CRG Climate Change and Security

The CliSAP Research Group Climate Change and Security (CRG CLISEC) conducts multi-disciplinary research on the potential security risks and conflicts of climate change and climate engineering and on possible strategies for international cooperation, conflict management and sustainable peace. The analysis is based on an integrated framework of the linkages between climate change, natural resources, human security and societal stability, including water, food, energy and migration.

Objectives

Current research focuses on empirical data, field research and modeling tools at global and local scales, using spatial mapping, agent-based modeling and social network analysis to study human responses and interactions in rural areas, urban systems and river deltas with a specific emphasis on climate hot spots in Northern Africa and Sahel, Southern Asia and the Himalaya region.
In particular, our research deals with:

The CLISEC group website offers further information on activities, publications, and collaborations.

Latest Research Group Publications

  • Lawrence, M. G., Schäfer, S., Muri, H., Scott, V., Oschlies, A., Vaughan, N. E., Boucher, O., Schmidt, H., Haywood, J., & Scheffran, J. (2018). Evaluating climate geoengineering proposals in the context of the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Nature Communications, 9: 3734. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05938-3.
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  • Chi, X., Javidpour, J., Sommer, U., & Müller-Navarra, D. C. (2018). Tracking Fatty Acids From Phytoplankton to Jellyfish Polyps Under Different Stress Regimes: A Three Trophic Levels Experiment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 118. doi:10.3389/fevo.2018.00118.
  • Heider, K., Rodriguez Lopez, J. M., García Avilés, J. M., & Balbo, A. L. (2018). Land fragmentation index for drip-irrigated field systems in the Mediterranean: A case study from Ricote (Murcia, SE Spain). Agricultural Systems, 166, 48-56. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2018.07.006.
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  • Shaaban, M., Scheffran, J., Böhner, J., & Elsobki, M. S. (2018). Sustainability assessment of electricity generation technologies in Egypt using multi-criteria decision analysis. Energies, 11: 1117. doi:10.3390/en11051117.
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  • Yang, L., Scheffran, J., Hoffmann, P., Rühe, S., Fischereit, J., & Gasser, I. (2018). An Agent-Based Modeling Framework for Simulating Human Exposure to Environmental Stresses in Urban Areas. Urban Science, 2(36), 1-21. doi:10.3390/urbansci2020036.
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