Dr. Christian Maus
Senior Science Fellow and Entomology & Pollination Science Lead
Regulatory Science Affairs
Area of Expertise
Dr. Christian Maus is an entomologist, ecologist and evolutionary biologist. He believes that science helps us all to understand nature—in all its nuance and complexity—to leverage opportunities to improve life for mankind. With a life-long interest in insects, his work focuses on biodiversity research, ecotoxicology, environmental safety and conservation aspects in the context of agriculture, especially regarding pollination and his current research into insect decline. In addition to his work in the lab and in the field, Christian is active in facilitating dialog surrounding his research, steering a variety of partnerships with academic institutions, research associations and NGOs.
Ever since he was a child, Christian has been fascinated by the incredible diversity and unique adaptations of insects. He began collecting beetles as a teenager, a hobby which ultimately led him to study biology. Today, his work focuses on finding effective ways to balance food production with conserving nature. When he’s not researching, he enjoys spending time with his family (including their cat), hiking, downhill skiing, reading, history, cooking and wee drams of peated single malt whisky.
Education: PhD in Biology (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
Affiliations: CropLife Europe (CLE); CropLife International (CLI); The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST); International Commission on Plant Pollinator Relations (ICPPR); German Society of General and Applied Entomology (DGaaE)
The Assessment Report on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
With our population growth and need to use land to produce more food, habitat for pollinators oftentimes gets compromised and finding a balance for food production and pollinator health is key. This assessment report is the most comprehensive and thorough scientific analysis and compilation of knowledge about all aspects around pollinators, their health and conservation, and their role in agriculture and food production. This evaluation was conducted by experts from all regions of the world, who have analyzed a large body of knowledge, including about 3,000 scientific publications. As one of the Lead Authors, Christian feels honored to have been selected for this endeavor as one of two industry representatives among over 80 main contributors.
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