Rym Nouioua

Doctoral Researcher at the  Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research - Faculty of Life Sciences - University of Vienna - Austria | Ecologist  | Independent Artist | Journalism&Film

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About me

I am a scientist in the early stages of my career, with great interest in ecology and conservation. Besides my studies I worked in science journalism, and other positions in the film industry. In addition I started to experience environmental issues in artistic contexts. Both my artistic and scientific work revolves around the topic of environmental changes and their impacts on human and non-human interactions. My ArtWorks are usually based on critical perspectives of natural conservation, climate changes and political issues. The communication of science in different ways is my passion.

My backround:
 I am born in 1993 as the second daughter of a German mother and an Algerian father in Italy. Growing up in a multilingual household has founded my interest in different forms of communication. However, I studied forestry and environmental sciences (BSc.) in Freiburg im Breisgau and Ecology (MSc.) in Bremen, Germany and are currently working on my PhD at the University of Vienna. My fields of interest include entomology, behavioural ecology and microbiology. Without excluding this, my main interest lies in natural sounds and the resulting communication and behaviour - which is why bats are repeatedly the focus of my work.

My passion for Bioacoustics:

Using acoustic signals allows researchers to identify the presence – or absence - of individual species and make conclusions about biodiversity and ecosystem health. In essence, we can treat such communication as a form of information. As animals experience environmental changes differently than we do and that's why I think it's important to bring ecology into the world of art. Human perceptions are limited, so stepping back from anthropocentric views might allow us to respond to this information.