Poster session at Advisory Board Meeting in 2018

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), consisting of internationally recognised scientists, regularly evaluates the institute's scientific activities and reports to the president of the Max Planck Society.


The institute prepares a status report as a written basis for the advisory board visit. In addition to facts and figures on employees, the staffing plan, finances and resources, it contains the current status of ongoing and planned research projects.

During the visit to the institute, the SAB is informed about the research and the working conditions. The SAB discusses with the institute's management, the various research and service groups, junior researchers and non-scientific employees.

The Scientific Advisory Board reports to the president and makes recommendations for future activities.

Dr. Gordon Bonan

Senior Scientist for Terrestrial Sciences
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Prof. Francesca Cotrufo

Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Prof. Dr. Ankur Desai

Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Prof. Dr. Josep Peñuelas

CSIC Research Professor & Main Researcher Global Ecology Unit
CREAF–CSIC-UAB Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Dr. Christiane Werner

Professorin für Ökosystemphysiologie
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Mathew Williams

Chair of Global Change Ecology
Global Change Research Institute, School of GeoSciences , University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Dr. Lisa Wingate

Research Director
ECOsystem FUNctioning across scales, INRAE Bordeaux, France
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