Dr. Manfred Köhler

Dr. Köhler studied at the Technical University of Berlin, with a Diploma Degree in 1981 and a PhD in 1987 on “Ecological effects of living wall systems”.

Main research interests:

  • Urban Ecology: Green roofs, living walls, indoor greening
  • Historic Parks and Gardens in north eastern Germany
  • Ecological Planning of Golf Courses.

Since 2008, Dr. Köhler has been Vice Dean of the Department of Landscape Science and Geomantic and is Founder of the Green Roof Research Centre, at the University of Applied Sciences, Neubrandenburg.

In 2008, he became co-founder and President of the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) and is (www.worldgreenroof.org).

Member of: Federal Landscape architecture organisation (BDLA), Member of several FLL guideline working groups (www.FLL.de), Representative of the German FBB for international relations (www.fbb.de ) and country representative at the European Green Roof Association EFB.

Since 2014, he has been Detao Master of Sustainable Architecture (Shanghai, China).
Approx. 150 scientific publications, mainly with a focus on green roofs, living walls and indoor greening