Project Staff RuralFutures

Alumna (Project Staff RuralFutures) Vera Krause is working as project staff at the RuralFutures project in the research group “Multifunctional Landscapes” at IRI THESys led by Dr. Ina Säumel. In October 2022, she finished her Master’s degree in Global Change Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She has previously finished her degree in Environmental Sciences in 2018…

Alumna (Student Assistant) Palak Gupta is currently working as a student assistant at the IRI THESys project EdiCitNet. She is pursuing her masters in Integrated Natural Resource Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Prior to the masters, she has worked as a consultant with private sector and international foundations such as GIZ to design and implement…

Project Staff EdiCitNet

Project Staff EdiCitNet In 2019, Edi Emilov started his M.Sc. in Global Change Geography at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geography at the University of Barcelona. At IRI THESys, Edi is part of the research group “Multifunctional Landscapes” as project staff for EdiCitNet. “I have always been intrigued by…

Alumnus (Guest Researcher) Dan Durrant is a Lecturer in Infrastructure Planning at University College London’s (UCL) Bartlett School of Planning (BSP) and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at IRI THEsys. Having completed doctoral research on a large controversial megaproject in the UK (HS2, a high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham), he is studying another controversial megaproject,…

Alumna (Student Assistant) Since 2019, Elena Heim was supporting the Coordination and Communication Team of the EdiCitNet Project in the research group “Multifunctional Landscapes” led by Dr. Ina Säumel. She is a trained office manager and is studying European Ethnology and Gender Studies at Humboldt-University of Berlin. Research Interests Socio-ecological transformation Influence of colonial heritage…

Alumna (Doctoral Researcher) Anaïs Dresse, after graduating from Marburg University in 2010 with a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, specialized in Human Rights Law, obtaining a LL.M. in International Public Law from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. After her studies, she gained practical experience in the field, working as a Junior Technical Assistant in…

Student Assistant Rhea Rennert started her M.Sc. in Urban Ecosystem Sciences at the Technical University of Berlin in 2019. Previously, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Geography at Humboldt University of Berlin. Rhea is part of the Rural Futures and EdiCitNet team at IRI THESys. “I am excited to work at IRI-THESys and deepen my…

Alumnus (Student Assistant) Nicolás Rojas studied Geography (Bachelor of Science) at the Humboldt University of Berlin (HU). During this period, he worked as a student assistant in the climatology department at the geography department of HU. Afterwards he made an internship in the field of public transport at the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg VBB. Currently he is…

Alumna (Student Assistant) Sophia Reitzug is currently working as a student assistant in the Rural Futures project in the research group Multifunctional Landscapes led by Dr. Ina Säumel. She is pursuing her bachelors degree in Geography at the Humboldt-University Berlin and plans to start her masters degree by Fall 2021. Research Interests Land Use/Cover Change…

Doctoral Researcher Luis Zamarioli is researching how financial solutions may affect positively and negatively countries that are already vulnerable to climate risks. This study complements Luis’ work at the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and builds on over 6 years of experience in implementing projects, providing policy advice and researching climate and sustainability-related topics. The research starts…