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Dr. Hanno Seebens

DFG Heisenberg Group Leader

Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics
Justus Liebig University
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32 IFZ
D-35392 Giessen
Phone: +49 (0) 641 99-35726
Fax: +49 (0) 641 99-35709

Fields of interest/focus of work

  • Biological invasions: Analysing and modelling the spread and accumulation of alien species
  • Biogeography: Analysing the distribution of alien species on Earth
  • Data science: Developing workflows and standards for standardising and integrating biodiversity data
  • Biodiversity indicators: Developing and implementing indicators of biodiversity change
  • Science-policy interface: Generating and providing scientific knowledge to policy-makers (e.g., IPBES invasive alien species assessment,

Scientific carreer

  • 2024-now: DFG Heisenberg Group Leader, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 2016-2023: Postdoc, Biogeography, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Prof. Thomas Hickler)
  • 2015: Postdoc, Division of Conservation Biology, Vegetation- and Landscape Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria (Prof. Franz Essl)
  • 2011 (7 months) and 2014 (five months): Parental leave
  • 2008 - 2015: Postdoc, Mathematical Modelling, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg (Prof. Bernd Blasius)
  • 2005-2008: PhD student, Food Web and Population Ecology, Limnological Institute, University of Konstanz (PD Dr. Dietmar Straile)