Wolfram Adelmann, born 1974 in Stolberg (Rheinland), studied conservation biology and graduated (diploma) at the Philipps University in Marburg. In 2006 he completed his PHD thesis "Implementation of the convention on biological diversity in environs of expanding cities on the example of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul - South Brazil)" at the Technische Universität München (TUM) supervised by Prof. Jörg Pfadenhauer, Prof. Ludwig Trepl and Prof. Beate Jessel, granted by the TU scholarship for outstanding doctoral students of science.
As scientist he was working in different conservation projects: Within the BMBF (ministry for education and research)-project “PreAgro Precision agriculture - management system for local adapted agriculture for economy promotion and improvement of environmental performances" or at the Technische Universität München TUM within in the Probral Project (DAAD, DFG) in cooperation with the University of Porto Alegre. From 2007 to march 2009 he was Post-doc/ executive engineer within the federal research project: "Strategies for peat land conservation within climate change" and as senior scientist at the chair of vegetation science, teaching environmental planning, population biology, geographical information system application, special species knowledge and conservation biology at the TUM.
From 2010 - 2012 he analyzed the economic, social and ecological effects of the different implementation strategies of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), i.e. national versus Bavarian strategy, at the Bavarian State Institute of Forestry.
Actual he is working at the Bavarian Academy for nature conservation and landscape management (ANL) in the research field "landscape and sustainable use" - focusing the conservation strategies in forests, wild life management and city development.
Since 2010 Dr. Wolfram Adelmann is a member of IBN where he is part of an expert network in the field of "Convention on Biological Diversity and Cities" and "National Strategy on Biological Diversity".