Member Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss is currently Co-Chair of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC Berlin) and also heads of the research group at MCC. She holds a professorship on Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change at the Geography Department at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously, Prof. Fuss worked at the…

Doctoral Researcher Jamie Burton is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys and the Conservation Biogeography Lab in the Geography department at HU. He holds an MSc in Wildlife Conservation Management from the University of Glasgow and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bristol. Before starting his PhD, he spent 3.5 years working as…

Research Affiliate Dr. Tatiana González Grandon is the Associate Academic Officer of Energy at the United Nations University in Bonn. Additionally, she holds the position of Senior Researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Dr. González Grandon earned her PhD in applied mathematics from Humboldt University Berlin, supported by a DFG excellence…

Student Assistant Anna Hinderer is a student assistant at the “Studium Oecologicum”, a project led by Professor Sandra Jasper, and a member of the student initiative “Sustainability Office” at Humboldt University. She is currently enrolled as a student at Humboldt University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Her studies primarily focus on the relationship…

Adminstrative Management

Assistant to the Management Evangelia Koutsiouki is assisting the Management of IRI THESys and contributing to the general organisation and administration of IRI THESys office. She has a legal training and professional background with a Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece and holds a MSc in Banking and Financial law from…

Student Assistant Fernanda de Castro Franca works as a student assistant for the IRI THESys administration and is currently pursuing a Master of Sciences degree in Global Change Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her first contact with IRI THESys occurred while writing her bachelor’s thesis in Brazil when she quantified soil loss and erosion around…

Project Staff EdiCitNet

Project Staff EdiCitNet Klara Muranyi has recently joined the EdiCitNet project for the final project phase and will mainly support the project coordinating the MOOC Deliverable. Klara has a BA in Business Communication from the Metropolitan University and an MA in Art and Design Management from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, both in…

Project Staff EdiCitNet & RuralFutures

Project Staff EdiCitNet & RuralFutures Scientific Consultant / Data Scientist José Donoso joined the IRI THESys in May 2023 to provide IT support during the final phase of the EdiCitNet project, and to  develop machine learning methods for the analysis and modelling of land use change within the Rural Futures project. After graduating as an Electrical Engineer…

Student Assistant Franziska Knierim obtained her bachelor’s degree in social- and cultural Anthropology and Political Science at FU Berlin and is currently doing her Masters in Ethnography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2018, she is part of the multilingual, multimedia Network Encounter, which focuses on the facilitation of transcultural learning through personal connections. Franziska now…

Guest Researcher Samir Harb’s project focuses on the political ecology of cement production and its socio-ecological networks.  By studying the multi-scalar relationships associated with cement production, he attempts to investigate How cement becomes a key agent in constituting new poltical and geographic imaginaries. His research project explores the environmental impact of cement production, with a…