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Potential side effects of insurance programs: A summary of recent POLISES research outcomes

by Meike Will

During the last years, a main focus of our work within POLISES was on potential side effects of insurance programs. In addition to the review article on maladaptive outcomes of climate insurance...

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How can computer models better help policymakers to solve problems in human-environment systems?

by Meike Will

This is a plain language summary of our paper “How to make socio‐environmental modelling more useful to support policy and management?” which was recently published in People and Nature. This...

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International Workshop on Social-Ecological Effects of Microinsurance under Climate Change

by Meike Will

From February 4-6, the POLISES working group organized an international workshop within the DFG-funded SEEMI project (Social-Ecological Effects of Microinsurance)...

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Learning from my research internship to enhance my PhD

by David

Tim Williams talks about what his experience during a research-based internship with the POLISES team at UFZ taught him about research...

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Leverage Points and Transformational Leadership: impressions from Lüneburg

by Gunnar Dreßler

In early February, I embarked on a trip to the north of Germany where I spent one week in the beautiful town of Lüneburg, attending the Leverage Points conference and the second seminar of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership...

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Postdoc vacancy at POLISES!

by David

We are currently looking for a postdoc to join our Junior Research Group in Leipzig for the next year and a half...

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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...

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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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Research trip to the International Livestock Research Institute

by Gunnar Dreßler

At the end of November, I spent one week at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi and Addis Ababa. About one year after Felix’ research trip to Ethiopia, I had the opportunity to return to ILRI to work on a first project report with our project partner Lance Robinson...

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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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