Susanne Hecker

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German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

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Susanne Hecker

  • InsektenMobil - Mobile citizen science observatory for insects: This project works with volunteers across Germany to record insects using car nets to assess the impact of land use intensity and fragmentation of insect populations. DNA-metabarcoding and automated image classification methods are developed with partners to aid insect identification. In addition, we analyse motivation in conservation-based citizen science.
  • Lebendiger Atlas - Natur Deutschland
  • Support: Gewiss - Bürger schaffen Wissen
  • Organization: ECSA - European Citizen Science Association


Research Interests

Susanne’s research focuses on aims, capacities and experiences of citizen science in the German, European and international context. She investigates conditions and changes of international science culture in regard of co-design and co-production of scientific research.
Susanne got fascinated by citizen science in her role as science communicator for the German mosquito atlas. Being far more than a Mayfly, the success of the project led Susanne to discover the whole world of citizen science around the globe. Being a charter member of the European Citizen Science Association, she also is a member of the US Citizen Science Association as well as ACSA. Not surprisingly, she is especially interested in strengthening international citizen science networks through collaborative research. She organised the First International ECSA Conference in May in Germany’s capital Berlin, and as trained science communicator she is researching with main focus on citizen science communication.


Scientific Career

Susanne has a degree in humanities and strong inter- and transdisciplinary background. She is an expert in science communication and has profound knowledge of citizen science communication.

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Other Professional Activities

International citizen science networking acitivities

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)
  • Member of advisory board and active member of the expert panel for the “Top Citizen Science” funding initiative of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
  • Member of the Citizen Science Association (CSA), US
  • Member of the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA)


Publications

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2019 (1)
2018 (9)
2017 (4)
2016 (7)
2015 (3)
2014 (2)

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2019 (1)

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2018 (9)

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2017 (4)

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2016 (7)

  • Bela, G., Peltola, T., Young, J.C., Balázs, B., Arpin, I., Pataki, G., Hauck, J., Kelemen, E., Kopperoinen, L., Van Herzele, A., Keune, H., Hecker, S., Suškevičs, M., Roy, H.E., Itkonen, P., Külvik, M., László, M., Basnou, C., Pino, J., Bonn, A., (2016):
    Learning and the transformative potential of citizen science
    Conserv. Biol. 30 (5), 990 - 999
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  • Bonn, A., Richter, A., Vohland, K., Pettibone, L., Brandt, M., Feldmann, R., Goebel, C., Grefe, C., Hecker, S., Hennen, L., Hofer, H., Kiefer, S., Klotz, S., Kluttig, T., Krause, J., Küsel, K., Liedtke, C., Mahla, A., Neumeier, V., Premke-Kraus, M., Rillig, M.C., Röller, O., Schäffler, L., Schmalzbauer, B., Schneidewind, U., Schumann, A., Settele, J., Tochtermann, K., Tockner, K., Vogel, J., Volkmann, W., von Unger, H., Walter, D., Weisskopf, M., Wirth, C., Witt, T., Wolst, D., Ziegler, D., (2016):
    Green Paper Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany
    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (MfN), Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB), Berlin, Leipzig, Berlin, 40 S.
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  • Bonn, A., Richter, A., Vohland, K., Pettibone, L., Brandt, M., Feldmann, R., Goebel, C., Grefe, C., Hecker, S., Hennen, L., Hofer, H., Kiefer, S., Klotz, S., Kluttig, T., Krause, J., Küsel, K., Liedtke, C., Mahla, A., Neumeier, V., Premke-Kraus, M., Rillig, M.C., Röller, O., Schäffler, L., Schmalzbauer, B., Schneidewind, U., Schumann, A., Settele, J., Tochtermann, K., Tockner, K., Vogel, J., Volkmann, W., von Unger, H., Walter, D., Weisskopf, M., Wirth, C., Witt, T., Wolst, D., Ziegler, D., (2016):
    Grünbuch Citizen Science Strategie 2020 für Deutschland
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) ; Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig ; Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung (MfN) ; Berlin-Brandenburgisches Institut für Biodiversitätsforschung (BBIB), Berlin, 40 S.
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  • Bonn, A., Settele, J., Löw, M., von Ruschkowski, E., Andersen, A., Grescho, V., Hecker, S., Inden-Heinrich, H., Krämer, R., Lischka, A., Richter, A., Wedekind, S., Wiebe, A., Wessel, M., (2016):
    Lebendiger Atlas - Natur Deutschland: Machbarkeitsstudie. Endbericht zum DBU-Projekt (Aktenzeichen 32587)
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) ; Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, 104 S.
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  • Bonn, A., Settele, J., Löw, M., von Ruschkowski, E., Wahl, J., Wiebe, A., Andersen, A., Grescho, V., Hecker, S., Krämer, R., Lischka, A., Richter, A., Neumeier, V., Schwarz, J., Sudfeldt, C., Wedekind, S., Wessel, M., (2016):
    Lebendiger Atlas – Natur Deutschland: Dokumentation des Auftaktworkshops am 21./22.01.2016 in Berlin
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) ; Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, 38 S.
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  • Pettibone, L., Vohland, K., Bonn, A., Richter, A., Bauhus, W., Behrisch, B., Borcherding, R., Brandt, M., Bry, F., Dörler, D., Elbertse, I., Glöckler, F., Göbel, C., Hecker, S., Heigl, F., Herdick, M., Kiefer, S., Kluttig, T., Kühn, E., Kühn, K., Oldorff, S., Oswald, K., Röller, O., Schefels, C., Schierenberg, A., Scholz, W., Schumann, A., Sieber, A., Smolarski, R., Tochtermann, K., Wende, W., Ziegler, D., (2016):
    Citizen science for all - a guide for citizen science practitioners. Bürger Schaffen Wissen (GEWISS) publication
    Deutsches Zentrum für Integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig ; Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ, Leipzig ; Berlin-Brandenburgisches Institut für Biodiversitätsforschung (BBIB) ; Museum für Naturkunde (MfN) – Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Berlin, 60 S.
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  • Pettibone, L., Vohland, K., Bonn, A., Richter, A., Bauhus, W., Behrisch, B., Borcherding, R., Brandt, M., Bry, F., Dörler, D., Elbertse, I., Glöckler, F., Göbel, C., Hecker, S., Heigl, F., Herdick, M., Kiefer, S., Kluttig, T., Kühn, E., Kühn, K., Oldorff, S., Oswald, K., Röller, O., Schefels, C., Schierenberg, A., Scholz, W., Schumann, A., Sieber, A., Smolarski, R., Tochtermann, K., Wende, W., Ziegler, D., (2016):
    Citizen Science für alle – eine Handreichung für Citizen Science Akteure. Bürger Schaffen Wissen (GEWISS)-Publikation
    Deutsches Zentrum für Integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig ; Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ, Leipzig ; Berlin-Brandenburgisches Institut für Biodiversitätsforschung (BBIB) ; Museum für Naturkunde (MfN) – Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Berlin, 60 S.
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Further Publications

  • Hecker, S., Luckas, M., Brandt, M., Kikillus, H., Leonhard, C., Marenbach, I., Schiele, B., Sieber, A., Van Vliet, A. & Wende, W. , Stories can change the world – The innovative potential of citizen science communication. In: S. Hecker, M. Haklay, A. Bowser, Z. Makuch, J. Vogel, A. Bonn (eds), Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, UCL Press, London (in press).

  • Hecker, S., Garbe, L., Bonn, A., Citizen Science in Europe – A snapshot. In: S. Hecker, M. Haklay, A. Bowser, Z. Makuch, J. Vogel, A. Bonn (eds), Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, UCL Press, London (in press).
  • S. Hecker, M. Haklay, A. Bowser, Z. Makuch, J. Vogel, A. Bonn (eds), Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, UCL Press, London (in press).
  • Hecker, S. et al., The Mosquito Atlas – From a nuisance to added value. Citizen science in entomology. Mitteilungen Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Etymologie 01/2014; 19:131.
  • From the Periphery to the Centre – Impressions from the 1st international Conference on Citizen Science in San Jose, California, US, 11-12 February 2015 01.03.2015, Katrin Vohland, Susanne Hecker, Claudia Göbel. European Citizen Science Association. http://www.ecsa.citizen-science.net