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 Tobia Lakes is Professor for Applied Geoinformation Science at the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Tobia obtained her doctoral degree at the Technische Universität zu Berlin and her diploma degree in Geography from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. In her research Tobia focuses on spatial analyses and modeling techniques for studying human-environmental systems. The methods…

Member Tobias Kuemmerle is a professor for biogeography and conservation biology at the Geography Department at Humboldt-University Berlin. He has a Diplom in Applied Environmental Sciences from the University of Trier (2003) and a PhD in Geography from Humboldt-University Berlin in 2008. His career path includes postdoctoral stays at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-2010) and…

Associated Member Nadja Klein holds the Chair of Uncertainty Quantification and Statistical Learning at the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security (UA Ruhr) and the Department of Statistics (Technische Universität Dortmund). Prior to this, she was an assistant professor of Applied Statistics at the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Nadja…

Alumnus (former Member) Ludger Gailing is a professor for regional planning at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg. From 2003 to 2020 he worked at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner, in the last years as acting head of the department „Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods“…

Member Peter H. Feindt is Professor of Agricultural and Food Policy at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously, he was Professor of Strategic Communication at Wageningen University (2013-2017), Senior Lecturer/Reader for Environmental Policy and Planning at Cardiff University (2007-2013) and Senior Researcher at University of Hamburg…

Graduate Program Board

Member Klaus Eisenack is Professor for Resource Economics at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. Klaus Eisenack completed his doctoral dissertation in Mathematics in 2006 at Free University in Berlin and became Professor in Environment and Development Economics and later Resource Economics at the Carl von…

Board Member Robert Arlinghaus is Professor for Integrative Fisheries Management at the Faculty of Life Sciences in joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries. Robert did his doctoral dissertation on the human dimensions of fisheries in 2003 and since then works as interdisciplinary fisheries scientist on social-ecological dynamics of recreational fisheries.…

Associated Member Jörg Niewöhner was director and deputy director of IRI THESys for many years until April 2023. 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.…

Member Patrick Hostert is founding Director of IRI THESys and Head of the Earth Observation Lab of the Geography Department at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He received his first degree in physical geography from Trier University, Germany, in 1994, an M.Sc. in GIS from Edinburgh University, UK, in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Remote Sensing from…