Jan. 2020 | Co-organizing a session

I co-organize the session Tropical land-use systems for people and nature ▶ at the European Conference of Tropical Ecology on 24-27 March 2020 in Leipzig. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 21 January 2020.


Jan. 2020 | Receiving grant

We are very thankfull to the Botnar Foundation who granted us 150’000 CHF to conduct our project Lecturers Without Borders during 3 years. Check our core team here.


Dec. 2019 | Visiting Crowther Lab


I am visiting the group of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH-Zürich. We are exploring opportunities for collaboration on up-scaling tree restoration on agricultural lands.


2019 | Attending two conferences

  • Open Science Meeting 2019 | Global Land Programme: A great meeting in Bern on transforming land systems for people and Nature. I talked about ecological and economic trade-offs in biodiversity enriched oil palm plantations. See here the abstract.


  • World Congress on Agroforestry 2019: Science, society and policy meet around  one topic: trees in agricultural lands. Download my presentation:  Zemp_AgroforestryCongress_May2019 .



25 December 2018 | IN THE MEDIA


“Uncertaincy is no longer an excuse for political inaction”. I was invited by the media to comment a recent article about the cost of a potential Amazon forest dieback, and the price to reduce the impacts. Read the post here.



I was delighted to contribute as a keynote speaker to the 5th International Seminar on Science in Bogor, Indonesia: “Navigating Sciences in Disruptive Era“. More info here (in Bahasa Indonesia).



18 July 2018 | OFFICIAL VISIT

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Delegates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries, Indonesia, visited our Biodiversity Enrichement Experiment. Read more here.

02 November 2017 | IN THE MEDIA


Does biodiversity increase resilience of the Amazon forest to climate change ? I was interviewed by the German science-policy interface for biodiversity research (NeFO) about my work on Amazon forest dieback. Read the post here (in German).


28 August 2017 | IN THE MEDIA


Intact forest is crucial to Amazon ecosystem resilience and stable climate. Our article published in Geophysical Research Letters in 2017 was mentioned in the media. Read the post here.


13 March 2017 | PRESS RELEASE


We wrote a press release about our article published in Nature Communications. The press release was picked up by various media, including The Science Time, ScienceDaily, DW, etc.



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