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Universität Osnabrück
Institut für Umweltsystemforschung
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49076 Osnabrück

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Dr. Geeske Scholz

Akademische Rätin, Ressourcenmanagement


Aktuelle Arbeiten





Soziales Lernen & Wissensintegration, Engagement und Handeln

Diversität und sozialer Zusammenhalt

Soziale Identität and Narrative

Agentenbasierte Modellierung

  • Methodik
  • Sozialpsychologische Theorien
  • Entscheidungsmodelle und sozialer Einfluss

Aktuelle Arbeiten und Working Papers

Aktuelle Arbeiten

  • SIA: a basic model of Social Identity approaches (mit Geo Kocheril und Nanda Wijermans)
  • Agent-based gaming to teach complexity. Energy Transition Game mit Wander Jager und Kollegen vom IUSF
  • Connecting narratives and agent-based models (cooperation with KLASICA Alliance)

Working Papers

  • Revisiting social learning: a review of progress made in defining and measuring the concept (mit Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf, Johannes Halbe, Hannes Thomsen, Claudia Pahl-Wostl)
  • Social learning in an agent-based model:
    Using cognitive biases to simulate learning and consensus finding in group discussions (mit Art Dewulf und Claudia Pahl-Wostl)


Squazzoni, F., Polhill, J. G.,Edmonds, B., Ahrweiler, P., Antosz, P., Scholz, G., Chappin, É., Borit, M., Verhagen, H., Giardini F. and Gilbert, N. (2020). Computational Models That Matter During a Global Pandemic Outbreak: A Call to Action. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS) 23 (2), 10. doi: 10.18564/jasss.4298

van Mierlo, B., Halbe, J., Beers, P. J., Scholz, G., & Vinke-de Kruijf, J. (2020). Learning about learning in sustainability transitions. Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions

Scholz, G. & Methner. N. A social learning and transition perspective on a climate change project in South Africa. (2019). Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions

Chabay, I., Koch, L., Martinez, G., & Scholz, G. (2019). Influence of Narratives of Vision and Identity on Collective Behavior Change. Sustainability, 11(20), 5680. doi: 10.3390/su11205680

Büssing, A. G., Jannink, N., Scholz, G., & Halbe, J. (2019). An adapted concept mapping technique to help conservation implementation–Exemplified for wolves returning to Lower Saxony in Germany. Global Ecology and Conservation, e00784.

Lumosi, C. K., Pahl-Wostl, C., & Scholz, G. (2019). Can ‘learning spaces’ shape transboundary management processes? Evaluating emergent social learning processes in the Zambezi basin. Environmental Science & Policy, 97, 67-77.

Jager, W., Scholz, G., Mellema, R., & Kurahashi, S. (2018). The Energy Transition Game: Experiences and Ways Forward. In Innovative Approaches in Agent-Based Modelling and Business Intelligence (pp. 237-252). Springer, Singapore.

Eberlen, J., Scholz, G. & Gagliolo, M., (2017). Simulate this! An Introduction to Agent-Based Models and their Power to Improve your Research Practice. International Review of Social Psychology. 30(1), pp.149–160. DOI:

Scholz, G. 2016. How participatory methods facilitate social learning in natural resource management. An exploration of group interaction using interdisciplinary syntheses and agent-based modeling. Osnabrück, Germany. [online] URL:

Scholz, G., Austermann, M., Kaldrack, K., & Pahl‐Wostl, C. (2015). Evaluating group model building exercises: a method for comparing externalized mental models and group models. System Dynamics Review, 31(1-2), 28-45.

Scholz, G., Dewulf, A. and Pahl-Wostl, C. 2014. An Analytical Framework of Social Learning Facilitated by Participatory Methods. Systemic Practice and Action Research 27 (6), 575-591. doi: 10.1007/s11213-013-9310-z

Scholz, G., Pahl-Wostl, C., and Dewulf, A. 2014. An agent-based model of consensus building. Proceedings of the Social Simulation Conference 2014, Barcelona, online:

Scholz, G. and Pahl-Wostl, C. 2012. CollAct- an agent-based model of actors discussing a group model. Proceedings ESSA 2012, Salzburg, Österreich


DAFNE (Use of a Decision-Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food NExus in complex and trans-boundary water resources systems of fast growing developing countries).



Caroline Lumosi


  • Modellbildung in verschiedenen Wissenschaftsbereichen (Seminar, SoSe 2014, SoSe 2015, SoSe 2016, SoSe 2019)
  • Vorlesung Regelbasierte Modelle (WS 2018/19, WS 2017/18, WS 2016/17, WS 2015/16, WS 2014/15, WS 2013/14)
  • Modellierung als intergative Brücke: das Energy Transition Game (Seminar an der TU Dresden, SoSe 2018)
  • Menschliche Entscheidungen in agenten-basierten Modellen(WS 2017/18)
  • Energy Transition Game (WS 2016/17)
  • Professionalisierungsbereich 2-Fächer-Bachelor Umweltsystemwissenschaft, Schritt 3: Anwendung in Fachveranstaltungen
  • Soziale Netzwerke (Seminar, SoSe 2016)
  • Seminar Systemwissenschaft (SoSe 2015)
  • Proseminar Systemwissenschaft (WS 2014/15)
  • Soziales Lernen und Beteiligungsprozesse (Seminar, SoSe 2014)
  • Tipping Points - Kipppunkte in natürlichen und sozialen Systemen (Hauptseminar Systemwissenschaft, SoSe 2013)
  • Übungen zu VL Regelbasierte Modelle (WS 2009/10 - 2012/13)
  • Unsicherheiten im Ressourcenmanagement (Hauptseminar Systemwissenschaft, SoSe 2012)