…Marianne Darbi


Born in 1982 in a small town in the north­east­ern part of Ger­many I came to Dres­den in 2000 to study Land­scape Archi­tec­ture. The enchant­ment and con­cern for nature and open spaces drove me to fur­ther spe­cial­ize in envi­ron­men­tal and spa­tial plan­ning and sci­ence. I live with my hus­band and chil­dren in Dresden.

Research inter­est and background

Mar­i­anne Darbi is work­ing as a researcher at the Leib­niz Insti­tute of Eco­log­i­cal and Regional Devel­op­ment (IOER) since 2007. She stud­ied Land­scape Archi­tec­ture at Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­sität Dres­den with a focus on envi­ron­men­tal and land­scape plan­ning. In her diploma the­sis she dealt with “Cul­tural Land­scape and Trans­bound­ary Coop­er­a­tion”. Her research inter­ests lie on bio­di­ver­sity and land­scape as well as plan­ning instru­ments and steer­ing mech­a­nisms. Mar­i­anne Darbi is cur­rently car­ry­ing out projects on plan­ning and impact mit­i­ga­tion instru­ments (Ger­man Impact Mit­i­ga­tion Reg­u­la­tion, Com­pen­sa­tion Pools and Agen­cies, EIA/SEA, Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets) both at national and inter­na­tional level. Since 2010 she is doing her PhD on “Between reg­u­la­tion and vol­un­tary engage­ment: a typol­ogy and crit­i­cal analy­sis of the con­cept of Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets”. She is mem­ber of the IOER work­ing group on bio­di­ver­sity and takes part in the Inter­na­tional Asso­ci­a­tion on Plan­ning, Law and Prop­erty Rights and the Advi­sory Group of the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Pro­gram (BBOP).


  • bio­di­ver­sity con­ser­va­tion & man­age­ment (CBD, National Bio­di­ver­sity Strate­gies & Actions Plans, Mil­le­nium Ecosys­tem Assess­ment, Pro­tected Areas)
  • bio­di­ver­sity com­pen­sa­tion (envi­ron­men­tal & bio­di­ver­sity off­sets, com­pen­sa­tion approaches for impacts on bio­log­i­cal diversity)
  • Ger­man Impact Mit­i­ga­tion Reg­u­la­tion (back­ground & imple­men­ta­tion, cur­rent trends, pool & bank­ing mod­els, com­pen­sa­tion pools & agencies)
  • - land­scape & cul­tural land­scape (trans­bound­ary cul­tural land­scapes, regional governance)
  • Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Assess­ment includ­ing ESIA and SEA (direc­tives, guide­lines & projects in var­i­ous countries)
  • sus­tain­able land use (land con­sump­tion, urban sprawl, brown­fields before greenfields)
  • inter­ac­tion between bio­di­ver­sity & cli­mate change / cli­mate pro­tec­tion (car­bon mar­kets, car­bon sink, afforestation)
  • energy crops & ecosys­tem services
  • sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, par­tic­i­pa­tion, Agenda 21


You can email me at marianne.darbi[at]gmx.de.

Please feel free also to use the con­tact form or com­ment function.

Mar­i­anne Darbi in social net­works and on the internet

You can find more detailed infor­ma­tion on my work, research inter­ests, projects and pub­li­ca­tions here:

Leib­niz Insti­tute of Eco­log­i­cal Urban and Regional Devel­op­ment: http://www.ioer.de/1/ioer-overview/staff/darbi/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=180675899&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic

Research­Gate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marianne_Darbi

Sci­ence 2.0: http://www.science20.com/profile/marianne_darbi

Drehscheibe Nach­haltigkeit: http://www.netzwerk.drehscheibe-nachhaltigkeit.de/profile/MarianneDarbi

Pre­sen­ta­tions on bio­di­ver­sity Offsets

Here are some pre­sen­ta­tions that I have given since 2008 in the field of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets and impact mit­i­ga­tion. Most of them are Eng­lish, how­ever some of them are German.

Eng­lish pre­sen­ta­tions by Mar­i­anne Darbi

2014_Wende and Darbi_London_NNL_Conference

2014_Darbi_Webinar Habi­tat Bank_NNL Conference

2014_Darbi_London_NNL Con­fer­ence

2010_Darbi_London_Biodiversity Off­sets

2010_Darbi_Habitat Bank­ing Brussels_20110706

2010_Darbi_Larnaca_Top Biodiversity_20100603


2010_Darbi_PLPR Com­pen­sa­tion Agencies_END



Ger­man pre­sen­ta­tions by Mar­i­anne Darbi

2010_Darbi_Wien Umwelttaggespräche_Biodiversität und Raumplanung_100527

2010_Darbi_Forschungsprojekt zur Kom­pen­sa­tion von Eingriffen_MDarbi

2009_Darbi_Vilm_Voluntary Bio­di­ver­sity Offsets

2009_Darbi_NABU Fachgespraech_090504_MDarbi


2009_Darbi_Flächenagenturen_Präsentation BMU_FA_IOER_091110_MDarbi




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