Stefan Kreft

 

Research interests

Research projects

Consultancies

Teaching

Academic education

Membership in professional bodies

Publications

Links

 

Contact: stefan.kreft@hnee.de

Research interests

My priorities as a researcher and consultant have gradually extended from field ecological studies for (bird) species conservation to ecosystem-based, participatory, adaptive conservation management planning. It was the impression of rapid land-use changes in South America that first triggered my ever-growing conviction that conservation biology risks to be largely meaningless if scientists do not try to maximise involvement in policy-making of nature conservation in its widest sense. Thus, I strive for research outcomes as policy-relevant as possible. In many activities, I have addressed adaptation to climate change in particular, because I think climate change is an increasingly pervasive driver of changes in biodiversity, also through the changes of land-use it is embedded in. While in the last years I have been focusing on Europe, developing and transitional countries remain of great interest to me.

 

I have been part of the Roadless Areas Initiative of the Society for Conservation Biology - Europe Section since 2009. I am currently member of the Board of Directors of SCB-ES and Chair of its Policy Committee.

Research projects

Consultancies

2014 Colombia

GIZ

GOPA

Environmental policy and sustainable management of natural resources

(PROMAC)

BMZ

2013 Colombia

GIZ

„Trinational Initiative“; Improvement of the national protected area systems in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia BMUIKI programme
2013 Ethiopia

NABU

&

Michael Succow Foundation

Participation of land-users in adaptive protected area management planning (focusing on ecosystem services) at Lake Tana, Ethiopia BMUIKI programme
2012-2013 Germany GIZ Vulnerability and risk management in protected areas: elaboration of a methodological handbook (MARISCO)  
2011 China GIZ Sino-German climate partnership BMUIKI programme
2009-2010 China GTZ (today GIZ) Protected area management and climate change in Jiangxi Province, China (Vulnerability assessment, adaptation options) BMUIKI programme
2003-2005 Bolivia F.A.N. Bolivia A nature conservation vision for the Biocorridor Amboró-Madidi Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy & WWF
2000 Bolivia F.A.N. Bolivia Biocorridor Amboró-Madidi – towards a nature conservation plan WWF
1999 Germany Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) Preparation of a workshop on ”Nature-sound forest development”, Island of Vilm, Germany BMU

Teaching

2005-2014 Germany HNEE

Lecturing of study modules in the programmes

- Global Change Management (M.Sc.)

- International Forest Ecosystem Management (B.Sc.)

- Forestry (B.Sc.)
 
A list of my publications, talks etc. can be downloaded here:
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Academic education

  • Biology, Diploma (equivalent to M.Sc.): University of Hamburg (1993-1998), University of Tübingen (1990-1993)
  • Diploma thesis on bird assemblages in different successional stages of a cloud forest in southwestern Colombia

Membership of professional bodies

  • Over 100 publications (German, English, Spanish) on nature conservation, tropical ecology and ornithology, also as an editor
  • Over 40 public talks

Links