Dr. Gunnar Dreßler
- Dynamics of socio-ecological resource use systems
- Impact of policy instruments and new technologies on local land-use strategies (e.g. pasture use in drylands).
- Emergence of polarization and poverty traps in social-ecological systems.
- Thresholds of disaster management performance under change, loss of manpower, the role of information as critical resource.
Journal Club "Human decisions in agent-based models of land use change"
Defended at University of Osnabrück, Institute of Environmental Systems Research on April 04, 2017.
|04/2018 - 08/2018||Research stay at Stockholm Resilience Center.|
|since 04/2017||POLISES - Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change.|
|02/2012 - 04/2017||PhD student at the Department of Ecological Modeling, Junior Research Group POLISES & EU research project emBRACE|
|10/2006 - 11/2011||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.
|02/2011 - 04/2011||MSc researcher, University of Maryland, Bill Fagan Lab, Development and application of methods to quantify spatial and temporal vegetation dynamics from remote sensing images.|
|2011||Scholarship recipient of the UMD-SI Seed Grant: "How vegetation dynamics drive ungulate movements: Transforming single species studies to global comparisons".|
|08/2010 - 09/2010||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.|
|08/2009 - 10/2009||Internship student, University of Maryland, Bill Fagan Lab, Development of methods to compare resource dynamics in different ecosystems.|