Postdoctoral research associate




Profile summary

  • Human-environment interactions
  • Adaptation
  • Urban sustainability
  • Resilience Analysis
  • Spatial analysis
  • Co-production
  • Complex systems

Elisabeth Krueger's research interest is in the evolution of human-environment interactions and in contributing to the transition of society towards sustainability.

Elisabeth Krueger is a visiting researcher forming part of the collaboration between Stockholm Resilience Centre and Princeton University. Her work focuses on interactions and dynamics of coupled social-ecological-technical systems and the emergence of resilience.

Her research is driven by the aim to synthesize knowledge about generative mechanisms and emergent patterns in nature, society and technology, as well as understanding trade-offs in achieving human well-being across sectors and scales (individual-collective; short- to long-term; local-global).

She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton Environmental Institute, where she works with Simon Levin at the Center for BioComplexity, Elke Weber at the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment/Department for Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Guy Nordenson at the School of Architecture, and Miguel Centeno at the Woodrow Wilson School.

Krueger received her Master’s degree in hydrology from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg/Br. (Germany). She completed her PhD through the Ecological Sciences and Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate School at Purdue University in May 2019. Elisabeth spent six years as a research manager for national and international interdisciplinary water research projects at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Germany. She has worked with researchers, managers, and urban planners in several countries in Europe, North Africa and Asia.