Outreach and Societal Impact

Given the relevance of this global ecological research for understanding and combating global biodiversity loss, poverty and climate change, we are actively engaged with a wide range of international NGOs, conservation organizations and consortiums that aim to address these major global threats. This form of outreach is strongly encouraged in our group because it is valuable for the environmental community to learn the most up to date ecological information, and it provides a valuable way for us to gain perspective in our research. Here is a sample of the organizations that we work with:

ETH Zürich


DOB Ecology

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Lead advisor for the UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign and Plant-for-the-Planet


PI for Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative


Scientific Advisor for Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative


Advisor on several global WWF projects


Expert Declarations for the Clean Air Rule


Collaborators with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Collaborators with The Nature Conservancy


Collaborators with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of The United Nations


Researching in co-operation with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development 


“Every tree that we plant protects the lungs of our planet and is a safeguard for a viable future of our children and grandchildren” – German Development Minister, Dr. Gerd Müller