Colonel Reiner Zimmermann

Senior Consultant at the German Ministry of Defense 

Dr Colonel Zimmerman is an experienced Senior Research Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in research and teaching at international research institutes and universities and is skilled the subjects of Sustainable Natural Resource Management, Environmental Matters, Ecology, Climate Change and Energy Security.

Colonel Zimmermann (OF-5 Res) works full time as Senior Advisor at the German Ministry of Defense in Bonn, Germany (BMVg IUD II 5) and as Deputy Director at BMVg IUD II 6 (DEU).

He is also a Visiting Professor in the Earth Sciences Department at the City University of New York and a Visiting Professor in the Forestry Department at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Lima, Peru. 

Previously he was Senior Research Scientist, Forest Ecology and Remote Sensing Group Leader the University of Hohenheim and also was Head of the Research and Lessons Learned Division at NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence in Vilnius, Lithuania.

He obtained his PhD in 1990 at the University of Beyreuth and his ResearchGate account reports that he has nearly 180 publications with almost 4,000 citations.

His military career includes having served with the German Paratrooper's Long Range Reconnaissance Special Forces and German MOD and he has also worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry concerning carbon emissions as at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory concerning environmental radar remote sensing. 

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