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Collective Infrastructure Governance in Bangladesh

by David

By Kimberly Rogers

Just as dryland pastoralists are coping with climate risk arising from drought cycles, farmers in coastal regions are facing hazards such as flooding and erosion that accompany sea level rise. Static dikes or sea walls...

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Modelling Poverty Traps

by David

By Filipp Grcondciel

Choosing a specific research direction is not an easy choice. Especially in small universities, such as the Halle-Wittenberg university, only few advanced lectures are...

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Final Conference for Junior Research Groups

by David

The POLISES project is part of a specific funding format of the German Ministry of Education and Research: the Junior Research Groups “Global Change” 4+1...

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Debating Development Policy

by David

The students of the Centre for Rural Development in Berlin organize a popular discussion series once a year. It tackles urgent controversies in development policy...

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International Workshop on Food Security Modelling

by David

From March 10-12, the UFZ was host to an international workshop on “Modelling approaches to enhance food security: Synergies from bridging the gap between the micro and the macro scale”, organised by Birgit Müller and our POLISES group...

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Our First Briefing Paper at COP23

by David

In order to disseminate our findings among policy makers and development practitioners, we condensed our insurance review into a four-page policy briefing. This document...

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What Do We Know About Climate Insurance?

by David

Insurance programs can be an important policy instrument to address food security issues. As such, they have been on the POLISES research agenda from the get-go...

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Resilience and LUCIDity

by David

One of our cooperation partners, Lance Robinson from the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, has joined the POLISES team as a guest scholar. After attending the Resilience Conference in Stockholm...

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Social-ecological modelling at the American West Coast

by Birgit Müller

In the second half of April I had the chance to attend three interesting events in California and Oregon.  First I took part in the Agent-based Modelling Symposium ABM 2017...

Workshops, Research & Debate, Travel

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Presenting models in scientific posters

by Felix

Communicating models and their results can be difficult, especially to people who do not model themselves. That is, at least, what different modelers write in their publications (Grimm et al. 2006, Lorscheid et al. 2012). Complicated model designs, numerous parameters, advanced statistical methods, and non-linear relationships can indeed be very hard to explain...

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