Science Communication

Science Communication Pauline Münch is part of the project AnthropoScenes which works at the intersection of science and theatre to connect different audiences to the future of water in Berlin-Brandenburg. With innovative and collaborative formats, AnthropoScenes works to make sustainable water futures public. Pauline holds a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia…

Member Claas Nendel is co-head of the ZALF Research Platform „Models & Simulation“, in which he also leads the two working groups „Ecosystem Modelling“ and „Landscape Modelling“. A studied geo-ecologist (University of Technology Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig, Germany; Agricultural University of Norway, Ås), he received his PhD from Braunschweig in 2002 and qualified for lecturer (Habilitation) at…

Board Member, Graduate Program Board

Board Member Jonas Ø. Nielsen is Professor in Integrative Geography at Humboldt-Universität´s Department of Geography. He studied social anthropology at Auckland University, New Zealand, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and obtained his doctorate in Human Geography in 2010 at University of Copenhagen with a dissertation entitled “Despite the Rain. Living and dealing with climate…

Director Jörg Niewöhner is the director of IRI THESys. He holds a PhD in environmental sciences from the University of East Anglia from 2001. In 2004, he joined the Institute of European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to develop the Collaboratory: Social Anthropology and Life Sciences. He now holds a chair in Social Anthropology of…

Member Henning Nuissl is a professor for applied geography and town planning at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Before he joined HU in 2009, he worked with several other universities and research organisations, including the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Technische Universität Berlin, Potsdam University, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), and the Leibniz Institute…

Doctoral Researcher Beril Ocaklı is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. She holds a BA in International Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary (2006) and a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), UK (2007). She has a track record of leading international transdisciplinary cooperation projects…

Diego DePanis

Research Assistant Diego De Panis studied Biology at the University of Buenos Aires, defending a Licentiate thesis about coagulation physiology in pathological situations associated with particular mutations; and a PhD thesis in evolution about environmental adaptation in a model of speciation by ecological specialization. After a postdoc in conservation genomics of Andean Condors, he joined…

Doctoral Researcher Hyunjin Park is a doctoral researcher at the department of agricultural economics at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy. Her research interests revolve around discourse and institutions in sustainability transition, inequality and exclusion in bioeconomy development, and text analytics. Hyunjin graduated in organic agriculture and food systems…

Other Personnel Marisa Pettit joined  IRI THESys in 2021 as a project coordination assistant for the EdiCitNet. She has a BA in Modern Languages and Cultures from the University of Manchester and an MA in Latin American Studies, with a focus on Social Anthropology and Political Ecology, from Freie Universität Berlin. She has previously worked…

Doctoral Researcher Peter Pfleiderer’s research is focused on the influence of global warming on weather extremes. For the EmBARK project he studies to which extend global warming makes extreme hurricane seasons more likely. Peter studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin, wrote his master thesis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research and worked…