Christopher Martius

Team Leader, Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Christopher Martius is Team Leader of Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development (CCE) at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia since 2013. He has a PhD in Biology from Germany and is also Lecturer (professor) in Agroecology at the University of Bonn. He is supervising a vast research portfolio at CIFOR, including CIFOR’s successful Global Comparative Study on REDD+, a large research partnership in 15 countries, and he coordinates the ‘Flagship Program’ on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the CGIAR-wide research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Previously he has worked as Senior Scientist at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn, Germany, as Research Program Director at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Brazil, and as Regional CGIAR Program Coordinator for Sustainable Agriculture in Central Asia and the Caucasus, in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Chris has 25 years of leadership in interdisciplinary approaches to development and climate change. He has published 150 articles on climate change, tropical ecology, soil ecology, hydrology and agriculture in scientific journals, co-edited 7 scientific books, and co-authored over 100 policy briefs and communications to the public.