I'm Falko Buschke, a macroecologist and conservation biologist working as an Extramuros Senior Copywriter for the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. In this role, I work at the science-policy interface on the Africa Knowledge Plaform.
I have a PhD from KU Leuven, Belgium and spent seven years between 2015 and 2021 as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Free State, South Africa. I specialise in understanding how the spatial temporal distribution of biodiversity affects conservation and management.
I am a voluntary collaborating researcher at the Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section at the KU Leuven, and a member of the editorial board for the journal Conservation Biology. To keep my work policy-relevant, I am a member of the Impact Mitigation and Ecological Compensation (IMEC) working group of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management.
Drivers of multi-species coexistence in terrestrial and freshwater systems.
Conservation GIS and remote sensing from local to global scales.
Custom algorithms to simulate and analyse multidimensional data.
Translating science for real-world implementation.