Selected publications

Working Group Whole Earth System Analysis (WhESA)

Full list of publications

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Donges, J. F., Heitzig, J. (Eds.), World-Earth Dynamics in the Anthropocene: A Copan Reader 2013 - 2021 (2021), 1st edition, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, DOI: 10.48485/pik.2021.004

Special Issue in Earth System Dynamics

We have organized a Special Issue entitled Social dynamics and planetary boundaries in Earth system modelling in the increasingly highly reputed, ISI-listed journal Earth System Dynamics (ESD), published by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Timeline: 2014–2018. Guest Editors: W. Lucht, J.F. Donges, A. Kleidon, S. Cornell, J. Dyke, M. Sivapalan, and J.J. Finnigan

Selected publications

J. Bak-Coleman, M. Alfano, W. Barfuss, C. Bergstrom, M.A. Centeno, I.D. Couzin, J.F. Donges, M. Galesic, A. Gersick, J. Jacquet, A. Kao, R.E. Moran, P. Romanczuk, D.I. Rubenstein, K. Tombak, J.J. Van Bavel, E.U. Weber,
Stewardship of global collective behavior,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS)  (2021),
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2025764118.

W. Barfuss, J.F. Donges, V.V. Vasconcelos, J. Kurths, S.A. Levin,
Caring for the future can turn tragedy into comedy for long-term collective action under risk of collapse,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117, (2020)
DOI: ,
PIK news piece, SRC news piece.

J.F. Donges, W. Lucht, J. Heitzig, W. Barfuss, S.E. Cornell, S.J. Lade, and M. Schlüter,
Taxonomies for structuring models for World-Earth system analysis of the Anthropocene: subsystems, their interactions and social-ecological feedback loops,
Earth System Dynamics, in press (2021),
DOI: 10.5194/esd-2018-27.

J.F. Donges*/J. Heitzig*, W. Barfuss, M. Wiedermann, J.A. Kassel, T. Kittel, J.J. Kolb, T. Kolster, F. Müller-Hansen, I.M. Otto, K.B. Zimmerer, and W. Lucht,
Earth system modeling with endogenous and dynamic human societies: the copan:CORE open World-Earth modeling framework
Earth System Dynamics 11, 395–413 (2020),
DOI: 10.5194/esd-11-395-2020,
* The first two authors share the lead authorship.

I.M. Otto*/J.F. Donges*, R. Cremades, A. Bhowmik, R. Hewitt, W. Lucht, J. Rockström, F. Allerberger, S. Doe, A. Lenferna, M. McCaffrey, N. Morán, D.P. van Vuuren, H.J. Schellnhuber,
Social tipping dynamics for stabilizing Earth’s climate by 2050
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS)  (2020),
* The first two authors share the lead authorship,
PIK press release, SRC news, New York Times.

I.M. Otto, M. Wiedermann, R. Cremades, J.F. Donges, C. Auer, W. Lucht,
Human agency in the Anthropocene,
Ecological Economics 167, 106463 (2020),
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106463.

Otto, IM, Mi, KM, Dubrovsky, K, Lucht, W (2019),
Shift the focus from the super-poor to the super-rich,
Nature Climate Change 9, 82-84 (2019),
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0402-3.

F. Geier, W. Barfuss, M. Wiedermann, J. Kurths, J.F. Donges,
The physics of governance networks: critical transitions in contagion dynamics on multilayer adaptive networks with application to the sustainable use of renewable resources
European Physical Journal Special Topics 228, 2357–2369 (2019),
DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2019-900120-4.

W. Steffen, J. Rockström, K. Richardson, T.M. Lenton, C. Folke, D. Liverman, C.P. Summerhayes, A.D. Barnosky, S.E. Cornell, M. Crucifix, J.F. Donges, I. Fetzer, S.J. Lade, M. Scheffer, R. Winkelmann, and H.J. Schellnhuber,
Trajectories of the Earth system in the Anthropocene,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) (2018),
, SRC press release.

Müller-Hansen, F, Schlüter, M, Mäs, M, Donges, JF, Kolb, JJ, Thonicke, K, Heitzig, J,
Towards representing human behavior and decision making in Earth system models – an overview of techniques and approaches,

Earth System Dynamics 8, 977-1007 (2017),
DOI: 10.5194/esd-8-977-2017.

J.F. Donges*/R. Winkelmann*, W. Lucht, S.E. Cornell, J.G. Dyke, J. Rockström, J. Heitzig, and H.J. Schellnhuber,
Closing the loop: reconnecting human dynamics to Earth system science
The Anthropocene Review 4(2), 151-157 (2017),
DOI: 10.1177/2053019617725537,
* The first two authors share the lead authorship,
News release (Stockholm Resilience Centre).

Donges, JF, Lucht, W, Müller-Hansen, F, and Steffen, W,
The Technosphere in Earth system analysis: a coevolutionary perspective,
The Anthropocene Review 4(1), 23-33 (2017),
DOI: 10.1177/2053019616676608,
Preprint: arXiv:1704.06476 [physics.soc-ph].