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Finn Müller-Hansen




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Dr. Finn Müller-Hansen

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

Torgauer Str. 12-15

10829 Berlin, Germany

I am a researcher at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and guest scientist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). At MCC, I apply computational linguistic methods and bibliometric analysis on the scientific literature and discourse about energy transitions.

During my PhD at PIK, I developed modeling approaches to describe human-nature interactions focusing mostly on land-use change in the Brazilian Amazon as part of the International Research Training Group (IRTG 1740) "Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks", the Ecosystem Stability and Transitions (Ecostab) group, and the Copan project.

Research Interests

  • Machine learning and bibliometry applied to sustainability literature and science-policy discourse
  • Social-ecological modeling, complex networks, and nonlinear dynamics
  • Ecological and environmental economics theory

Peer-Reviewed Articles

F. Müller-Hansen, J. Heitzig, J. F. Donges, M.F. Cardoso, E. L. Dalla-Nora, P. Andrade, J. Kurths, K. Thonicke:
Can Intensification of Cattle Ranching Reduce Deforestation in the Amazon?
Insights From an Agent-based Social-Ecological Model

Ecological Economics 159, pp. 198–211, doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.025, 2019.

C. Ciemer, N. Boers, M. Hirota, J. Kurths, F. Müller-Hansen, R. S. Oliveira, R. Winkelmann:
Higher resilience to climatic disturbances in tropical vegetation exposed to more variable rainfall
Nature Geoscience 12, pp. 174–179, doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0312-z, 2019.

F. Müller-Hansen, M. Schlüter, M. Mäs, J. F. Donges, J. J. Kolb, K. Thonicke, and J. Heitzig:
Towards representing human behavior and decision making in Earth system models – an overview of techniques and approaches
Earth System Dynamics 8, pp. 977-1007, doi:10.5194/esd-8-977-2017, 2017.

J. F. Donges, W. Lucht, F. Müller-Hansen, and W. Steffen:
The technosphere in Earth System analysis: A coevolutionary perspective
The Anthropocene Review 4(1), pp. 23-33, doi:10.1177/2053019616676608, 2017.

F. Müller-Hansen, M. F. Cardoso, E. L. Dalla-Nora, J. F. Donges, J. Heitzig, J. Kurths, and K. Thonicke:
A matrix clustering method to explore patterns of land-cover transitions in satellite-derived maps of the Brazilian Amazon
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 24, pp. 113-123, doi:10.5194/npg-24-113-2017, 2017.

H. Fauser, F. Kersting, F. Müller-Hansen, and A. Sacharow:
Missing bridges: a pluralist analysis of the debate on Capital in the Twenty-First Century
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 7(3), pp. 300 - 322, doi:10.1504/IJPEE.2016.079693, 2016.

F. Müller-Hansen, F. Droste, and B. Lindner:
Statistics of a neuron model driven by asymmetric colored noise
Physical Review E 91, 022718, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.91.022718, 2015.

Other Publications

F. Müller-Hansen:
Ökologische Krise und grüne Ökonomie – eine Einführung
Beitrag für, 2016.

F. Müller-Hansen:
Economic Framing: Environmental Governance and Teaching Pluralist Economics
Contribution to the Anthropocene Curriculum 2016, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2016.

F. Ueckerdt, G. Luderer, F. Müller-Hansen:
Analyse des Klimaschutzpotentials der Nutzung von erneuerbarem Wasserstoff und Methan,
Abschlussbericht des Forschungsvorhabens G 8/01/11 für den Deutschen Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches (DVGW) e.V., 2013 (pdf).

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