Nina von Uexkull

Assistant Professor 

Associate Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas 

Security implications of climate change, land conflict, conflict management, conflict data


MA level:Causes of Armed Conflict (course co-convener), Methods I and II (course co-convener), thesis supervision

BA level: thesis supervision and examination


Peer Reviewed Articles

von Uexkull, Nina, Mihai Croicu, Hanne Fjelde, and Halvard Buhaug. 2016. “Civil conflict sensitivity to growing-season drought.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113(44), 12391–12396. 

Von Uexkull, Nina. 2014. “Sustained Drought, Vulnerability and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Political Geography 43: 16–26.

Buhaug, Halvard, Jonas Nordkvelle, Thomas Bernauer, Tobias Böhmelt, Michael Brzoska, Joshua W. Busby, Antonio Ciccone, Hanne Fjelde, Erik Gartzke, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Jack A. Goldstone, Håvard Hegre, Helge Holtermann, Jasmin S. A. Link, P. Michael  Link, Päivi Lujala, John O’Loughlin, Clionadh Raleigh, Jürgen Scheffran, Janpeter Schilling, Todd G. Smith, Ole Magnus Theisen, Richard S. J. Tol, Henrik Urdal, and Nina von Uexkull . 2014. “One Effect to Rule Them All? A Comment on Climate and Conflict.” Climatic Change 127(3-4): 391–97.

Fjelde, Hanne, and Nina von Uexkull. 2012. “Climate Triggers: Rainfall Anomalies, Vulnerability and Communal Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Political Geography31(7): 444–53.

Book chapters

Von Uexkull, Nina. 2014. “Linkages between Climate Variability, Vulnerability and Armed Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Review.” In Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa, eds. Urmilla Bob and Salomé Bronkhorst. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 161–76.

Working papers

“Issues and Actors in African Non-State Conflicts: A New Dataset” (with Therese Pettersson)

“Explaining Participation in Violent Conflicts over Land – A Survey in the Mt. Elgon Region of Kenya”

“Volatile Environments: Climate, State Reach and Communal Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa”

“Managing Intrastate Conflicts 1993-2004: a new dataset.” (with Erik Melander) 


Von Uexkull, Nina. 2016. Climate Change, Coping Capacity and Conflict. The Impact of Climate Variability on Organized Violence. Report / Department of Peace and Conflict Research 111. Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (PhD Dissertation).

Hallding, Karl, Karina Barquet, Henrik Carlsen, Håvard Hegre, Nina Von Uexkull, and Christie Nicoson. 2016. “Beyond Paris: Using Climate Change Scenarios to Manage Risk.” Forum Policy Brief No. 5, Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. Stockholm: SIPRI, SEI, Uppsala University.

Reports about current political developments in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan (in Swedish) published on, edited by the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency 2010-2012. 

Data contributions to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) yearbooks 2008 - 2010.

Annual Contribution to States in Armed Conflict. Published by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, Department of Peace and Conflict Research 2008-2011. 

Nina von Uexkull

Assistant Professor 

Phone: +46 (0)18 471 23 57
Fax: +46-(0)18 69 51 02
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden