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Numerous actors are involved in ensuring the successful implementation of NRP 82.

The Steering Committee is responsible for the implementation of the research programme – from project selection to scientific quality assurance and knowledge transfer.

The President of the Steering Committee and the Programme Managers are responsible for the operational management. The Head of Knowledge Exchange and Head Transdisciplinarity work in close collaboration and are responsible for engagement with stakeholders, identification of implementation options and supporting project teams in transdisciplinary research aspects. The representatives of the federal government work with the Steering Committee and forward the findings within the administration.

The SNSF National Research Council is ultimately responsible for the NRP. The delegate of the Research Council acts as a link between the Research Council and the Steering Committee.

NRP 82 Steering Committee members:

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern (President)
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Bichsel, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Binswanger, Institute for Competitiveness and Communication, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
  • Dr. Thomas Brooks, International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • Prof. Dr. Arthur Gessler, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Birgit Kopainsky, Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Dr. Daniela Pauli, Department of Habitats and Protected Areas, Birdlife
  • Dr. Sandrine Petit-Michaut, UMR Agroécologie, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAe), France
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Pohl, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Camilla Sandström, Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden

SNSF Research Council Delegate

Prof. Dr. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Institute of Geography, University of Bern

Representatives of the Swiss Federal Administration

  • Dr. Matthias Stremlow, Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
  • Dr. Sylvain Aubry, Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)

Programme Managers

  • Dr. Anne Jores, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Dr. Beatrice Schibler, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Head of Knowledge Exchange

Dr. Christian Heuss

Head of Transdisciplinarity

Dr. Leonhard Späth