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.