BIOGEA project partners include:


Project Coordinator: adelphi research gGmbH


adelphi is a leading public policy consultancy and research institute focusing on climate, environment and development.adelphi specialises in carrying out high-quality interdisciplinary research, strategic policy analysis and advice, and corporate consulting. A focus is placed on facilitating science-policy-public dialogue and provide training for public institutions and businesses worldwide, helping to build capacity for transformative change.


Katrina Marsden, coordinator, co-lead WP 1 and 2

Dr. Marion Jay, co-lead WP 1 and 2



Project Partner: Institute for Agro-ecology and Biodiversity (IFAB)


The Institute for Agro-ecology and Biodiversity works on regional, national and European level in research, development, implementation and policy advice in the agro-environmental sector. We cooperate with partners from academic, governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Our work is orientated to associate agriculture with conservation and development of natural resources. Our intention is to support agricultural activities aiming to realise a sustainable management of all resources with focus on biodiversity in agricultural landscapes.


Dr. Rainer Oppermann, Institute Director, lead of case study Germany within WP 3, contributions to other WP

Antonia Schraml, researcher, expert for case study Germany within WP 3 and assistance for contributing to other WP



Project Partner: National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spanish National Research Council (MNCN-CSIC), Spain,

The National Museum of Natural Sciences is one of the most important scientific research institutes in the field of natural sciences in Spainand an emblematic center of the Spanish National Research Council.Among the main research objectives are: to describe the different patterns of biological and geological diversity in our planet, to study the different processes that generate, shape and maintain this diversity, and to promote its conservation.With a staff of more than 70 researchers and around 25 qualified technicians in scientific areas ranging from paleobiology and geology to ecology and climate change through environmental biology and biodiversity, Scientific training and dissemination is another of the main objectives pursued in the Museum, which counts with around 90 pre and postdoctoral fellows, and promotescourses, seminars, colloquia or any other type of activity aimed at achieving a better knowledge of our natural environment.To achieve all these objectives, the Museum undertakes interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with scientists from other institutions, witharound40-50 national and international research projects every year, in addition to numerous contracts and research agreements, both with public and private bodies.


Dr. Mario Díaz, co-lead WP1, 3 and 4

Dr. Elena D. Concepción, researcher in WP3 and 4





Project Partner: University of Extremadura (UEX)


The University of Extremadura provides higher education to more than 24000 graduate and postgraduate students in the region of Extremadura (South-Western Spain). The University is highly committed with research and innovation, being involved in an increasing number of national and international research projects.

The main research lines of INDEHESA, a UEX Multipurpose Forest Research Unit, focus on the study of Mediterranean forests and agroforestry systems searching management practices that increase their productivity, profitability and ecological resilience, and persistence.

More specifically, the INDEHESA team aims to understand how trees contribute to the productivity, functioning, biodiversity conservation and provision of ecosystem services of permanent pastures, such as Iberian Dehesas and other European wood pastures.


Dr. Gerardo Moreno, co-lead WP3 and 4

Dr. Victor Rolo, researcher in WP3 and 4

Dr. Adara Pardo, researcher in WP3 and 4



Project Partner: University of National and World Economy


The University of National and World Economy is the oldest and the largest economic university in Bulgaria and in Southeastern Europe. Each year the university provides modern educational services to more than 20 000 students, who study 54 specialties spread in 14 fields of study. Alongside the educational activity, the university has traditionally been involved in national and international scientific and research programs and projects, which contribute to the university’s leading position in Bulgarian and European higher education. 


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariya Peneva, UNWE team leader, co-lead WP 1 and 6

Chief Assist. Dr. Yanka Kazakova-Mateva, co-lead WP 2 and 5

Prof. D. Sc. (Econ.) Plamen Mishev, researcher in WP 5 and 6

Guy Beaufoy, expert in WP 5

Vyara Stefanova, co-lead WP 5 and 6

Chief Assist. Dr. Simeon Lukanov, researcher in WP 3 and 4

Assist. Dr. Ina Aneva, researcher in WP 3 and 4

Maria Topchieva, main responsibilities WP 1 and 6

Monika Kabadzhova, main responsibilities WP 3 and 6