Researchers, Research Groups and Institutes

RESPECT - DFG Research Group (RU 2730), Marburg, Germany
Interdisciplinary and multinational group of researchers aims to unveil how two major ecosystem functions are affected by ongoing and future environmental changes through alterations in response and effect traits of relevant biota in the mountain rain forest in South Ecuador. Environmental changes in biodiversity hotspot ecosystems of South Ecuador: RESPonse and feedback effECTs (RESPECT) is the title of the consortium funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

Plant Biotechnology: Professor Dr. Ralf Reski, Chair of Plant Biotechnology, Freiburg, Germany
The biologist combines basic and applied research to uncover genetic functions in mosses and make use of their potential to reduce climate change or produce drugs to treat orphan diseases.

Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Monitoring and Research in South Ecuador (MRp|SE)
The German-Ecuadorian joint venture between more than 80 scientists analyses the impacts of global change on processes, functions and services of three megadiverse and sensitive ecosystems in Ecuador. The researchers who are funded by the German Research Foundation DFG and the Ecuadorian partner SENESCYT also invent a novel biological system to monitor ecosystem functions in the sense of an early warning system.

EU Research Consortium MOSSclone, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The researchers and small enterprises from the MOSSclone Research Consortium invent and test a novel technology to monitor air quality using mosses. The FP7 project is located within the Eco-Innovation! line and was provided with 3.5 Million Euros.

DFG Research Group 816 (RU), Marburg, Germany
International, interdisciplinary group of researchers funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG): The more than 100 scientists analyze one of the most diverse forest ecosystems in the world and work to find sustainable uses to halt overexploitation. 

Phycology & applied ecology: Professor Dr. Ulf Karsten, Rostock, Germany
The researcher analyses the strategies of algae and cyanobacteria who adapted to extreme habitats. He elicits this from organisms living in harsh places such as the Arctic or the unstable Mangoves. 

Mycorrhiza Researcher: Dr. Ingrid Kottke, apl. Professorin i. R., Tübingen, Germany
The biologist analyses symbioses between fungi and orchids and between other plants and mycorrhizas.

Institute for African Studies (IAS), Bayreuth, Germany
In IAS about 100 people from sciences and humanities do research in and about Africa

DFG Research Unit FOR 402, Bayreuth, Germany
International, interdisciplinary group of scientists analyses how the biodiverse tropical mountain rainforests of Ecuador are functioning as an ecosystem

Collabroative research Center SFB-FK 560, Bayreuth, Germany
"Lokales Handeln in Afrika im Kontext globaler Einflüsse"; funded by the DFG

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Several scientists and researchers who asked me not to mention their names here.

Scientific Societies and Associations

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG), Berlin, Germany
Scientific Association for plant scientists; unites about 900 researchers such as molecular biologists, geneticists, physiologists, and researchers analyzing biodiversity, ecosystems and evolution.

German Chemical Society e.V. (GDCh), Frankfurt/Main
Learnded society with more than 31,000 members (in Dec 2015) that unites all chemistry research and science disciplines.

Society of Biological Systematics (Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik,GfBS), Berlin, Germany
The Society unites about 500 members who are interested in the biodiversity and variety of living and fossil organisms – ranging from scientists to enthusiastic naturalists – and all who are engaged in organismal biology,  taxonomy and phylogenetic systematic.

International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), Paris, France 
The only international body that covers all disciplines of biological and life sciences provides a global platform for cooperation among scientists. As a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation, it promotes research, training, and education. It advocates access and benefit-sharing of knowledge and resources. Supporting the finding of solutions for several global challenges such as climate change or the loss of biodiversity are some of its objectives. It currently unites more than 110 national, scientific, and institutional members from all over the world.

Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Marburg, Germany
Brings together plant scientists who work on the molecular level and on plant physiology in the genomic age

Section Phycology, Jena, Germany
The group supports research on algae and unites the phycologists of the German speaking regions.

Section Applied Botany
Supports and brings together researchers working in the applied disciplines of plant sciences. 

Deutsches Nationalkomitee (DNK) Biologie, Berlin
The German National Committee of Biology (DNK) is a scientific non-profit and non-governmental organization, which represents 42 scientific societies and speaks for German biologists on an international level.

International Collaborations and Congresses

TREASURE WATER Consortium, Freiburg
The Consortium of 14 institutions from four EU and two partner countries collaborates to empower the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan to use their shared water resources sustainably. It creates curricula for higher education and looks for synergies with enterprises in the field of trans-boundary water resources management. Trans-regional environmental awareness for sustainable usage of water resources is the complete title of the TREASURE WATER consortium. 

Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL), Bayreuth & Dar es Salaam
The TGCL offers aspiring lawyers and law students from the Partner States of the East African Community a structured LLM and PhD study program. The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Foreign Office within the program “Aktion Afrika”.

International Workshop: Mycorrhizas in Tropical Forests, Loja, Ecuador
Meeting of mycorrhiza scientists who study the symbiosis between fungi and plants

Media Agency

BIOCOM AG, Berlin
Spreads information on biotechnology and life sciences

Companies and Freelancers

CeNano GmbH und CoKG, Dorfen, Germany
The company develops, produces, and markets ceramic coatings and nanotechnology sealants

Schreinerei Feulner, Neustädtlein, Germany
Carpenter, specialized in wooden & historical windows

Talentaria, Bayreuth, Germany
Coach for teachers and pupils

Services Rendered

The particular services I rendered can be seen in the references section.