Katharina Beyerl

Function: 
Project Scientist
Phone: 
+49 331 28822-388
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About

Research Interests

  • Sustainability and Future Studies
  • Perception of climate change and corresponding environmental changes, as well as processes affecting mitigation and adaptation behaviour
  • Attitudes towards climate engineering, perception of risks and uncertainties
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Small island states and coastal regions

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2012 – current: Project scientist at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2009 – 2012 PhD-Scholarship of the German Research Foundation Graduate Research School “Perspectives on Urban Ecology”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, Working Group Metropolitan- and Innovation Research
  • 2008 – 2009 Research Assistant at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • 2000 – 2008 Studying Psychology and Human Geography in Leipzig and Jena

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Beyerl, K. (2010): "Der Klimawandel in der psychologischen Forschung". In: Voss, M. (Ed.) Der Klimawandel. Sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven, 247-265. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden.
  • Beyerl, K., Weber, E., Landmann, H., Mieg, H.A., Endlicher, W. (2010): "Perception of Climate Change in a Pacific Island City." Poster, International Congress Cracks in the Concrete Jungle: New Perspectives on Urban Ecology, Berlin.
  • Beyerl, K. Mieg, H.A., Endlicher, W. (2009): “Psychological Assessment of Strategies and Technologies for Adaptation to Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change: from Small Island States to Coastal Megacities.” Poster, Workshop Urban Ecology, Universidad National de México UNAM and German Research Foundation Graduate Research School on Urban Ecology GRK 780/III, Mexico City.
  • Beyerl, K., Mieg, H.A., Frindte, W. (2009): “The Psychological Perspective on Social and Ecological Challenges in Megacities: A Systematic Review.” Poster, Conference: Megacities: Risk, Vulnerability and Sustainable Development, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig.

Selected Lectures and Speeches

  • Beyerl, K. (2014): „Klimawandel – Adaptation und die Einbeziehung von Betroffenen.“ Invited Presentation. Psychologie in der Naturschutzkommunikation - Naturschutz, Umweltkrise und die Rolle des Individuums. Bundesamt für Naturschutz und Internationale Naturschutzakademie, Insel Vilm.
  • Beyerl, K. (2014): „Tales from the South Pacific – Studying the perception of climate related environmental changes and adaptation strategies in Pacific Small Island States. A psychologist’s experience.” Invited Presentation at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen.
  • Beyerl, K. (2013): “Ethical, Philosophical and Cultural Questions about Climate Engineering.” Presentation at the Open Discussion Workshop about Climate Engineering: Perspectives from Pacific Small Island States. Suva, Fiji.
  • Beyerl, K. (2012): „Perception of climate related environmental changes and adaptation strategies: The role of socio-demographic and selected psychological factors. A survey in 12 Pacific Small Island States.“ Presentation, PhD Seminar of the Research Area Climate Change and Development, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam.
  • Beyerl, K. (2011): "Wahrnehmung von klimawandelbedingten Naturveränderungen und Anpassung an die Folgen. Ergebnisse empirischer Untersuchungen in kleinen pazifischen Inselstaaten." Presentation, 13th Conference of the Section Social Psychology of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Hamburg.
  • Beyerl, K. (2011): "Die Perzeption des Klimawandels auf Inseln der Südsee". Guest lecture in the lecture series "Peripherien in der Geographie und auf der Erde", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
  • Beyerl, K. (2009): “Psychologie und Klimawandel.” Guest lecture in the lecture series on Social Ecology and Environmental Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden.

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 3 Months Travel Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
  • 2009 – 2012 PhD-Scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Graduate Research School “Perspectives on Urban Ecology”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, Working Group Metropolitan- and Innovation Research