PhD theses


Finished/defended and running PhD theses

  1. Ahsan, Mehedi (2022 est): Title tbc. University of Potsdam.
  2. Glockmann, Manon (2021 est.): Title tbc. University of Potsdam
  3. Krummenauer, Linda (2021 est.) A global assessment of heat-mortality relationships impacting urban population. University of Potsdam.
  4. Li, Yunfei (2021 est.): Modeling urban climate in view of past and future urbanization as well as mono- and polycentrism, University of Potsdam.
  5. Landholm-Haight, David Milan (2021 est.): Climate change mitigation potential through land use change. Humboldt University Berlin.
  6. Khadak Singh Mahata (2020): Spatiotemporal Variations of Key Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases in the Himalayan Foothills. University of Potsdam, Dept. Geo- and Environmental Sciences.
  7. Ford, Alistair Christian (2019): Integrated Land-use Transport Models for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Newcastle University/Faculty of Engineering Sciences.
  8. Sterzel, Till (2019): Analyzing global typologies of socio-ecological vulnerability: The cases of human security in drylands, and rapid coastal urbanization. University of Potsdam/Dept. of Environ. Sciences and Geography, [Access].
  9. Becker, Stefanie Lyn (2018): From regimes to grassroots innovations: a framework for understanding the causes and barriers to community-based initiatives and their impacts on transitions. University of Potsdam/Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences [Access].
  10. Gudipudi, Ramana Venkata (2017): Cities and Global Sustainability: Insights from emission and ecological efficiency. University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access].
  11. Bin Zhou (2017): On the Assessment of Surface Urban Heat Islands: size, urban form, and seasonality. University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access].
  12. Prahl, Boris (2017): On damage functions for the estimation of storm loss and their generalization for climate related hazards, Free University of Berlin/Dept. of Geosciences, [Access].
  13. Olonscheck, Mady (2017): Climate change impacts on electricity and residential energy demand, University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access].
  14. Gutsch, Martin (2016): Model based analysis of climate change impacts on the productivity of oak-pine forests in Brandenburg, University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access]
  15. Böttle, Markus (2016): Coastal Floods in View of Sea Level Rise: Assessing Damage Costs and Adaptation Measures, University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access].
  16. Pradhan, Prajal (2015): Food Demand and Supply under Global Change, University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access].
  17. Lissner, Tabea (2014): Limitations to human livelihoods and well-being in the context of climate change, Humboldt University Berlin/Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, [Access].
  18. Kit, Oleksandr (2014): Automated identification of slums in Hyderabad using high resolution satellite imagery, Humboldt University Berlin/Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, [Access].
  19. Costa, Luis (2013): Adaptation to Climate Change and its Costs in a Carbon Constrained World, University of Greifswald, [Access].
  20. Tekken, Vera (2013): Socioeconomic vulnerability to climate change: a regional assessment in the context of water stress and tourism development in north-eastern Morocco, University of Greifswald, [Access].
  21. Holsten, Anne (2013): Climate Change vulnerability Assessments in the Regional Context, University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access].
  22. Sietz, Diana (2011): Dryland vulnerability – Typical patterns and dynamics in support of vulnerability reduction efforts, University of Potsdam/Dept. Geo- & Environmental Science, [Access].
  23. Reckien, Diana (2007): Intraregional migration in old industrialised regions - Qualitative Modelling of household location decisions as an input to policy and plan making in Leipzig/Germany and Wirral/Liverpool/UK, University of Marburg, [Access].
  24. Kallache, Malaak (2007): Trends and Extreme Values of River Discharge Time Series, University of Bayreuth/Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, [Access].
  25. Rust, Henning (2007): Detection of long-range dependence: application in climate and hydrology. University of Potsdam/Dept. of Physics, [Access].
  26. Eisenack, Klaus (2006): Model Ensembles for Natural Resource Management, Free University Berlin/Faculty of Mathematiks and Information Sciences, [Access].

Finished master theses

  1. Thapa, Pratibha (2020): Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals: How selection of indicator matters?”, MBA International Management of Resources and Environment, Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg.
  2. Foong, Adrian (2019): Evolution of consumption-based agricultural emissions in the last decades, MSc. Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau.
  3. Garcia Chavez, Oscar Jesus (2019): Influence of vegetation and water bodies on urban cool island intensity in the biggest clusters of Mexico, MSc. Global Change Management, Eberswalde University of Sustainable Development.
  4. Putra, Panji (2019): Water, energy and food security nexus under climate change in South Asia, MSc. Environmental and Resource Management, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus–Senftenberg.
  5. Seydewitz, Tobias (2019): Global assessment of deforestation drivers across the tropics: impacts on carbon stocks and ecosystem service, MSc. Forest Information Technology, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.
  6. Warchold, Anne (2019): Categorization of sustainable development goal (SDG) interactions at regional and global scale, M.Sc. Management Science, University of Leipzig.
  7. Reitemeyer, Fabian (2019): Erstellung einer Treibhausgasbilanz für Bezirke und Vergleich mit einer verbraucherbasierten Treibhausgasbilanz mit direkten und indirekten Emissionen, MSc. Geoecology, University Potsdam.
  8. Ganzenmüller, Raphael (2018): Exploration of Sectoral Greenhouse Gas Emission Dynamics and Sustainable Low-Carbon Pathways. MSc. Sustainability, Society and the Environment, Christian Albrecht University Kiel.
  9. Schägg, Elena (2018): Political rationalities and visions of change of repair cafés in Berlin, MSc. Integrated Natural Resource Management, Humboldt University.
  10. Zenina, Evetta (2017): Environmental and Technical efficiency of agricultural production: a global study on the influence of trade liberalization, MSc. Integrated Natural Resource Management, Humboldt University Berlin
  11. Akuraju, Vamsidhar (2017): Sustainability of cities: Urban scaling and Sustainable Development Goal 11 indicators, MSc. Environmental and Resource Management, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.
  12. Wu, Kai-Ti (2017): Probabilistic Elementary and Game of Life Cellular Automata Models applied to Urban Spatiotemporal Patterns - Case Study from China as an example, Technical University Berlin.
  13. Askew, Stefan (2015): Governance Innovations in the Transition towards Sustainability: A Case Study of the Freiland Project in Potsdam, University Graz, Austria
  14. Gogoi, Pratiksha (2015): Challenges of the groundwater supply system in Khulna city, Bangladesh, and foreseeable consequences of climate change, MSc. Urban Management, Technical University Berlin.
  15. Haussmann, Sarah (2015): Network and organizational structure of sustainability initiatives in Germany, Universität Freiburg.
  16. Ceren Hiç (2014): An Estimation of Food Waste and its Implications on Food Security and Environment, MSc. Agricultural Economics, Humboldt University Berlin.
  17. Natalie Ward (2014): The case for green space: Berlin's urban gardening initiatives and their contribution to ecosystem services, MSc. Global Change Management, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.
  18. Linda Krummenauer (2013): Deriving impact functions for heat related mortality in cities. MSc. Geography, University of Bonn.
  19. Steffen Kriewald (2012): A dynamical couples model for a sustainable urban-bio-region. MSc. Physics, University Potsdam.
  20. Franziska Kaiser (2012): Über die Phasenstatistik phänologischer Daten und den Einfluss des Klimawandels, MSc. in Physics, University Potsdam.
  21. Iya I. Lowe (2012): Managing the Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Sahel Syndrome in the Sahel Region, MSc. in Public Management, University Potsdam.
  22. Bin Zhou (2012): Urban Heat Islands: A study based on a vast number of urban agglomerations, MSc. in Geography of Global Change, University of Freiburg.
  23. Julia Marusczyk (2012): Climate Change Adaptation as a Process: Cost Implications for India's Agriculture, MSc. Global Change Management, Eberswalde University of Sustainable Development.
  24. Mohamed Moustafa Fawzy (2012): Transitioning to Green Growth Economy: How to ensure the green economy models of development are sustainable for growth, MSc. Public Management, University Potsdam.
  25. Sawako Tada (2012): The Role of Science in Risk Policy Making: The Case of the Nuclear Power Plant Accident in Fukushima, MSc. Public Management, University Potsdam
  26. Jingjing He (2012): Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Poverty Reduction Planning in China, MSc. Public Management, University Potsdam.
  27. Anto Dominic Raphael (2011): Evaluation of meteorological fire risk indices for German states, MSc. in Forest Information and Technology, Eberswalde University.
  28. Martin Budde (2011): Klimaprojektionen und deren Unsicherheiten für die Region Hyderabad (Indien) auf der Basis der IPCC AR4 Rechnungen und lokaler Beobachtungsdaten, University Potsdam.
  29. Dennis Möller (2011): Einfluss von Grosswetterlagen auf das Sturmflutverhalten in der Ostsee, MSc. Geography, University of Bonn.
  30. Protze Nele (2010): Die räumliche Ausprägung der Hitzevulnerabilität städtischer Bevölkerung im Rahmen des globalen Klimawandels - Beispiel Berlin, MSc. Geography, Free University Berlin.
  31. Mady Olonschek (2010): Development of the Future Heating and Cooling Energy Demand of Households in Germany under Climate Change, MSc. Geography.
  32. Tabea Lissner (2008): Vulnerability Analysis for North-Rhine Westphalia - Climate Impacts on Human Health, MSc. Geography, Humboldt University.
  33. Carsten Walther (2007): Multiregression-Clustering for classification of human-environment systems, MSc. in Physics, University Potsdam.
  34. Dirk Rommeney (2006): A cellular automaton model for the simulation of urban land use, MSc. Geoecology, University Potsdam.
  35. Jaime Rojas Hernandez (2006): Consumption dynamics of interdependent lifestyle groups, MSc. in Physics, University Potsdam.