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Finn Müller-Hansen

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Research Domain I
Earth System Analysis

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Telegraphenberg Building A62, Office 0.10
14412 Potsdam, 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 work on applications of machine learning and bibliometric analysis on the scientific literature and discourse about energy transitions. In my PhD at PIK, I worked on modeling of human-nature interactions focusing 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
  • Deforestation and land-use change in the Amazon basin

Peer-Reviewed Articles

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).