Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Siyu Qin

Siyu Qin

 

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Doctoral researcher

 

qinsiyu@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'105

+49 (0)30 2093-5394

+49 (0)30 2093-6848

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

 

About me

 

I am a conservation scientist / geographer with research experience in both academia and NGOs. Before my PhD, I worked with Conservation International on patterns and trends of Protected Area Downgrading Downsizing and Degazettement (PADDD) and other area-based conservation in the Amazon and globally. Naturally, I became interested in the link between land system dynamics and conservation decisions, and the link between distal donors and local actions.

PhD research looks at the interaction between land use land cover change and decisions on conservation interventions. Specifically, as the threats to biodiversity and the funding for conservation often come from non-local actors, my research will document and explain distal connections between systems. I will combine place-based approach with network analysis to link the flows of information and funding with conserved lands and the outcome.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Since 2018

 

Doctoral Researcher at the Biogeography Lab, Geography Department, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2016 - 2018

 

Social Science Coordinator/Manager at Conservation International, VA, USA

2015  

Internship on scenario development for valueing ecosystem services, WWF-US, DC, USA

2013 - 2015

 

Master of Environmental Management (Ecosystem Science and Conservation), Duke University, NC, USA

2008 - 2012

 

BSc. in Ecology, Peking University, Bejing, China

 

Publications

 

Tesfaw, AT, A Pfaff, RE Golden Kroner, S Qin, R Medeiros, and MB Mascia. 2018. Land-use and land-cover change shape the sustainability and impacts of protected areas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences : 201716462.