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…

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…

Doctoral Researcher Clemens Jänicke is a doctoral researcher IRI THESys and funded by the FORLand project at the Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). His research focuses on the relationship between land ownership structures and land use intensity. In his work he will quantitatively assess the ownership concentration of different ownership groups…

Doctoral Researcher María José Vásquez is a doctoral researcher in climate change adaptation. Her research highlights that even though climate adaptation projects are taking place all around the world, it does not necessarily translate into enhanced adaptative capacity, resilience or reduced vulnerability. The doctoral research intends to identify how climate change adaptation progresses in Latin America…

Alumna (Doctoral Researcher) Emily Theokritoff was a doctoral student at the Department of Geography at the Humboldt University of Berlin until 2023. Her main research interests revolve around climate change impacts, adaptation and the linkages between science and policy in vulnerable regions, especially Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Alongside her PhD, she is working as…

Guest Researcher Beril Ocaklı is a research associate at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS). As a critical geographer and institutional economist, she follows discourses and practices of modernity, governance and development through extractive infrastructure projects, above and below ground, along corridors and roads, in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. She…

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…

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…

Graduate Program Board

Member Doerthe Tetzlaff is Professor in Ecohydrology at the Department of Geography at the HU and Head of the Department 1 Ecohydrology at the IGB Leibniz Institute. Over the past 15 years, she has pursued a research vision in ecohydrology which integrates insights from both field and modelling approaches; particularly in northern regions. Research has…

Alumnus (former Member) Roland Strausz chairs the Institute of Economic Theory 1 at the School of Business and Economics. He received his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin in 1998, where he finished his habilitation in 2005. He is director of the RTG1659 “Interdependencies in the regulation of markets” and a principal investigator in…