Biodiversity Policy Lab
The Biodiversity Policy Lab (BPL) is a research unit of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin that analyses biodiversity policy, advises on biodiversity policy and accompanies or even actively initiates public debates on biodiversity policy. The aim of the BPL is to make the diversity of species, genes and ecosystems a public matter - a matter that societies must take care to preserve and use according to sustainability criteria.
The BPL builds on the strengths of a natural history research museum: the MfN is a place for collection-based research on evolution and biodiversity and, with its exhibition, at the same time an agora for all people who engage intellectually and practically with nature. The BPL combines these strengths with social science and humanities research on the co-evolution of nature and society.