Johannes Förster

MSc. in Global Change Ecology

Department of Environmental Politics


Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
D-04318 Leipzig

fon +49 (0)341 235 1932
fax +49 (0)341 235 45 1932

johannes.foerster@ufz.de

Johannes Förster

Areas of Expertise & Research

Ecosystem services and sustainable development; climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society; mitigation and adaptation strategies; The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB); Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD);


Curriculum Vitae

Since 6/2011

PhD candidate, preliminary title: “Assessing ecosystem services across multiple scales”. Global assessment of land use dynamics, greenhouse gas emissions and ecosystem services (GLUES ), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2009-2011

Project officer and research assistant at TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2007-2008

Junior Professional Associate, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN ), Gland, Switzerland

2004-2006

Research assistant at Abisko Scientific Research Station (ANS ), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Abisko, Sweden

2003

Intern at Fundacion Curiquingue (rainforest conservation), Ecuador

2000

Volunteer in nature conservation projects, Costa Rica

Education

2006-2009

Global Change Ecology (MSc), University of Bayreuth, Germany
MSc thesis: "The Potential for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Western Ghana".

2004-2006

Physical Geography (MSc) and Biology (BSc), Umea University, Sweden

2001-2003

Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation (including Environmental Economics), Undergraduate/Vordiplom, University of Greifswald, Germany


Projects


Publications

TEEB Reports:

Wittmer, H., A. Berghöfer, J. Förster, K. Almack 2010. The Value of Nature in Local Development (Ch1). In: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Local and Regional Policy Makers, 11-27.

Berghöfer, A., N. Dudley, J. Förster 2010. Ecosystem Services and Protected Areas (Ch7). In: TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Local and Regional Policy Makers, 125-140.

Scientific articles:

Sandker, M., S.K. Nyame, J. Förster, N. Collier, G. Shepherd, D. Yeboah, D. Ezzine-de Blas, M. Machwitz, S. Vaatainen, E. Garedew, G. Etoga, C. Ehringhaus, J. Anati, O.D.K. Quarm, B. M. Campbell 2010. REDD payments as incentive for reducing forest loss: A case from Ghana. Conservation Letters 3, 114-121.

Karlsson, J., T.R. Christensen, P. Crill, J. Förster, D. Hammarlund, M. Jackowicz-Korczynski, U. Kokfelt, C. Roehm, P. Rosén 2010. Quantifying the relative importance of lake emissions in the carbon budget of a subarctic catchment. Journal of Geophysical Research 115
(doi)

Kokfelt, U., P. Rosén, K. Schoning, T.R. Christensen,J. Förster, J. Karlsson, N. Reuss, M. Rundgren, T.V. Callaghan, C. Jonasson, and D. Hammarlund 2009. Ecosystem responses to increased precipitation and permafrost decay in subarctic Sweden inferred from peat and lake sediments. Global Change Biology.
(doi)

Bindler, R., M. Klarqvist, J. Klaminder, J. Förster 2004. Does within-bog spatial variability of mercury and lead constrain reconstructions of absolute deposition rates from single peat records? The example of Store Mosse, Sweden. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 18, GB3020
(doi) 

Others:

Wittmer, H. und J. Förster. Die TEEB-Studie – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. Natur und Landschaft, Heft 4, 2011.

Wittmer, H. und J. Förster 2010. Biologische Vielfalt und Klimawandel – Ansätze für eine kohärente Umweltpolitik: Erkenntnisse aus dem Bericht zu TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. In: Epple C., H. Korn, K. Kraus, J. Stadler. Biologische Vielfalt und Klimawandel, Tagungsband der 2. BfNForschungskonferenz „Biologische Vielfalt und Klimawandel“, BfN, Bonn. 13-15.

Förster, J. (2009) "The Potential for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Western Ghana". MSc thesis in Global Change Ecology. Bayreuth University, Germany.

Förster, J. (2006) "A 400-year reconstruction of lake water carbon in a subarctic permafrost lake inferred from NIR and FTIR spectra of lake sediment." MSc thesis in Physical Geography. Umea University, Sweden.

Förster, J. (2006)"Metabolic Balance and CO2 Saturation in a Subarctic Permafrost Lake." BSc thesis in Biology. Umea University, Sweden.


Conferences and workshops (selection)

10/2011

Rio+20 Regional Science and Technology Workshop for Europe, Helsinki, Finland. Title of presentation: “TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Insights and examples that are of relevance for a Green Economy”.

10/2011

IV Congreso International de Medio Ambiente, Bogotá, Colombia. Title of presentation: “TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Goals and achievements of the initiative and its relevance for forest policies and management”.

12/2010

UNFCCC COP 16, Cancun, Mexico (observer)

11/2010

Biodiversity Summit, Bündnis 90 Die Grünen, German Parliament, Berlin. Title of Presentation: “TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity”.

7/2010

UNEP-Workshop: Investing in Biodiversity and maximizing benefits of the Green Economy, Gabala, Azerbaijan. Title of presentation: “TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity”.

12/2009

UNFCCC COP 15, Copenhagen, Denmark (observer)

9/2009

BfN-Workshop “Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Reduction”, Isle of Vilm, Germany. Title of presentation: “Challenges and potentials resulting from TEEB-The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity”.

3/2009

IUCN kick-off meeting for projects on REDD and forest governance, Kribi, Cameroon. Title of presentation: “Potential for REDD in Western Ghana”.

10/2008

IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona, Spain

6/2008

CBD-side event at UNFCCC SBSTA 28, Bonn, Germany. Title of presentation: “Bundling Payments for Carbon and Biodiversity”.

5/2008

CBD COP 9, Bonn, Germany (observer)

10/2007

UNECE/FAO Policy Forum: Opportunities and Impacts of Bioenergy Policies and Targets on the Forest and other Sectors, Geneva, Switzerland (observer)