Cornelia Krug is Executive Officer for the bioDISCOVERY Global Research Programme of Future Earth as well as science policy liaison for the University of Zurich Research Priority Programme "Global Change and Biodiversity" and . She holds a PhD in Zoology, and a MSc in Zoology/Animal Ecology. Her main research interests are how biodiversity changes under environmental change, and which implication this has for community composition, ecosystem structure and ecosystem functions. Between 1995 and 2010, Cornelia was working as a researcher in Namibia and South Africa. From 2010 to 2016, she was Science Officer for the bioDISCOVERY core project of DIVERSITAS, based at Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, France.