The Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Group aims to assess and support the management of systemic anthropogenic and environmental risks. The SYRR research group analyses the increasingly systemic socio-ecological risks associated with global and local change, and with policy, practice and civil society co-generates options for building resilience. 

Studying systemic risk and resilience research in this context includes: 

  • Taking a systems approach for understanding and modelling the interconnected drivers of multiple and compound risks across scales.
  • Utilizing a network perspective for studying complexity in socio-ecological systems. 
  • Analysing failure and limits of conventional risk management and adaptation in complex, dynamic and adaptive systems. 
  • Developing and carrying out empirical and process-based resilience measurement for addressing key risks. 
  • Generating systemic resilience approaches in relevant local to global socio-ecological systems through co-generating effective and applicable policy options that address equitably risks as well as create developmental co-benefits. 

YSSP applications should be related to at least one of these fields.

More specifically, SYRR is looking for YSSP applicants interested in working on the following topics:   

  • Conceptual and empirical understanding of the dynamics of risk drivers in the context of the complex, cascading and compound climate risks, such as dynamics of exposure and vulnerability in multi-hazard scenarios (e.g., compound, and cascading disasters) or in high impact climate-related risk scenarios (e.g. floods, wildfires). We also welcome applications focused on enhancing our understanding of policy decisions as a possible risk driver in the system. 
  • Use of soft and hard system mapping approaches for understanding cascading and indirect impacts of multiple and climate-related hazards, including natural, biological, and societal hazards, and associated dynamics of risk drivers.  
  • Research focused on further development and application of the adaptation pathways concept, especially in the context of transformative adaptation and multi-risk environments. 
  • We also welcome research on integrating disaster and climate risk analysis into decision-making frameworks, policy design, and governance strategies to bolster resilience and informed responses amidst evolving environmental challenges.  
  • Research that explores the integration of stakeholder, citizen, and local knowledge through participatory research approaches for disaster and climate risk management strategies is also welcome.
  • Modeling co-occurrence of hazards as stochastic systems with dependency in spatial and temporal dimension as well as model identification based on real data Knowledge in applied statistical methods for analyzing real data about triggering and cascading effects of multiple hazard events is of advantage. 
  • Policy, market, and development analyses based on stochastic and dynamic socio-economic models are also welcome.   
  • Assessment of limits to climate adaptation and social tipping points using qualitative and quantitative methods. 
  • Research on the costs and finance options of climate adaptation and addressing Loss & Damage.