Dr. Hannes Böttcher is Senior Researcher at Öko-Institut in Berlin. He holds an MSc degree in forest sciences and ecology from the University of Gottingen (Germany). In 2008 he received his PhD degree from the University of Freiburg. Previously Hannes Böttcher worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena (Germany) on forest carbon modelling. From 2007 to 2013 he coordinated research related to GHG emissions from land use at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria).
Dr. Böttcher worked on and published research for more than 10 years on biomass potentials and sustainability criteria for the use of biomass, modelling of forest management options and their implications for the carbon balance, global monitoring of forests and activities for mitigating emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as accounting rules in the land use, land use change and forestry sector (LULUCF) in international climate policy.