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Europe’s ecosystem research network


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Management Board: who's who

About the ALTER-Net Management Board

The ALTER-Net Secretariat is supported by the Management Board (MB). Each board member had responsibility for one activity area. The Management Board's main function is to deliver ALTER-Net's annual action plan. Specific activities may be led by project leaders who report to the MB. The Management Board meets approximately 3-4 times per year. The Board may make recommendations to Council.

New members of the Management Board were agreed in 2017. They are shown below. Thank you to previous MB members for all your hard work!

Management Board members from April 2014

Chair: Jiska van Dijk, NINA, Norway

Jiska van Dijk

Vice-chair: Allan Watt, NERC-CEH, UK

Allan Watt

Secretariat: Tyler Kulfan, ALTER-Net

tsk headshot

Secretariat: Tessa van Santen, INBO, Belgium

Tessa van Santen


Management Board members:

Communication Tyler Kulfan, INBO, Belgium; Andrew Sier, CEH, UK
Summer School Allan Watt, CEH, UK & Sonja Jähnig, IGB, Germany
ALTER-Net High Impact Actions (AHIA) Philip Roche, Irstea, France
Multi-Site Research Joan Pino, UAB, Spain
Biodiversity research infrastructure / LTER Petteri Vihervaara, SYKE, Finland
Science-Policy interface Marie Vandewalle, UFZ, Germany
Collaboration on international calls and tenders Mart Külvik, EMU, Estonia