Jonas Geldmann

Jonas Geldmann


  • Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate

    Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø, Bygning 3

    Phone: +45 35 32 04 22Mobile: +45 29 90 51 92

My work focuses on understanding pressures and threats to protected areas and how globally applied management effectiveness tools like the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) can be used to inform what makes protected areas effective in reducing human pressure. I also work on evaluating the effectiveness of protected areas internationally combining management effectiveness data with data on changes in biodiversity outcomes.

My research builds on a strong tradition of mapping human pressure using remotely-sensed data (e.g. the Human Footprint) to explore patterns of effectiveness across the globe. I am also interested in understanding how pressure as measured by remote sensed data can be combined with protected area managers perceptions of threats, to better understand how human processes translates in to biodiversity loss.

I am also very interested in understanding how volunteers can help improve our understanding of the state of nature, how this changes, and how this information can help to inform and improve management decisions as well as engaging people in the conservation of nature - or in brief - I am also interested in Citizen Science.


I am involved in the teaching in “International Nature Conservation” for MSc and PhD students 

I am also happy to supervise of co-supervise MSc and BSc students on projects related to nature conservation - particuarlly focused on international aspects using large global datasets as well as project related to citizen science.

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