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Dr. Gunnar Dreßler

Contact

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Ecological Modelling

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

Building 1.0, Room 203

Tel.: +49 341 235-1707
Fax: +49 341 235-451707
gunnar.dressler@ufz.de    

Gunnar Dresßler

Research Interests

  1. Dynamics of socio-ecological resource use systems
    • Pasture use in dryland grazing systems under change, effects of new technologies and policy instruments, emergence of polarization between pastoralists (e.g. in terms of livestock numbers).
    • Thresholds of disaster management performance under change, loss of manpower, the role of information as critical resource.
  2. Human decision making in agent-based models.
    Journal Club "Human decisions in agent-based models of land use change"
  3. Remote sensing and GIS.

Current Projects

Member of the Junior Research Group POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change.
EU project emBRACE - Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. (until Sep. 2015)
PhD thesis, working title: "Analysing resource use decisions under global change." as part of the projects "emBRACE" and "POLISES".

Curriculum Vitae

since January 2015 Member of the Junior Research Group POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change.
since February 2012 PhD student at the Department of Ecological Modeling, in cooperation with Dr. Christian Kuhlicke, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology.
2006-2011 Diploma in Biomathematics, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald
Thesis: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Global Vegetation Patterns from Remotely Sensed Images
in cooperation with Dr. Thomas Mueller, University of Maryland.
2011 Scholarship recipient of the UMD-SI Seed Grant: "How vegetation dynamics drive ungulate movements: Transforming single species studies to global comparisons".
2010 Student assistant at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Ecological Modelling, Development of an agent-based model to analyze the influence of mobility on the sustainability of a pastoral-nomadic system.
2009 Internship at the University of Maryland, Bill Fagan Lab, Development of methods to compare resource dynamics in different ecosystems.

Publications

2017 (3)

  • Dreßler, G., (2017):
    Analyzing resource use decisions under global change by agent-based modeling
    Dissertation, Universität Osnabrück
    PhD Dissertation 2/2017
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, 126 pp.
    full text (pdf)
  • 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
    full text (url)
  • 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
    full text (url)

2016 (1)

  • 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
    full text (url)

2014 (2)

  • Mueller, T., Dressler, G., Tucker, C.J., Pinzon, J.E., Leimgruber, P., Dubayah, R.O., Hurtt, G.C., Böhning-Gaese, K., Fagan, W.F., (2014):
    Human land-use practices lead to global long-term increases in photosynthetic capacity
    Remote Sens. 6 (6), 5717 - 5731
    full text (url)
  • Müller, B., Balbi, S., Buchmann, C.M., de Sousa, L., Dressler, G., Groeneveld, J., Klassert, C.J., Le, Q.B., Millington, J.D.A., Nolzen, H., Parker, D.C., Polhill, J.G., Schlüter, M., Schulze, J., Schwarz, N., Sun, Z., Taillandier, P., Weise, H., (2014):
    Standardised and transparent model descriptions for agent-based models: current status and prospects
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 55 , 156 - 163
    full text (url)

2013 (1)

  • Müller, B., Bohn, F., Dreßler, G., Groeneveld, J., Klassert, C., Martin, R., Schlüter, M., Schulze, J., Weise, H., Schwarz, N., (2013):
    Describing human decisions in agent-based models - ODD+D, an extension of the ODD protocol
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 48 , 37 - 48
    full text (url)

2012 (2)

  • Dressler, G., Müller, B., Frank, K., (2012):
    Mobility – a panacea for pastoralism? An ecological-economic modelling approach
    In: Seppelt, R., Voinov, A.A., Lange, S., Bankamp, D., (eds.)
    Managing resources of a limited planet: pathways and visions under uncertainty. Proceedings of the sixth biannial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Leipzig, Germany, July 1-5, 2012
    p. 2083 - 2090
    full text (url)
  • Groeneveld, J., Müller, B., Angermüller, F., Drees, R., Dreßler, G., Klassert, C., Schulze, J., Weise, H., Schwarz, N., (2012):
    Good modelling practice: expanding the ODD model description protocol for socioenvironmental agent based models
    In: Seppelt, R., Voinov, A.A., Lange, S., Bankamp, D., (eds.)
    Managing resources of a limited planet: pathways and visions under uncertainty. Proceedings of the sixth biannial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Leipzig, Germany, July 1-5, 2012
    p. 2480 - 2484
    full text (url)