is president of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and professor for Aquatic Ecology at the Freie Universität Berlin. He received a PhD in zoology and botany from the University of Vienna and a Titulary Professorship at ETH, Switzerland. Between 2007 and 2016 he was director of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin. He is elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).
Austrian Science Fund (FWF)