GermanyGeographer, Scientific Director at the CNRS and contributor to the IPCC (2007 Nobel Peace Prize)
Professor Wolfgang Cramer, global ecologist, is scientific director at CNRS and the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE) in Aix-en-Provence (France) since 2011. After studies in Gießen/Germany and Uppsala/Sweden (plant ecology, Ph.D. 1986), he taught at the Department of Geography, Trondheim University (Norway). In 1992, he co-founded the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany (from 2003, also full professor of global ecology at Potsdam University). The scientific contributions from his research group (140+ papers) seek a broader understanding of biosphere dynamics at the global and continental scale, including aspects of natural and human disturbance. Wolfgang Cramer contributes to the IPCC (Nobel Peace Prize 2007), co-chairs the Future Earth project ecoSERVICES and co-edits (with James Ford, Leeds University) the Springer Nature journal Regional Environmental Change.