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DIVERSITAS Germany, the national platform for biodiversity research, is a scientific network that identifies pressing problems with regard to safeguarding biodiversity, and the sustainable utilisation of its goods and services. DIVERSITAS Germany supports the implementation of the aims of DIVERSITAS and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The national network prepares recommendations of the German National Committee on Global Change Research and strengthens links with international research partners for innovative and interdisciplinary research.

Contacts DIVERSITAS Germany

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Jürgens (chair)

Biozentrum Klein Flottbek, University of Hamburg, Ohnhorststr. 18, 22609 Hamburg, Germany

Email: Prof. Norbert Jürgens


Prof. Dr. Elisabeth K. V. Kalko (co-chair)

Department of Experimental Ecology, University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany

Email: Prof. Elisabeth Kalko



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weisser (co-chair)

Institute of Ecology, University of Jena, Dornburger Str. 159, 07743 Jena, Germany

Email: Prof. Wolfgang Weisser

Click here to see the list of members of DIVERSITAS Germany.

German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF)

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The German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF) was constituted in October 1996 by Germany's major research funding agency, DFG and in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and research (BMBF). As a scientific advisory committee to the DFG and the BMBF the German National Committee plays a significant role in the process of identifying research priorities and in stimulating German contributions to the four international programmes on global change research.

Contact NKGCF

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Prof. Wolfram Mauser (chair)

Department on Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich, Germany

Email: Prof. Mauser


Dr. Thomas Krafft (Scientific Secretariat)

Department on Earth and Environmental Sciences
Luisenstrasse 37, 80333 Munich, Germany
Tel: + 49 89 21 80 65 92
Fax: + 49 89 21 80 1 39 91

Email: Dr. Krafft

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Collaborative Research Networks

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Biodiversity and Global change (BIOLOG)


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DIVERSITAS Deutschland has published its first newsletter in September 2006.
Click here for the pdf version (in German).


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24 April 2006 - Frankfurt - upon invitation only

Meeting of the Ad hoc Working Group on the Design of a Coordination Process for German Global Change Research
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5-6 May 2006 - Hamburg

Scientific Meeting of the AK BoGeo and the Desert*Net
"Boden und Desertifikation - Integriertes Forschen für den nachhaltigen Umgang mit den Böden in Trockengebieten"
Click here for the first circular (in German)

29-31 May 2006 - Salzau (near Kiel)

International Workshop: The Ecosystem Approach of the CBD
"Between Scientific Concepts and Practical Demands"
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Last updated: 14 September 2006

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