development team

A global network of scientists, conservation professionals, educators, policy makers, and more.

 
 

Co-Chairs

The Alliance maintains a small leadership team to ensure rapid and thorough action.

 

William Darwall
Head of the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit
IUCN Global Species Programme,
UK

 

Sonja Jähnig
Senior Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

 

Michael T. Monaghan
Senior Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany


Development Team

The Development Team helps establish initiatives and programs of the Alliance. The team offers a balance of both regional and disciplinary expertise.

 

 

Vanessa Bremerich
Technician
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Cai Lu
Beijing Forestry University, China

William Darwall
Head of the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit
IUCN Global Species Programme, UK

Aaike De Wever
Scientific data manager
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium

Anthony I. Dell
Research Scientist
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, USA

Sami Domisch
Research Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Jörg Freyhof
Research Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Mark Gessner
Director
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Hans-Peter Grossart
Professor
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries & University of Potsdam, Germany

Ian Harrison
Research Scientist
IUCN Species Survival Commission & Conservation International, USA

Ken Irvine
Chair of Aquatic Ecosystems

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands

Sonja Jähnig
Senior Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Jonathan Jeschke
Professor
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology
and Inland Fisheries & Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Gregor Kalinkat
Research Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Jessica J. Lee
Author & environmental historian
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Aleksandra Lewandowska
Research Scientist
University of Helsinki, Finland

Michael T. Monaghan
Senior Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Jens Nejstgaard
Senior Scientist
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Harmony C. Patricio
PhD Candidate
Australian Rivers Institute & IUCN Global Species Programme

Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber
Research Scientist
Institute of Hydrobiology & Aquatic Ecosystem Management, Austria

Paul Stewart
Photographer
Mouth to Source, Slovenia

Simon N. Stuart
Director of Strategic Conservation
Synchronicity Earth, UK

Michele Thieme
Director of Freshwater Science & Ecosystems
World Wildlife Fund, USA

Klement Tockner
Professor & President
Austrian Science Fund, Austria

Kika Tuff
Founder, Creative Director
Impact Media Lab, USA

Eren Turak
Research Scientist
GEO-BON & Office of the Environment, Australia

Olaf Weyl
Principal Scientist
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, South Africa

 

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