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 under uncertainty
  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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  • Müller, B., Johnson, L., Kreuer, D., (2017):
    Maladaptive outcomes of climate insurance in agriculture
    Glob. Environ. Change 46 , 23 - 33
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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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  • Schulze, J., Müller, B., Groeneveld, J., Grimm, V., (2017):
    Agent-based modelling of social-ecological systems: achievements, challenges, and a way forward
    JASSS 20 (2), art. 8
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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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  • 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., (2016):
    Simple or complicated agent-based models? A complicated issue
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 86 , 56 - 67
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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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