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Dr. Jonathan F. Donges

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Portrait Jonathan F. Donges, credit: Klemens Karkow
Dr. Jonathan F. Donges
Research Domain I: Earth system analysis
Phone:    +49 331 288 2468
Fax:         +49 331 288 2620
Office:      Room 1.18, A62 Telegraph hill

Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research

P.O. Box 60 12 03
D-14412 Potsdam

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  • Co-head of flagship project COPAN (Coevolutionary pathways in the Earth system), PIK (since 2013)
  • Co-PI of Leibniz Association project DOMINOES (2017-2020)
  • PIK research coordinator of ERC advanced grant project ERA (Earth resilience in the Anthropocene) led by Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström (since 2018)
  • EarthDoc in the EarthLeague's EarthDoc network, PIK (since 2015)
  • Stordalen Scholar at the Planetary Boundary Research Lab, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University (2013-2017)
  • Researcher in PIK's Research Domain 1 on Earth System Analysis, co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lucht (since 2013)

Research interests

  • Dynamics of planetary-scale socio-ecological systems
  • Climatic and social tipping elements, their dynamics and interactions
  • Decarbonization dynamics and sustainability transformation
  • Conceptual models of society-environment coevolutionary dynamics
  • Structure and dynamics of complex networks
  • Nonlinear dynamics and time series analysis
  • Application of these methods to climate physics and Earth system analysis

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Current teaching activities

  • Lecture series on "Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Networks in the Earth System", Department of Physics, Humboldt University, Berlin (Winter term 2017/18)
  • School on "The Earth as a complex dynamical system: from climate change to sustainability transformation", for German National Academic Foundation (2017 - 2019)

Past teaching activities




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