Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
2016-2019: Co-Chair of the Global Assessment of IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). 2018: Prof. h.c., Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2016: Professor of Ecology (apl.), Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany 2016-2020: Reviewer for DFG (German Research Foundation) for the field of “Zoology: Biodiversity and Ecosystems” (Fachkollegiat); elected by the German scientific community. 2015-2020: Scientific Coordinator ERA-Net BiodivERsA und FACCE-JPI-Projekt STACCATO („SusTaining AgriCultural ChAnge Through ecological engineering and Optimal use of natural resources“); 30 scientists of 9 organisations of 5 European countries (www.staccato-project.net); 2015-2017: IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services); Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment; Lead author (LA) of chapter 04 “Drivers“. 2015: Adjunct Professor, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Philippines 2014-2016: IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services); assessment on pollinators and pollination; Drafting co-author of SPM; Coordinating lead author (CLA) of chapter 02 “Drivers of pollination and pollinator change“. 2011-2016: Scientific Coordinator BMBF Project LEGATO („Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems“); ca. 100 scientists and stakeholders from Europa and South-East-Asia, esp. Germany, Philippines and Vietnam (www.legato-project.net); 2010-2014: IPCC AR5 Working Group II; Drafting co-author of SPM; Coordinating lead author (CLA) of chapter 04 “Terrestrial and inland water systems”; 2009-2012: Scientific Coordinator FP6 ERA-Net BiodivERsA-Project CLIMIT („CLimate change impacts on Insects and their MITigation“); ca. 70 scientists of 20 partner organisations from ca. 10 countries (www.climit-project.net); 2004-2009: Head and scientific co-ordinator of the EC FP6 Integrated Project ALARM (“Assessment of LArge scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods”); ca. 250 scientists of 68 partner organisations from 35 countries (www.alarmproject.net); 2002-2006: Head and scientific co-ordinator of the EC FP5 RTD Project MacMan („Maculinea Butterflies of the Habitats Directive and European Red List as Indicators and Tools for Habitat Conservation and Management”); ca. 100 scientists of ca. 40 partner organisations from 18 countries (www.ufz.de/macman/); 2002: “Umhabilitation“ to the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg; venia legendi for „Ecology“; since then ”Privatdozent” (= adj. Prof.); since 2001: Deputy Head of Department of Community Ecology and Head of the Animal Ecology section at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ; 2000-2001: Scientific Co-ordinator of a national research project (BMBF funded) on sustainable land use for conservation of endangered species in the Central European Cultural landscape (“MOSAIK”). 1997: Habilitation at the University of Hohenheim; Thesis: ”Metapopulation analysis based on grid square data“, venia legendi for Landscape and Agricultural Ecology; 1993-2001: Deputy Head of Department of Conservation Biology at the UFZ – Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle; 1993-1996: Scientific co-ordinator of and researcher within large interdisciplinary conservation biological research projects (e.g. FIFB = Species survival in fragmented landscapes) at the UFZ - Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle; 1992: PhD in Agriculture (PhD Thesis on ecological impacts of agricultural intensification of Philippine Rice Terraces; field work in the Philippines 1985 and 1988); 1986-1988: University study of Agricultural Biology at the University of Hohenheim; Masters in Agricultural Biology; 23. May 1961: born in Marktoberdorf/Allgäu/Germany Author of more than 500 publications, incl. more 40 book projects and more than 200 ISI-listed papers (of which over 20 publications are in the internationally renowned journals Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Plants, Nature Ecology and Evolution and Nature Communications).