Dr. Michael Hagenlocher is a Research Associate in the Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) and the Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services (EVES) sections of UNU-EHS. He holds a PhD in Applied Geoinformatics from the University of Salzburg’s Doctoral College ‘GIScience’ in Austria which was conducted in close collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA.
Dr. Hagenlocher has a broad interest in climate change (adaptation), disaster risk reduction and public health. Much of his work focuses on developing concepts and methods for the spatial assessment of risk, social vulnerability and resilience in the context of climate change, natural hazards and vector-borne diseases at different scales.
Dr. Hagenlocher has previously worked as a senior scientist at the University of Salzburg’s Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS in Austria, expert for UN-SPIDER, visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, lecturer at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, and has acted as an invited speaker at different events in Africa, Asia and the United States.
Dr. Hagenlocher is author/co-author of 35+ scientific publications, including 12 ISI-indexed journal articles. For more information please refer to his ResearchGate profile.