Staffing

Five scientists from four partner institutions will form the core staff members of the nodal office being engaged in organizational questions and acting as interface to the supporting network ELI. These scientists are
Dr. Christine Fuerst
Christine Fürst, PhD; senior scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU) with research focus on supporting land use planning and integrating land management aspects in land use and regional resource planning;
Responsibility in the nodal office: overall coordination of the activities.
Dipl.-Geogr. Susanne Frank
Susanne Frank, PhD; senior scientist at the Center for Development Research, Dept. Ecology and Natural Resources Management, University of Bonn with research focus on assessing land use and land cover changes with regard to ecosystem services provision and environmental policies;
Responsibility in the nodal office: communication and PR.
Software technologist Rene Schulze
Rene Schulze, Software technologist; software specialist and system administrator with specialization in data base programming and web design;
Responsibility in the nodal office: supporting and providing the internet services (website, data base, document management system) needed for the nodal office.
Prof. Carsten Lorz
Prof. Carsten Lorz, PhD; full professor for soil sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf with research focus on site and soil classification and ecological impact assessment of land management practices on soils and sites;
Responsibility in the nodal office: events and publication organization, networking.
PhD Katrin Pietzsch
Katrin Pietzsch, PhD; director of PiSolution GmbH, an SME working among others on software applications for land use planning and land management support;
Responsibility in the nodal office: supporting and providing the internet services (website, data base, document management system) needed for the nodal office.
PhD Daniele La Rosa
Daniele La Rosa, PhD; Researcher at the Department of Architecture of the University of Catania (Italy). His research interests include urban and landscape planning, environmental indicators, Environmental Strategic Assessment, Land cover and spatial analysis;
Responsibility in the nodal office: networking, transfer, coordination of publications.
PhD Marcin Spyra
Marcin Spyra, PhD; assistant professor at Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Opole University of Technology with research focus on landscape architecture, urban systems and cross-border regions;
Responsibility in the nodal office: consulting planning strategies, linking with landscape architecture.
PhD Davide Geneletti
Davide Geneletti, PhD; Researcher at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (Spatial Planning for Sustainability Lab), University of Trento with research focus on environmental assessment and ecosystem services in planning and policy-making;
Responsibility in the nodal office: consulting / assessing of and linking with international land policies.
Further staff resources are located at these core staff members and are provided by the ELI platform. This sharing of tasks and contribution of different partners to the work of the nodal office is already part of the ELI philosophy and therefore well tested on its consistency and sustainability.