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Michael Walther

Dr. rer. Nat. FU Berlin, Dr. Sc., FU Berlin, Dr. h.c. Mongolische National Universität, Professor of Environmental Sciences, National University of Mongolia


Freie Universität Berlin; Germany; Physical Geography, Quaternary Geology, Climate and Soil Geography; Geomorphology
Georg August University, Germany, Göttingen; Chair of Landscape Research
University of Osnabrück, Germany, Chair of Biogeography
University of Halle, Germany; Chair of Hydrology and Geomorphology
Freie University, Berlin, Germany; Professorship of Quaternary Sciences and Geomorpholgy
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany; Chair of Regional Studies

Research Interests

  • Land and water interaction of High Mountain Regions, Climate Change, IWRM, Natural Ressources Management, Tourism management
  • Geographical Focus: Middle Europe and Central Asia

Working Experience

2000 — till present
Company: Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Geoecology
City/Country: Ulan-Bataar, Mongolia
Occupation: Advisor to the President and Director, Senior Scientist
Research/Activity areas: Working Group Permafrost & Climate Change

2013 — 2016
Company: WWF Mongolia
City/Country: Ulan-Bataar, Mongolia
Occupation: Public Sector Partnership & Fund-Raising Specialist
Research/Activity areas: Project management

2010 — 2013
Company: Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig, BMBF
City/Country: Leipzig, Germany
Occupation: Country Coordinator of IWRM Projekt MoMo
Research/Activity areas: Water Management in Eastern Central Asia

Company: Mongolian Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism
City/Country: Ulan-Bataar, Mongolia
Occupation: CIM Integrated Expert
Research/Activity areas: Improvement of Environmental Education on governmental level and educational sectors

2001 — 2008
Company: National University of Mongolia
City/Country: Ulan-Bataar, Mongolia
Occupation: DAAD Long Term Docent
Research/Activity areas: Implementation of a Master Program of Environmental Sciences