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Packaging tomatoes in the Souss area, Morocco

Exploring Hunger Crises and Local Food Sovereignty

by David

In the past summer semester, I had the opportunity to teach a seminar at the University of Leipzig’s geography department. More than 30 students, mostly freshmen and sophomores, prepared presentations and then contributed...

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PhD Position for a Modeler

by David

We are excited to announce a new 3-year PhD position opening up at our department. Birgit's new DFG-funded project looks at the social and ecological effects of microinsurance. You'll find the...

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Seminar on the Impact of Insurance in Stockholm

by Birgit Müller

Insurance has been promoted by policy makers at the global level as an appropriate instrument to cope with increasing climate risk under global change. However, are there unwanted by-effects? In a recent letter...

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Sunny Winter school

by David

Start 2017 in sunny Arizona (USA) with a Winter school on modeling human decision-making in agent-based models of social-ecological systems...

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Winter School 2016 – Ecological Modelling

by David

From 3rd to 13th of March, I (Andi) participated in the 16th Winter School on modelling ecological systems...

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Session on Human Decision Making in ABMs at iEMSs 2016

by Gunnar Dreßler

We are organizing a session on “The Importance of Human Decision Making in Agent-Based Models of Natural Resource Use” (D6) and an associated workshop at this year’s Environmental Modelling & Software conference iEMSs 2016 in Toulouse, France, for which we invite abstracts.

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Land Rush game

Board Games on Land Use and Sustainability

by David

For two and a half months, I (Andi) have now been part of the POLISES group and my time here is drawing to a close. Through my admission to the team, my daily work, and my participation at the retreat this year, I was able to...

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Write Your Thesis Here

by David

Still looking for a topic for your Masters' or Diploma thesis? We may have got something for you...

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Stakeholder workshop in South Ethiopia

by Felix

In the first 10 days of November, I went on a research trip to Ethiopia. There, I had the opportunity to represent POLISES in a stakeholder workshop on pastoralism in southern Ethiopia...

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Can we Improve Policymaking?

by David

One of our goals, in the POLISES project, is to produce policy-relevant research. Achieving this is not a matter of course; in this blog post, I would like to give two examples of how we try to disseminate insights...

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