Science Advisor to the WGII Co-Chairs and TSU (IPCC), Alfred Wegener Institute
Elvira is a climate change ecologist who specialises, but not exclusively, on marine ecosystems. Her research is focused on climate change impacts and vulnerabilities for species and ecosystems and the industries and human communities that depend on the ocean. Her work has furthered our understanding of climate change threats and benefits for coastal and marine systems, and helped to identify pathways for adaptation. She was an author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Elvira is the Science Advisor to the Working Group II Co-Chairs and TSU in the Sixth Assessment Cycle of the IPCC.