Guest Researcher Santos D. Chicas’ project will use machine learning algorithms and social science methods to identify the land use practices, biophysical and socioeconomic factors that increase wildfire vulnerability in the Maya Mountain Massif (MMM) thus, providing information to build more resilience to climate change and in so doing improving wildfire management. The Maya Mountain…

Doctoral Researcher Anaïs Dresse, after graduating from Marburg University in 2010 with a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, specialized in Human Rights Law, obtaining a LL.M. in International Public Law from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. After her studies, she gained practical experience in the field, working as a Junior Technical Assistant in charge…

Guest Researcher Delphine Deryng is a Climate Policy Analyst at NewClimate Institute, where she leads research and analysis focusing primarily on national and international climate policies in the agricultural and forestry sectors, and their alignment with the Paris Agreement and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 agenda. Delphine is is also a…

Science Communication

Science Communication Anne Dombrowski is Science Communicator at IRI THESys. She studied European Ethnology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Museum & Exhibition at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany. Afterwards, she worked in a maritime museum and wrote as free journalist. Since September 2013, Anne is responsible for science communication at IRI THESys,…

Guest Researcher Dan Durrant is a Lecturer in Infrastructure Planning at University College London’s (UCL) Bartlett School of Planning (BSP) and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at IRI THEsys. Having completed doctoral research on a large controversial megaproject in the UK (HS2, a high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham), he is studying another controversial megaproject, the…

Member Klaus Eisenack is Professor for Resource Economics at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. Klaus Eisenack completed his doctoral dissertation in Mathematics in 2006 at Free University in Berlin and became Professor in Environment and Development Economics and later Resource Economics at the Carl von…

Student Assistant n 2019, Edi Emilov started his M.Sc. in Global Change Geography at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geography at the University of Barcelona. Edi is part of the EdiCitNet team at IRI THESys.   “I have always been intrigued by humankind’s impact on the planet. At IRI…

Doctoral Researcher Evidence Chinedu Enoguanbhor is a PhD candidate at IRI-THESys and the Geography Department (Applied Geoinformation Science Lab) at Humboldt University, Berlin. His research topic is “Urban land dynamics in the Abuja city-region, Nigeria: integrating GIS, remotely sensed, and survey-based data to support land use planning”. The research focuses on the analysis of the…

Member Ignacio Farías is professor of urban anthropology at the Institute of European Ethnology and board member of the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies of the HU Berlin. Previously he was assistant professor at the Munich Center for Technology in Society at TU Munich (2015-18) and senior researcher at WZB Social Science Research Center Berlin…

Member Peter H. Feindt is Professor of Agricultural and Food Policy at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously, he was Professor of Strategic Communication at Wageningen University (2013-2017), Senior Lecturer/Reader for Environmental Policy and Planning at Cardiff University (2007-2013) and Senior Researcher at University of Hamburg…