The Authors: Science and Games

Gerhard Petschel-Held (1964-2005) was head of the Integrated Systems Analysis Department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany. He had a PhD in physics and worked on the integration of natural and social sciences at PIK. He is the author of more than 50 scientific papers. He served at international advisory boards on ecosystem services and human wellbeing (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment) and on climate change (IPCC).

Klaus Eisenack is a professor for resource economics at Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin. Before, he was professor for economics at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, and worked for several years at PIK. His research interests are adaptation to climate change, the energy transition and new patterns of cooperation to address global environmental change. He is particularly interested in the co-evolution of resources and institutions. He studied mathematics, economics and philosophy and has been developing board- and role-playing games since his early days.