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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

PostDoc in the Junior Research Group POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change.
NamTip - Understanding and Managing Desertification Tipping Points in Dryland Social-Ecological Systems – A Namibian Perspective.

Past Projects

PhD Thesis "Analyzing resource use decisions under global change by agent-based modeling." as part of the projects "emBRACE" and "POLISES".
Defended at University of Osnabrück, Institute of Environmental Systems Research on April 04, 2017.
EU project emBRACE - Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. (until Sep. 2015)

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.
2012-2017 PhD student at the Department of Ecological Modeling
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)