Please find below GreeNet’s consortium partners, members of the Stakeholder Advisory Board, the Scientific Advisory Board, as well as the funding organisations.

Consortium partners

The GreeNet consortium includes nine research organisations from six European countries. A scientific advisory board and a stakeholder advisory board accompany the project. Several stakeholder groups in all six countries contribute with their expertise.

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Institute of Sustainable Economic Development

Katrin Karner, Martin Schönhart (project coordinator)

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Agricultural Economics and Policy Group

Viviane Fahrni, Robert Huber (WP2 leader)

Federal Office of Agriculture, Affoltern, Zürich, Switzerland

Agricultural Landscapes and Biodiversity Group

Yvonne Fabian, Marie Perennes

University of Galway, Ireland

Applied Ecology Unit

Caitriona Carlin, Mike Gormally, Gesche Kindermann

Ruralis Institute for rural and regional research, Oslo, Norway


Lennart Kokemohr, Klaus Mittenzwei (WP4 leader)

University of Vienna, Austria

Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research

Florian Danzinger, Stefan Fuchs, Elias Kapitany (WP3 leader), Thomas Wrbka

Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e. V., Müncheberg, Germany

Farm Economics and Ecosystem Services

Astrid Artner-Nehls, Claudia Bethwell, Michael Glemnitz, Sandra Uthes, Peter Zander (WP5 leader)

Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia

Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Janar Raet, Kalev Sepp, Monika Suškevičs

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Oslo, Norway


Siri Lie Olsen, Zander Venter

Stakeholder Advisory Board

To best utilise the potential of participatory processes, administrative advice of stakeholders is crucial. In GreeNet, one key stakeholder, i.e. agri-environmental and nature protection policy (AE&NPP) planner, from each partner country joined the GreeNet Stakeholder Advisory Board (StAB). These six persons advise the consortium on the research and participatory process of GreeNet. The stakeholder advisory board supports developing and assessing methods, results synthesis, up- and out-scaling of the project results, and dissemination to ensure the development of feasible and acceptable incentive schemes that are highly effective and efficient.

CountryName OrganisationFunction
ATThomas NeudorferAustrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water ManagementDeputy head of department for the Austrian agri-environment program, less favoured areas and organic farming
CHSamuel VogelSwiss Federal Office for Agriculture Leader of agri-environmental
system and fertilizers group
DEanonym.Julius Kühn-Institute anonym.
EEanonym.Ministry of Regional Affairs and Agriculture anonym.
IEanonym.National Parks & Wildlife Service – NPWS anonym.
NOanonym.Ministry of Climate and Environmentanonym.
Members of the GreeNet Stakeholder Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of three internationally acknowledged scientific experts in the fields of ecology, agricultural economics, social sciences and participation. It will counsel the project decision making and support the project in planning and implementing its research activities to ensure that project outcomes are in line with the project objectives.

Members of the GreeNet Scientific Advisory Board


GreeNet is funded by Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership under the 2021 – 2022 BiodivProtect joint call for research proposals, co-funded by the European Commission (GA N°101052342) and with the following funding organisations:

Besides co-funding by the European Commission, national funding organizations include:

Austrian Science Fund

Swiss National Science Foundation

Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

Research Council of Norway

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH on behalf of BMBF

Estonian Research Council