Karsten Schomaker

+49 30 838 50238
+49 30 838-4 50238
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
Responsible for managing the garden operations in compliance with scientific specifications and the BGBM mission statements
Technical supervision of the garden development and the technical infrastructure
Coordination of the sustainable and environmental management
Planning and development of the department personnel
Technical consultancy and guided tours concerning the garden operations and (environmental) technology aspects
Support in planning events and guided tours
Curriculum vitae 
  • 1982 to 1985 degree in Mechanical Engineering from FH Lübeck
  • 1991 to 1995 degree in Economics at HWR Berlin
  • 1996 to 2006 Managing Director and Senior Consultant at the Institute for Resource Conservation, Innovation and Sustainability (IRIS) at HWR Berlin (today SUSTAINUM)
  • 2006 to 2017 Head of Technics, Infrastructure and Environment
  • 2011 to 2017 Departmental Manager and Managing Director of the operating company of ZE BGBM
  • since 2018 Head of Department Garden Management
Memberships in scientific societies 
President from the Working group of technical directors of Botanic Gardens (AGTL)
German Association of Botanic Gardens (VBG)
Advisory Board of MA Sustainability and Quality Management at University of Economics and Law Berlin
Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)