NERC Impact Award for SUPERB’s Sophus zu Ermgassen

The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) celebrated the finalists of the 2023 NERC Impact Awards with an event at the Natural History Museum, London on Wednesday 29th November, with SUPERB researcher Dr Sophus Zu Ermgassen being the winner of the Early Career Impact category.

The NERC Impact Awards highlight the UK science that is ‘at the heart of the responsible management of our planet’ and recognises individuals or teams whose work has had a big impact on the economy or society in either the UK or Internationally. Sophus research has been instrumental in raising the public awareness of England’s new biodiversity net gain policy, the jury said. Sophus emphasized the importance of his work for SUPERB and how this collaboration contributed to his successful work.

As well as the recognition this award brings, Sophus was awarded £12,000 to help further the impacts of his research.