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…

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…

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…

Coordination Graduate Program

Coordinator THESys Graduate Program and Climate Protection Manager Wiebke Hampel has been the coordinator of the THESys Graduate Program since August 2023. Previously, she coordinated the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership for 4 years. Since May 2021 she also works in climate protection management at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she and colleagues created a…

Deputy Director Sandra Jasper is Deputy Director of IRI THESys and Junior Professor for the Geography of Gender in Human-Environment-Systems at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In 2015, she received her doctorate in Geography from University College London. Before starting her current position at HU Berlin, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University…

Graduate Program Board

Postdoctoral Researcher Rossella Alba is a postdoctoral researcher working at the Hydrology and Society research group, Geography Institute. Her research examines socio-ecological inequalities through a focus on hydrosocial relations and the politics of infrastructure and (water) governance. She is interested in environmental justice, (urban) political ecology, socio-technical interactions and in the potentials offered by inter-…

Graduate Program Board

Member Doerthe Tetzlaff is Professor in Ecohydrology at the Department of Geography at the HU and Head of the Department 1 Ecohydrology at the IGB Leibniz Institute. Over the past 15 years, she has pursued a research vision in ecohydrology which integrates insights from both field and modelling approaches; particularly in northern regions. Research has…

Graduate Program Board

Member Klaus Eisenack is Professor for Resource Economics at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. Klaus Eisenack completed his doctoral dissertation in Mathematics in 2006 at Free University in Berlin and became Professor in Environment and Development Economics and later Resource Economics at the Carl von…

Board Member Robert Arlinghaus is Professor for Integrative Fisheries Management at the Faculty of Life Sciences in joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries. Robert did his doctoral dissertation on the human dimensions of fisheries in 2003 and since then works as interdisciplinary fisheries scientist on social-ecological dynamics of recreational fisheries.…

Graduate Program Board

Graduate Program Board Member Dieter Gerten is Research Group leader and Coordinator for Earth Modelling at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as well as Professor for Global Change Climatology and Hydrology at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After having studied Applied Physical Geography at the University of Trier (diploma 1997), he…