Falko Buschke


Macroecologist and conservation biologist

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Who am I?




I'm Falko Buschke, a macroecologist and conservation biologist. I have a PhD from KU Leuven, Belgium and am currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Free State, South Africa. I specialise in understanding how the spatial temporal distribution of biodiversity affects conservation and management.

I am a voluntary collaborating researcher at the Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section at the KU Leuven, and a member of the editorial board for the journal Conservation Biology. I try to make my research useful for policy, so I am a member of the Impact Mitigation and Ecological Compensation (IMEC) working group of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management.

Professional skills


Ecological research

Drivers of multi-species coexistence in terrestrial and freshwater systems.

Biodiversity mapping

Conservation GIS and remote sensing from local to global scales.

Ecological modelling

Custom algorithms to simulate and analyse multidimensional data.

Policy support

Translating science for real-world implementation.

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