Kurt Kotrschal is among other things the founder of the Wolfsforschungszentrum (WSC) in Ernstbrunn, Lower Austria and, as the successor to Konrad Lorenz, headed the Konrad Lorenz Research Center in Grünau im Almtal for many years.
His book “Mensch” is preceded by the sentence: “People have to do their whole life to bring their phylogenetic-related systems under control.” His current research focus is on the “Conditio humana”, that is, what defines human beings. Why is it so important that we know more about ourselves? Our behavior today has a major impact on how we meet the challenges of climate change and whether we are ready to actively tackle changes. At the GREENSTYLE Conference, Kurt Kotrschal will speak on the topic: “Humans as creatures of habit. No change, nothing changes “.
If you want to get in the mood, you can listen to the podcast that Susanne recorded with Kurt Kotrschal last year.