The Risk & Resilience Program

The Risk & Resilience Program focuses on three thematic research areas:

Risk analysis and modeling

The Risk Analysis and Modeling research theme investigates how to manage the risks arising in socio-ecological systems, including risks from climate extremes and other types of hazards.  More

Risk Management and Adaptation

This thematic research area focuses on developing policy-relevant methodological insight for informing risk management and adaptation strategies; the aim of which is to support the multi-scale integration of agendas on risk management, climate change adaptation and sustainable socio-economic development. More

Governance in Transition

The Governance in Transition research theme analyzes how governance structures shape decisions and subsequent outcomes by building on and contributing to research on decision-making processes, public acceptance, risk perception, cognitive biases, and cultural perspectives, as well as participatory governance design. More

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Last edited: 26 January 2017


Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer

Acting Program Director

Risk and Resilience


Young Scientists Summer Program

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Reinhard Mechler

Deputy Program Director

Risk and Resilience

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Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler

Senior Research Scholar

Risk and Resilience

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