Brandon Goeller (2014)

“Konrad von Moltke had a unique ability to communicate the interconnectedness of environmental issues and international affairs to citizens, scientists, and decision makers. I believe that this work needs to be continued to improve the quality of our environment and the well-being of our societies. Konrad von Moltke’s legacy of fostering environmental stewardship by interlinking environmental policies and uniting and empowering a broad spectrum of actors serves as an inspiration and challenge as I embark on my scientific career.”

Brandon Goeller was a Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute from December 2012 until May 2014. His research addressed management challenges and opportunities for rehabilitating freshwater ecosystems in light of the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive and the EU Flora Fauna Habitat Directive. Before joining Ecologic Institute, Brandon investigated the hydromorphological and ecological aspects of river restoration and management with research organizations and government agencies in Germany and the United States. Brandon is grateful for the opportunity to continue addressing the ecological and socio-economic dimensions of river management as a Konrad von Moltke Fellow by participating in scientific conferences and conducting scientific research abroad.