President of the FWF
Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner is president of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and professor for Aquatic Ecology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Between 2007 and 2016 he was director of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin. He is a globally-recognized scientist on freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and ecosystem management and has published more than 250 scientific papers. He has successfully managed large inter- and transdisciplinary projects and is member of several scientific committees and international advisory boards. He is elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. He became Chairman of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (ÖAWI) in October 2017.