Postdoctoral Researcher Shuxin Luo is a postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & IGB Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries. She works on the CliWaC project with Prof. Dr. Doerthe Tetzlaff. Her research focus is on quantifying the effects of future climate change and land-use changes on water partitioning in the Berlin-Brandenburg region…

Postdoctoral Researcher Huihui Zhang is a postdoctoral researcher in the Climate and Water under Change (CliWaC) project working together with Prof. Dr. Tobias Sauter. Her research focusses on the application of machine (deep) learning on problems related to drought and hydrometeorology, and the construction of drought forecast models integrating multi-source datasets at Brandenburg. From 2018-2019,…

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…

Alumna (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,…

Doctoral Researcher Itzell Torres integrates ethnographic research methods with theoretical perspectives from Anthropology, Human Geography, and Political Ecology. In the context of Mexico’s energy transition, her project investigates the power dynamics and (un) sustainable development narratives surrounding solar energy development, as well as the social, ecological, and economic changes it engenders in its deployment locales.…

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…

Graduate Program Board

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…