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Piotr Magnuszewski has a background in mathematics (MSc) and physics (PhD). He later gained experience in the area of complexity science, working actively on interdisciplinary topics. He is presently working with both the Water (WAT) Program and in the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program at IIASA.
Dr. Magnuszewski has been working for many years as a systems modeler, researcher, facilitator, and professional trainer. He is particularly involved in linking theory and practice, science and policy, knowledge and action through diverse systems and knowledge management tools. He has been applying and teaching systems approach with diverse groups of scientists, NGOs, businesses and administration in many continents and countries.
Dr. Magnuszewski has been engaged in many international projects on resilience and adaptive management of complex socio-ecological systems. In this context, he developed and applied, in a participatory way, a range of system dynamics qualitative and quantitative models. He designed many simulation, role-playing as well as experimental games addressing the issues of sustainable development, water resources management and disaster risk management. He is an author of many research and educational publications.
Last update: 23-OCT-2017
Bednarik P, Bayer J, Magnuszewski P, & Dieckmann U (2019). A game of common-pool resource management: Effects of communication, risky environment and worldviews. Ecological Economics 156: 287-292. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.10.004.
Palazzo A, van Dijk M, Willaarts B, Magnuszewski P, Mayor Rodriguez B, Burek P, Kahil T, Tang T, et al. (2018). Integrated solutions for water, energy, and land nexus management the Zambezi Basin: stakeholder engagement and modeling. In: 3rd Zambezi Basin Stakeholders’ forum: Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus for Socio-Economic Benefits in the Zambezi River Basin, 8-9 October 2018, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Solinska-Nowak A, Magnuszewski P, Curl M, French A, Keating A, Mochizuki J, Liu W, Mechler R, et al. (2018). An overview of serious games for disaster risk management – Prospects and limitations for informing actions to arrest increasing risk. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 31: 1013-1029. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.09.001.
Mochizuki J, Magnuszewski P, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2018). Games for Aiding Stakeholder Deliberation on Nexus Policy Issues. In: Managing Water, Soil and Waste Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Eds. Hulsmann, S. & Ardakanian, R., pp. 93-124 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-75163-410.1007/978-3-319-75163-4_5.
Mochizuki J, Schinko T, Magnuszewski P, Pajak M, Bednar-Friedl B, & Irshaid J (2018). Addressing energy transition gaps in climate and energy model regions of Austria through policy co-design. In: 19. Österreichischer Klimatag, 23 –25 April 2018, Salzburg, Austria.
Magnuszewski P, Królikowska K, Koch A, Pająk M, Allen C, Chraibi V, Giri A, Haak D, et al. (2018). Exploring the Role of Relational Practices in Water Governance Using a Game-Based Approach. Water 10 (3): p. 346. DOI:10.3390/w10030346.
Mechler R, Calliari E, Bouwer L, Schinko T, Surminski S, Linnerooth-Bayer J, Aerts J, Botzen W, et al. (2018). Science for Loss and Damage. Findings and Propositions. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Eds. Mechler, R., Bouwer, L., Schinko, T., Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J., pp. 3-37 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-72025-810.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_1.
Mechler R, McQuistan C, McCallum I, Liu W ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3646-3456, Keating A, Magnuszewski P, Schinko T, Laurien F, et al. (2018). Supporting Climate Risk Management at Scale. Insights from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Partnership Model Applied in Peru & Nepal. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Eds. Mechler, R., Bouwer, L., Schinko, T., Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J., pp. 393-424 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-72025-810.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_17.
Sendzimir J, Magnuszewski P, & Gunderson L (2018). Adaptive Management of Riverine Socio-ecological Systems. In: Riverine Ecosystem Management. pp. 301-324 Cham: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-73250-3_16.
Walsh A, Brady M, & Magnuszewski P (2018). Ostrom game theory applied to financial services bonuses and policy improvements. The Journal of Financial Perspectives 5 (1): 6-20.
Magnuszewski P (2017). Simulation games as tools for handling cognitive and social complexity in the context of the sustainability transition. In: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, 20-23 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
Satoh Y, Kahil T, Byers E, Burek P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Greve P, Flörke M, et al. (2017). Multi-model and multi-scenario assessments of Asian water futures: the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) initiative. Earth's Future 5 (7): 823-852. DOI:10.1002/2016EF000503.
Bednarik P, Dieckmann U, Linnerooth-Bayer J, Magnuszewski P, Sigmund K, & Thompson M (2017). Behavioral experiments reveal how risk perception and worldviews impact common-good governance. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Magnuszewski P, Mochizuki J, Keating A, French A, Liu W, Mechler R, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Smart gaming for informing policy. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Wiberg D, Satoh Y, Burek P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, Kahil T, Flörke M, Eisner S, et al. (2017). Water Futures and Solutions: Asia 2050 (Final Report). Knowledge and Innovation Support for the Water Financing Program of the Asian Development Bank (RETA 6498). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (Submitted)
Liu W, Magnuszewski P, Yang Y, & Chen N (2017). Navigating Conservation-Development-Disaster Complexities in Social-Ecological Systems Using Role-play Serious Gaming. In: Resilience 2017, 20-23 August 2017, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Sweden.
Keating A, Campbell K, Mechler R, Magnuszewski P, Mochizuki J, Liu W, Szoenyi M, & McQuistan C (2016). Disaster resilience: What it is and how it can engender a meaningful change in development policy. Development Policy Review 35 (1): 65-91. DOI:10.1111/dpr.12201.
Burek P, Langan S, Cosgrove W, Fischer G, Kahil T, Magnuszewski P, Satoh Y, Tramberend S, et al. (2016). The Water Futures and Solutions Initiative of IIASA. In: IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, October 1-3, 2016, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Burek P, Satoh Y, Fischer G, Kahil MT, Scherzer A, Tramberend S, Nava LF, Wada Y, et al. (2016). Water Futures and Solution - Fast Track Initiative (Final Report). IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-16-006
Keating A, Mechler R, Magnuszewski P, Liu W, & Mochizuki J (2015). System Analysis in International Development: From Concept to Application in Flood Prone Communities. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Magnuszewski P, Ostasiewicz K, Chazdon R, Salk C, Pajak M, & Sendzimir J (2015). Resilience and alternative stable states of tropical forest landscapes under shifting cultivation regimes. PLoS ONE 10 (9): e0137497. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0137497.
Cosgrove W, Fischer G, Floerke M, Hizsnyik E, Magnuszewski P, Pahl-Wostl C, Scherzer A, Segrave A, et al. (2015). Towards Innovative Solutions through Integrative Futures Analysis - Preliminary qualitative scenarios. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-15-012
Magnuszewski P, Wiberg D, Cosgrove W, Fischer G, Floerke M, Hizsnyik E, Pahl-Wostl C, Segrave A, et al. (2015). Conceptual framework for scenarios development in the Water futures and Solutions project. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-15-011
Sendzimir J, Slezak G, Ouedraogo R, Magnuszewski P, Oueda A, Nianogo A, Moog O, Pelochek F, et al. (2015). A synthetic overview of the SUSFISH project (Sustainable Management of Water and Fish Resources in Burkina Faso): society meets ecology. Final Report. Vienne, APPEAR, 2015, 80 p.
Stefanska J, Magnuszewski P, Sendzimir J, Romaniuk P, Taillieu T, Dubel A, Flachner Z, & Balogh P (2011). A gaming exercise to explore problem-solving versus relational activities for river floodplain management. Environmental Policy and Governance 21 (6): 454-471. DOI:10.1002/eet.586.
Sendzimir J, Reij CP, & Magnuszewski P (2011). Rebuilding resilience in the Sahel: Regreening in the Maradi and Zinder regions of Niger. Ecology and Society 16 (3) DOI:10.5751/ES-04198-160301.
Dubel A, Magnuszewski P, Sendzimir J, Krolikowska K, & Jamontt-Skotis M (2010). Final draft of all Causal Loop Diagrams. Deliverable 2.8, SCENES (Water Scenarios for Europe and for Neighbouring States), Wageningen University, Netherlands
Magnuszewski P, Sendzimir J, & Dubel A (2010). Conceptual framework for integrated analysis of European water resources. Deliverable 2.9, SCENES (Water Scenarios for Europe and for Neighbouring States), Wageningen University, Netherlands
Krolikowska K, Magnuszewski P, Magnuszewska J, & Sendzimir J (2008). Dynamics of sustainable development - Karkonosze Mountains and Odra River Valley in Poland. In: Learning for a Sustainable Future: Innovative Solutions from the Baltic Sea Region. Eds. Rohweder, L. & Virtanen, A., Uppsala: Baltic University Press. ISBN 978-91-976494-3-8
Ostasiewicz K, Tyc MH, Radosz A, Magnuszewski P, Goliczewski P, Hetman P, & Sendzimir J (2008). Multistability of impact, utility and threshold concepts of binary choice models. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 387 (25): 6337-6352. DOI:10.1016/j.physa.2008.08.006.
Sendzimir J, Magnuszewski P, Flachner Z, Balogh P, Molnar G, Sarvari A, & Nagy Z (2008). Assessing the resilience of a river management regime: Informal learning in a shadow network in the Tisza River Basin. Ecology and Society 13 (1): art.11.
Krolikowska K, Kronenberg J, Maliszewska K, Sendzimir J, Magnuszewski P, Dunajski A, & Slodka A (2007). Role-playing simulation as a communication tool in community dialogue: Karkonosze Mountains case study. Simulation & Gaming 38 (2): 195-210. DOI:10.1177/1046878107300661.
Martin LA, Magnuszewski P, Sendzimir J, Rydzak F, Komorowski H, Lewandowska-Czarnecka A, Wojanowska J, Krolikowska K, et al. (2007). Microworld gaming of a local agricultural production chain in Poland. Simulation & Gaming 38 (2): 211-232. DOI:10.1177/1046878107300663.
Sendzimir J, Magnuszewski P, Balogh P, & Vari A (2007). Anticipatory modeling of biocomplexity in the Tisza River Basin: First steps to establish a participatory adaptive framework. Environmental Modelling & Software 22 (5): 599-609. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2005.12.032.
Sendzimir J, Magnuszewski P, Balogh P, & Vari A (2006). Adaptive management to restore ecological and economic resilience in the Tisza River Basin. In: Reflexive Governance For Sustainable Development. Eds. Voss, J-P., Bauknecht, D. & Kemp, R., Cheltenham Glos: Edward Elgar. ISBN 978
Magnuszewski P, Sendzimir J, & Kronenberg K (2005). Conceptual modeling for adaptive environmental assessment and management in the Barycz Valley, Lower Silesia, Poland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2 (2): 194-203. DOI:10.3390/ijerph2005020001.
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