Dipl. Pol., born 1963, worked for the Environmental Policy Research Centre from 1989 until 2006. Starting as a student assistant, he joined the FFU as a research associate in 1993. His work mainly concerned the areas of structural change and its relieves for the environment, statistics and methodology and political economics of environmental, energy and industrial politics. Among other tasks, he directed the EU research project “Structural Change and Environmental Protection in Selected Basis Industries” and coordinated the sectoral case studies for “Operational Features for Managing Sustainable Development in Amazonia (Amazonia 21)”, this also an EU project.