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Dr. Aletta BONN Professor and Head, Department of Ecosystem Services, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), and Chair, Ecosystem Services, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena; Project Lead, GEWISS - Citizens Create Knowledge (BürGEr schaffen WISSen); Leipzig


2000 PhD in Conservation Biology, Technische Universität Braunschweig
2001-2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate (DAAD) University of Sheffield
2003-2009 Research Manager, Peak District National Park, UK
2003-2011 Honorary Research Associate, University of Sheffield, UK
2009-2012 Research Manager, IUCN UK Peatland Programme, York, UK
2012-2013 Research Fellow, Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin
2012-2014 Research Fellow, Helmholtz - Centre for Environmental Research  UFZ, Leipzig


Directorate Board member European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)
Lead PI Development for Citizen science strategy 2020 for Germany & German citizen science platform  BürGEr schaffen WISSen GEWISS
Chair IPBES AG GfÖ  German Ecological Society


Bela, G., Peltola, T., .... & Bonn, A. (2016) Learning and transformative potential of citizen science: Lessons from the study of Nature. Conservation Biology.
Bonn, A., Richter, A. & 36 other (2016) Greenpaper Citizen Science Strategie 2020 for Germany. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung  UFZ, Deutsches Zentrum für Integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig; Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung  MfN, Berlin-Brandenburgisches Institut für Biodiversitätsforschung (BBIB), Berlin.
Bonn, A., Allott, T., Evans, M., Joosten, H. & Stoneman, R. (2016) Peatland restoration and ecosystem services - Science, policy and practice. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Bonn, A., Reed, M.S., Evans, C.D., et al. (2014) Investing in nature: Developing ecosystem service markets for peatland restoration. Ecosystem Services, 9, 54-65.