Christopher Martius

Bonn Hub Leader and Managing Director of CIFOR Germany

Christopher Martius is Team Leader for Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development (CCE) at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. He is also Managing Director of CIFOR Germany gGmbH, a not-for-profit organization that represents CIFOR in Germany and Europe. He has a Ph.D. in Biology (University of Göttingen, Germany), and 25 years of leadership experience in in interdisciplinary approaches to development and climate change. He supervises CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+, a research partnership in 15 countries. He also coordinates the Flagship Program on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Chris has published 175 articles on climate change, tropical ecology, soil ecology, and agriculture in scientific journals, he co-edited eight scientific books, and he co-authored over 120 policy briefs and communications to the public.

Research on ecosystems, climate and intersdisciplinary research on the coupled human-environmental systems. Research supervision. Project and science management. Teaching and capacity building.

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