Research and Capacity Building

Scientific research is an important part of our everyday project work. We highly value our association with the University of Greifswald and the scientific competency of our staff. Our activities under the heading “research” involve inventories, the collection of basic data, and the development of new methodologies. Not all these activities lead to practical project development and implementation – our motivation and impetus are the joy of discovery and the description of scientific processes and contexts.


Nevertheless, many of our projects, especially in the field of climate and peatland protection, are highly innovative – making research and experimentation an integral component of our foundation’s strategy. We actively pursue this approach and develop it in conjunction with our partners.


Capacity building and education play a vital role in all our foundation's working fields. Young, highly motivated students are continually involved in the foundation's projects; their papers and theses are supervised by the  foundation team. Development and capacity building of junior scientists as well as knowledge transfer to the project countries are an immanent part and basis of our foundation's philosophy. We impart knowledge and know-how in the field of practical nature conservation by organizing seminars, workshops and excursions. Addionally, the Eva-Kleinn-Scholarship and further donors enable us to award yearly scholarships to students of the international master programme "Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation" in Greifswald.