Scientific Advisory Group

A fence line, marking the borderline between nearly pristine vegetation on a game farm and highly degraded vegetation on a stock farm in the Albany Thicket Biome, South Africa (Picture taken in October 2009) by Anita Bayer, DLR

LUC4C is advised by a Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) with experts from climate change and land use change science and policy. The chief tasks of the SAG is to provide feedback and guidance for the project and to stimulate new ideas jointly with the consortium. The SAG’s representation of different world regions aids information flow on some regional issues, e.g. related to its three focal regions.









Scientific Advisory Group: Affiliation and expertise

Markus Erhard

European Environment Agency

Integrated land change assessment

Jim Penman

University College London, Environment Institute (Formerly UK Department of Energy and Climate Change)

Was the EU’s lead in the international climate negotiations. Expert on LULUCF treatment under UNFCCC. Major role in establishing and developing REDD+

George Hurtt

University of Maryland, Dept. Geographical Sciences, U.S.A.

Land-use change dynamics, Associate Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

Prof. N. H. Ravindranath

Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Banglore

UNFCCC expert panel on LULUCF inventories; Member of Science & Technology Panel of Global Environment Facility, Asian Development Bank and UNEP with climate change as Focal Area

Julia Pongratz

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Leader of Young Scientist’s group on Forestry in the Earth System, Global modelling of LULCC-climate interactions