Dr. Guy Pe’er
Dr. Guy Pe’er is a Conservation biologist, working for many years on biodiversity in the interface between natural, semi-natural habitats, and agricultural areas. Pe’er has empirical experience on grassland biodiversity (e.g. Pe’er & Settele 2008, Pe’er et al. 2011, Papanikolaou et al. 2014) and biodiversity monitoring (e.g. Henle et al. 2013), and much experience in nature-conservation policy in the EU. In the past years he has been working primarily on the Common Agricultural Policy especially with respect to greening (Pe’er et al. 2014, 2017, Zinngrebe et al. 2017), with his current position aiming to develop recommendations for the next CAP with respect to greening, taking consideration of both Ecological and Socio-economic perspectives.
In 2017, Pe’er led a comprehensive „Fitness Check“evaluation of the CAP, with >20 authors assessing the CAP from socio-economic and environmental perspectives (including climate, soil, water, biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as animal welfare). As a follow up, he led an assessment of the EC’s proposal for the CAP post-2020, highlighting risks of the current CAP reform path for environmental performance and sustainability (Pe’er et al. 2019). The study’s approach and literature database, as well as network of cooperation partners across the EU, serve as important corner-stones of the project. G. Pe’er has been working in the EU-funded projects SCALES and EU BON and has much experience in working within EU-wide networks. Language skills: English (near-native), German (proficient), Hebrew (mother tongue). Proficiency in English is well-documented through nearly 50 scientific publications in excellent international journals.
In addition to ULEI, G. Pe’er is also affiliated with two important institutions of high relevance to this project, namely, The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and the UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Dept. Economics and Dept. Ecosystem Services).