Our group


Claudia

Teutschbein

Assistant Professor

I am a hydrologist with an educational background in physical geography, water management, and engineering. My research interests are broad and interdisciplinary in nature. My primary goal is to contribute to a better understanding of hydrological processes in a changing climate, their links to external meteorological, topographic and anthropogenic drivers, their implications for water quantity and quality at different spatio-temporal scales, and their socio-economic consequences.

malgorzata

Blicharska

Associate Professor

I work with environmental policy implementation, individual and organisational learning related to implementation of new policies and concepts, spatial planning for biodiversity conservation, environmental conflicts, public participation in environmental decision-making and ecosystem services. My research covers issues ranging from forest conservation and policy, through Nature Based Solutions in urban areas, to governance aspects of fish conservation and habitat restoration. I also work with socio-economic assessment of ecosystem services.

  

Thomas

Grabs

Associate Professor

My research focuses on spatial and temporal scaling of hydrodynamical and biogeochemical processes – with emphasis on the interface between land and water bodies. My principal research objective is to create a better understanding of the linkage between surface water quality and the interplay of shallow groundwater flow pathways and chemical buffering within the near-stream riparian zone. To achieve my research objectives, I combine field measurements with GIS-based landscape analysis and hydrological modeling.

 

Faranak

Tootoonchi

PhD student

As a woman from a country with significant water scarcity, I’m concerned about hydro-climatological properties in changing environments. I have a keen interest in statistical and mathematical formulation of natural processes. My research focuses on bias correction of climate models and hydrological modeling for climate impact assessment.

 

Elin

Stenfors

PhD student

I am an environmental engineer with a background in soil and water dynamics and natural resource management. My research focuses on the interaction between man and nature in the context of drought, looking at the socio-hydrological dynamics of the phenomenon. My research interests are interdisciplinary, fascinated by linking societal processes to natural and vice versa.

Lotte

Van den Heuvel

PhD Student

I focus on management and governance of recreational fisheries and fishing tourism. Through several case studies in Sweden I assess anglers’ attitudes, preferences and behavioral intentions in relation to their recreational fishing activities.

Andrijana

Todorovic

Guest Researcher

I am a civil engineer specialized in hydrology and water resources engineering. My research is focused on hydrologic modelling under changing and extreme hydroclimatic conditions. The key objectives of my research are to improve our understanding and, hence, our capacity to foresee catchment behavior under such conditions, and to use that knowledge to improve water resource management, particularly to reduce water-related hazards. To this end, I apply various rainfall-runoff models, statistical methods and GIS tools.

 

Simon

Ryfisch

PhD student

I am a social scientist, specialized on conflict management and transformation in relation to water. In my research, I explore on various governance levels how society can advance sustainable solutions in the water sector for climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity conservation – all while catering to the needs of a broad range of stakeholders. To do so, I employ inter alia methods for policy analysis and stakeholder engagement.

Associates


Richard

Smithers

Senior Research Associate

I am a technical director, leading on climate adaptation for Ricardo Energy & Environment. My experience spans: evidence and policy development; policy, program and technical monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment; systematic rapid evidence assessment; natural resource management; and stakeholder involvement. My research interests relate to climate adaptation, the climate adaptation-mitigation nexus, biodiversity and sustainable development, ecosystem services, and the global North-South divide’s influence on research, policy and practice.