Dr. Stefan Liehr

Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Social-Ecological Systems Hub

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Stefan Liehr has been a research scientist at ISOE since 2003. Since April 2023, he has been a member of the Executive Board and, together with Katja Brinkmann, heads the Social-Ecological Systems hub. Prior to that, he headed the research unit Water Resources and Land Use since 2009.

At the institute his research interest is aimed at a better understanding of the coupling between societal and natural structures and processes. His focus is the sustainable shaping of these relations in the field of water and land management.

Before joining ISOE, he studied physics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main with a focus on nonlinear dynamics, geophysics and chemistry. He received his doctorate in the field of physics of complex systems at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen and the University of Bremen. In his doctoral thesis he dealt with the modelling of non-stationary, stochastic processes and the recognition of change signals in complex dynamics.

Focus of research

  • Modelling of social-ecological systems
  • Integrated management of water and land resources
  • Water demand analyses and forecasts