Doctoral Researcher Kristin Leimer is a doctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle/Saale. She studied Geography, Economics and Political Science at Martin-Luther-University in Halle/Saale. During her studies she has worked as student assistant for the Department of Economic Geography at MLU and for IAMO. Research Interests Land…

Doctoral Researcher E. Grace Leonnig is a recent graduate from University College London (UCL) with a Master of Science in Anthropology, Environment, and Development. Prior, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Fairfield University, USA. Currently, Grace is in pursuit of her PhD from the Department of Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu…

Doctoral Researcher Haoying Li is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys since October 2019. She has finished her bachelor and master degree at Southwest University in China majoring in human geography. Since 2016, Haoying Li has focused on the land use and rural development issue, mainly on the rural human settlements and various stakeholders of…

Other Personnel Stephanie Ligan started working for IRI THESys in December 2020. She studied French and German Philology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and East European History at State University Saint Petersburg and Freie Universität Berlin. Originally trained as a commercial assistant, she has been working in administration and customer relations for retailing companies for several years.…

Member Hermann Lotze-Campen studied Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Economics in Kiel (Germany), Reading (UK) and Minnesota (USA). He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is co-chair of Research Department Climate Resilience at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and a Professor of Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change…

Member Wolfgang Lucht would have almost studied German philology or theology; however he eventually decided to study Physics at the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel where he also received his PhD in 1993. Later he was postdoc and assistant professor at the Boston University and since 1999 he works at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact…

Member Torsten Meireis teaches ethics, systematic theology and hermeneutics at the Theological Faculty of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he also serves as director of the Berlin Institute for Public Theology. Prior to the Berlin engagement he has taught systematic theology and ethics of sustainability at Berne University and Berne’s Centre for Development and Environment. Research…

Member Kirsten Meyer studied Philosophy and biology in Münster, Bielefeld and St. Andrews graduating in 2000. She got her PhD in Philosophy in 2002. Since then Kirsten has gained research experience at different German universities. In 2011 she became W3  professor for „Praktische Philosophie und Didaktik der Philosophie“ at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Research Interests Environmental…

Member Timothy Moss became a Guest Professor at IRI THESys in April 2016 and a Senior Researcher since April 2017, having been an affiliated member since June 2014. Prior to this appointment he headed a research department at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS). He holds a B.A. in European Studies…

Member Daniel Müller is Deputy Head of the Department Structural Change of Farms and Rural Areas at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). In addition, he is lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where he also completed his habilitation in geography. Daniel obtained his doctoral degree and…