In combination of expertise on physical and human geography, forestry, wildlife ecology, mountain biodiversity, social-ecological science, and science-policy interfaces, we generate synthesis knowledge in support of innovative and sustainable solutions for nature and people.
Three core mandates of the group are its contribution to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the hosting of the scientific secretariat of the Permanent Senate Commission on Fundamental Issues of Biological Diversity of the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the coordination of the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA).
Some recent and current projects
- Mountain biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals: knowledge for synergistic action
- Toward biodiversity-related opportunities for sustainable development: a global social-ecological mountain comparison
- Technical Support Unit of the IPBES - Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia
- Scientific secretariat of the Permanent Senate Commission on Fundamental Issues of Biological Diversity of the German Research Foundation (DFG)