SGN – Germany

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung is a non-profit civil society, founded by Frankfurt citizens in 1817, which presently has almost 7.500 members and almost 800 employees, including approximately 300 scientists. It is based at seven institutes located in seven of Germany’s federal states which are financially supported, according to the statutes of the Leibniz Association, by the federal government and the state governments of Hessen.

Senckenberg’s mission is “Analyzing Biodiversity in Earth System Dynamics to Serve Science and Society” and it aims to perform integrative natural history research, to maintain and develop natural history collections as research infrastructures for the international scientific community, to communicate the results of its research to the public through its museums, exhibitions and publications, and to educate in the fields of natural history research and scientific collection management.

Contact persons for GEOEssential at Senckenberg:

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hickler ( Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute
  • Dr. Aidin Niamir ( Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute