Doctoral Researcher Marvin Heine is an environmental sociologist and is deeply interested in the senses, their phenomenology, mediations, and politics. He is a doctoral researcher at the IRI THESys and is associated with the ERC ‘Wavematters’ project (PI: Ignacio Farías). His master’s thesis has been about city soundscapes and how these shape and are shaped…

Student Assistant Patricia Usée is part of the Einstein Research Unit “Climate and Water under Change” (CliWaC). She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in European Ethnology and Linguistics and is currently studying Ethnography at Humboldt University. She is keen on inter- and transdisciplinary research. During her BA, Patricia gained valuable insights into human-environment research through the…

Doctoral Researcher Denis Momanyi is pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute and the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Additionally, he is an affiliate doctoral researcher at the Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries (SusLAND) working/research group at the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural…

Student Assistant Lisa Rihm is part of the Einstein Research Unit “Climate and Water under Change” (CliWaC). She has been enrolled in the Master Programme “Integrated Natural Resource Management” (INRM) at Humboldt University of Berlin since 2021. Previously, Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geoecology from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. She is excited to work…

Postdoctoral Researcher Akpona Okujeni is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Earth Observation Lab, Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He obtained his doctoral and diplom (MSc equivalent) degrees in Physical Geography from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is affiliated with the IRI THESys through his scientific contributions to the “Climate and Water under Change” project (CliWaC).…

Doctoral Researcher Marie Pratzer is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys, funded by the ERC project “SystemShift” at the Geography Institute of Humboldt University Berlin. After obtaining a B.Sc. in Geography and Political Science from the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, she graduated in “Global Change Geography” (M.Sc.) from Humboldt-University. Accompanying her studies, she worked on…

Alumna (Guest Researcher) Roberta is a doctoral researcher at São Paulo University in Brazil and currently is a visiting researcher at the Department of Agriculture and Food Policy in the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and IRI Thesys. Her research focuses on social participation and urban food policies in São Paulo municipality. During…

Graduate Program Board

Doctoral Researcher Miguel is a doctoral researcher at the Agricultural and Food Policy Group in the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute at Humboldt University, Berlin, funded by DAAD. He obtained an M.Sc. after successfully concluding the Integrated Natural Resource Management program at HU and has a background as an economist with a B.Sc. from La Molina National…

Alumna (Guest Researcher) Monika Mondal is an award winning independent environmental journalist from India. Her work focuses on people, progress and the planet. As a German Chancellor Fellow 2022-2023, she will work with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin — navigating river issues during changing climate. Research Interests Climate Change Environmental Degradation  Ecosystem Management Impact of Science…

Alumni (Student Assistant) Pascal Kraft studies Geography at the Humboldt-Universität, has been active in the Sustainability Office HU since the winter semester 2018, is a co-founder of Students For Future HU and has been co-deputy for Ecology and Environmental Protection at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since June 2022. In addition to his studies, Pascal Kraft has…