Prof. Dr. Maurice Hoffmann has led the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) since 2015. He is affiliated with Ghent University where he teaches nature management, and ecosystem management and services. He has broad scientific interests and has studied a.o. cryptogamic epiphytes and air pollution, estuarine ecology, herbivore ecology, and ecosystem functions of mammal herbivores, such as landscape and habitat modelling, diet selection, zoochorous seed dispersal and ecology of dung-associated beetles.
He is president of the Alternet Association, a European consortium of scientific institutes working as a science-policy-society interface on biodiversity, ecosystems, ecosystem services and social involvement.