Katrin Reuter works as a project manager at the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative, which is a cross-sector network at the interface of economy, biodiversity conservation, and politics. The members of the initiative are small-, medium-, and large-scale companies from a variety of sectors who have committed themselves to include the protection of biodiversity into their sustainability policies and environmental management.
In her previous position Katrin Reuter worked as scientific coordinator within the project 'network-forum for biodiversity research Germany' (NeFo), a science-policy interface for biodiversity research. For NeFo, she observed political processes related to biodiversity (IPBES, CBD, Natura 2000) and was responsible for different kinds of events and information offers for biodiversity research in Germany. In her research, she focussed on biodiversity & society, transdisciplinary biodiversity research, and environmental ethics.
Katrin Reuter studied philosophy, biology and German as a foreign language at the universities of Leipzig/Germany and Trondheim/Norway. Afterwards, she did her PhD within the interdisciplinary PhD program 'Biodiversity and Society – human dimensions of protection and utilization of biodiversity' at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. During her PhD, she was financially supported by a Lichtenberg grant of the state of Lower Saxony. In her PhD thesis, she focussed on the question of good life and the conservation of biodiversity in light of the ecological crisis and sustainable development. Following her PhD Katrin Reuter worked as a researcher at the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE), an independent institute for sustainability research in Frankfurt am Main.