Fritz Habekuß

Author | Science Editor Die Zeit

Fritz Habekuß, born in 1990 in Pritzwalk (Brandenburg), works as an editor for DIE ZEIT in Hamburg. He studied science journalism at the TU Dortmund University with a focus on life sciences and medicine. During his studies, he wrote for "Spiegel Online", the "Süddeutsche Zeitung", the "Tagesspiegel" and the "ZEIT". After graduation, he interned at SPIEGEL in Washington, D.C.

As a reporter, he focuses mainly on ecology, nature, and the Anthropocene and on the fundamental relationship between man and nature: how humans define their role in the Anthropocene and how they deal with the existential threat of ecological crisis. But also which mechanisms are behind the destruction of nature and how things are connected in the global ecosystem earth.

His research has taken him to the Antarctic, to ancient oases in Oman, to villages in Rwanda, atolls in Indonesia, to remote glaciers in Greenland, and the beaches of Galapagos Island. 

In 2020, he published his first book, the bestseller ÜBER LEBEN – Zukunftsfrage Artensterben: Wie wir die Ökokrise überwinden (with Dirk Steffens) at Penguin.