Birgit Müller is a social-ecological modeller with a main focus on food security, land use and adaptation to climate risk (e.g. by insurance). She leads the Junior Research Group POLISES on 'Global food security policies and their social-ecological side effects in regions prone to global change' with case studies on pastoral land use in Africa. She studied Economic Mathematics at the University of Leipzig (Germany) and holds a PhD in Applied System Science from the University of Osnabrück, Germany. From the methodological side she is very interested in including human behavior in a more appropriate way in dynamic (agent-based) models and in using simulation models to foster inter- and transdisciplinary communication.
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Land management systems, Land use and conflict
SESMO is launching a call for a thematic issue on large-scale behavioural models of land use change. The Thematic Issue is supported by the joint GLP/AIMES Working Group on large scale behavioural models of land use change and the Human Dimensions Focus Research Group of the CSDMS. Contributions can present theoretical or empirical analyses, methodological contributions, or relevant model developments, and will together build towards a robust agenda for future research in this field. The expected deadline for the submission of the contribution is the end of June 2021.
The GLP/AIMES working group on held its first webinar, featuring Peter Verburg and Elke Weber discussing whether the idea of large-scale behavioural modelling is realistic, in November. View a recording of the full webinar and download the presentations.
The GLP working group Telecoupling Towards Sustainable Transformation held its third webinar to discuss the progress and challenges of modelling telecoupled systems by presenting two different modelling attempts of simulating land use changes in Brazil and China through the flow of international soybean trade.