Expertise
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Change
  • Biodiversity and Health
  • Citizen Science (strategy and conceptual development, several citizen science projects)
  • Science-society-policy interface
Function
  • Head of Department Ecosystem Services at UFZ and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
  • Professor of Ecosystem Services at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Lead author of IPBES and several ecosystem service assessments; Member of DFG German Committee for Sustainability Research (DKN/Future Earth); Member of Scientific Advisory Board Thünen Institute; Associate Editor of ‚People and Nature‘
languages de, en, fr Contact francois.buscot@ufz.de
Expertise
  • Relations between diversity of soil microorganisms (fungi and bacteria), soil functioning and plant diversity in the context of the accelerated global change
  • Expert for Fungi and Mycorrhiza
  • Exploration of the interplay between tree development and their multitrophic interactions
Function
  • Head of the Department of Soil Ecology at the UFZ in Halle
  • Professor for Soil Ecology at the University of Leipzig
  • Grounding Director of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle – Jena - Leipzig
  • Former Member of the Future Earth German National Committee
  • Past President of the selection panel „International Climate Protection Fellowships“ by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
Expertise
  • Automated phytoplankton analysis as part of water quality assessment
  • Automated bioaerosol (e.g. pollen, fungal spores) and particulate matter analysis as part of air quality assessment
  • Pollen (Allergies and Pollination) as important part of plant-pollinator interactions
  • o Connection between pollen, particulate matter and the appearance of allergies
  • o Innovative, quick and exact methods to determine cell concentration
Function
  • Working group leader and scientist at the Department for Physiological Diversity at the UFZ Leipzig and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
languages de, en Contact elisabeth.kuehn@ufz.de
Expertise
  • Butteflies: Species, developement, distribution, endangering
  • Influence of landuse and climate change on butterflies
  • Butterfly Monitoring Germany: Coordination of the citizen-science project
  • Citizen Science: experience in setting up and running a Citizen Science project
  • The value of Citizen Science data for science
Function
  • Scientist at the Department for Conversation Biology at the UFZ in Halle
Expertise
  • Long term ecosystem research and monitoring of insects and birds in agricultural dominated landscapes
  • Pollinator monitoring
  • Data management, FAIR Data
Function
  • Scientist at the Department Community Ecology at the UFZ Halle
Expertise
  • Population ecology of vertebrates
  • Herpetology
  • national and international nature and species conservation
  • effects of climate change on vertebrates
  • Statistics, programming, and modelling
  • Detection dogs for species monitoring
Function
  • PostDoc Scientist at the department of conversation biology at the UFZ Leipzig
  • Working Group head WG Conservation oriented Population Ecology (COPE)
languages de, eng Contact stan.harpole@ufz.de
Expertise
  • Influence of the characteristics of different species on interdependences between the species
  • Developing, testing and applying biodiversity theory to understand the effects of global change on plant communities
  • Ecosystem, theoretical and community ecology
  • Ecological stoichiometry, niche theory and mechanisms of coexistence
Function
  • Head of the Department of Physiological Diversity at the UFZ Leipzig and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
  • Professor for Physiological Diversity at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
languages de, en
Expertise
  • Impact of agricultural soil management on soil functions
  • Water and solute transport in soil
  • Soil structure/function relations
  • Modelling soil processes
  • Non-invasive imaging and quantification of soil structure including temporal dynamics
Function
  • Head of Department Soil System Science at the UFZ Halle
  • Professor of „Soil Physics“ at Martin-Luther University Halle
  • Leader of the BonaRes Centre for Soil Research
languages de, en Contact ingolf.kuehn@ufz.de
Expertise
  • Impacts of climate change and global change on the immigration and spread of alien plant species
  • Plant invasions and their effects on biodiversity
  • Analysis of land use patterns, environmental parameters on the distribution of plant species on a macro-ecological scale
  • Biological and ecological characteristics of invasive plants
  • Patterns and processes of plant diversity in urban areas
  • Vegetation Development of Alpine glacier forefields
  • Curator of the "Database of Biological and Ecological Traits of the Flora of Germany (BiolFlor)"
Function
  • Since 7/2022 Head of the Department of Community Ecology at the UFZ Halle
  • Head of the Macroecology group at the UFZ Halle
  • Professor for Macroecology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
languages de, en, nl Contact kathleen.hermans@ufz.de
Expertise
  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Environmental change and rural livelihoods
  • Human mobility
  • Land use/ land cover dynamics
Function
  • Scientist at the Department Computational Landscape Ecology (CLE) at UFZ Leipzig
  • Head of the MigSoKo (Human migration and global environmental change) research group at the Department Computational Landscape Ecology (CLE) at UFZ Leipzig
  • Lecturer at the Institute of Geosciences and Geography, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
languages de, en Contact ralf.seppelt@ufz.de
Expertise
  • Land Resource Management utilizing integrated simulation models
  • Global analysis of biodiversity and landuse
  • Effects of landuse on global agricultural markets
  • Coordination of international research projects
Function
  • Since 7/2022 Head of the Research Unit "Ecosystems of the Future"
  • Head of the Department of Computational Landscape Ecology at the UFZ Leipzig
  • Professor for Applied Landscape Ecology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Spokesperson of the Helmholtz Research School ESCALATE (Ecosystem Services Under Changing Land-Use and Climate)
Expertise
  • Above-belowground interactions, Rhizosphere interactions
  • Litter decomposition
  • Soil microflora
  • Interactions in the rhizosphere
Function
  • Scientist at the Department Community Ecology at the UFZ Halle
  • Scientific coordinator oft he UFZ research station Bad Lauchstädt
  • Scientific coordinator oft he „Global Change Experimental Facility“ (GCEF) in Bad Lauchstädt
Expertise
  • Ecology of Insects in Cultural Landscapes
  • Biodiversity, Land Use and Social-Ecological Systems
  • Inter- and Transdisciplinary Cooperation and Projects
  • Science-Society-Policy Interface
  • Impacts of climate and land-use change on biodiversity
  • Effects of reduced biodiversity on the resilience of ecosystems and humans (e.g. pest outbreaks, pandemics)
Function
  • Head of the Department of Conversation Biology & Social-Ecological Systems at the UFZ Halle and Leipzig
  • Professor of Ecology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Coordinating Lead Author in the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC
  • Coordinating Lead Author in the IPBES pollination Assessment
  • Review Board of DFG (German Research Foundation) for the field of Agriculture, forest science and animal medicine: Ecology of agricultural landscapes
  • Member of the environmental expert panel of the German government
Expertise
  • - Structures of aquatic ecosystems
  • - Chains of effects of hydrological extremes (Drought, flood)
  • - Modeling of aquatic ecosystems
  • - Analysis of environmental systems
  • - Integrated management of water resources
  • - Local, national and global perspective
  • - Interface Science-Politics
Function
  • - Head of Research Unit „Water resources and environment“
  • - Head of Department of aquatic ecosystems and management at the UFZ Magdeburg
  • - Professor of aquatic ecosystems and -management at the University of Dresden
  • - Science-policy adviser in steering the Swiss National Porgram „Sustainable Water use“
  • - Elected Member oft he SAC’s „Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area“ (PRIMA)
  • - Elected Member at the german office to the UNESCO „International Hydrological Programme“
  • - Scientific coordinator of the World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA)