Doctoral Researcher Cristián Flores Fernández works with Prof. Dr. Tobias Krüger in the Hydrology and Society research group of the Department of Geography and IRI THESys. His PhD project studies the transformations and uncertainties that brine extraction for lithium and potassium mining generates in the socio-natural metabolism of the salt flats of northern Chile. From…

Doctoral Researcher Anna Frohn Pedersen is a PhD student at IRI THESys since July 2018. She holds a Master of Science in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen and a Master of Arts in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Her research topics have varied broadly, including refugee and migration studies, place making, land use…

Graduate Program Board

Graduate Program Board Member Theresa Frommen studied Geological Sciences with a focus on Hydrogeology at Freie Universität Berlin, RWTH Aachen University and University of Manchester. After her Masters, she was a research associate and doctoral student at the Hydrogeology Group, Institute of Geological Sciences, FU Berlin, doing research about participatory methods in hydrogeology with a…

Member Sabine Gabrysch is Head of Research Department 2 on Climate Resilience at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as well as Professor for Climate Change and Health at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. After studying medicine in Germany and working as a medical doctor in Sweden, she completed an MSc and PhD in…

Associated Member Ludger Gailing is a professor for regional planning at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg. From 2003 to 2020 he worked at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner, in the last years as acting head of the department „Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods“ and…

Graduate Program Board

Graduate Program Board Member Dieter Gerten is Research Group leader and Coordinator for Earth Modelling at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as well as Professor for Global Change Climatology and Hydrology at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After having studied Applied Physical Geography at the University of Trier (diploma 1997), he…

Member Harald Grethe studied medicine at the University of Witten-Herdecke and agricultural sciences at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, where he graduated in 1996. He did his doctoral studies also at Göttingen and wrote his doctoral thesis on Effects of Including Agricultural Products in the Customs Union between Turkey and the EU (2004). After his habililation at…

Graduate Program Board

Doctoral Researcher Jelena Grosse-Bley is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a visiting predoctoral fellow with the Lise Meitner Research Group, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. She holds a M.A. in Modern East Asian Studies from Georg-August Universität (Göttingen) and a M.Sc. in Environmental Management…

Student Assistant Palak Gupta is currently working as a student assistant at the IRI THESys project EdiCitNet. She is pursuing her masters in Integrated Natural Resource Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Prior to the masters, she has worked as a consultant with private sector and international foundations such as GIZ to design and implement corporate…

Member Dagmar Haase is a professor in Urban Ecology at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and a Guest Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. Her core expertise is in first, modelling urban land use change and urban system dynamics and urban telecouplings. Second, Dagmar’s focus is on the…