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PUBLIC and INVITED LECTURES


2017

"Was ist los auf diesem Planeten? Fragt den Experten!", 90 minute teaching lecture, class 7L, Evangelisches Gymnasium Hermannswerder, 2 March 2017

"Maintaining the Holocene", Keynote opening speech, International Conference "Making the Planetary Boundaries Concept Work" of BMUB, DBU, adelphi and PIK, 24 April 2017.

"Bevor es zu spät ist: Herausforderungen im Anthropozän", invited keynote lecture, Conference "Für eine Kultur der Nachhaltigkeit. Theologische und kirchliche Beiträge zu einem kulturellen Wandel“, Evangelische Akademie Sachsen-Anhalt, Wittenberge, 28 April 2017

"Earth's Future: From Planetary Boundaries to Social Transformation", invited keynote lecture, Internationale Studierendenwoche "Global Justice", Technische Universität Ilmenau, 17 May 2017

"Which Anthropocene? Earth and Humans at a Crossroads", talk at the Humboldt University KOSMOS summer school "Religion, Poilitics, and Sustainability", 8 June 2017

"Die doppelte planetare Grenze: Klima und Landnutzung", invited talk, 25 years anniversary symposium of ZALF, 22 June 2017 


2016

Future Earth - Challenges in Earth and Social Systems Modelling in the next 10 Years, opening lecture, 2nd German Future Earth Summit, Berlin, 27 January, 2016

"Are we doomed or are we safe? Earth system analysis for sustainability", Invited lecture at Southampton University, UK, Southampton, March 16, 2016

"Zeit zu handeln: Herausforderungen im 21. Jahrhundert", Tagung "Verantwortung für die eine Welt - ein Aufruf", lecture followed by public discussion with archbishop Ludwig Schick of Bamberg and Parlamenatrischer Staatssekretär Thomas Silberhorn of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Akademie für Politik und Zeitgeschehen, Munich, April 5, 2016

"Erdsystemanalyse und Narrative", Tagung "Kultureller Wandel als zentrale Dimension der Großen Transformation zu Nachhaltigkeit - Theologische und kirchliche Perspektiven", "Syposium 1: Auf dem Weg zu einer Kultur der Nachhaltigkeit: Inhalte, Subjekte, Strukten und Instrumente eines notwendigen kulturellen Wandels", Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule St. Georgen, Frankfurt am Main, April 15-16, 2016

"Socio-economic & biophysical dynamics of the humanity/nature nexus", kick-off talk, Foresight Workshop on "Science needs in implementing the new SDG framework", German Research Foundation, Menaggio, Italy, 18-21 April, 2016.

"Das Integrierte Umweltprogramm 2030: ein Meilenstein der deutschen Umweltpolitik", speech commenting the German environment minister Barbara Hendrick's presentation of the Integrated Environmental Programme 2030 to the public, Festival der Zukunft: Umweltpolitik 3.0, Berlin, September 10, 2016.

"Sozial-ökologische Erneuerung oder die Neuerfindung der Moderne", conference of Denkwerk Zukunft - Stiftung kulturelle Erneuerung "Warum wir nicht tun was wir für richtig halten – Über die Macht tradierten Denkens", Berlin, October 2, 2016.

"Wie kann Zukunft gelingen? Planetare Grenzen, komplexe Erde und sozial-ökologische Transformation",
Opening lecture of "Greifswald Colloquium on Environmental Change: Planet Erde 3.0", Greifswald, October 18, 2016

""Wo stehen wir? Planetare Grenzen und sozial-ökologische Transformation", invited lecture to Ökoworld AG Science Advisory Board meeting, Mainz, November 14, 2016


2015

"Sind wir naiv über die Zukunft? Erdsystemanalyse, planetare Grenzen und gesellschaftliche Transformation" (Are we naive about the future? Earth system analysis, planetary boundaries and social transforamtion", invited lecture at the symposium "Politische Ökonomik großer Transformationen", Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, March 10, 2015

"Sollten planetare Grenzen unser Handeln bestimmen?", invited lecture, symposium "Wie gehen wir mit den planetaren Grenzen um?", Evandelische Kirche Deutschlands und Evangenlische Akademie Loccum, Loccum, 16-18 March 2015.

"Diagrams of the Global System: Maps, Blueprints, Visions?" PIK Science an Pretzels lecture series, April 15, 2015

"Are we naive about the future? Earth system analysis, planetary boundaries and social transformation", invited lecture, HU IRI THESys Summer School "Exploring current trends, discussions and methodologies in research on human-environment relations", Berlin, 15 September 2015.

"A short history of "seeing the Earth as a complex planet", lunch lecture, HU IRI THESys Summer School "Exploring current trends, discussions and methodologies in research on human-environment relations", Berlin, 16 September 2015.

"Eine kurze Geschichte der Wahrnehmung der Erde als komplexem System", invited lecture for the "Friends of PIK" society, Potsdam, September 28, 2015.

"World-Earth Modelling", presentation to the "High-level dialogue on the Road to Paris" of the Earth League with Chinese scientists and administrators, Beijing, 13 October 2015.

"Was Geo- und Klimawissenschaftler von der UN-Klimakonferenz in Paris erwarten", public discussion for radio broadcasting, Wissenschaftsetage Potsdam, Technologiestiftung Berlin und Inforadio (rbb), Potsdam, November 4, 2015.

"Sind wir noch zu retten?", lecture in a series at Weesenstein Castle near Dresden, November 8, 2015.


 2014

"Anthropocene Challenges to Earth System Analysis", short lecture, Anthropocene Curriculum Thinktank workshop, Berlin, 25 January 2014.

"Sustainability meets development: Introduction to workshop discussions", German Future Earth Symposium, Berlin, 27-28 January, 2014.

"Friedrich Hölderlin in Homburg: Revolutionen, Natur und Dichtung", evening lecture, German Future Earth Expert Meeting, Bad Homburg, 17 June, 2014.

"Climate Emergency: Science, Framing, and Politics", participation in a panel discussion, Climate Engineering Conference, Berlin, 21 August 2014.

"Eiszeit und Anthropozän: Erdsystemforschung auf dem Telefgrafenberg", invited opening lecture, Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaftliches Kolleg der Studienstiftung on complex systems, Berlin Wannsee, 21 September 2014.

"Planetary boundaries and human ecology – a geoscientist’s view", international conference “Systems Ecological Perspectives on Sustainability”, Helsinki 24-30 September 2014.

"Vorgeschichte und Entstehung der Landwirtschaft", Unterrichtsstunde im Geographieunterricht, Evangelisches Gymnasium Hermannswerder, Potsdam, 9 October 2014

"Bad prospects?", lecture and public discussion with Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason in the series "Die Gegenwart der Zukunft" (The presence of the future), Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Nov 4, 2014.

"“The Googled Anthropocene – Is it a Horrorscope?", introductory presentation with Philipp Oswalt for the Anthropocence Campus, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 14 November 2014.

"Imaging the Anthropocene", 2-day seminar with Sverker Sörlin, Philipp Oswalt and Bronslaw Szerszynski for the "Anthropocene Curriculum", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 16-17 November 2014, including my lecture "Seeing Earth as a Complex Planet – A Short History"

"Mit Alexander von Humboldt ins Anthropozän", invited opening lecture, IGB Science Day 2014, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, 20 November 2014.

"Limits of Knowledge", hour-long table talk with Dominique Pestre, for the Anthropocence Campus, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 21 November 2014.

2013

Hundert Jahre (A Hundred Years), public discussion with the church historian and former president of Humboldt University, Prof. Christoph Markschies, in the context of the ongoing art exhibition "Verführung Freiheit" ("Temptation Freedom")  at the Deutsches Historisches Museum/German Historical Museum, Berlin, 6 January 2013

Planetary Opportunities and Planetary Boundaries, project presentation at the "Anthropocene Project" event, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 10 January 2013.

Planetare Grenzen und Gesellschaftliche Transformation (Planetary Boundaries and Social Transformation), Central Colloquium Lecture, DLR German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, 29 April 2013.

Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit: Zentrale Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts (Climate Change and Sustainability: Two Central Challenges of the 21st Century), Lecture Series "Quo vadis Erde", Schloss Weesenstein, 26 May 2013.

Public panel discussion "GROUND. - Geologische Phänomene im Zeitalter des Menschen" on an art installation with moving grounds, "Salon für ästhetische Experimente", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 25 September 2013.

Cooperation Game. Comments on a cooperation game on climate change. Global Economic Symposium, Kiel, 1 October 2013.

Globaler Klimawandel und C-Kreislauf (Global climate change and the carbon cycle), ANS/Interreg NSR Biochar Conference, Potsdam, 2 October 2013.

Hunger, Resilienz und Klimawandel, Teilnehmer Podiumsdiskussion zur Veröffentlichung des Welthunger-Index 2013 durch die Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, "Reich wankt, Arm fällt" (Hunger, resilience and climate change, panelist on the occasion of the publication of the German World Hunger Fund's World Hunger Index 2013, "Rich staggers, poor falls"), Berlin, 14 October 2013.

Planetary Boundaries: Where to Next in Modelling?, Workshop "Planetary Boundaries and Sustainable Development Post-Rio", Nordic Council, United Nations Environmental Programme and Stockholm Resilience Center Workshop, Geneva, 4 November 2013.

Latest simulations of changes in global vegetation, Opening lecture, Symposium  “Plants in a Changing Climate”, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 8 November 2013.

Belastungsgrenzen unseres Planeten und Chancen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung, Lecture for the Annual Assembly of Members, Grüne Liga, Potsdam, 30 November 2013.


2012

Was wissen wir über den Klimawandel? 120-minute Teaching/Discussion Session with 60 pupils at Montessori School Inning, Bavaria, Grades 6-9, Inning, 3 Feb 2012

Komplexität und Klimawandel: Gesellschaftliche Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit, econo:me International Management Conference "Vom Umgang mit Komplexität", Munich, 11 May 2012

Savanne und Regenwald, Teching session on ecolocy at the Töplitz Inselschule Elementary School, 7 June 2012

Bemerkungen zu einer Planetaren Sozialen Ökologie (Remarks on a Planetary Social Ecology), Invited colloquium lecture at the Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig, 28 August 2012

Globales Kohlenstoff-Management und Transformation zu Nachhaltigkeit: Leben innerhalb planetarer Grenzen, invited keynote lecture, 73. Symposium des ANS e. V. "Biokohle im Blick - Herstellung, Einsatz und Bewertung",  19 Sept 2012

Dangerous Passage or Safe Corridors? Modelling Challenges in Planetary Socio-Ecology, Invited keynote lecture, Third International Conference on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg, 17-21 September 2012

Alex, Pia und das Klimaprojekt, 90-Minute reading and teaching session on climate and climate change (using the new children's book by Claudia Mäder), National Bookreading Day, grade 3/4, Inselschule Töplitz, 16 November 2012


2011

From Climate to Sustainability: Research Challenges for the Next Decade, Keynote lecture at the Kickoff symposium of the Finnish Climate Change Research Programme FICCA, Helsinki, Finland, 20 January 2011

Impacts of Climate Change: Why a +2 degrees Celsius Objective? Expert Statement to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 28 February 2011

Die Geschichte der Erde und des Lebens, 3-hour teaching event at "Inselschule Töplitz", Grade 1 and 2 Elementary School, Töplitz, 30 March 2011.

Anforderungen an eine große Transformation: Tragweite und Zeitskalen, "Große Transformation zu einer klimaverträglichen Gesellschaft, Die Herausforderung für die Umsetzung meistern", Symposium of the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing and the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Tutzing, 7 April 2011

Mind and Matter, Societies and a Way Forward, invited lecture at Life and the Planet: New perspectives in Earth system science, NERC, Geographical Society London, 5-6 May 2011

Belastungsgrenzen unseres Planeten und Chancen für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung, Keynote lecture (Festvortrag), 20th Anniversary of Naturwacht Brandenburg, 23 May 2011

Feed me! – Biomass: going from food to fuel. Talk for the ard.zdf medienakademie "off the record" on "From Climate Change to Changing Consciousness: Polar Ice, the Oceans, Coasts and the Role of the Media", Bremerhaven, 9 June 2011

Wissenschaft als selbstreferentielles System in der Legitimationsfalle der Mediengesellschaft? Panel discussion at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen „Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam-Babelsberg, 14 June 2011

Auf den Spuren Alexander von Humboldts: Geographie als Kernwissenschaft des Anthropozäns, Colloquium Lecture, Department of Geography, Humboldt University Berlin, 12 July 2011

Mind the Heat: The Climate-Change Backdrop for Future Public-Health Management, Keynote Lecture at the World Health Summit, Berlin, 24 October 2011

A Changed World: Status of Research into Climate Change Impacts, Conference "Pre-Durban: Climate Research and Climate Policies", German Federal Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of Education and Research, and of the Environment, with the German Climate Consortium DKK, to address foreign embassadors and public actors, Berlin, 11 November 2011

Klimawandel, Wasserressourcen, Bioenergie und Welternährung: Neue Ergebnisse der Forschung, Keynote Lecture for BASF Plant Expert meeting, Fulda, 14 November 2011

Mind and Matter. Or: How on Earth did we paint ourselves into this planetary corner (or did we)? Lecture in the "Science and Pretzels Lecture Series, PIK, Potsdam, 15 November 2011


2010

Global Change and the need for new cosmologies, Keynote lecture at the Conference Religion in Global Environmental and Climate Change, Potsdam 11 Jan 2010

Climate change, land use and sustainability, German-US Workshop in connection withe visit of German Miniter for Research and Education A. Schavan to the US, Washington, 18 Feb 2010

Beobachtung, Modellierung und Erdsystemforschung, Statement at the LifeWatch Workshop, Chancen für eine gemeinsame europäische Biodiversitäts-Großinfrastrutkur, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, 23 Feb 2010

Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit: Wo stehen wir? Evening lecture for Stifterverband der Deutschen Wissenschaft, Düsseldorf, 17 Mar 2010

Der umgewandelte Planet: Klima, Biosphäre und Gesellschaften im 21. Jahrhundert  (The tranformed planet: climate, biosphere and societies in the 21st century), evening lecture for Große Loge Royal York zur Freundschaft im Orient Berlin, Lecture Series „Dialog im Logenhaus“, Berlin, 2 June 2010

Klimawandel und gesellschaftliche Transformationen zu Nachhaltigkeit, Symposium Earth System Engineering, Methoden zur nachhaltigen Lösung von Erdkrisen, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institute for Advanced Studies der TU München, Munich 23 June 2010

Klimawandel und Welternährung, Podiumsdiskussion zum 50. Jubiläum des Instituts für Getreideverarbeitung, Potsdam, 30 June 2010

Global, mir egal? Umgang mit Umwelt und Klimawandel, Vortrag und Diskussion, Veranstaltungsreihe "BeziehungsWeise", Studentenmission in Deutschland, 28 October 2010

Die komplexe Welt sehen können: Von Alexander von Humboldt zur Erdsystemanalyse (Seeing the complex world: From Alexander von Humboldt to Earth System Analysis),  Symposium  „Visualisierung des Komplexen - Komplexität des Visuellen“, Akademie der Bildenden Künste and Hanns Seidel Stiftung, München, 5 November 2010

A History of Transitions, keynote lecture at the Ester Boserup Conference 2010, A centennial Tribute, Vienna, 15-17 November 2010


2009


Climate Change, An Update, Presentation to Pacific Islands Prime Ministers and Heads of State, Potsdam 14 Dec 2009

Klimafolgenforschung an der Humboldt-Universität, Presentation to the Beirat (Advisory Councikl) of the Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin 27 Nov 2009

Zum Stand der Klimafolgenforschung, 148. Leipziger Bauseminar, Opening lecture, Leipzig 26 Nov 2009

Saft- und kraftlos: Geht uns künftig die Energie aus? Talk at Dialog der Generationen, Strategische Impulse für die Zukunft Deutschlands, Hotel Adlon, Berlin 24 Nov 2009

The Urgency of a Global Transition to Sustainability, Keynote lecture, EU fp7 WATCH conference, Potsdam, 4 Nov 2009

Einige Bemerkungen zum Klimawandel, Dinner speech at the invitation of Mrs. Anneliese Langner, Berlin, 1 Nov 2009

What is the core of the sustainability challenge? IGBP/Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences Symposium "Planet under pressure", Stockholm, 24 Sept 2009

Warum ist die Bekämpfung des Klimawandels so dringend? Fundraising lecture for the Humboldt Universität Berlin Foundation, 9 Oct 2009

Rainforests and Sustainability, Contribution to the St. James' Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium, London, 27 May 2009

Was ist der Kern der Nachhaltigkeitsproblematik? Inaugural lecture at a symposium marking  150 Years since the death of Alexander von Humboldt, "Nachhaltigkeit im Globalen Wandel", Berlin, May 6, 2009

Rainforests and the Sustainability Transformation, Visit to PIK by HRH The Prince of Wales, Potsdam, 30 Apr, 2009


2008

Klimwandel und Anpassung: zwei Seiten einer Medaille, Invited Talk, Information Event for Journalists, Federal Press Office (Bundespresseamt), Hamburg, Dec 16, 2008

Der Klimawandel kommt (noch) schneller als erwartet - wie sind die neuesten Erkenntnisse zu bewerten? Invited Talk, Conference Klimwandel, Welternährung, Rohstoffkrise: Reichen die Konzepte der Nachhaltigkeitspolitik, joint conference of BUND, NABU and DNR, Berlin, Dec 3, 2008

Symposion Struggle for Life, Evolution and Extinction in the Anthropocene (with an art exhibition), Invited Lecture, ERES Foundation, Munich, Nov 22, 2008.

Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit: eine doppelte Herausforderung, Opening lecture, Potsdamer Klimakonferenz, Potsdam, Oct 21, 2008

Social Self-Engineering in the Anthropocene, Keynote Lecture, Opern Forum of the Symposium on Earth System Engineerung, Wildbad Kreuth, 23 Sept. 2008.

Major transitions in the evolution of the biosphere, Lecture at the AlterNet Summerschool on Biodiversity, Peyresq, Sept. 10, 2008.

Erdsystemanalyse: die doppelte Herausforderung - Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit, Invited Lecture, Lecture Series on Climate Change (Ringvorlesung Klimawandel), Gesellschaft für Erdkunde und Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, 14. Juli 2008

Earth System Analysis and the Challenge of Sustainability, Invited lecture to the Steering Committee of the Earth System Science Partnership ESSP, ESSP Strategic Meeting, Postdam, May 24, 2008.


Land Use, Climate Change and the Earth System, Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Max-Planck-Society's Consortium on Earth System Modelling ENIGMA, Ringberg, Tegernsee, May 13, 2008.

Human Transformations of the Biosphere, Invited Lecture at a Symposium on Interactions Between Land Use and Climate: Multidisciplinary Perspectives from Local Land Use to Global Climate, Helsinki Centre for the Environment and iLEAPS prgramme, Helsinki, Finland, April 24, 2008.

The role of the humanities and of social sciences in global change science: a natural scientist's view, Invited keynote lecture, Meeting of the European Memebers of the International Coucil of Scientific Unions, in connection with the 100th Anniversary of the Finnish Academy of Sciences, Helsinki, April 9, 2008.

Earth System Analysis: between Climate Change and Adaptation (Erdsystemanalyse: zwischen Klimawandel und Anpassung), lecture at a Symposium on Health and Climate Change, Hamburg, Feb. 28, 2008

Invited public roundtable on Natural Sciences and Theology, discussion roundtable with the President of Humboldt University, Prof. Chr. Markshies, Berlin, Jan. 14, 2008.

A world transformed: The Consequences of Climate Change and Global Land use, Invited Lecture for: Irish Environmental Protection Agency, Lecture Series on Climate Change, Feb. 5, 2008



2007

The Necessity of Earth Observation under Global Change (Die Notwendigkeit von Erdbeobachtung im Globalen Wandel), Consultation Round of the Federal Government and the States (Besprechung der Staatssekretäre des Bundes und der Länder für Geoinfomation und Geodäsie), Magdeburg, 4. Dez. 2007.

The Biosphere in Transition: Climate Change, Land Use, Carbon & Water, Colloquium Lecture at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amstderdam, The Netherlands, Nov. 29, 2007.

Challenges in Climate Change Impact Modelling, Lecture at the 4th Meeting of the GINKGO Network for Climate and Global Ecosystem Modelling, Hamburg, Nov. 23, 2007.

Air, invited lecture at the conference "Elements - Continents. Approaches to Determinants of Environmental History and their Reifications", Workshop of the Leopoldina German Academy of Natural Scientists and the Graduiertenkolleg on Environmental History, Göttingen, Nov. 14-15, 2007.

Climate change and responsibility for the God's creation (Klimawandel und Schöpfungsverantwortung), public lecture and subsequent discussion with Propst i.R. Heino Falcke, Ecumenical Council "Churches and Universities" (Ökumenischer Beirat Kirchen und Hochschulen), Jena, Nov. 6, 2007.

Land use, sustainability and social structure. Nobel Laureates Symposium "Global Sustainability: A Nobel Cause", Potsdam, New Palace, Oct. 10, 2007.

Paths into the future: A Humboldtian programme for the sustainability sciences. Application presentation for the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Sustainability Science, Humboldt University, PIK, Sept. 17, 2007.

Life's structure in space and time: Information theory of the Biosphere. EU-AlterNET Summer School, Peyresq, France, Sept. 9, 2007.

Climate change: What do we know? Briefing of the International Department of the German Federal Ministry of Finances, at PIK, 29 Aug 2007.

The impacts of climate change on nature. Briefing of the Chairman of the German Social Democratic Party SPD, Kurt Beck, and the Governor of the State of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, at PIK, August 27, 2007.

Land use, bioenergy and Global Change: Models and scenarios. German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), July 12, 2007.

Earth under Climate Change: What does the Future hold? (Die Erde im Klimawandel: was bringt die Zukunft? ), Protestant Congregation (Evangelische Kirchengemeinde) Trinitatis, Berlin-Charlottenburg, June 11, 2007.

The socio-economic dimension of sustainable Earth observation: The climate change example. Keynote speach at the GMES Conference under the German G8 presidency "The Way to the European Earth Observing System GMES - The Munich Roadmap", Munich, 18.4.2007

Die Klimaforschung der UNO: Der IPCC-Bericht - Was ist er? Was sagt er? Was bewirkt er? Sputnik Buchhandlung, Diskussionsrunde, Potsdam, 15.3.2007


2006
Die Biosphäre im Computer: Zwischen Klimawandel und Entwaldung. Physikalisches Kolloquium, Physics Department, University of Dortmund, 14.11.2006.

The Future of the Biosphere: Where are we Heading, European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA), Grenoble, 9.1.-11.2.2006
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Computing the Biosphere: Recent Advances and Future Challenges to Global Vegetation Modelling with the LPJ-DGVM, Max-Planck-Institut for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Colloquium Lecture, 12.1.2006.

The Future of the Biosphere: Where are we Heading, AlterNET International Summer School on "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Ecological and Socio-economic Aspects", Peyresq, France, 27.8.-9.9.2006.

2005
Carbon Cycle and Global Vulnerability, AVEC International Summer School on "Integrated Assessment of Vulnerable Ecosystems under Global Change", Peyresq, France, 18.-30.9.2005.

Das Klimasystem verstehen, modellieren und vorhersagen - Versuch einer Synthese, Abschluss-Symposium der Deutschen Klimaforschungsprogramms DEKLIM des BMBF, 10.-12.5.2005, UFZ Leipzig.

Die Biosphäre der Erde zwischen Klimawandel und Landnutzung, Universität Hannover, Geosciences Colloquium, 10.1.2005.

2004
Die Biosphäre der Erde zwischen Klimawandel und Landnutzung, Tagung "Erde – Atmosphäre – Kosmos, Unsere Verantwortung in globalen Zukunftsfragen", Katholische Akademie Hamburg und GVW Gesellschaft für Verantwortung in der Wissenschaft, 16.-18.4.2004.

2003
The Global Biosphere Between Climate Change and Human Use - Simulations with LPJ, Colloquium, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, 14.5.2003.

Die Biosphäre der Erde zwischen Klimawandel und Landnutzung, Colloquium, Institut for Plant Ecology, University Gießen,
14 Jan 2003.

Ecosystems and Climate,
Keynote lecture, Climate change and variability in Northern Europe Symposium, Turku, Finland, 7 Jun 2001.



GUEST APPOINTMENTS

Summer Term 2006: Guest Professor at the Institute of Social Ecology, iff, University of Klagenfurt, in Vienna.
Dates of lectures/seminar: April 24, May 15 and June 12. Public colloquium lecture: April 24.



UNIVERSITY LECTURES / SEMINARS

SS 2017
Lecture/Seminar (Bachelor): Readings in Sustainability Science
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Raum 1.206 Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2016/17
Lecture (Master): Climate and Earth System Dynamics - Earth as a Complex System
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Raum 1.201, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

SS 2016
Lecture/Seminar (Bachelor): Readings in Sustainability Science
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Raum 1.206 Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2015/16
Lecture (Master): Earth as a Complex System
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Raum 1.102, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2014/15
Lecture (Master): Earth as a Complex System
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0311, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

SS 2014
Lecture (Batchelor): Earth System Modelling and Global Change
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45,
Raum 2.106, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2013/14
Lecture (Master): Earth as a Complex System
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0311, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

SS 2013
Lecture (Batchelor): Earth System Modelling and Global Change
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45,
Raum 2.106, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2012/13
Lecture (Master): Earth as a Complex System
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0311, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2011/12
Lecture: Earth as a Complex System
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0311, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2010-2011
Lecture: Earth as a System
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:25, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0311,
Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

SS 2010
Seminar: Earth and Societies as Complex Systems
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45,
Raum 2.102, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität, Adlershof

WS 2009-2010
Lecture: Earth System Analysis and Sustainability
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:25, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0311,
Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

SS 2009
Lecture: Earth System Analysis, Climate Change and Sustaibability
Vorlesung: Erdsystemanalyse, Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit
2 SWS, dienstags 11:15-12:45, Raum 2.102, Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität

WS 2008-2009
Lecture: Earth System Analysis for Geoecologists
Vorlesung: Erdsystemanalyse für Geoökologen
2 SWS, freitags 11:15-12:45, Raum 0.01, Geb. 5, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam

SS 2008
Seminar: Earth System Analysis
Seminar: Erdsystemanalyse
2 SWS, freitags 9:15-11:45, Raum 1.03, Geb. 5, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam

WS 2007-2008
Lecture: Earth System Analysis for Geoecologists
Vorlesung: Erdsystemanalyse für Geoökologen
2 SWS, freitags 11:15-12:45, Hörsaal 1, Geb. 12, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam

SS 2007
Seminar: Recent Literature on Global Change
Seminar: Neue Literatur zum Globalen Wandel
2 SWS, freitags 09:15-10:45, Raum 5.1.06, Campus Golm
, Universität Potsdam

WS 2006-2007
Lecture/Seminar: Earth System Modelling - Biosphere
Vorlesung/Seminar: Erdsystemmodellierung - Biosphäre
mit Alberte Bondeau, 1 SWS, freitags als Doppelstunde im 2-wöchigen Takt, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Raum tbd, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam
Modul E4 "Modellierung" im Block E "Arbeitsmethoden in der Geoökologie", entspricht Modul M6 "Spezielle geoökologische Arbeitsmethoden: Modellierung"

Seminar: Fundamentals of Spatial Analysis: Earth System Analysis
Biosphere
Vorlesung/Seminar: Grundlagen der raumbezogenen Betrachtung: Erdsystemanalyse Biosphäre
mit Alberte Bondeau, 1 SWS, freitags als Doppelstunde im 2-wöchigen Takt, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Raum tbd, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam
Modul M9 "Geoökologische Raumbetrachtungen"

SS 2006
Seminar: Earth System Analysis - Coevolution of the Biosphere 
Seminar: Erdsystemanalyse - Koevolution der Biosphäre
mit Tim Erbrecht, 2 SWS, freitags, 9:15 - 10:45 Uhr, Haus 5, Raum 0.06, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam
Programm
Evaluationsergebnisse

WS 2005-2006
Lecture: Biosphere Dynamics with Remote Sensing and Models
Vorlesung: Biosphärendynamik mit Fernerkundung und Modellen
mit Alberte Bondeau
, 2 SWS, freitags, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Raum 24.0.50, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam
Programm
Evaluationsergebnisse

SS 2005 
Seminar: Recent Literature on Global Change
Seminar: Neuere Literatur zum Globalen Wandel
mit Sibyll Schaphoff und Joachim Post, 2 SWS, freitags 09:15-10:45, Raum 5.1.08, Campus Golm
, Universität Potsdam
Programm
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WS 2004-2005
Lecture: Introduction to Earth System Modelling
Vorlesung: Einführung in die Erdsystemmodellierung
mit Dieter Gerten
, 1 SWS, zweiwöchig freitags, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Hörsaal 12.0.01, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam
Programm
Evaluationsergebnisse

Seminar: Introduction to Earth System Modelling
Seminar: Einführung in die Erdsystemmodellierung
mit Christoph Müller und Sönke Zaehle, zweiwöchig  freitags, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, Hörsaal 12.0.01, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam
Programm
Evaluationsergebnisse

SS 2004
Seminar: Earth System Analysis
Seminar: Erdsystemanalyse
2 SWS, mittwochs, 13:15 -14:45 Uhr, Raum 1.1.02, Campus Golm
, Universität Potsdam
Programm
Die Teilnehmer/innen des Seminars haben ein Standpunktpapier "Geoökologie und Erdsystemanalyse" formuliert, unter Berücksichtigung des Geoökologie-Studiums.

WS 2003/04
Lecture: Biosphere and Carbon Cycle
Vorlesung: Biosphäre und Kohlenstoffkreislauf"
2 SWS, mittwochs, 13:15 - 14:45 Uhr, Raum 1.1.02, Campus Golm, Universität Potsdam
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SUPERVISION

italics: direct first advisor (others: formal or second advisor)

At Humboldt University Berlin
Tim Beringer (Ph.D., 2011)
Sibyll Schaphoff (Ph.D., ongoing, 2012)
Ursula Heyder (Ph.D., ongoing, 2012)
Jens Heinke (Ph.D., ongoing, 2012)
Isabell Weindl (Ph.D., ongoing, 2013)
Christopher Reyer (Ph.D., ongoing, 2013)
Olesander Kit (Ph.D., ongoing, 2013)
Jonas Jägermeyr, M.Sc., 2011)

At PIK/Potsdam University:
Birgit Schröder (Ph.D., 2008)
Christoph Müller (Ph.D., 2007)
Janine Rohwer (M.Sc., 2006)
Stefanie Rost (Ph.D., 2009)
Marianela Fader (Ph.D., 2011)
Philipp Porada (M.Sc., 2010)
Matthias Münzel (M.Sc., 2011)


At Boston University:
Baojin Zhang (M.A., 1995)
Baoxin Hu (Ph.D., 1997)
Andrew Hyman (M.A., 1998)
Nicholas Strugnell (Ph.D., 2000)

At other universities:
Christian Beer (Ph.D., 2005)
Maria Gehne (M.Sc., Free University Berlin, 2007)

Membership in Ph.D. committees:
Gerhard Meister (University of Hamburg, 2000)
Ulrich Beisl (ETH Zürich, 2001)
Alexander Lotsch (Boston University, 2004)
Anja Klisch (University of Potsdam, 2004)
Sönke Zaehle (University of Potsdam, 2005)
Christine Bounama (University of Potsdam, 2008)
Joachim Rock (University of Potsdam, 2008)
Sonja Germer (University of Potsdam, 2008)

Membership in Habilitation committees:
Karlheinz Erb (University of Klagenfurt, 2008)
Boris Schröder (University of Potsdam, 2009)

Membership in professorial selection committees:
Antje Bruns (Humboldt University Berlin, 2011)

Trainees:
Mirko Gregor (University of Trier, 2000)
Damaris Zurell (Potsdam University, 2006)
Felix May (Potsdam University, 2006)
Anett Schibalski (Potsdam University, 2008)