Postdoctoral Researcher Márk Somogyvári is a postdoctoral researcher at the IRI THESys within the project “Climate and Water under Change” (CliWaC). Together with Prof. Dr. Tobias Krüger, he is developing a data-driven meta-model for the Berlin-Brandenburg region, which can be used to help water users and policymakers to cope with water-related effects of climate change…

Doctoral Researcher As a doctoral candidate at IRI THESys, Aditya will be working on a research project examining the adoption of Solar Powered Irrigation Systems in India from systems perspective. The study is aimed at deciphering the dynamics of technology adoption, from the lens of both innovation system involving different actors in the chain, as…

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 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…

Doctoral Researcher Itzell’s interdisciplinary research broadly explores the challenges that Mexico, as an oil country, faces to decarbonise its power sector. Using empirical research methods and interdisciplinary theoretical approaches in the fields of anthropology and critical geography, she investigates the social and environmental impacts of a solar farm in Yucatan, Mexico. Itzell Torres is a…

Doctoral Researcher Marie Hemmen is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). Her research focuses on the impacts of high temperatures on global agricultural production. During her PhD, she develops a method for enhanced heat stress representation in process-based crop…

Doctoral Researcher Laura Betancur Alarcón joined IRI THESys in August 2021 as a PhD Researcher in the ‘Water for Whom’ project. She is researching everyday water use practices and adaptation strategies in communities affected by hydro dams through a multi-sited ethnographic study in Colombia. Laura holds a master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science…

Doctoral Researcher Liliana Mosquera is a doctoral researcher in the Hydrology and Society research group of the Department of Geography and IRI THESys. She is an Ecologist and holds an MSc from the Erasmus Mundus program of the European Union in International Rural Development. Her research at IRI THESys aims to understand the process of…

Doctoral Researcher David Meng-Chuen Chen is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He completed his BSc. in International Agriculture and Food Systems at McGill University (2015) and MSc. at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in Integrated Natural Resource Management (2020). His master’s thesis produced projections of…

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…