Rebecca Noebel works as a Researcher at Ecologic Institute Berlin. Her work focuses on the loss of biological diversity and its respective policy frameworks. She is particularly interested in underlying drivers such as land use and climate change as well as the options to reduce the effects through nature-based solutions, green infrastructure or ecosystem-based adaptation. She works in German, English and Spanish.
Rebecca Noebel supports the Institute's work for the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) regarding the reporting under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives for the "State of Nature" Report 2020. In this context she is also involved in the redesign of the Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE), specifically in drafting the digital Protected Area Report for Europe.
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Rebecca Noebel worked as a research scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science und Geography of Potsdam University (Germany). There, she assessed quantitative relationships between temperature and urban land cover. For the European ECOPOTENTIAL project she explored impacts of climate change on European protected areas and ecosystems and their references to biodiversity monitoring on local and European scale. From 2013 to 2015 she worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and supported the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) with the implementation of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in the area of biodiversity, adaptation and REDD+. She continued as a consultant for the GIZ until 2018.
Rebecca Noebel completed her Master of Science in Geoecology at the University of Potsdam with a spatial analysis on the effectiveness of the FSC certification in the Russian boreal forest for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). For her Bachelor of Science she studied Environmental Science at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg (Germany). As a Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) she spent a semester in Lima (Peru).