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Akhtar-Schuster, Dr Mariam  
 Geographer

Head of DNI Secretariat
c/o University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststr. 18  
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 67055 7911
 mariam.akhtar-schuster@t-online.de

Thematic Expertise:
Land tenure, grazing lands, nomadism, scientific networking 

Regional Expertise:
Sahel, southern Africa 


Akramhanov, Dr. Akmal  

UNESCO
Bonn
Germany

 api001@yahoo.com

Thematic Expertise:
Soil salinity, GIS, conservation agriculture, climate change 

Regional Expertise:
Central Asia 


Bisaro, Alexander  

Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries
Philipps-University, Marburg
Am Plan 2 
35032 Marburg
Germany

Phone: 064212823730
 bisaro@staff.uni-marburg.de

Thematic Expertise:
natural resource management, climate adaptation, governance, adaptive management 

Regional Expertise:
southern Africa 


Blaum, Dr. Niels  

University of Potsdam
Plant Ecology and Conservation Biology
Maulbeerallee 2 
14469 Potsdam
Germany

Phone: + 49 331 977 1959
Fax: + 49 331 977 1948
 blaum@uni-potsdam.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
land use impact, biodiversity, risk assessment, zoology 

Regional Expertise:
Southern Africa 


Böhner, Prof. Dr. Jürgen  

Institute of Georgraphy
University of Hamburg
Bundesstr. 55 (Geomatikum) 
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 428384960
 boehner@geowiss.uni-hamburg.de

Thematic Expertise:
Climate and environmental modeling 

Regional Expertise:
Europe, Central Asia 


Chabrillat, Dr. Sabine  
 Physicist, member of Desert*Net Germany
 Senior Researcher

Helmholtz Center Potsdam
GFZ German Research Center in Geosciences
Section 1.4: Remote Sensing
Telegrafenberg 
14473 Potsdam
Germany

Phone: +49 331 288 1108
Fax: +49 331 288 1192
 chabri@gfz-potsdam.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Advanced optical Remote Sensing, hyperspectral, land degradation spectral indicators 

Regional Expertise:
Mediterranean Europe, North-eastern Europe, N-Africa 


Culmsee, Dr. Heike  
 Biologist
 Postdoctoral researcher, lecturer

Department Vegetation and Phytodiversity Analysis
Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences
University of Göttingen
Untere Karspuele 2 
37073 Göttingen
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 4580
Fax: +49 (0)551 39 22287
 heike.culmsee@bio.uni-goettingen.de
 Skype: heike.culmsee 
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Vegetation ecology, biodiversity assessment, land use impact studies 

Regional Expertise:
Maghreb countries (Morocco, Mauritania), Indonesia, Germany 


Dildora, Aralova  

Samarkand State University
Helmholtzstrasse 10 
01307 Dresden
Germany

Phone: 01772409137
Cellphone: 01772409137
 aralovad@gmail.com
 Skype: dildora56 

Emadodin, Dr. Iraj  

Institute for Ecosystem Research, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
Olshausenstrasse 75 
24118 Kiel
Germany

Phone: 0049 (0)431 880 5233
Fax: 0049 (0)431 880 4083
 iemadodin@ecology.uni-kiel.de

Thematic Expertise:
Historical soil degradation, Desertification 

Regional Expertise:
Iran- Germany 


Etter, Hannes  
 Geographer
 Science Desk Officer

Economics of land degradation Initiative
Bulowstrasse 16 
50733 Koln
Germany

Phone: 4917630537823
Cellphone: 4917630537823
 hannes.etter@giz.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Interested into the economic and social impact of degradation and desertification processes. Previous research on various cases, with a focus on natural resource management and resilience research. 

Regional Expertise:
Southern Africa, South-East Asia 


Falk, Dr. Thomas  
 Economist
 Senior Researcher

University of Marburg
Department of Economics
Institute for Cooepration in Developing Countries
Am Plan 2 
35032 Marburg
Germany

 falkt@staff.uni-marburg.de

Thematic Expertise:
institutional economics, natural resource governance, land reform, trans-disciplinarity 

Regional Expertise:
southern Africa, Central Asia 


Feuerstein, Andreas  
 Dipl.-Geogr. and First State Examination (Lehramt Gymnasium)
 PhD Student

Justus-Liebig University
Department of Geography
Senckenbergstraße 1 
35390 Giessen
Germany

Cellphone: 0176 84054131
 andreas.feuerstein@geogr.uni-giessen.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
- Klimawandeladaptiertes Landnutzungsmanagement, - Sozio-ökonomische und ökologische Schadensanalyse, - Transnationale Migrations- und Konfliktforschung, - Regenerative Energien (DESERTEC Wüstenstrom), - Umwelterziehung und Wissensmanagement 

Regional Expertise:
semi-aride Entwicklungsländer: - Marokko, Jardanien, Syrien, Indien 


Finckh, Dr. Manfred  
 Geoecologist
 Project coordinator

Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
University of Hamburg
Ohnhorststr. 18 
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)4042816549
Fax: +49 (0)4042816539
 mfinckh@googlemail.com
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Vegetation science, biodiversity monitoring, desertification, nature conservation, spatial planning 

Regional Expertise:
Morocco, Chile 


Groengroeft, Dr. Alexander  
 Soil Scientist

Institute of Soil Science
University of Hamburg
Allende-Platz 2 
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 42838 4395
Fax: +49 (0)40 42838 2024
 a.groengroeft@ifb.uni-hamburg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Soil Science 

Regional Expertise:
Southern Africa 


Hahn-Hadjali, Dr. Karen  
 Scientific Coordinator

Centre for interdisciplinary research in Africa
Institute for Ecology, Evolution & Diversity
Goethe University Frankfurt
Siesmayerstr. 70 
60323 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone: +49-69-79824753
Fax: +49-69-79824702
 hahn-hadjali@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Thematic Expertise:
Restoration with indegenous plant species, local knowledge, best practices 

Regional Expertise:
West Africa 


Hill, Prof. Dr. Joachim  
 University Professor

Trier University, Germany
Remote Sensing Department
Faculty of Geography/Geosciences
Behringstr. 
54286 Trier
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)651 2014592
Fax: +49 (0)651 2013815
 hillj@uni-trier.de

Thematic Expertise:
Remote Sensing, Desertification Dynamics, Geo-Informatics 

Regional Expertise:
Mediterranean Europe, N-&S-Africa, Middle East 


Hillmann, Thomas  
 IT Specialist
 Webmaster

University Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststr. 18 
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 42816 725
Fax: +49 (0)40 42816 539
 webmaster@european-desertnet.eu
 Skype: thomashillmann 

Thematic Expertise:
Webmaster European DesertNet / DesertNet International 

Jeltsch, Prof. Dr. Florian  

University of Potsdam
Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation
14469 Potsdam
Germany



Thematic Expertise:
Ecological modelling, spatio-temporal dynamics, climate change and land use impact on ecological systems, sustainable use of ecological systems, eco-hydrology, biodiversity dynamics 

Regional Expertise:
Southern Africa, Middle East, Australia, Mediterranean 


Jürgens, Prof. Dr. Norbert  
 Botanist, Co-Chair of Desert*Net Germany, Chair of Diversitas Germany
 Director Department Biodiversity

Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
University of Hamburg
Ohnhorstst. 18 
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 42816260
Cellphone: +49-170-1666500
Fax: +49 (0)40 42816261
 norbert.juergens@t-online.de
 Skype: norbertjuergens 

Thematic Expertise:
Biodiversity and evolution of dryland plants, Monitoring change of biodiversity/Earth observation, Drylands vegetation ecology, Sustainable Land Management, Restoration techniques, Plant-animal interaction, Plant and soil interaction. 

Regional Expertise:
First priority: Namib Desert Region, including Desert, Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo, also Kalahari. Named as countries: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana. Second priority: Sahara: Morocco to Egypt. 


Kappas, Prof. Dr. Martin  
 Uinversity Professor
 Director

University of Göttingen
Institute of Geography
Cartography, GIS & Remote Sensing Section
Goldschmidtstraße 5 
37077 Göttingen
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)551 398071
Fax: +49 (0)551 398021
 mkappas@gwdg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Climtatology, Vegetation mapping, Desertification, Remote Sensing 

Regional Expertise:
Africa, Central Asia, Europe (Germany, South France) 


Kaufmann, Dr. Brigitte  
 Animal Scientist, Associate Professor
 Leader of research group "Social ecology in agriculture"

German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture
DITSL Witzenhausen at the University of Kassel
37213 Witzenhausen
Steinstr. 19 
37213 Witzenhausen
Germany

Phone: +49 5542 60719
Fax: +49 5542 60730
 b.kaufmann@ditsl.org
 Skype: b.a.kaufmann 
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Pastoral production systems, local breeds, adaptation to climate change; Social ecological systems, resilience and adaptive capacity, system theory; Transdisciplinary research, actor oriented approach, community based approaches; 

Regional Expertise:
Eastern and Western Africa 


King, Caroline  

Support to the Scientific Community
Bonn / Oxford
Germany

 caroking@yahoo.com

Thematic Expertise:
Sustainable Management of Marginal DrylandsGroundwater 

Regional Expertise:
All regions, particularly Africa 


Kinhal, Dr. Vijayalaxmi  
 Independent Researcher

Independent Researcher
35753 Greifenstein-Ulm
Germany

 vijayalaxmi.kinhal@gmail.com

Thematic Expertise:
Vegetation regeneration, Biodiversity conservation, Land restoration, Resource use, Plant-soil interactions, Traditional Ecological Knowledge.  

Regional Expertise:
Tropical dry forests, south India. 


Kirk, Prof. Dr. Michael  
 Economist
 Professor of Development Economics

Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries
Department of Economics and Business Administration
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Am Plan 2 
35032 Marburg
Germany

Phone: +49 6421 2823731
Fax: + 49 6421 2828912
 kirk@wiwi.uni-marburg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Resource tenure systems, land- resource policy, (global) commons, local level economic cooperation, CBNRM, desertification, biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, farming systems, in part. livestock, foreign direct investment in land 

Regional Expertise:
Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa), South East Asia (Cambodia, Laos), West Africa (Benin), MENA region (Sudan, Syria), Indonesia 


Koehler, Prof. Dr. Hartmut  
 soil ecologist
 senior scientist

University of Bremen
Centre for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology (UFT)
Leobener Strasse 
28359 Bremen
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)421 218 63303
Fax: +49 (0)421 218 7654
 a13r@uni-bremen.de
 Skype: schnuckenack05 
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Dev't & application of integrated technol. ReviTec® to combat degradation, soil ecology, soil mesofauna (biodiversity) . Interdisc., ecosystem oriented approaches. Teaching: sustainability res., ecology of degradation, combating desertification 

Regional Expertise:
China (Inner Mongolia Acad. For.Sc.), Cameroon (Uni. Ngaoundere), Mediterranean, Egypt (Suez Canal University Ismailia) 


Krug, Dr. Joachim  
 Forest Science

Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI)
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Institute for World Forestry
Leuschnerstr. 91 
21031 Hamburg
Germany

Cellphone: +49 176 20904460
 jokrug@fastmail.fm
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
NRM, dry-zone forestry and rehabilitation 

Regional Expertise:
Eastern and Southern Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia 


Külls, Dr. Christoph  
 hydrologist
 Researcher

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Department of Forestry and Geosciences
Institute of Hydrology
Fahnenbergplatz 
79098 Freiburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-3520
Fax: +49 (0)761 203-3594
 christoph.kuells@hydrology.uni-freiburg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Desert hydrology, isotope hydology, ephemeral rivers, groundwater hydrology, ecohydrology,  

Regional Expertise:
South Africa, Namibia, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Brazil 


Kusserow, Dr. Hannelore  
 applied geography/remote sensing
 associate professor

FR Remote Sensing/GIS
Free University Berlin
Malteserstr. 74-100 
12249 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 7935777
 lolotondi@geog.fu-berlin.de

Thematic Expertise:
Remote Sensing, vegetation, ecosystem changes, resources protecting measures 

Regional Expertise:
Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad 


Lucke, Dr. Bernhard  
 Researcher

FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg
Institute of Geography
Kochstr. 4/4
91054 Erlangen
Germany

Phone: +49-355-440913
Cellphone: +49-178-1492404
Fax: +49-3212-1492404
 bernhard.lucke@web.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
(historic) Desertification, paleosols, environmental reconstruction, climate change 

Regional Expertise:
Jordan, Syria, Mexico, Jemen 


Meixner, Prof. Dr. Franz X.  
 Senior Scientist (Meteorologist)
 group leader

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Biogeochemistry Department
J.J.v.Becherweg 27 
D-55128 Mainz
Germany

Phone: +49-6131-305-493
Fax: +49-6131-305-579
 franz.meixner@mpic.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
(micro-)meteorolgy, biogeochemistry, air chemistry, biosphere-atmosphere exchange of non-reactive and reactive trace gases 

Regional Expertise:
Southern Africa, Brazil, NE & NW China 


Menzel, Prof. Dr. Lucas  
 physical geographer, hydrologist
 university teacher and researcher

Dept. of Geography, Physical Geography
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 348 
69121 Heidelberg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 5583
Fax: +49 (0)6221 54 4422
 lucas.menzel@geog.uni-heidelberg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
hydrology and hydrological modelling with focus on water resources, water scarcity and evapotranspiration; climate variability and its impact on the water resources 

Regional Expertise:
Central Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, Mongolia 


Miehlich, Prof. Dr. Günter  
 soil scientist
 retired full professor

Institute of Soil Science
University of Hamburg
Allende-Platz 2 
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 428382017
Fax: +49 (0)40 428382024
 g.miehlich@ifb.uni-hamburg.de

Thematic Expertise:
Soil science, soil conservation 

Regional Expertise:
Namibia, South Africa, Mexico 


Nuppenau, Prof. Dr. Ernst-August  
 Agricultural Economist

Institut fuer Agrarpolitik und Marktforschung
Senckenbergstrasse 3
D-35390 Giessen
Giessen
Germany

Fax: ++49 641 99 37022
 ernst-august.nuppenau@agrar.uni-giessen.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
resource economics, valuation of ecosystem services, restoration, nature human interaction, bio-economic modelling  

Regional Expertise:
Southern Africa, Europe, Central Asia, India and China 


Olehowski, Claas  

Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg
Abteilung Geographie
Czernyring 22/ 11-12 
69115 Heidelberg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)6221 477 583
Fax: +49 (0)6221 477 693
 olehowski@ph-heidelberg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Remote Sensing, Vulnerability, Land Use, Degradation 

Regional Expertise:
Cape Verde 


Paulsch, Dr. Cornelia  

Institute for Biodiversity - ibn
Drei-Kronen-Gasse 2 
93047 Regensburg
Germany

Phone: ++49 0941 2977760
Cellphone: ++49 017653422771
Fax: ++49 0941 2977762
 cornelia.paulsch@biodiv.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
biodiversity, ecosystem approach, Convention on biological diversity - CBD, science networking 

Regional Expertise:
Latin America 


Paulsch, Dr. Axel  
 Geoecologist
 President of Institute for Biodiversity

Institute for Biodiversity Network (ibn)
Nussbergerstrasse 6a 
93059 Regensburg
Germany

Phone: 0941/93084350
Cellphone: 017656710057
 paulsch@biodiv.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Ecology, Biodiversity, CBD, IPBES, indigenous and traditional knowledge, science-policy interface 

Regional Expertise:
Latin America, Africa 


Plugge, Dr. Daniel  

Institute for World Forestry
University of Hamburg
Leuschnerstr. 91 
21031 Hamburg
Germany

 daniel.plugge@uni-hamburg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
sustainable forest management, tropical forests, forests and climate change, REDD+, deforestation, forest degradation, forest inventories 

Regional Expertise:
Brazil, Madagascar 


Prasse, Prof. Dr. Rüdiger  
 Department of Environmental Planning

Department of Environmental Planning, Leibniz University Hannover
Leibniz University Hannover
Herrenhäuser Strasse 2 
30419 Hannover
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)511 762 3619
Fax: +49 (0)511 762 3791
 prasse@umwelt.uni-hannover.de

Thematic Expertise:
Floristics, environmental impact assessment, plant population biology, restoration ecology, land-use managment 

Regional Expertise:
Middle East (Israel, Palestinian Autonomy, Jordan, Lebanon) 


Rafiei Emam, Dr. Ammar  

University of Goettingen
Goldschmidtstr. 5
37077 Goettingen
Goettingen
Germany

Phone: +49(0)551/39-14364
Fax: +49(0)551/39-8020
 rafiei99@gmail.com

Thematic Expertise:
remote sensing /GIS- Modeling-  

Regional Expertise:
combat with desertification -geohydrology assessment arid lands rehabilitation 


Rieser, Prof. Dr. Armin  
 Dipl.-Geol.
 retired

Inst. for Geodesy and Geoinformation
Agric. Water Engineering and Land Improvement
Universität Bonn
Nussalle 1 
53115 Bonn
Germany

Cellphone: 0171 2660405
Fax: +49 228 73 37 08
 rieser@uni-bonn.de

Thematic Expertise:
Integrated water resource management, irrigation, drainage, erosion, groundwater recharge, land use planning, regional planning 

Regional Expertise:
Benin, Chile, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Kazakstan, Kenia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Senegal, Syria, Tansania, Tunesia, Uzbekistan 


Rumbaur, Dr. Christian  
 Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management

Technische Universität München
Arcisstrasse 21 
80333 München
Germany

 christian.rumbaur@tum.de

Thematic Expertise:
Soil science, regionalisation, soil degradation, project management, intercultural exchange 

Regional Expertise:
China 


Schauer, Mark  
 Senior Advisor GIZ
 Project coordinator of "Economics of Land Degradation"

Sector Project to Combat Desertification, GIZ
Economics of Land Degradation - Secretariat
Godesberger Allee 119 
53175 Bonn
Germany

Phone: +49 228 24934 400
Fax: +49 228 24934 215
 mark.schauer@giz.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Economics of ecosystem services,forests, biodiversity, 

Regional Expertise:
South Asia 


Schmiedel, Dr. Ute  
 Researcher
 Research coordinator

University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Ohnhorststrasse 18 
22609 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 42816548
Fax: +49 40 42816539
 ute.schmiedel@uni-hamburg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
participatory research approaches; grass-root capacity development; para-ecologist training; biodiversity assessment and monitoring; climate change adaptation of small-scale farmers 

Regional Expertise:
South Africa (Succulent Karoo), Namibia, Ethiopia 


Siegmund, Prof. Dr. Alexander  
 Professor
 Head of Department of Geography

University of Education & University Heidelberg
Department of Geography
Research Group for Earth Observation - rGEO
Czernyring 22/11-12 
69115 Heidelberg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)6221 477770
Fax: +49 (0)6221 477769
 siegmund@ph-heidelberg.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Remote Sensing/GIS, Regional Climatology, Ecology, Landscape Monitoring and Modeling, Degradation/Desertification, Vulnerability, Geomedizin, Environmental Didactics 

Regional Expertise:
Tropical/Subtropical semiarid Ecosystems (e.g. Canary Island, Cape Verde Island, Mediterranean Region), Western- and Central Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon) 


Sop, Dr. Tene Kwetche  
 Plant ecologist
 Researcher

University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants
Ohnhorststr. 18 
22609 Hamburg Hamburg
Germany

Phone: 0049 40 42 816 407
Cellphone: 00491634637140
Fax: 0049 40 42 816 539
 tenesop@googlemail.com
 Skype: tenesop 
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
- Biodiversity of the Sahelian area of West Africa- The (Re) Greening of the Sahel" and the driving factors- Inventory of woody plants in the West African Sahel- Populations dynamics of the trees and shrubs of West African dry ecosystems 

Regional Expertise:
Southern AfricaWest Africa 


Thevs, Dr. Niels  
 Landscape Ecology
 Scientist

Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology
Grimmer Strasse 88 
17487 Greifswald
Germany

 thevs@uni-greifswald.de

Thematic Expertise:
Ecosystem conservation, water allocation, riparian ecosystems in drylands 

Regional Expertise:
Central Asia, China 


Treydte, Dr. Anna  
 Post-doctoral researcher

University of Hohenheim
Agroecology in the Tropics and Subtropics
Garbenstr. 13 
70599 Stuttgart
Germany

Phone: +49 711 459 34601
 anna.treydte@uni-hohenheim.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
plant-herbivore interaction, conservation biology, nutrients, savanna ecology, rangelands, livestock, wildlife 

Regional Expertise:
southern and eastern Africa, Saudi Arabia 


Wucherer, Dr. Walter  
 Biology
 Scientist

Michael Succow Foundation for Nature Protection
Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology
University of Greifswald
Grimmer Straße 88 
17487 Greifswald
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)3834 864697
Cellphone: 0176 28356252
Fax: +49 (0)3834 7754623
 wwucherer@web.de
 Website

Thematic Expertise:
Vegetation and restoration ecology, Desert and Mountain Ecology 

Regional Expertise:
Russia, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) 



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