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Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods - Research Domain 4

The research domain "Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods" develops climate impact research in those areas where concepts and methods are found wanting. It does so guided by stakeholder dialogues and using mathematics as a tool to meet conceptual challenges.

Our RD focusses on the following lines of research:

  • The study of flows of energy and raw materials that support human societies (social metabolism) using complex and adaptive network analysis and micro-simulation modeling
  • The study of structure formation in complex networks as a novel approach to model heterogeneous climate impacts and interacting social systems
  • The development of methods of nonlinear time series analysis and visualization techniques and their application to observations of the system Earth and of socio-economic data


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