Alexander Hollaus

Working Group Knowledge Systems and Innovation

Doctorate student


Institute of Organic Farming, Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Gregor-Mendel-Strasse 33, 1180 Vienna

BOKU Research database FIS


Research focus and curriculum

Research Interests
Indigenous knowledge and perceptions
Ecosystem Services

Curriculum Vitae
Alexander Hollaus, MSc studied International Development at the University of Vienna (Bachelor) with a focus on international law as well as social and cultural anthropology of Southeast Asia. He finished the Master Programme of Physical Geography at the University of Vienna with a focus on geo-ecology, soil science and climate change. In his Master thesis, he examined the carbon sequestration potential of degraded dryland soils in Binh Thuan, Vietnam. In summer 2017 he started the doctoral program at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) He worked as a research assistant for FiBL in summer 2017 and in the UNISECO project at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) in summer 2019.

Work experience
06/2019 – 09/2019: Research assistant in the UNSICO Project, BOKU
06/2017 – 08/2017: Research assistant FiBL Austria

Since 09/2017: Doctoral studies at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU): Dissertation topic: “Indigenous Farmers' Perceptions of the Rice Agroecosystem in a Multi-Ethnic Landscape in the Upper Baram, Malaysia”
03/2014 – 06/2017: Master studies Geography, University of Wien. Master thesis: „The effect of reforestation on the carbon sequestration capacity in a degraded dryland in Binh Thuan, Vietnam”
10/2010 – 12/2013: Bachelor studies International Development, University of Wien



Landert, Jan; Pfeifer, Catherine; Carolus, Johannes; Schwarz, Gerald; Albanito, Fabrizio; Muller, Adrian; Smith, Pete; Sanders, Jürn; Schader, Christian; Vanni, Francesco; Prazan, Jaroslav; Baumgart, Lukas; Blockeel, Johan; Weisshaidinger, Rainer; Bartel-Kratochvil, Ruth; Hollaus, Alexander; Mayer, Andreas; Hrabalova, Andrea; Helin, Janne; Aakkula, Jyrki; Svels, Kristina; Guisepelli, Emmanuel; Smyrniotopoulou, Alexandra; Vlahos, George; Iordanidis, Yiannis; Szilágyi, Alfréd; Podmaniczky, László; Balázs, Katalin; Galioto, Francesco; Longhitano, Davide; Rossignolo, Letizia; Povellato, Andrea; Zīlāns, Andis; Jegelevičius, Gražvydas; Frățilă, Mihaela; Yoldi, Uxue Iragui; Massa, Carlos Astrain; Bienzobas Adrián, Jon; Sahlin, Kajsa Resare; Röös, Elin; Frick, Rebekka; Bircher, Richard; Aalders, Inge; Irvine, Katherine N.; Kyle, Carol und Miller, David (2020) Assessing agro-ecological practices using a combination of three sustainability assessment tools. Landbauforschung, 70 (2), S. 129-144.

Alena Rabitz, Alexander Hollaus, Tien Duc Pham, Binh Minh Tu, Axel Mentler (2019) Sustainability strategies and soil fertility in the dryland Bình Thuân, Vietnam. Spanish Journal of Soil Science: 9/2.