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Professional Association of German Biologists
Biology is a non-chambered "free profession" in Germany. Instead of beeing represented by a chamber, German biologists are represented by associations.
BDBiol (often called "Biologenverband.de") is the national Professional Association of German Biologists.
The majority of the members of BDBiol are self-employed and are working alone or in small partnerships. But BDBiol represents also employed Biologists.
BDBiol acts on behalf of its members, represents the members in German associations (e. g. organizations like: BFB - Federal Assoc. of Free Professions, VFB - Bavarian Assoc. of Free Professions, etc), economic organizations (e.g. Environment Committee of the VBW - Assoc. of the Bavarian Economy) and political bodies.
BDBiol also presents the members and their offices to the public via Internet.
BDBiol`s members are, among other things, involved in the following fields of activity:
- Environmental impact assessment
- Landscape Planning
- Nature Conservation
- Global Change / Climate Change
- Biodiversity Management
- Chemical and Biological Analyses
- Renaturation and Environmental Rehabilitation
- Flora-Fauna-Habitat Directive / Natura 2000
- Water Framework Directive
- Bio-Renewables and Renewable energies, bio-fuels, bio-gas, etc.
- Geografical Information Systems
- Scientific Journalism
- education and training
In most of these fields of work, it is recommendable to involve biological experts and their knowledge at an early planning-stage, because a lot of by-laws require high quality biological and environmental data.
Members of BDBiol are leading efficient, frequently interdisciplinary-staffed offices and/or laboratories and are able to successfully handle large and integrated or interdisciplinary projects.
Contracting entities are public authorities, as well as private organisations, companies or associations.
BDBiol communicates with all members via email and on internet plattforms (e.g. XING-Biologen in Deutschland).
BDBiol works together with a variety of organisations such as:
- ECBA, VBIO, VSOE
- BFB - Bundesverband Freier Berufe, VFB - Verband Freier Berufe in Bayern
- BBN - Bundesverband Beruflicher Naturschutz