Dr. Yves Zinngrebe

Research Fellow

Department for Conservation Biology and Social-Ecological Systems
für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: 0341 6025 1648



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CV / Scientific Career

2019-now Research fellow in the Department of Conservation Biology and Social-Ecological Systems", UFZ
2016-2019 Post-Doc in the group on "Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems", University of Göttingen
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 steering options for a sustainable human interaction with biodiversity and nature (governance of biodiversity and nature conservation). He has a special interest for options and strategies for transformative governance and integrative policy making.

In his work on biodiversity governance in Peru he analysed political discourses, biodiversity policy integration, and local land-use governance in the Amazon region. Another focus is the analysis of impacts of the EU Common agricultural policy. His special interest is the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its national implementation. In this regard, Yves Zinngrebe ist leading the scientific projects supporting the updating process of the German National Biodiversity Strategy. At the same time, he studies the implementation of biodiversity targets through"Trees on Farms" in Peru, Honduras, Uganda, Rwanda and Indonesien. He is leading a UFZ internal project on "Telecoupling Governance" and the Earth System Governance Task Force on Governance of Nature and Biodiversity. Yves Zinngrebe is further Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the global report on transformative change by the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiersity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Projects and Cooperations

NBS Post-2020: Konsultationsprozess zur Weiterentwicklung der Nationalen Biodiversitätsstrategie (NBS)
Partner: Institut für Biodiversität -Netzwerk e.V.
Period: 2020-2023

NEFO- Netzwerk-Forum zur Biodiversitätsforschung in Deutschland: Wie weiter mit den Zielen zum Schutz der Biologischen Vielfalt?
Partner: Hochschule Geisenheim, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Laufzeit: 2021-2022

DeForESG - Deforestation explained by social-ecological dynamics and governance shifts
Partner: iDiv
Laufzeit: 2021-2024

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

Zinngrebe, Y., Borasino, E., Chiputwa, B., Dobie, P., Garcia, E., Gassner, A., Kihumuro, P., Komarudin, H., Liswanti, N., Makui, P. and Plieninger, T., 2020. Agroforestry governance for operationalising the landscape approach: connecting conservation and farming actors. Sustainability Science, 15(5), pp.1417-1434.

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).