Birgit Müller

Contact

Head of Junior Research Group POLISES

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Department of Ecological Modelling

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

Building 1, room 2.04

Tel.: +49 341 235-1708
Fax: +49 341 235-3500
birgit.mueller@ufz.de    

Birgit Müller

Research Interests

Use of process-based models for an enhanced understanding and governance of social-ecological systems under global change:

  1. Exploring dynamics of social-ecological resource systems with strong focus on grazing systems in drylands
  2. Effects of policy instruments for global food security and for coping with climate risk (such as weather insurances) on social-ecological systems (SES)
  3. Adequate representation of human decisions in agent-based models for natural resource use Journal Club
  4. Potential of SES models as tool of thinking and tool for communication in inter- and transdisciplinary research    

Current Projects

Finished Projects

Publications

Latest Publications:

  • Groeneveld, J., Müller, B., Buchmann, C.M., Dressler, G., Guo, C., Hase, N., Hoffmann, F., John, F., Klassert, C., Lauf, T., Liebelt, V., Nolzen, H., Pannicke, N., Schulze, J., Weise, H., Schwarz, N., (2017):
    Theoretical foundations of human decision-making in agent-based land use models – A review
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 87 , 39 - 48
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  • Schlüter, M., Baeza, A., Dressler, G., Frank, K., Groeneveld, J., Jager, W., Janssen, M.A., McAllister, R.R.J., Müller, B., Orach, K., Schwarz, N., Wijermans, N., (2017):
    A framework for mapping and comparing behavioural theories in models of social-ecological systems
    Ecol. Econ. 131 , 21 - 35
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  • Sun, Z., Lorscheid, I., Millington, J.D., Lauf, S., Magliocca, N.R., Groeneveld, J., Balbi, S., Nolzen, H., Müller, B., Schulze, J., Buchmann, C.M., (2017):
    Simple or complicated agent-based models? A complicated issue
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 86 , 56 - 67
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  • Dressler, G., Müller, B., Frank, K., Kuhlicke, C., (2016):
    Towards thresholds of disaster management performance under demographic change: exploring functional relationships using agent-based modeling
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 16 (10), 2287 - 2301
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  • Martin, R., Linstädter, A., Frank, K., Müller, B., (2016):
    Livelihood security in face of drought – Assessing the vulnerability of pastoral households
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 75 , 414 - 423
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  • Müller, B., Kreuer, D., (2016):
    Ecologists should care about insurance, too
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 31 (1), 1 - 2
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  • Schulze, J., Frank, K., Müller, B., (2016):
    Governmental response to climate risk: Model-based assessment of livestock supplementation in drylands
    Land Use Pol. 54 , 47 - 57
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  • Müller, B., Schulze, J., Kreuer, D., Linstädter, A., Frank, K., (2015):
    How to avoid unsustainable side effects of managing climate risk in drylands - the supplementary feeding controversy
    Agric. Syst. 139 , 153 - 165
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