Hannah Alina Moersberger

Academic Staff

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Puschstraße 4
04103 Leipzig




Hannah Moersberger

Research Interests

I am interested in the complexity of interconnections between humans and biodiversity, particularly from an anthropological and policy angle. I am trying to better understand synergies and trade-offs of biodiversity-related goals and targets from global to local scales, as well as the policy impact and policy communication of biodiversity science.
Currently I am working at the science-policy-society interface of biodiversity monitoring data within the project EuropaBON. Here, I help assess user and policy needs of biodiversity monitoring data and look at bottlenecks of current monitoring schemes across Europe. To do this, we engage stakeholders from academia, non-profit and for-profit sectors as well as the governments.
Overall, EuropaBON aims to design a new biodiversity monitoring framework to help coordinate and harmonize biodiversity monitoring across Europe. It also aims to design improved monitoring schemes able to integrate in-situ and remote sensing data through models, and using novel technologies, to deliver more complete and less biased biodiversity information with multiple benefits to users and society.

Scientific Career

Since 2021

EuropaBON project, academic staff

User and policy needs assessment of biodiversity monitoring data in Europe

2015 – 2021

Future Earth Paris (global sustainability science platform)

Deputy director, previously science officer

Lead of the capacity building strategy and activities, in particular for early career professionals; lead coordinator of the Natural Assets Knowledge-Action Network; liaison to the African region; liaison to three Global Research Projects

2018 – 2021

Global Sustainability Scholars Program
Member of the Executive Advisory Board

05/15 – 09/15

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Eschborn
Consultant on Biodiversity, Climate and Forest in Africa

2013 – 2015

Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) – scholarship, alumna

2013 – 2015

Institut d’Études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris)
Master of Arts in Environmental Policy

2009 – 2013

University of Bayreuth
Bachelor of Arts in Applied African Studies


2023 (1)

  • Moersberger, H., Valdez, J., Martin, J.G.C., Junker, J., Georgieva, I., Bauer, S., Beja, P., Breeze, T.D., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., Brotons, L., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H., Kissling, W.D., Langer, C., Liquete, C., Lumbierres, M., Lyche Solheim, A., Maes, J., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Moreira, F., Pe'er, G., Santana, J., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Smets, B., Capinha, C., McCallum, I., Pereira, H.M., Bonn, A. (2023):
    Biodiversity monitoring in Europe: user and policy needs
    bioRxiv 10.1101/2023.07.12.548673

2022 (3)

  • Moersberger, H., Martin, J.G.C., Junker, J., Georgieva, I., Bauer, S., Beja, P., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., Bruelheide, H., Fernández, N., Fernandez, M., Jandt, U., Langer, C., Lyche Solheim, A., Maes, J., Moreira, F., Pe'er, G., Santana, J., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Smets, B., Valdez, J., McCallum, I., Pereira, H.M., Bonn, A. (2022):
    Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: User and Policy Needs Assessment
    ARPHA Preprints 10.3897/arphapreprints.e84517
  • Norström, A.V., Agarwal, B., Balvanera, P., Baptiste, B., Bennett, E.M., Brondízio, E., Biggs, R., Campbell, B., Carpenter, S.R., Castilla, J.C., Castro, A.J., Cramer, W., Cumming, G.S., Felipe-Lucia, M., Fischer, J., Folke, C., DeFries, R., Gelcich, S., Groth, J., Speranza, C.I., Jacobs, S., Hofmann, J., Hughes, T.P., Lam, D.P.M., Loos, J., Manyani, A., Martín-López, B., Meacham, M., Moersberger, H., Nagendra, H., Pereira, L., Polasky, S., Schoon, M., Schultz, L., Selomane, O., Spierenburg, M. (2022):
    The programme on ecosystem change and society (PECS) – a decade of deepening social-ecological research through a place-based focus
    Ecosyst. People 18 (1), 598 - 608
    full text (doi)
  • Pereira, H.M., Junker, J., Fernández, N., Maes, J., Beja, P., Bonn, A., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., Bruelheide, H., Buchhorn, M., Capinha, C., Chow, C., Dietrich, K., Dornelas, M., Dubois, G., Fernandez, M., Frenzel, M., Friberg, N., Fritz, S., Georgieva, I., Gobin, A., Guerra, C., Haande, S., Herrando, S., Jandt, U., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Langer, C., Liquete, C., Lyche Solheim, A., Martí, D., Martin, J.G.C., Masur, A., McCallum, I., Mjelde, M., Moe, J., Moersberger, H., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Moreira, F., Musche, M., Navarro, L.M., Orgiazzi, A., Patchett, R., Penev, L., Pino, J., Popova, G., Potts, S., Ramon, A., Sandin, L., Santana, J., Sapundzhieva, A., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Smets, B., Stoev, P., Tedersoo, L., Tiimann, L., Valdez, J., Vallecillo, S., van Grunsven, R.H.A., Van De Kerchove, R., Villero, D., Visconti, P., Weinhold, C., Zuleger, A.M. (2022):
    Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: integrating data streams to support policy
    ARPHA Preprints 10.3897/arphapreprints.e81207

Further publications

Moersberger H, Martin JGC, Junker J, Georgieva I, Bauer S, Beja P, Breeze T, Brotons L, Bruelheide H, Fernández N, Fernandez M, Jandt U, Langer C, Lyche Solheim A, Maes J, Moreira F, Pe'er G, Santana J, Shamoun-Baranes J, Smets B, Valdez J, McCallum I, Pereira HM, Bonn A (2022) Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: User and Policy Needs Assessment. ARPHA Preprints.

Jacobs, Sander; Balvanera, Patricia; Díaz, Sandra; Martin‐López, Berta; Moersberger, Hannah; O’Farrell, Patrick; Unai, Pascual et al (2020): Use your powers for good: The Oaxaca statement on plural valuation of nature. Global Sustainability.

Noelia Zafra-Calvo, Patricia Balvanera, Unai Pascual, Hannah Moersberger et al. (2020): Plural valuation of nature for equity and sustainability: Insights from the Global South. Global Environmental Change

Claude A. Garcia, Sini Savilaakso, Hannah Moersberger et al (2020): The Global Forest Transition as a Human Affair. One Earth

Peter Jørgensen, Chijioke J. Evoh, Leopoldo Gerhardinger, Hannah Moersberge et al (2019): Building urgent intergenerational bridges: Assessing early career researcher integration in global sustainability initiatives. COSUST.

MariaJ ose Martinez‐Harms, Stefan Gelcich, Rainer M. Krug, Hannah Moersberger et al (2018): Framing natural assets for advancing sustainability research: translating different perspectives into actions. Sustainability Science