Elisabeth Marquard is working as a scientific officer for the consortium BBIB - Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research at the Free University (FU) in Berlin. Involved in the BMBF-funded project BIBS - Bridging in Biodiversity Science, she is responsible for initiating, shaping and analyzing biodiversity-related science-policy dialogues.
Before Elisabeth joined the BIBS project in August 2016, she was a working at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig (2010 – 2016). At the UFZ, she was mainly involved in the BMBF-funded project Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research Germany (NeFo) and her work focused on processes related to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Elisabeth Marquard studied Biology in Berlin and Amsterdam, with special emphasis on Ecology and Genetics (1999 – 2004). For her dissertation at the University of Zurich, she examined the effects of plant species richness and composition on plant biomass in experimental grassland communities (2005 – 2009, supervision: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid). During that time, she was a member of the DFG-funded research group Jena-Experiment and employed at the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemisty in Jena.
Elisabeth joined the ibn in 2013.