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Prof. Dr. Jürgen P. Kropp
RD II (Deputy Head): Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities
Head Research Area III: Climate Change & Development (CCD)

University of Potsdam/Germany
Dept. of Earth and Evironmental Sciences
Postal Address:
Telegrafenberg A31, P.O. Box 60 12 03
D-14412 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)331-288-2526
Fax: +49-(0)331-288-20709
Cell: +49-(0)162-9042934
Visiting Address:
Pappelallee 20, Room 308/309
14469 Potsdam
Assistant & CCD Coordination:
Theresa Rauch, MA

Phone: +49-(0)331-288-2664
Fax: +49-(0)331-288-20709
The Latest
Embodied crop calories in animal products. Environmental Research Letters, 2013  [DOI].
Kropp JP Founding and Editor-in-Chief of the New Journal: Challenges in Sustainability.  Papers would be appreciated.
In Extremis
Kropp JP & Schellnhuber HJ (2011): In Extremis: Disruptive Events and Correlations in Hydrology and Climate, Springer, Berlin, 400p.
Sustainability Science
Kropp JP & Scheffran (2007): Advanced Methods for Decision Making and Risk Management in Sustainability Science Nova Sci.Publ., New York, 288pp.

Recent Outreach Activities

Keynote and panel discussion at Aula Magna June 2013 at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima on Climate Change and Disaster Prevention. The Aula Magna aimed to be a preparatory meeting for the upcoming UNFCCC COP conference in Lima 2014.
Science Tunnel Lima/Peru

PIK launched cooperation agreement with COMSATS University, Islamabad/Pakistan in April 2013: On behalf of the director of PIK John Schellnhuber J. Kropp signed a cooperation agreement with COMSATS to support the founding of the new Centre for Climate Change & Development Research at COMSATS (back f.l.t.r.: 2. Rector of COMSATS University Dr. Zaidi; 3. Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, former PAEC chairman and founder of the Global Change Impact Studies Centre, Pakistan; former 4. Pakistani Ambassador to Germany Mr. S. Kamal.


Climate Media Factory (CMF), Potsdam an innovative media lab founded by K.D. Müller, Potsdam Film University and J. Kropp, PIK was awarded by the renown Clean Tec Media Award 2012 for its innovative ideas for communicating climate change. The Laudatio was given by the actress Christiane Paul (right).

CMF/Clean Tech Media Award

Key note address at Inaugural Session and Key note lecture on Alexander von Humboldt Conference on Adaptation & Mitigation of Climate Change 2011 (on occasion of 60th anniversary of Indian/German diplomatic relationships), Bangalore/India, opening panel with Chief Minister Gowda and Governor Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj (Karnataka State).
AvH Kolloq Bangalore

Research Interests

Earth System Science, i.e. modelling and environmental systems analysis, in particular, climate impact analysis, man-nature interactions, hazard and vulnerability assessments.  In this context new and smart techniques from various disciplines, i.e. qualitative reasoning, neural networks, viability concepts, fuzzy diagnosis, statistical methods, or expert systems are utilized and further developed. The major focus of my work is focussing on city related research, i.e. which role do these entities play in the sustainability challenge, how can they readjusted, and which role this plays for GHG reductions. Moreover we try to explore sustainability options for countries and how the pathways must look like to fulfil sustainability targets. We do this via the development of certain models or modules for existing models in order to achieve an idea about global gross effects. Finally our group developed smart ideas for fast forward science communication, e.g. in terms of animated movies, ipod games, etc.
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