The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Staff Council

The staff council at the ZFMK consists of 5 members. We attempt to fulfil the increasing amount of various obligations to the best of our knowledge. That's not always easy - due to the relatively small workforce of the ZFMK no member of the staff council is released from his/ her official duties. All tasks of a staff council have to be accomplished in addition to or even - if necessary - instead of our main functions.
The rights and obligations of a staff council are legally fixed in the Landespersonalvertretungsgesetz Nordrhein-Westfalen (LPVG NW).
Our regular meetings take place every two weeks. Operative resolutions can only be approved during the meetings.
Besides these regular meetings we are open for talks at any time during office hours.


Email: personalrat [at] and by its members:

Dr. Christoph Mayer (Chairman)
Telefone: 0228-91 22-403
Email: c.mayer [at]

Karl Heinz Frohn (1st deputy chairperson)
Telefone: 0228-91 22-270
Email: K.Frohn [at]

Corinna Seibt (2nd deputy chairperson)
Telefone: 0228-91 22-282
Email: C.Seibt [at]

Hans-Joachim Krammer
Telefone: 0228-91 22-298
Email: H.Krammer [at]

Elmar Nicot
Telefone: 0228-91 22-278
Email: E.Nicot [at]

Contact person

Head of Section
Chairman of Staff Council
Data Protection Vice-Commissioner
+49 228 9122-403
+49 228 9122-212
C.Mayer [at]