Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research
Director General Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger
Volker Mosbrugger, who is Director General of the Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research since 2005, manages the operational business of the Society together with the Direktorium. The declared aim is to make a visible contribution by overcoming the great challenges of theÂ Anthropocene with the help of the holistic geobiodiversity research that is laid down in the research programme.
Around 950 Senckenberg employees from 40 nations work on complex research topics, on knowledge transfer and in science-supporting areas at the eleven locations of the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research in Germany using state-of-the-art methods.
Volker Mosbruggers research interests include biodiversity and environmental research, the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems, terrestrial palaeoclimate research, the evolution and construction of plants/vegetation development, and earth system management.