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Marlene Palka is a Research Assistant working with the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program at IIASA. She is currently working on the FARM project, and is mainly responsible for conducting interviews on drought management at farm level.
Ms. Palka holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, with a focus on plant production and organic farming from the University of Applied Sciences BOKU (Vienna) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Protection and Agricultural food Production from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart).
Throughout her studies, she gained valuable hands-on experience working on different farms across Austria. Her main interest is the role of agriculture in the context of climate change as one of the main drivers and victims at the same time. Her ambition is to work on the improvement of production methods in order to sustainably provide for today’s population, without exhausting natural resources that future generations will need.
Last update: 12-SEP-2018
Hanger-Kopp S & Palka M (2019). An expert workshop on integrated drought risk management (DRM): Identifying synergies and trade-offs for the Austrian agricultural sector. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-005
Palka M & Hanger S (2019). Agricultural drought risk management in Germany: Insurance solutions and other public support measures. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Palka M & Hanger-Kopp S (2019). Agricultural crop insurance in Switzerland, focusing on drought. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Hanger-Kopp S & Palka M (2018). Agricultural drought risk management in Austria: A farm level study. In: 19. Österreichischer Klimatag, 23 –25 April 2018, Salzburg, Austria.
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