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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
112534
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-09-25 20:03 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2017-09-26 13:35 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2017-09-26 13:36 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Austria
Profile of the Expert
Anita Greiter studied ecology and received her master of science in 2008. She worked at the University of Vienna and at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in the Department of International Environmental Affairs. She has experience in nature conservation and various fields of environmental regulation with a focus on international cooperation concerning sustainable development. Anita Greiter is now serving as a scientific officer in the Landuse & Biosafety Unit at the Environment Agency Austria in the field of GMO risk assessment, monitoring and coexistence.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Ms. Anita Greiter
Spittelauer Lände 5
Vienna
Austria, 1090
Phone:+43 1 31304 ext. 3516
Fax:+43 1 31304 ext. 3700
Email:anita.greiter@umweltbundesamt.at
Url:http://www.umweltbundesamt.at
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • German
Date of birth
1980
Place of birth
Germany
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Environment Agency Austria
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
Landuse & Biosafety
Start date
2009
Main responsibilities
risk assessment of GMOs, handling of GMO notifications, capacity building, nature conservation
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Austria
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Start date
2008
Ending date
2009
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Main areas of responsibility
Sustainable development, participation UN commission on sustainable development
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
Diploma (MSc) in ecology
Name of academic institution
University Vienna
Start date
1999
Ending date
2008
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biotechnology policy
  • Scientific and technical expertise
  • Social and/or economic assessments
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Greiter, A. & Heissenberger, A. (2012): Development of justifications to restrict GMO cultivation according to the amendment of Directive 2001/18/EC as proposed by the European Commission in July 2010. Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Wien
Eckerstorfer, M; Benedict, M.; Franz, G.; Gaugitsch, H.; Greiter, A.; Heissenberger, A.; Knols, B.; Kumschick, S.; Nentwig, W. & Rabitsch, W. (2012): Defining environmental risk assessment criteria for GM insects to be placed on the EU market. GMOs in Integrated Plant production IOBC/wprs Bulletin Vol. 73 2012. pp. 45-50
Greiter, A; Miklau, M.; Heissenberger, A.; Bartel, A. & Gaugitsch, H. (2011): GVO-Anbau und Naturschutz: Risikoszenarien und Umsetzungsstrategien (GMO-cultivation and nature conservation: risk scenarios and implementation strategies). Bericht im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft. Umweltbundesamt, Wien
List of other publications
Greiter, A.; Miklau, M.; Heissenberger, A. & Gaugitsch, H. (2011): Socio-economic aspects in the assessment of GMOs- options for action. Umweltbundesamt REP-0354. Umweltbundesamt, Vienna
Benedict, M.; Eckerstorfer, M.; Franz, G.; Gaugitsch, H.; Greiter, A.; Heissenberger, A.; Knols, B.; Kumschick, S.; Nentwig, W. & Rabitsch, W. (2010): Defining environmental risk assessment criteria for genetically modified insects to be placed on the EU market. Report submitted to EFSA. Accepted for publication by EFSA.
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • German
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
References
References
Dr Helmut Gaugitsch
Head of Unit
Department of Landuse and Biosafety
Federal Environment Agency
Spittelauer Laende 5
Vienna
Austria, A-1090
Phone:+43 1 31304 3133
Fax:+43 1 31304 3700
Email:helmut.gaugitsch@umweltbundesamt.at