An­dreas Fis­chlin is Head of the Ter­res­trial Sys­tems Ecol­ogy Group, at the Swiss Fed­eral In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. Born in 1949 he stud­ied bi­ol­ogy and sys­tems the­ory and did eco­log­i­cal re­search in Canada. He re­turned to Switzer­land ETH Zurich to teach sys­tems ecol­ogy and com­puter sci­ence. He played a lead­ing role in the de­sign and for­ma­tion of the novel cur­ricu­lum and de­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences at ETH Zurich. He was pre­sented with the Peace Nobel Prize 2007 as part of the awarded group In­ter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change (IPCC), for his work as co­or­di­nat­ing lead au­thor in the Sec­ond and Fourth As­sess­ment Re­port of the IPCC. He rep­re­sents Swiss sci­en­tists in the Swiss del­e­ga­tion in United Na­tions Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change (UN­FCCC) ne­go­ti­a­tions and has pub­lished nu­mer­ous sci­en­tific works, no­tably on how cli­mate change im­pacts on ecosys­tems.