Faktencheck Artenvielfalt

Project Management


Faktencheck Artenvielfalt involves a large number of authors working on a comprehensive assessment of biodiversity in Germany. The project management team takes over the central coordination and technical support of the initiative to take full advantage of the broad variety of expertise.

The project management team supports the eight chapter groups and is responsible for the consolidation and harmonization of the results. Representatives of the project management team collaborate in the individual chapter groups and help to ensure the best use is made of the synergy potential between the chapters. Another task of the project management team is to set up an information system that comprises not only the report and additional materials but also a literature database with which all statements can be traced back to the respective literature and data sources. The exchange with scientists outside the project, with partners at ministries, authorities and associations as well as with interested citizens ensures that the results of the project are also relevant for application. The project management team coordinates the preparation of the final report and is responsible for writing the introduction as well as the cross-thematic synthesis chapter. In addition, it acts as editor of the report and coordinates the preparation of the executive summary for decision makers.

Team

Prof. Dr. Christian Wirth
Chair

Prof. Christian Wirth is a plant ecologist and biodiversity researcher. Together with the project management team, he coordinates Faktencheck Artenvielfalt as chair. He also works on the topic area “Consequences” and supports the chapter groups “Forest” and “Inland Waters and Floodplains”.

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Biologie
Spezielle Botanik und Funktionelle Biodiversität
Johannisallee 21-23
04103 Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Helge Bruelheide
Co-Chair

Prof. Helge Bruelheide is a vegetation ecologist and biodiversity researcher. He is responsible for the topic area “Trends & Direct Drivers” for the quantification of biodiversity trends across all species groups of plants and animals as well as the analysis of the direct drivers of these trends. In particular, he supports the chapter groups “Agricultural and Open Land”, “Inland Waters and Floodplains”, and “Indirect Drivers”.

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Biologie
Am Kirchtor 1
06108 Halle (Saale)

Prof. Dr. Nina Farwig
Co-Chair

Prof. Nina Farwig is a conservation ecologist and biodiversity researcher. Together with the project management team, she coordinates Faktencheck Artenvielfalt as co-chair. She is responsible for the topic area “Measures”, and supports in particular the topic area “Indirect Drivers” as well as the chapter groups “Coasts and Coastal Waters” and “Urban Areas”.

Philipps-Universität Marburg
Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 8
35032 Marburg

Prof. Dr. Josef Settele
Co-Chair

Prof. Josef Settele is an agricultural biologist and entomologist. Together with the project management team, he coordinates Faktencheck Artenvielfalt as co-chair. Over the past decades, he worked mainly in the field of Science-Policy-Society and took central roles in the IPCC and IPBES consortia. He is responsible for the topic area “Trends & Direct Drivers”. In particular, he supports the chapter groups “Agricultural and Open Land”, “Soil Biodiversity”, and “Transformation Potentials”.

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ
Department Naturschutzforschung
Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4
06120 Halle

Dr. Jori Maylin Marx
Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Jori Maylin Marx has studied global change, with a focus on the science-policy interface, and holds a PhD in theoretical ecology. She supports the project management as a scientific coordinator and works together with Prof. Christian Wirth on the topic area “Consequences”. In particular, she supports the chapter groups “Forest” and “Inland Waters and Floodplains”.

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Biologie
Spezielle Botanik und Funktionelle Biodiversität
Johannisallee 21-23
04103 Leipzig

Theresa Spatz
Project Scientist

Theresa Spatz has a Master’s degree in Biodiversity and Conservation. With Prof. Nina Farwig she is working on the topic area “Measures” and supports in particular the topic area “Indirect Drivers” as well as the chapter groups “Coasts and Coastal Waters” and “Urban Areas”.

Philipps-Universität Marburg
Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 8
35032 Marburg

Dr. Anja Schmidt
Project Scientist

Dr. Anja Schmidt is an ecologist and works together with Prof. Josef Settele on the topic area “Trends & Direct Drivers” and supports in particular the chapter groups “Agricultural and Open Land”, “Soil Biodiversity”, and “Transformation Potentials”.

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ
Department Naturschutzforschung
Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4
06120 Halle

Dr. Maria Sporbert
Project Scientist

Dr. Maria Sporbert is a vegetation ecologist. Together with Prof. Helge Bruelheide, she is working on the topic area “Trends & Direct Drivers” and supports in particular the chapter groups “Agricultural and Open Land”, “Inland Waters and Floodplains”, and “Indirect Drivers”.

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Biologie
Am Kirchtor 1
06108 Halle (Saale)

Lea von Sivers
Assistant Coordinator

Lea von Sivers has a master’s degree in molecular life sciences. She assists the scientific coordinator Dr. Jori Marx and works in particular on the topic area “Consequences”.

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Biologie
Spezielle Botanik und Funktionelle Biodiversität
Johannisallee 21-23
04103 Leipzig