food webs. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 62(5), 1161-1167.

Köck, G., Babaluk, J., Berger, B., Bright, D., Doblander, C., Flannigan, M., Kalra, Y., Loseto, L., Miesbauer, H., Muir, D., Niederstätter, H., Reist, J., Telmer, K. (2004). Fish from sensitive ecosystems as bioindicators of global climate change – High-Arctic 1997 - 2003. G. Köck (Hrsg.), in German with summaries in English and Inuktitut, ISBN-3-901249-68-0, Veröffentlichungen der Universität Innsbruck (VUI) 245, 120 pp.

Manzl C., Ebner H., Köck G., Dallinger R., Krumschnabel G. (2003). Copper, but not cadmium, is acutely toxic for trout hepatocytes: short-term effects on energetics and ion homeostasis. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 191(3), 235-244.

Wanzenböck, J., Gassner, H., Lahnsteiner, B., Hassan, Y., Hauseder, G., Doblander, C., Köck, G. (2002). Ecological integrity assessment of lakes using fish communities: an example from Traunsee exposed to intensive fishing and to effluents from the soda industry. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 2, 227-248.

Miesbauer, H., Köck, G., Füreder, L. (2001). Determination of trace elements in macrozoobenthos samples by total-reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF). Spectrochimica acta Part B 56, 2203-2207.

Köck, G., Doblander, C. (2000). Fishes from sensitive ecosystems as bioindicators of global climate change: Metal accumulation and stress response in fish from Arctic lakes. J. Fish Biol. 57 (Suppl. A), 178-179.

Köck, G., Hofer, R. (1998). Origin of cadmium and lead in clear softwater lakes of high altitude and high latitude, and their bioavailability and toxicity to fish. In: Fish Ecotoxicology (T. Braunbeck, D.E. Hinton, B. Streit), Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/ Switzerland, pp 225-257.

Köck, G., Triendl, M., Hofer, R. (1998). Lead (Pb) uptake in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from oligotrophic alpine lakes: gills versus digestive tract. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 102, 303-312.

Dallinger, R., Egg, M., Köck, G., Hofer, R. (1997). The role of metallothionein in cadmium accumulation of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from high alpine lakes. Aquat. Toxicol. 38, 47-66.

Köck, G. (1996). Ergänzungsband „Die toxische Wirkung von Kupfer, Cadmium, Quecksilber, Chrom, Nickel, Blei und Zink auf Fische - Beiträge zur Festlegung vom Immissionsbereichen für Metalle für österreichische Gewässer“ für das „Handbuch Angewandte Limnologie“ (Steinberg/Bernhardt/Klapper), EcoMed Verlagsgesell-schaft, Landsberg, Deutschland, ISBN 3-609-75831-7, 167 pp.

Köck, G., Noggler, M., Hofer, R. (1996). Pb in otoliths and bones of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from oligotrophic lakes. Water Research 30(8), 1919-1923.

Köck, G., Triendl, M., Hofer, R. (1996). Seasonal patterns of metal accumulation in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from an oligotrophic Alpine lake related to temperature. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53(4), 780-786.

Köck, G., Hofer, R., Wögrath S. (1995). Accumulation of trace metals (Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn) in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) from oligotrophic Alpine lakes: relation to lake alkalinity. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52(11), 2367-2376.

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