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Johannes Förster

Johannes Förster

lecturer

Phone: +49(0)17620792924
e-Mail: johannes.foerster(at)elitenetzwerk.de


I am interested in the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the development of mitigation and adaptation strategies in ecosystem management. I have gained practical experience in these issues in a range of ecosystems from the sub-arctic, alpine and boreal regions in Sweden to the temperate region in Central Europe and to the tropics in South America and Africa.

 

 Education

 
2006 - present

Graduate Program (M. Sc.) in Global Change Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Thesis topic: "The Potential for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Western Ghana"         

Partner: Remote Sensing Unit, University of Würzburg, Germany and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

2004 - 2006

Swedish M. Sc. in Physical Geography and Swedish B. Sc. in Biology,  
Umea University, Sweden

Both theses were carried out at the Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) in Abisko, Sweden with a focus on climate change impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and the carbon cycle. Title of M. Sc. thesis: "A 400-year reconstruction of lake water carbon in a subarctic permafrost lake inferred from NIR and FTIR spectra of lake sediment." Title of B. Sc. thesis: "Metabolic Balance and CO2 Saturation in a Subarctic Permafrost Lake."

2001 - 2003Undergraduate Degree (Vordiplom) in Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation, University of Greifswald, Germany

Work Experience

6/2008Delegate of the IUCN to the 28th session of the UNFCCC SBSTA, Bonn, Germany
10/2007 - 3/2008Junior Professional Associate, IUCN Forest Conservation Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland

2/2006 - 4/2006

5/2005 - 9/2005

6/2004 - 9/2004

Assistant in research and administration
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden

Internships  

 
7/2007 - 9/2007IUCN Forest Conservation Programme, Climate Change and Ecosystems Initiative, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland
2/2003 - 3/2003Fundación Ecológica Curiquingue, Ecuador
8/2001National Environmental Agency (Staatliches Umweltfachamt), Bautzen, Germany

Conferences (selection)

 
10/2008Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD)
Symposium on monitoring REDD and boreal forests, University of Jena, Germany
10/2008IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona, Spain
6/200828th session of the UNFCCC SBSTA, Bonn, Germany
5/2008Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP 9, Bonn, Germany
10/2007UNECE/FAO Policy Forum 2007: Opportunities and Impacts of Bioenergy Policies and Targets on the Forest and Other Sectors, Geneva, Switzerland
8/2007
World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden
6/2007
17th Forum on Global Issues: Security Risk of Climate Change, Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), Berlin, Germany

Affiliation

 
 
German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
  
  
  

 



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