Prof. Dr. Josef Settele

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Prof. Dr. Josef Settele

Head of the
Department of Conservation Biology & Social-Ecological Systems
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle
Germany

josef.settele@ufz.de

Prof. Dr. Josef Settele. Photo: Sebastian Wiedling / UFZ

Research and related interests

• Ecology of Insects in Cultural Landscapes
• Biodiversity, Land Use, and Social-Ecological Systems
• Inter- and Transdisciplinary Cooperation and Projects
• Science-Society-Policy Interface


Curriculum Vitae

2020-2024

Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen (environmental expert panel of the German government)

2020-2024

Review Board of DFG (German Research Foundation) for the field of “Agriculture, forest science and animal medicine: Ecology of agricultural landscapes” (Fachkollegiat); elected by the German scientific community.

2016-2019

IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services); Assessment on pollinators and pollination: Drafting co-author of SPM; Coordinating lead author (CLA) of chapter 02 “Drivers of pollination and pollinator change“

2018

Prof. h.c., Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2016-2020

Review Board of DFG (German Research Foundation) for the field of “Zoology: Biodiversity and Ecosystems” (Fachkollegiat); elected by the German scientific community.

2016

Professor of Ecology (apl.), Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

2015-2020

Scientific Coordinator ERA-Net BiodivERsA und FACCE-JPI-Projekt STACCATO („SusTaining AgriCultural ChAnge Through ecological engineering and Optimal use of natural resources“)

2015-2018

IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services); Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment -  Lead author (LA) of chapter 04 “Drivers“

2014-2016

IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services); Assessment on pollinators and pollination - Co-editor of the entire report; Drafting co-author of SPM; Coordinating lead author (CLA) of chapter 02 “Drivers of pollination and pollinator change“

2011-2016

Scientific Coordinator BMBF Project LEGATO („Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems“); ca. 100 scientists and stakeholders from Europa and South-East-Asia, esp. Germany, Philippines and Vietnam

2010 - 2014

IPCC AR5 Working Group II; Coordinating lead author (CLA) of chapter 04 “Terrestrial and inland water systems”

2009-2012

Scientific Coordinator FP6 ERA-Net BiodivERsA-Project CLIMIT („CLimate change impacts on Insects and their MITigation“); ca. 70 scientists of 20 partner organisations from ca. 10 countries CLIMIT

2006-2009

Deputy co-ordinator of the EC FP6 Policy support project MACIS "Policy options to minimise negative effects of climate change on biodiversity"

2004-200

Head and scientific co-ordinator of the EC FP6 Integrated Project ALARM ("Assessment of LArge scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods"); ca. 250 scientists of 68 partner organisations from 35 countries

2002-2015

"Privatdozent"1 of 'Ecology' at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

1Privatdozent: a lecturer at German universities who is not a member of the salaried university staff, but is eligible for a professorship

2002-2006

Head and scientific co-ordinator of the EC FP5 RTD Project MACMAN ("Maculinea Butterflies of the Habitats Directive and European Red List as Indicators and Tools for Habitat Conservation and Management"); ca. 100 scientists of ca. 40 partner organisations from 18 countries

2001-2020

Deputy Head of Department of Community Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ. Head of Working Group on “Animal Ecology and Social-Ecological Systems”

1997-2002

"Privatdozent"1 of 'Landscape Ecology and Agroecology' at the University of Hohenheim [Habilitation thesis (translated): 'A grid based analysis of metapopulations']

1Privatdozent: a lecturer at German universities who is not a member of the salaried university staff, but is eligible for a professorship

1993-2001

Deputy Head of Department of Conservation Biology and Natural Resources at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ

1993 - 1996

Scientific co-ordinator of and researcher within large interdisciplinary conservation biological research projects (e.g. FIFB = Species survival in fragmented landscapes). Focus on integration of nature conservation and agriculture

1992

Ph.D. degree in agricultural sciences; thesis: "Effects of intensification in irrigated rice production on terrestrial arthropods of Philippine Rice Terraces"

1989-1990

Civil service in a natural history museum (Bad Dürkheim, Germany); activities in nature conservation, entomofaunistics and curation of entomological collections)

1989-1992

Scientific assistant at the Agroecology Section of the Institute of Plant Production in the Tropics and Subtropics at Hohenheim University

1988-1989

Second long-term stay in the Philippines for continuation of field studies in the rice terraces of Ifugao Province (basic data collection for Ph.D.; DAAD scholarship)

1986 - 1988

Graduate studies in agricultural biology at Hohenheim University; master degree in agricultural biology (thesis: effects of intensification of the rice terrace system on terrestrial arthropod communities); majors in: plant protection, tropical and subtropical plant production, plant ecology and landscape planning

1985

First long-term stay in the Philippines for field studies in the rice terraces of Ifugao Province (basic data collection for master thesis; scholarship of private foundation: "Vater-und-Sohn-Eiselen-Stiftung, Ulm, Germany")

1982 - 1984

Undergraduate studies in agricultural biology at Hohenheim University (agricultural university near Stuttgart, Southern Germany)


Online Portals

Co-ordinated projects

  • TMDTagfalter-Monitoring Deutschland (Butterfly Monitoring Germany)
    Homepage
  • LEGATO - Land-use intensity and Ecological EnGineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems
    Homepage
  • CLIMIT - CLimate change impacts on Insects and their MITigation (EU FP 6, ERA-Net project BiodivERsA, 2009 - 2013)
    Homepage
  • ALARM - Assessing LArge scale environmental Risks with tested Methods (EU FP 6, Integrated Project, 2004 - 2009)
    ALARM description Homepage
  • MacMan - Maculinea Butterflies of the Habitats Directive and European Red List as Indicators and Tools for Habitat Conservation and Management (EU FP 5,; RTD-Project,; 2002 - 2006)
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  • FIFB Forschungsverbund Isolation, Flächengröße und Biotopqualität (effects of isolation, area size, and habitat quality on the survival of animal and plant populations) (BMBF national funding; 1992 – 1996)

2021 (26)

2020 (29)

2019 (27)

2018 (30)

2017 (18)

2016 (30)

2015 (27)

2014 (31)

2013 (19)

2012 (19)

2011 (20)

2010 (57)

2009 (24)

2008 (28)

2007 (17)

2006 (14)

2005 (46)

2004 (10)

2003 (4)

2002 (8)

2001 (3)

2000 (13)

1999 (13)

1998 (13)

1996 (9)

1995 (9)

1994 (4)

1993 (6)

1992 (4)

1988 (1)

1987 (2)

Outstanding papers