Rainer Luick (born July 20, 1956 in Freiburg im Breisgau ) is a German biologist and university professor. Since 1999, Luick has held the professorship for nature and environmental protection at the Rottenburg Forestry University . He became known through application-related research projects and publications on agricultural and nature conservation policy and technology assessment of the energy transition.
Rainer Luick completed an apprenticeship as a gas and water fitter in his parents' company. In the following years he studied biology and ethnology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg im Breisgau until 1985, interrupted by a master’s degree (evolutionary biology) at the University of Michigan . His diploma thesis in 1984 "Vegetation studies of the crop fields in the southern Upper Rhine Plain" was supervised by Otti Wilmanns .
After working as a scientific employee at the Hamburg waterworks, Luick received his doctorate from 1991 to 1994 at the University of Hohenheim in a research project that dealt with questions about the renaturation of corn fields on soils affected by groundwater. Until 1999 Luick worked at the Institute for Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation Singen.
Luick's scientific work has a strong application focus. Research fields are the design and impact of EU agricultural policy on biodiversity , fields of action of nature conservation and the effect of grazing animals on biocenoses, especially those of grassland . Another focus of his research and that of his working group at the Rottenburg University of Applied Sciences is the energetic use of biomass . Luick is also the ethics officer at his university. He is a reviewer in several national research programs, e.g. B. since 2003 member of the advisory board for nature conservation at the Ministry of the Environment in Baden-Württemberg. From 1994 to 2010 Luick was Executive Member / Director of the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism.
Luick has been chairman of the supervisory board of Singener Solarcomplex AG and a member of the Konstanz district council since 2015.
Luick is married and has two children.
- TRANSHUMOUNT project, EU-funded project with Alterra / NL, University de Alcalá de Henares / Madrid, Dept. of Ecology, Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt Agarecologie und Landbau / FAL, Zürich / CH, European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism / EFNCP, Sogn og Fjordane University College / Institute of Landscape Ecology / HSF, Sogndal / N, 2002–2004.
- High Nature Value Project: Developing a High Nature Value farming area indicator for the EU member states, EU funded project with Danish Center for Forest, Landscape and Planning (DK), Institute for European Environmental Policy (UK), European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (UK), Instituto de Desarrollo Rural Sostenible (ESP), Aleterra / NL, 2002–2003.
- Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (GAP) 2013 and achievement of biodiversity goals, research project of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, 2010–2013. BfN, Bonn.
- Status analysis of the extensive grassland in Baden-Württemberg - research project with funding from the Ministry for Rural Areas, 2008–2010.
- Nature conservation standards for biomass cultivation, research project of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, 2007–2009. BfN, Bonn.
- N. Schoof, R. Luick, G. Beaufoy, G. Jones, P. Einarsson, J. Ruiz, V. Stefanova, D. Fuchs, T. Windmaißer, H. Hötker, H. Jeromin, H. Nickel, J. Schumacher, M. Ukhanova (2019): Grassland protection in Germany: drivers of biodiversity, influence of agri-environmental and climate measures, regulatory law, dairy industry and effects of climate and energy policy. BfN script 539. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn Bad-Godesberg. 257 pp.
- N. Schoof, R. Luick, A. Ackermann, S. Baum, H. Böhner, N. Röder, S. Rudolph, T. Schmidt, H. Hötker, H. Jeromin (2019): Effects of the new framework conditions for the common agricultural policy on grassland-related biodiversity. BfN script 540. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn Bad-Godesberg. 234 pp.
- N. Schoof, R. Luick (2018): Pastures and Pastoralism. In: D. Gibson (Ed.): Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Oxford University Press, New York.
- N. Schoof, R. Luick, H. Nickel, A. Reif, M. Förschler, P. Westrich, E. Reisinger (2018): Promoting biodiversity with wild pastures in the "wilderness areas" vision of the National Strategy for Biodiversity. In: Natur und Landschaft 93 (7), 314-322.
- Luick, R. (2013): Extensive land use systems and their significance for safeguarding European cultural and ecological heritage. In: The Prospect Of The 2014 EU Cap Reform. Bulletin UASMV Series Agriculture 70 (1-2) / 2013, 5-24, Cluj-Napoca.
- Luick, R. (2010): Design factors for landscapes of the future. In: Landscapes in Germany 2030 - the great change. BfN scripts 284, 95-113, Bonn.
- Rottenburg University of Forestry: CV Rainer Luick. Accessed in 2017 .
- European Commission: CORDIS: Projects and Results: A review of the role of transhumance in mountain ecosystem processes and dynamics. Retrieved January 20, 2018 .
- EU: High Nature Value Farming. Retrieved January 20, 2018 .
- BfN: Publications. Retrieved January 20, 2018 .
- N. Schoof, R. Luick, G. Beaufoy, G. Jones, P. Einarsson, J. Ruiz, V. Stefanova, D. Fuchs, T. Windmaißer, H. Hötker, H. Jeromin, H. Nickel, J Schumacher, M. Ukhanova: Grassland protection in Germany: drivers of biodiversity, influence of agri-environmental and climate measures, regulatory law, dairy industry and effects of climate and energy policy . In: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Ed.): BfN script . No. 539 . Bonn 2019, ISBN 978-3-89624-277-8 , pp. 257 ( researchgate.net ).
- N. Schoof, R. Luick, A. Ackermann, S. Baum, H. Böhner, N. Röder, S. Rudolph, T. Schmidt, H. Hötker, H. Jeromin: Effects of the new framework of the common agricultural policy on the Grassland-related biodiversity . In: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Ed.): BfN scripts . No. 540 . Bonn 2019, ISBN 978-3-89624-278-5 ( researchgate.net ).
- Pastures and Pastoralism - Ecology - Oxford Bibliographies - obo . ( oxfordbibliographies.com [accessed December 3, 2018]).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German biologist and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 20, 1956|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Freiburg in Breisgau|