Elisabeth Marquard is working as a scientific officer at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig. At the UFZ, she is involved in the “Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research Germany (NeFo)” since 2010 (with some intermissions); since 2018 she is co-coordinating this project. In her work, she focuses on biodiversity-related science-policy dialogues and on developments 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 biodiversity-productivity relationships in grasslands (2005 – 2009). During that time, she was employed at the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena and a member of the research group “Jena-Experiment”. In 2016/2017, she worked for the project “BIBS - Bridging in Biodiversity Science“ at the “BBIB - Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research“ and at the Free University in Berlin.
Elisabeth joined the ibn in 2013.