Guest Research Scholar
Equity and Justice Research Group
Population and Just Societies
BiographyWei Liu joined the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program at IIASA in 2012, and is currently leader of the Governance in Transition research area. Trained in ecology and social sciences, he collaborates with academia, NGOs and government and combines hard and soft systems modeling with stakeholder participatory processes and citizen science approaches on research related to resilience and sustainability transitions of complex socio-techno-ecological systems. His current research projects, mostly funded by international programs such as H2020, include community resilience in the Himalayas, nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation in Europe, social-ecological impacts of infrastructure development in Southern Africa, and anticipatory governance of emerging technologies such as synthetic biology, etc..
Dr. Liu also devotes a substantial amount of his time to capacity building activities, developing and facilitating serious games to enhance systems thinking/analysis capacity for a varied audience (from young researchers to practitioners). Additionally, he provides consultancy services and policy advice to a range of governmental agencies and international non-governmental organizations, often on the topics of biodiversity conservation, climate and/or disaster risk and resilience, and poverty reduction.
Last update: 31 JUL 2018
Xiao, L., Zhao, X., Mei, S., Mishra, C., Alexander, J.S., Weckworth, B., Liu, W. , Li, L., Wang, H., Zhu, Z., & Lu, Z. (2022). When money meets tradition: How new cash incomes could be risky for a vulnerable ecosystem. Biological Conservation 272 e109575. 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109575.
Oliveira, B.M., Boumans, R., Fath, B. , Othoniel, B., Liu, W. , & Harari, J. (2022). Prototype of social-ecological system’s resilience analysis using a dynamic index. Ecological Indicators 141 e109113. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.109113.