Why a scientific advisory board?
The Synthesis Center is an initiative for all paleontologists. They are represented by a scientific board of 8 international peers (PI Prof. Wolfgang Kiessling) who decide on the strategic focus and synthesis workshop topics.
The strategic expert body will reflect a balance of young and more experienced scientists and will have a much more equal gender balance than the overall subject. We have achieved a more balanced board by implementing a quota for early-career (> 30%) and established researchers as well as gender (> 30 % women).