Dr Julia Krohmer

Julia Krohmer, born 1967 in Überlingen (Lake of Constance), graduated in romance studies (Paris, 1987-1991) and geoecology (Bayreuth, 1991-1998), with focus an biogeography, agroecology, forest ecolopgy and remote sensing. Her diploma thesis dealt with human and environmental factors which influence landuse changes in der Serra de Monchique (Southern Portugal). She continued to study man-environment interactions during her Ph.D. thesis (Goethe University Frankfurt, 1998-2004), which dealt with environment perception, classification and use of Fulani groups in different ecological regions of Burkina Faso and Benin (West-Africa).
After some non-scientific years in Northern Japan, she returned to Germany as coordinator of the information campaign "Biodiversity region Frankfurt/Rhine-Main", before she started working as project leader in the knowledge transfer office of the newly founded Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) in the end of 2008. Since that time, she is working at the interface between science, society and policy and is responsable for the centre's communication and PR. In 2002, she initiated the creation of a botanical garden and local protected area in Northern Benin, which aims at the conservation of threatened species and traditional knowledge, environmental education and the sustainable use of natural resources. In 2010, the NGO REDERC, founded from the garden initiative, was awarded with the Equator Prize.
Julia Krohmer is ibn member since 2010.