Dr Andrea Perino

Science-Policy Coordinator
Science-Policy Coordination

Research fields


A biologist by training, I’ve always been interested in the applied side of ecology and conservation. I started my career as a consultant for environmental impact assessments, spending my days and nights catching and radio-tracking bats in the forests of Hesse. In 2014, I joined iDiv as a PhD researcher to work on rewilding and received my PhD from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in 2019. As Science-Policy coordinator I support iDiv researchers in making their research accessible to policy makers from the global to the local level through targeted publications, workshops and other events.



  • Since 2019: Science-Policy coordinator, iDiv
  • 2014–2019: Doctoral studies, iDiv and Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2013–2014: Scientific employee, Büro für ökologische Fachplanungen, Andrea Hager, Heuchelheim
  • 2013: Diplom in Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
  • 2010–2012: Freelance journalist, Laborjournal and Badische Zeitung, both in Freiburg

iDiv publications


Segar, J., Callaghan, C. T., Ladouceur, E., Meya, J. N., Pereira, H. M., Perino, A. and Staude, I. R.

(2022): Urban conservation gardening in the decade of restoration. Nature Sustainability

A. Perino, H. M. Pereira, M. Felipe-Lucia, H. Kim, H. S. Kühl, M. R. Marselle, J. N. Meya, C. Meyer, L. M. Navarro, R. van Klink, G. Albert, C. D. Barratt, H. Bruelheide, Y. Cao, A. Chamoin, M. Darbi, M. Dornelas, N. Eisenhauer, F. Essl, N. Farwig, J. Förster, J. Freyhof, J. Geschke, F. Gottschall, C. Guerra, P. Haase, T. Hickler, U. Jacob, T. Kastner, L. Korell, I. Kühn, G. U. C. Lehmann, B. Lenzner, A. Marques, E. Motivans Švara, L. C. Quintero, A. Pacheco, A. Popp, J. Rouet-Leduc, F. Schnabel, J. Siebert, I. R. Staude, S. Trogisch, V. Švara, J.-C. Svenning, G. Pe'er, K. Raab, D. Rakosy, M. Vandewalle, A. S. Werner, C. Wirth, H. Xu, D. Yu, Y. Zinngrebe and A. Bonn

(2021): Biodiversity post-2020: Closing the gap between global targets and national-level implementation. Conservation Letters

Pe'er, G., Bonn, A., Bruelheide, H., Dieker, P., Eisenhauer, N., Feindt, P., Hagedorn, G., Hansjürgens, B., Herzon, I., Lomba, Â., Marquard, E., Moreira, F., Nitsch, H., Oppermann, R., Perino, A., Röder, N., Schleyer, C., Schindler, S., Wolf, C., Lakner, S.

(2020): Action needed for the EU Common Agricultural Policy to address sustainability challenges. People and Nature

Perino, A., H. M. Pereira, L. M. Navarro, N. Fernandez, J. M. Bullock, S. Ceausu, A. Cortes-Avizanda, R. van Klink, T. Kuemmerle, A. Lomba, G. Pe'er et al.

(2019): Rewilding complex ecosystems. Science

Torres, A., Fernández, N., zu Ermgassen, S., Helmer, W., Revilla, E., Saavedra, D., Perino, A., Mimet, A., Rey-Benayas, J. M., Selva, N., Schepers, F., Svenning, J.-C., Pereira, H. M.

(2018): Measuring rewilding progress. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Käding, C., Freytag, A., Rodner, E., Perino, A., Denzler, J.

(2016): Large-Scale Active Learning with Approximations of Expected Model Output Changes. In: Rosenhahn, B., Andres, B. (Eds.) Pattern Recognition. 38th German Conference, GCPR 2016 Springer International Publishing
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