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Orthopedic spine surgeon, trained and board-certified in Orthopedic, General & Trauma Surgery. Head of the Spine Team at the Department for Orthopedics, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation of the University of Munich (Ludwig Maximilian Universität). Current main interests: Deformity, complex spine, spinal balance and alignment, novel technologies, spinal infection and full-endoscopic spine surgery. Member in several national and international professional societies and extensive research and educational activities. Serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer for several spine-related specialty journals.
The main research areas of Wolfgang Polifke (b. 1962) are thermo-acoustic instabilities (also known as "combustion dynamics"), aeroacoustics as well as mixing and reaction in turbulent flows. He studied physics at the University of Regensburg, the University of Colorado in Boulder and the City University of New York (1981-87). He acquired his doctoral degree at the City University of New York (1990). His doctoral thesis dealt with the helicity of turbulent flows. After that, he spent almost ten years at ABB’s research center in Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland working on the fundamentals of combustion technology. In 1999, he was appointed professor at TUM.
Jan-Peter Mund (Prof. Dr. rer. nat) holds a full professorship for GIS and Remote Sensing at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development in Germany. Since 2010 he serves also as a senior advisor to the UN-Water Programme at the United Nations University in Bonn and to several EU-research programmes. He is a member of the Arbormaps scientific advisory board and provides scientific consultancies for several international organisations. Additionally he is a regular guest lecturer at TU Munich and for Remote Sensing, GIS and Disaster Management.
He studied Physical Geography, Landscape Ecology and Geo-Informatics at the Universities of Bonn and Mainz, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in physical geography and a German Diploma on Geography and Landscape Ecology with key competences in Remote Sensing, GIS and tropical soil science. In 2010 he worked as a scientific officer at the United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn. From 2007-2010 he was a senior research scientist at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in the German Remote Sensing Data Centre (DLR-DFD) and from 2003 to 2007 he established a University Program on Land Management and Land Administration at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh in Cambodia supported by the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ). He gains more than 15 years of international experience in academic work and international cooperation, capacity building and applied remote sensing in Africa, Middle East and South East Asia.
My overriding research theme is the role of within-species variation on species interactions, and as such my research interests lie on the border of ecology and evolution. One of my research areas focuses is on the biological control of aphids in temperate and tropical agroecosystems, my second area is on the effects of plant genetic and chemical variation on metacommunity dynamics. Recently, I have expanded my research to consider the influence of an individual’s microbiome (aphid bacterial symbionts and plant rhizobacteria) on multitrophic species interactions.