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Piotr Magnuszewski

Research Scholar

Equity and Justice Research Group

Population and Just Societies

Research Scholar

Water Security Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources


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


Wright, G., Salk, C., Magnuszewski, P., Stefanska, J., Andersson, K., Benavides, J.P., & Chazdon, R. (2023). Conformity and tradition are more important than environmental values in constraining resource overharvest. PLoS ONE 18 (2) e0272366. 10.1371/journal.pone.0272366.

Ringsmuth, A.K., Otto, I.M., van den Hurk, B., Lahn, G., Reyer, C.P.O., Carter, T.R., Magnuszewski, P., Monasterolo, I., Aerts, J.C.J.H., Benzie, M., Campiglio, E., Fronzek, S., Gaupp, F., Jarzabek, L., Klein, R.J.T., Knaepen, H., Mechler, R. , Mysiak, J., Sillmann, J., Stuparu, D., & West, C. (2022). Lessons from COVID-19 for managing transboundary climate risks and building resilience. Climate Risk Management 35 e100395. 10.1016/j.crm.2022.100395.