Dr. Christian Stettmer, scientist with PH.D. in Biology, is Head of the Department “Applied Science and International Cooperation” at the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management. Actual he is researcher and teacher for national and international courses, trainings and workshops in various ecological economical contexts, focusing on protection of nature and environment. He was scientific coordinator in more than twenty research projects in cooperation with GO´s, NGO´s, educational institutions and companies for a sustainable use and management of ecosystems. He was associated partner in the EU-project “MAcMAn”. He is author and editor of books, teaching materials and more than 30 scientific publications. He is overall manager of the ELENA project.