Jun.-Prof. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger

Research themes
  • Science Policy
  • Governance
  • Knowledge
  • New Technologies
  • Macroeconomic Issues
  • Innovation, knowledge and science policy
  • Governance, conflicts and natural resources
Research countries
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Philippines
  • Tanzania
  • Vietnam
  • Bolivia
  • Cameroon
Research projects



Integrated Pest Management

Greening Environmental Impact Assessments in Bolivia


Working groups

Head of the Junior Researcher Group on Land Use Synergies and Conflicts within the framework of the 2030 Agenda (LANUSYNCON)



Since 2015 Biodiversity Modelling, Ecology and Sustainable Human Development, 1 day lecture and workshop in English

Since 2014 Hands-On Module for Scientific Writing, Literature and Plagiarism, 1 half day lecture with practical exercises in English

Since 2014 Introduction to R for Data Analysis, Modelling and Visualization using GIS, 5 day workshop with practical exercises in English

2018 Term paper seminar, supervision and guidance of interdisciplinary doctoral researcher teams during the elaboration of scientific term papers in English (replacement teacher)

Since 2019 R Course in the Doctoral studies Support Program (DSSP) Environmental peace-building and development in Colombia, 4 day course with practical exercises in English

Since 2020 Tropical Land Use Systems in the Master Program ARTS, block seminar with lecture and homework assignment

Additional Information:

ORCID 0000-0001-8106-5372

Twitter @lfreuden_lisa

Google Scholar

Member of the Transdisciplinary Research Area Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures (TRA6)

Associated Member of the Collaborative Research Centre Future Rural Africa (CRC 228)

Advisor to the capacity building Project West African Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (WABES)

Member of the Biodiversity Network BION

Member of the Roadless Initiative


Tutorship of doctoral candidates
Supervision of
ongoing doctoral theses

Fernanda Martinelli (2nd Supervisor)

Thi Thu Giang Luu (2nd Supervisor)


Bachelor of Science (Biology)

Master of Science (International Nature Conservation)

Doctoral Degree (Biodiversity Research)


Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger Senior Researcher Center for Development Research (ZEF) Dept. Ecology and Natural Resources Management University of Bonn Genscher Allee 3 53113 Bonn, Germany


Biber-Freudenberger, L., C. Ergeneman, J.J. Förster, T. Dietz and J. Börner.  2020.  Bioeconomy futures: Expectation patterns of scientists and practitioners on the sustainability of bio‐based transformation.  Sustainable Development, https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2072 : 1-16 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Guimapi, R.A., S.A. Mohamed, S. Ekesi, L. Biber-Freudenberger, C. Borgemeister, H. Tonnang.  2020.  Optimizing spatial positioning of traps in the context of integrated pest management.  Ecological Complexity, 41 .
Jan Janosch Förster, Linda Downsborough, Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Girma Kelboro Mensuro, Jan Börner.  2020.  Exploring criteria for transformative policy capacity in the context of South Africa’s biodiversity economy.  Policy Sciences, : 1-29 . Further Information
Nathália Nascimento, Thales AP West, Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Eráclito R de Sousa-Neto, Jean Ometto, Jan Börner.  2020.  A Bayesian network approach to modelling land-use decisions under environmental policy incentives in the Brazilian Amazon.  Journal of Land Use Science, : 1-15 . Further Information
Ritter A Guimapi, Samira A Mohamed, Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Waweru Mwangi, Sunday Ekesi, Christian Borgemeister, Henri EZ Tonnang.  2020.  Decision Support System for Fitting and Mapping Nonlinear Functions with Application to Insect Pest Management in the Biological Control Context.  Algorithms, 13(4) : 104 . Further Information


Duguma, M.S., Feyssa, D. H., Biber-Freudenberger, L..  2019.  Agricultural Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Major Farming Systems: A Case Study in Yayo Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve.  9(3) : 48 .
Kamau, J.K., L. Biber-Freudenberger, J.P.A. Lamers, T. Stellmacher and C. Borgemeister.  2019.  Soil fertility and biodiversity on organic and conventional smallholder farms in Kenya.  Applied Soil Ecology, 134 : 85-97 . Further Information


Hoff, H., Johnson, F. X., Allen, B., Biber-Freudenberger, L. and Förster, J. J..  2018.  Sustainable Bio-Resource Pathways towards a Fossil-Free World: The European Bioeconomy in a Global Development Context. 
JW Kamau, T Stellmacher, L Biber-Freudenberger, C Borgemeister.  2018.  Organic and conventional agriculture in Kenya: A typology of smallholder farms in Kajiado and Murang'a counties.  Journal of Rural Studies, 57 : 171-185 . Further Information
L Biber-Freudenberger, A Basukala, M Bruckner, J Börner.  2018.  Sustainability Performance of National Bio-Economies.  Sustainability, 10(8) : 2705 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Cory Whitney, Manfred Denich.  2018.  More inter- and transdisciplinary research needed in agroecology.  Further Information
Mathewos, M., K. Hundera and L. Biber-Freudenberger.  2018.  Planting Fruits and Vegetables in Homegarden as a Way to Improve Livelihoods and Conserve Plant Biodiversity.  Agriculture, 8(12) : 190 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Melaku, M. , Hundera, K., Biber-Freudenberger, L..  2018.  Planting Fruits and Vegetables in Homegarden as a Way to Improve Livelihoods and Conserve Plant Biodiversity.  Agriculture , 8(12) : 190 .


Rodríguez Osuna V., Navarro Sánchez G., Sommer J. H., Biber-Freudenberger L..  2017.  Hacia la integración de la biodiversidad en la Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental en Bolivia/General situation of Bolivian biodiversity and its conservation status.  Download [PDF]
Tonnang, H.E.Z., B.D.B. Hervé, L. Biber-Freudenberger, D. Salifu, S. Subramanian, V.B. Ngowi, R.Y.A. Guimapi, B. Anani, F.M.M. Kakmeni, H. Affognon, S. Niassy, T. Landmann, F.T. Ndjomatchoua.  2017.  Advances in crop insect modelling methods—Towards a whole system approach.  Ecological Modelling, 354 : 88-103 . Further Information
Wüstemann H., A. Bonn, C. Albert, C. Bertram, L. Biber-Freudenberger, A. Dehnhardt, R. Döring, P. Elsasser, V. Hartje, D. Mehl, J. Kantelhardt, K. Rehdanz, L. Schaller, M. Scholz and D. Thrän.  2017.  Synergies and trade-offs between nature conservation and climate policy: Insights from the ‘‘Natural Capital Germany – TEEB DE” study.  Ecosystem Services, 24 : 187-199 . Further Information


Biber-Freudenberger, Lisa; Ziemacki, Jasmin; Tonnang, Henri E. Z.; Borgemeister, Christian.  2016.  Future Risks of Pest Species under Changing Climatic Conditions.  PLOS ONE, : 17 . (Open Access)  Further Information
Ibisch, P. L., M.T. Hoffmann, S. Kreft, G. Péer, V. Kati, L. Biber-Freudenberger, D. DellaSala, M.M. Vale, P.R. Hobson, and N. Selva.  2016.  A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status.  Science, 354(6318) : 10.1126/science.aaf7166  . Further Information


Ring, I., Wüstemann, H., Biber-Freudenberger, L., Bonn, A., Droste, N., Hansjürgens, B..  2015.  Naturkapital und Klimapolitik: Einleitung.  In: Volkmar Hartje, Henry Wüstemann und Aletta Bonn (eds.): Naturkapital Deutschland – TEEB DE: Naturkapital und Klimapolitik – Synergien und Konflikte. Technische Universität Berlin, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ. Berlin, Leipzig.  12-19.  (Open Acess)  Further Information
Vohland, K., Doyle, U., Albert, C., Bertram, C., Biber-Freudenberger, L., Bonn, A., Brenck, M., Burkhard, B., Förster, J., Fuchs, E., Galler, C., Von Haaren, C., Ibisch, P. L., Laphengs, T., Klassert, C., Klenke, R., Klotz, S., Kreft, S., Kuhn, I., Marqu.  2015.  Ökosystemleistungen, Biodiversität und Klimawandel: Grundlagen.  In: Volkmar Hartje, Henry Wüstemann, Aletta Bonn (eds.): Naturkapital Deutschland – TEEB DE: Naturkapital und Klimapolitik – Synergien und Konflikte. Technische Universität Berlin, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ. Berlin, Leipzig.  66-99.  (Open Acess)  Further Information


Dolgener, N., L. Freudenberger, M. Schluck, N. Schneeweiss, P. L. Ibisch, R. Tiedemann.  2014.  Environmental niche factor analysis (ENFA) relates environmental parameters to abundance and genetic diversity in an endangered amphibian, the fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina).  Conservation Genetics, 15(1) : 11-21 . Further Information
Dolgener, N., L. Freudenberger, N. Schneeweiss, P. L. Ibisch, R. Tiedemann.  2014.  Projecting current and potential future distribution of the Fire-bellied toad Bombina bombina under climate change in north-eastern Germany.  Regional Environmental Change, 14(3) : 1063-1072 . Further Information
Freudenberger, L; Ibisch, P. L..  2014.  Priorisierungsansatz zur Erhaltung der Biodiversität nach den Prinzipien der ökosystembasierten Anpassung.  In: Feit, Ute; Korn, Horst (eds.): Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt XIII. Bundesamt für Naturschutz.  173-180. 
Freudenberger, L; Sommer, Jan Henning.  2014.  Biodiversity: Climate Change.  Encyclopedia of Natural Resources: Land.. Taylor and Francis, New York.  51-58.  Further Information


Freudenberger, L. P. R., Hobson, S., Rupic, G., Pe’er, M., Schluck, J., Sauermann, S., Kreft, N., Selva and P. L., Ibisch.  2013.  Spatial Road Disturbance Index (SPROADI) for conservation planning: a novel landscape index, demonstrated for the State of Brandenburg, Germany.  Landscape Ecology, 28 : 1353-1369 . Further Information
Freudenberger, L., P. R., Hobson, M., Schluck, S., Kreft, K., Vohland, H., Sommer, S., Reichle, C., Nowicki, W., Barthlott and P. L. Ibisch.  2013.  Nature conservation: priority-setting needs a global change.  Biodiversity and Conservation, 22 : 1255-1281 . Further Information
Freudenberger, L.; Ibisch, P. L..  2013.  What to conserve? Where and how much? Ecosystem-based adaptation of nature conervation to global change.  In: Arno Fischer, Marcel Oesterreich, Tobias Scheidat (eds.): NWK 14: 14. Nachwuchswissenschaftlerkonferenz Tagugnsband Brandenburg an der Havel 18. April 2013. Fachhochschule Brandenburg.  133-138. 


Freudenberger L., M. Schluck and P.L. Ibisch.  2012.  Ökosystemen im Klimawandel– neuartige Prioritätensetzung auf der Grundlage aktueller Ökosystemforschung.  In: Ibisch P.L., S. Kreft and V. Luthardt (eds.): Regionale Anpassung des Naturschutzes an den Klimawandel: Strategien und methodische Ansätze zur Erhaltung der Biodiversität und Ökosystemdienstleistungen in Brandenburg. Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde .  144-155.  Further Information
Freudenberger. L., P.R. Hobson, M. Schluck, P. L. Ibisch.  2012.  A global map of the functionality of terrestrial ecosystems.  Ecological Complexity, 12 : 13-22 . Further Information
Sauermann J., L. Freudenberger, J.-P. Mund, and P. L. Ibisch.  2012.  Naturschutzpriorisierung von Waldflächen am Beispiel des Landkreises Barnim, Brandenburg.  In: Ibisch P. L., S. Kreft and V. Luthardt (eds.): Regionale Anpassung des Naturschutzes an den Klimawandel: Strategien und methodische Ansätze zur Erhaltung der Biodiversität und Ökosystemdienstleistungen in Brandenburg. Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde.  156-167.  Further Information


Freudenberger L., M. Schluck, P. Hobson, H. Sommer, W. Cramer, W. Barthlott and P. L. Ibisch.  2010.  A view on global patterns and interlinkages of biodiversity and human development..  In: Ibisch, P.L., A. Vega E. and T.M. Herrmann (eds.): Technical Series No. 54: Interdependence of biodiversity and development under global change. Convention on Biological Diversity.  37-56.  Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Lisa Biber-Freudenberger

Senior Researcher


ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management