Lisa Murken

Doctoral Researcher
Murken

Lisa is a doctoral researcher in the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector and socio-economic impacts of climate change.

In her doctoral research, she analyses the effects of different land tenure modalities on farmers' resilience to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on econometric methods applied to household panel data and methods for qualitative data analysis. Her PhD is funded by the German National Academic Foundation.

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2586
Lisa.Murken[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

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Lisa studied International Relations at the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (BA) and holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining PIK she worked as a consultant for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

  • Land tenure and local commons
  • Resilience of socio-ecological systems to climate change
  • Agricultural economics and development economics
  • Evaluation of adaptation strategies

Work in progress:

Murken, L.
, Mager, G., Laudien, R., Kraehnert, K. & Gornott, C. The impact of weather risk on tenure security – Evidence from smallholder farmers in Tanzania (under review)

Murken, L.,
Kraehnert, K. & Gornott, C. Is this land for sale? The effects of drought on land ownership in Uganda (under review)

Murken, L.,
van den Broek, K., Adriko, J., Kraehnert K. & Gornott, C. The role of tenure security in farmers’ decision-making on improved seeds use: Insights from mental models (submitted)

Peer-reviewed publications:

Murken, L.
& Gornott, C  (2022). The importance of different land tenure systems for farmers' response to climate change: a systematic review. Climate Risk Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2022.100419

von Loeben, S., Murken, L., Lombardi, N. & Baas, S. (2021): Evaluating Costs and Benefits of Farm-Level Disaster and Climate Risk Management Good Practices. - In:Leal Filho, W., Luetz, J., Ayal, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Management, Cham : Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22759-3299-1

Siderius, C., Conway, D., Yassine, M., Murken, L., Lostis, P., & Dalin, C. (2020). Multi-scale analysis of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Arabian Gulf region. Environmental Research Letters 15, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab8a86

Policy reports and working papers:

Murken, L.
, Cartsburg, M., Chemura, A., Didovets, I., Gleixner, S., Koch, H., Lehmann, J., Liersch, S., Luttringhaus, S., Rivas-Lopez, M., Roehrig, F., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Yalew, A. & Gornott, C., (2020). Climate risk analysis for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in Ethiopia's agricultural sector. A report prepared by PIK for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 150 pp. https://doi.org/10.2312/pik.2020.003

Siderius, C., Conway, D., Yassine, M., Murken, L. & Lostis, P., 2019. Characterising the water-energy-food nexus in Kuwait and the Gulf region. LSE Middle East Centre Paper Series (28). Middle East Centre, LSE, London, UK. https://eprints.lse.ac.uk/102852/

Murken, L., Aschenbrenner, P., Chemura, A., Hattermann, F., Koch, H., Lehmann, J., Liersch, S., Roehrig, F., Schauberger, B., Yalew, A. & Gornott, C., 2019. Climate risk analysis for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in Ghana's agricultural sector. A report prepared by PIK for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 81 pp. https://doi.org/10.2312/pik.2020.001

FAO, 2019. Disaster risk reduction at farm level: Multiple benefits, no regrets. Rome.160 pp. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO, (Lombardi, N., Murken, L., von Loeben, S. & Baas, S.)

AGRICA: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/research/projects/imported/745

  • Agrica_21: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/en/output/projects/all/892
  • Agrica_Madagascar: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/en/output/projects/all/898

ClimSec Sahel: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/research/projects/imported/628

  • ClimSec Sahel 2.0: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/en/output/projects/all/848

  • PhD Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, 08/2020 - today
  • Carlo-Schmid Fellowship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 09/2017 - 03/2018
  • MSc Environment and Development Best Overall Performance Prize (awarded by the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Geography & Environment), 11/2017
  • Study scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, 07/2013 - 08/2017