Hannes Gaisberger

I'm a Biologist by training with a PhD in applied geoinformatics. I worked in the GIS-Unit at WFP, generating emergency operation maps and managing a global spatial infrastructure database. In 2009 I started working at Bioversity International, with a focus on developing the Collecting Mission database and a spatially explicit vulnerability mapping approach for tree species in Burkina Faso. This also became the topic of my PhD study.
Since 2011, I have been working in the Tree Genetic Resources team of the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT on projects in Asia and Africa. The focus of my research is on developing and implementing spatially explicit analysis methods to support decision-making for better conservation and restoration of tree and crop wild relatives (CWR) diversity. Methods include species-specific distribution modeling under climate change, threat vulnerability mapping, and analysis of ecogeographic and genetic diversity.