Dr. Yves Zinngrebe

Research Fellow

Department for Conservation Biology
für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: 0341 235 1648



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CV / Scientific Career

2011-2016 PhD Biodiversity and Society, Topic: Steering options for an effective biodiversity governance - Results from studies from Peru
2008-2009 M.Sc. Environmental Policy and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science
2002-2008 Dipl. Ing. Biotechnology, Technical University of Berlin

Scientific interest

Dr. Yves Zinngrebe investigates sustainable land use governance systems and incentive systems for transformation of social-ecological systems. In his work on biodiversity governance in Peru he analysed political discourses and narratives, biodiversity policy integration, social capital among governance actors and adaptive capacities in local communities in the Amazon region. Another focus is the analysis of impacts of the EU Common agricultural policy. In this area, he has examined the impact of payment mechanisms on farmers' land-use decisions, the policy coherence of incentive systems, and underlying policy-making processes. Yves Zinngrebe also deals with science-policy transfer processes with a focus on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Biodiversity Council (IPBES). He is active in the networks on "Rethinking Biodiversity Governance", "Biodiversity Science-Policy-Interface (BSPIN) Network" and the iDiv-controlled group on the Common Agricultural Policy. He has also contributed as an author to the IPBES regional assessment on Europe and Central asia, and the Eklipse expert groups on “Understanding farmer uptake of biodiversity measures in the CAP”.

Projects and Cooperations

Trees on Farms for Biodiversity
Partner: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), IUCN, CIFOR, Leibnitz Universität Hannover, CATIE
Period: 2018 - 2021

Innovaland - Integrated processes to support innovative, sustainable land-use concepts in social-ecological systems
Partner: UFZ, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Co-Know, Hochschule Trier, Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung (IZT), Universität Leipzig

Period: 2017 - 2018

Selected publications

Pe'Er, G., Zinngrebe, Y., Moreira, F., Sirami, C., Schindler, S., Müller, R., Bontzorlos, V., Clough, D., Bezák, P., Bonn, A., Hansjürgens, B., Lomba, A., Möckel, S. Passoni, G., Schleyer, C., Schmidt, J., & Lakner, S. (2019). A greener path for the EU Common Agricultural Policy. Science, 365(6452), 449-451.

Zinngrebe, Y. M. (2018). Mainstreaming across political sectors: Assessing biodiversity policy integration in Peru. Environmental Policy and Governance, 28(3), 153-171.

Rodríguez, L. O., Cisneros, E., Pequeño, T., Fuentes, M. T., & Zinngrebe, Y. (2018). Building Adaptive Capacity in Changing Social-Ecological Systems: Integrating Knowledge in Communal Land-Use Planning in the Peruvian Amazon. Sustainability, 10(2), 511.

Zinngrebe, Y. M. (2016). Conservation narratives in Peru: envisioning biodiversity in sustainable development. Ecology and Society, 21(2).