Guest Researcher Olivia Adamson is visiting the IRI THESys as one of the recipients of the 2021 Green Talents Award, hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. During her stay, she will be inquiring into food systems from two different angles: the first one being the global context, exploring human-nature relationships, ideas…

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…

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…

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…

Guest Researcher Guillermo Germán Joosten is a PhD student at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina). From April to June 2022, he is visiting the IRI THESys as one of the recipients of the 2021 Green Talents Award, hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The overarching theme of his doctoral research is…

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…

Guest Researcher Caroline Salomão is a doctoral researcher working on Water Resources at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. From May to October 2022, she is undertaking a research stay at IRI THESys. At IRI THESys, she is involved in the “Water Security for Whom” project, which investigates in/equalities in water security across the water-energy-food nexus…

Guest Researcher Franziska Walther is a predoctoral researcher at IRI THESys working on her PhD research proposal that focusses on the socio-ecological system of the Greek-Albanian Vjosa river. As the Vjosa is one of the few European rivers still unmodified by barriers, Franziska is interested in how the free-flowing river characteristically shapes nature and its…