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Gregory Fuchs


Gregory Fuchs

MSc (Marine Environmental Management)



Gregory Fuchs works as a Researcher for Ecologic Institute. His work focuses on biodiversity, nature-based solutions (NBS), coastal and marine studies and ecosystem-based governance. He conducts research on conservation ecology and environmental governance issues. The focus is on understanding and effectively managing human impacts on species and habitats to promote their resilience through solutions that benefit people and nature. He works in English and German.

At Ecologic Institute, Gregory Fuchs is engaged in project work under the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) regarding a Trans-European Nature Network and investigating the links between the circular economy and biodiversity. He is also working on ecosystem conservation and restoration, including providing Strategic Support for the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration and with urban NBS, e.g., studying combined sewer systems and mitigating threats to aquatic biodiversity in the project "Nature's Integration in Cities' Hydrologies, Ecologies and Societies" (NICHES). Furthermore, Gregory Fuchs is researching on cross-sectoral collaboration for sustainable climate adaptation and resilient ecosystems in the North- and Baltic Seas and on a scoping study on greening the blue bioeconomy and transition to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the EU.

Gregory was also member of the project Implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive; and developing Indicators of an Integrated German Marine Policy.

Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Gregory Fuchs worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a marine conservation project, giving policy advice to the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). There he supported the facilitation of research partnerships with African countries via the MeerWissen initiative, as well as monitoring of policy processes (e.g. CBD Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework) and developed a portfolio analysis of GIZ projects using the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions.

Gregory Fuchs studied Marine Environmental Management at the University of York (United Kingdom), focusing particularly on marine biodiversity conservation, coastal and fisheries management and marine protected areas. After having collected field data in the US Pacific Northwest, he wrote his diploma thesis on how a dam breach scenario would affect an endangered orca population's salmon food supply.

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Selected projects by Gregory Fuchs
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The goal of the European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) is to collect and monitor data on biodiversity as well as issues and ecological pressures related to biodiversity. This data is used to establish the state of Europe's... Read more

European Topic Center on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) 2014-2018