Matthias Waltert was born in Tauberbischofsheim, southern Germany, in 1968. He received a Biology Diploma from University of Würzburg and a Ph.D. degree in conservation biology from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He is now working as Assistant Professor at Göttingen University’s Department of Conservation Biology. His research interests include land use effects on tropical biodiversity, especially wildlife conservation and management. He has research experience in tropical forests and savannahs in different African countries and Indonesia. Currently, he is leading an international and interdisciplinary group of African researchers who address questions on the sustainability of communal wildlife management approaches. In teaching, he established the integrated binational study programme International Nature Conservation (M.I.N.C./M.Sc) at Georg-August-Universität in cooperation with Lincoln University, New Zealand, and teaches conservation biology as well as biodiversity and wildlife population assessment.
Biography Updated on 26 January 2011