Keynote Presentations from the 2nd AVEC International Summer School, Peyresq, 18-30 September 2005

Speaker: Dagmar Schröter
Research Fellow at the George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA &
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Telegrafenberg C4, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

Title of the talk: Historical cases of vulnerability (pdf: 3MB)


Dagmar Schröter is research fellow at the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University (Worcester, USA), which is dedicated to research on the fundamental question: what is and ought to be our relationship with nature? Until June 2005 she was visiting research fellow in the Science, Environment and Development Group at the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA). She is furthermore affiliated with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Department of Global Change & Natural Systems (Potsdam, Germany). Dagmar was project director of the European Vulnerability Assessment Project ATEAM, a European Union funded large-scale research initiative led by PIK that was recently completed. Prior to this she obtained her PhD in ecosystems' research in 2001 at Gießen University, Department of Animal Ecology, Germany, combining field research and numerical modelling. Her research interests are human-environment interactions, global change vulnerability assessment, ecological food web modelling and the carbon and nitrogen cycle. Her ultimate research goal is to make environmental sciences useful in interdisciplinary dialogues on sustainable management of the human-environment system.

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