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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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An internship in times of coronavirus

by Meike Will

By David Hötten

From the end of August until the beginning of October I was an intern in the POLISES group. Looking back...

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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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Summer School on “Modelling Food Security” has started

by David

The POLISES research group welcomes 18 PhD students and postdocs to its summer school on the UFZ’s Leipzig campus. In a combination of lectures and...

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POLISES Colloquium “Pastoralism in Transition”

by David

The concluding colloquium for the Junior Research Group POLISES, held in Leipzig from June 27-28, brought together researchers and practitioners interested in pastoral livelihoods in Africa and beyond. The list of 20 participants...

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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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Summer School on Modelling Food Security: Apply Now!

by David

We would like to draw your attention to the international Summer School on Modelling Food Security, which will take place from September 8-14, 2019 at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany...

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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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A summer full of conferences

by Meike Will

This summer, I got the chance to visit three very different conferences around the world. My conference experience began with the...

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