Steering Committee of NRP 82 "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services" elected

The Research Council has elected the Steering Committee of international experts who are responsible for the implementation of NRP 82.

The Steering Committee of NRP 82 is composed of academic and practice experts from Switzerland and abroad and chaired by Professor Markus Fischer of the University of Bern:

NRP 82 Steering Committee members:

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern (President)
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Bichsel, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Binswanger, Institute for Competitiveness and Communication, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
  • Dr. Thomas Brooks, International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • Prof. Dr. Arthur Gessler, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Kopainsky, Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Dr. Daniela Pauli, Department of Habitats and Protected Areas, Birdlife
  • Dr. Sandrine Petit-Michaut, UMR Agroécologie, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAe), France
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Pohl, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Camilla Sandström, Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden

The members of the Steering Committee cover the various academic disciplines and represent relevant societal actors of NRP 82 and are charged, in particular, with selecting the research projects and providing scientific and implementation support. Dr. Sylvain Aubry, Senior Science and Policy Advisor at the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), and Dr. Matthias Stremlow, Head of Section Biodiversity and Landscape at the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), represent the Federal government in the Steering Committee and play a key role in knowledge transfer to the administration.