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…

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…

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…

Member Ina Säumel holds an MSc in Geography, an MSc in Biology and a PhD in Ecology. She works as an assistant professor and began leading the research group on Multifunctional Landscapes in 2014 at TU Berlin, shifting in 2018 to the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt-Universität zu…

Associated Member Stefan Schäfer is a scientific project leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam (IASS Potsdam), where he leads the research group on Climate Engineering in Science, Society and Politics. He is also a Visiting Fellow in the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University and an Associate Fellow…

Member Christoph Schneider is head of the section Climate-Geography at the Department of Geography of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since October 2015. Before, from 2004 to 2015, he was professor in Physical Geography and Climatology at RWTH Aachen University and partly managing director of the Department of Geography at RWTH Aachen. From 2009 to 2014 he…