Doctoral Researcher Sascha Miguel Cornejo Puschner is a PhD student at IRI THESys since summer 2018. He studied Anthropology and Political Philosophy in Santiago de Chile and is now “in the middle” of his doctoral research process. Sascha’s research follows the questions of how natural resource extraction impact on local territories. His research is focused on…

Doctoral Researcher Tomás Usón joined IRI THESys in October 2018 as a PhD researcher to work on practices of memory and anticipation amid climatic and seismic disasters. With his research he aims to understand how different actors remember and anticipate extreme events and the consequences that those diverse practices have in the creation of past…

Doctoral Researcher Peter Pfleiderer’s research is focused on the influence of global warming on weather extremes. For the EmBARK project he studies to which extend global warming makes extreme hurricane seasons more likely. Peter studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin, wrote his master thesis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research and worked…

Doctoral Researcher Krystin Unverzagt is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. After obtaining a B.A. in “Politics and Society” from the University of Bonn, Germany, she graduated in “Science, Technology and Society” (M.Sc.) from University College London (UCL). Before joining IRI THESys, Krystin worked in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin as a Task Force…

Doctoral Researcher Kristin Leimer is a doctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle/Saale. She studied Geography, Economics and Political Science at Martin-Luther-University in Halle/Saale. During her studies she has worked as student assistant for the Department of Economic Geography at MLU and for IAMO. Research Interests Land…

Doctoral Researcher My work here at IRI-THESy focuses on two related aspects: In one part of my project I look at the use of expertise in climate change Loss and Damage negotiations. I am curious how developing country negotiators use expertise and to what effect. The other part of my project looks at how climate…

Doctoral Researcher Constanze Werner holds a Master’s degree in Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems from Humboldt University in Berlin. Since April 2017 she has been working in the projects BioCAP-CCS and NEGEM at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. According to her focus on the concept of planetary boundaries as a methodological frame for the…

Doctoral Researcher Karen Lebek is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. In 2013, she graduated in geo-ecology at the University of Potsdam. The focus of her studies was on modelling in hydrology. She worked as a student collaborator at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. In November 2013, Karen joined IRI THESys. She is…

Doctoral Researcher Evidence Chinedu Enoguanbhor is a PhD candidate at IRI-THESys and the Geography Department (Applied Geoinformation Science Lab) at Humboldt University, Berlin. His research topic is “Urban land dynamics in the Abuja city-region, Nigeria: integrating GIS, remotely sensed, and survey-based data to support land use planning”. The research focuses on the analysis of the…

Graduate Program Board

Doctoral Researcher Ingrid Schulte is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography and Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss and Prof. Dr. Jonas Ø. Nielsen. She is interested in using and developing systematic methods to better understand…