Alumna (Student Assistant) Xiaoji Song 宋晓霁 is currently working as a student assistant for EdiCitNet Team at IRI THESys. Xiaoji started the M.A. in Global Communication: Politics and Society at University of Erfurt in 2020. Previously, Xiaoji obtained B.A. in Gender and Diversity Studies with a bachelor thesis topic connecting urban sociology and migration studies. …

Postdoctoral Researcher Desirée Hetzel is a postdoctoral researcher in the interdisciplinary project “Climate and Water under Change” (CliWaC). She is working with Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner on human-water-interactions in Berlin-Brandenburg from an anthropological perspective. Her research involves ethnographic fieldwork, asking epistemological and ontological questions around climate change related water problems experienced by the public. As…

Doctoral Researcher Heindriken Dahlmann is a doctoral researcher at the IRI THESys and the Geography Department of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her PhD project is funded by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Heindriken’s research focuses on telecoupled water flows, especially in the form of virtual water embedded in agricultural products. Within her PhD project, she tries to disentangle…

Postdoctoral Researcher Thomas Vogelpohl is a postdoctoral researcher at the Agricultural and Food Policy Group at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He works in the “Climate and Water under Change” project (CliWaC) with Prof. Dr. Peter Feindt on the reflexivity and resilience of the water-climate governance nexus in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Before joining CliWaC, Thomas earned his…

Board Member Dagmar Mithöfer is Professor for Agrifood Chain Management at the Thaer Institute at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research interests include topics in agrifood chain development and management; sustainability standards; sustainability and business management; impact assessments; rural development. She is interested in the organisation of supply chains and linkages between actors in local, regional…

Postdoctoral Researcher Fabio Brill is a postdoctoral researcher in the group “Applied Geoinformation Science” (Prof. Dr. Tobia Lakes) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, currently working on water-related climate change risks within the project CliWaC. In this context, he focusses on mismatches between various methods of risk quantification and stakeholder needs as well as stakeholder risk perception,…

Doctoral Researcher Mina Karamesouti is a doctoral researcher who joined the IRI-THESys and the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2022. Motivated by the UN 2030 Land Degradation Neutrality initiative, her research project focuses on the formal knowledge representation of the optimal land use and land management practices, from scientific and local-community perspective. With her…

Postdoctoral Researcher Matteo Roggero is a postdoc at the Resource Economics Group, Albrecht-Daniel-Thaer-Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, HU Berlin. Grounded in social sciences, his work addresses the institutional dimension of environmental governance, with a focus on water and climate change. Matteo applies the toolbox of qualitative social research and comparative analysis to understand the drivers…

Alumni (Guest Researcher) Caroline Salomão is a doctoral researcher working on Water Resources at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. From May to October 2022, she is undertaking a research stay at IRI THESys. At IRI THESys, she is involved in the “Water Security for Whom” project, which investigates in/equalities in water security across the water-energy-food…

Alumnus (Guest Researcher) Guillermo Germán Joosten is a PhD student at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina). From April to June 2022, he 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. The overarching theme of his doctoral research…