At IRI THESys, we conduct scientific research into the dynamics of human-environment relations. Against the backdrop of climate change, researchers pay particular attention to the intersections between land use practices and issues of water/energy use and governance. This includes research on food-fuel-fibre production, resource extraction and biodiversity management as well as investigations into the relationship between urban centres and their regional and global hinterlands as connected through technical, economic and regulatory infrastructures.

COUPLED

THESys Project

Project leaders: Jonas Nielsen, Tobias Kümmerle

RuralFutures – Strategies towards multifunctional, biodiverse and sustainable productive landscapes

THESys Project

Project leader: Ina Säumel

Land ownership and land use

PhD Project

Project leader: Clemens Jänicke

Social space: Exploring the production of space in rural southwestern China

PhD Project

Project leader: Haoying Li

Support and opposition to mining

PhD Project

Project leader: Jorge Vega

Agricultural transformations

PhD Project

Project leader: Mehwish Zuberi

Land transfer in rural Sichuan, China

PhD Project

Project leader: Kristin Leimer

Urban land dynamics Nigeria

PhD Project

Project leader: Evidence Enoguanbhor

Moving beyond natural resources as a source of conflict

PhD Project

Project leader: Anaïs Dalbai (neé Dresse)

Deforestation frontiers

PhD Project

Project leader: Ana Buchadas

EdiCitNet – Integrating edible city solutions

THESys Project

Project leader: Ina Säumel

Food4Future

PhD Project

Project leader: Anna Heitger

Marine ecological-economic systems in the Western Baltic Sea and beyond: Shifting the baseline to a regime of sustainability

Network Project

Project leader: Robert Arlinghaus

Science-based Management and Sustainable Development of Pike Populations of Coastal Lagoons at Ruegen Considering Socio-economic, Fisheries, Ecological and Touristic factors

Network Project

Project leader: Robert Arlinghaus

Enhancement of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Small Artificial Gravel Pit Lakes through Good Managerial Practice in Recreational Fisheries

Network Project

Project leader: Robert Arlinghaus

ginkoo – Management of integrative innovation processes

Past Project

Project leader: Bettina König

Post soviet food security

PhD Project

Project leader: Olga Statnaia

Organic farmers’ advisory networks

PhD Project

Project leader: E. Grace Leonnig

Water Security for Whom

THESys Project

Project leader: Tobias Krüger

Integrating the social dimension into hydrogeological research and work

THESys Project

Project leader: Theresa Frommen

Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change regarding abiotic factors of vulnerability in glaciated high mountain regions of Central Asia

Network Project

Project leader: Christoph Schneider

Glacial lake outburst floods in the Halji region, Nepal

Network Project

Project leader: Christoph Schneider

Distribution of social-ecological benefits of sand dams in Kenya

PhD Project

Project leader: Pius Borona

Uncertainty in water quality monitoring and modelling

PhD Project

Project leader: Hoseung Jung

Uncertainties and hydro-social transformations in the salt flats of northern Chile

PhD Project

Water Security in Rural South Africa

PhD Project

Project leader: Karen Lebek

EmBARK

THESys Project

Project leader: Carl-Friedrich Schleußner

Climate response and the interaction of hydro-, atmo- and cryosphere in Southern Patagonia

Network Project

Project leader: Christoph Schneider

Ocean-based Negative Emission Technologies

Network Project

Project leader: Stefan Schäfer

The climate consistency of fincance flows

PhD Project

Project leader: Luis Zamarioli

Constraints to climate change adaptation

PhD Project

Project leader: Emily Theokritoff

Situating complexity

PhD Project

Project leader: Anja Klein

Climate change adaptation in China’s agriculture

PhD Project

Project leader: Jelena Grosse-Bley

Remembering future disasters

PhD Project

Project leader: Tomás Usón

Biomass pyrolysis

PhD Project

Project leader: Constanze Werner

Scenarios for sectoral adaptive capacity to climate change

PhD Project

Project leader: Nicole van Maanen

Towards the implementation of natural climate solutions

PhD Project

Project leader: Ingrid Schulte

Bioenergy water demand

PhD Project

Project leader: Fabian Stenzel

DiviCiti

THESys Project

Project leader: Timothy Moss

HealthyLiving – Strategy and planning tool for a healthy green residential environment in the city of the future

THESys Project

Project leader: Ina Säumel

Experimental Fields

Network Project

Project leader: Sandra Jasper

Invisible Berlin

Past Project

Project leader: Timothy Moss

Understanding the Role of Material Stock Patterns for the Transformation to a Sustainable Society (MAT_STOCKS)

Network Project

Project leader: Patrick Hostert

Global flows and local ventures in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

PhD Project

Project leader: Anna Frohn Pedersen

Inclusive bioeconomy development

PhD Project

Project leader: Hyunjin Park

Extractive socionatures and resistance.

PhD Project

Project leader: Beril Ocaklı

Living in cold houses, ¿fitting or retrofitting?

PhD Project

Project leader: Paz Araya

KNOWING – The knowledge politics of smart urbanism

Past Project

Project leader: Timothy Moss

UrbanRain – Urban Rainwater Harvesting from Niche to Mainstream

Past Project

Project leader: Timothy Moss

Making things happen

PhD Project

Project leader: Krystin Unverzagt

MAT_STOCKS

PhD Project

Project leader: Franz Schug

Mining ecology

PhD Project

Project leader: Sascha Cornejo Puschner