Gerdis Wischnath left PRIO in 2014. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
Security implications of climate change
Food insecurity and dynamics of conflict
Geography of violence
Spatial data projects and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Diploma in Geography, Sociology and Political Science, University of Bonn, Germany, 2011
Journal Article in Political Geography
Journal Article in Global Environmental Change
Journal Article in Climatic Change
Journal Article in International Interactions
A new three-year research project on urban security in India was initiated on 1 March, funded by the Research Council of Norway’s INDNOR program. It involves PRIO researchers Halvard Buhaug (project leader), Kristian Hoelscher, Jason Miklian, and Gerdis Wischnath, as well as researchers from the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation. URBIN will study the interaction between three related social challenges in India: (1) managing an inclusive and peaceful transition from rural to urban society; (2) ensuring sustained social and economic inclusion; and (3) tackling environmental change. The project is explicitly multi-disciplinary and will combine quantitative analysis with qualitative fieldwork-based research. URBIN is a collaborative project between PRIO and Observer Research Foundation, lasting from March 2013 through December 2015.