Almut Niebuhr is a Science Officer at the IPCC WGII TSU office in Bremen. She holds a PhD in forestry, forest ecology and forest policy, a MSc in Conservation and a BA in Geography. Her main research interest lies in the policy-science interface and the relevance of scientific information in the institutions and processes of the international forest- and climate regime, including FAO, CBD, UNFCCC and UNCCD. Almut was further researcher and policy advisor at Germany’s Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). Her specific role was to supervise government-funded research projects and to advice the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on co-benefits of sustainable forest management, climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and forest landscape restauration. She was also a member of the German delegation in various international science-policy fora.