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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

The Institute


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Joining minds for sustainable pathways


At IRI THESys, the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems, scientists from humanities, social and natural sciences collaborate to solve interdisciplinary research questions related to the societal challenges of transforming human-environment systems.

Discussion Paper


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Paper on telecoupling framework


The concept of telecoupling has recently been proposed in Land System Science as an analytical framework to address the increasing importance of distal connections and flows in driving current land use change. In this IRI THESys Discussion Paper the emergence and development of the telecoupling concept is traced.




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Education concept


Promoting young researchers is a priority task of IRI THESys, and its education concept is designed to support all the way through research careers, from secondary school students, bachelor and master students, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to research group leaders.