Dr. Jan Göpel
Dr. Jan Göpel is an interdisciplinary expert at the Wyss Academy for Nature. His specific research interests evolve around the co-creation of socio-ecological scenarios, the modelling of land use and land cover change, and assessing ecological impacts of anthropogenic activities in and around natural systems throughout time, from the past to an uncertain future. He was trained as a sustainable economist in Leipzig and Kassel before completing his PhD on ecosystem science and modeling of ecological to anthropogenic systems in Kassel. At the Wyss Academy for Nature, Jan's work mostly focuses on restoring ecosystem services as well as integrating anthropogenic activities in functioning natural systems. He is also affiliated to the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern.