Schulze, born in 1941, studied forestry and biology and in 1997 he exchanged his professorship at the University of Bayreuth with the directorship at the newly founded MPI for Biogeochemistry in Jena. His scientific career began with investigating the linkages between plant functions and the cycling of carbon, water and nitrogen. He subsequently enlarged his scientific fields to the observation of large scale ecosystems and the significance of biodiversity in the global element cycles. Schulze has made seminal contributions to the identification and quantification of carbon sources and sinks with the aim to better understand the causes of the anthropogenic greenhouse effect.
Currently Professor Schulze is engaged in studying ecophysiological processes in trees, exploring continental transects in Australia and Siberia as well as studying soil processes. Being a forester himself Ernst-Detlef Schulze feels very strongly about the linkages between nature and species conservation and the economic aspects of forest management.
Over the past decades Ernst-Detlef Schulze received numerous awards and recognitions such as the Bavarian State Medal in Silver (1990), the Max Planck Research Prize (1992), the Bullard Prize of the Harward University (1997), the Vernadsky Medal of the European Geosciences Union (2004), the Deutsche Umweltpreis (2008), and the appointment as leading scientist at the Siberian Federal University of Krasnoyarsk connected with a fellowship of the Russian government (2010). The Ernst Haeckel Prize is now rewarding the ‘senior ecologist’ for his contributions to the European ecological science - congratulations!
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