Thomas Korbun has been Scientific Director of the Berlin-based Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) since 1999 and co-speaker of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet), a network of eight leading institutes for sustainability research in Germany, since 2012. Prior to this, the biologist was Scientific Coordinator at the Brandenburg State Agency for Large Protected Areas and Researcher in the Department of Nature Conservation at the University of Marburg. Since 2020, Thomas Korbun is a co-speaker of the sustainability research alliance “Knowledge.Transformation.Berlin”.