Research group

 

Current members 

Julia Brugger

  • PhD student in physics at Universität Potsdam
  • Topic of PhD thesis: Modeling changes in climate and vegetation leading to past and future mass extinctions
  • Funded through the BMBF project Bridging in Biodiversity Science (BIBS)
  • Previously also in my group: MSc thesis in Physics at Universität Potsdam 2014-2015, date of defence: 23 September 2015. Topic of MSc thesis: Simulating the climatic effects of the Chicxulub impact with a coupled atmosphere-ocean model.
  • Publications: Brugger, Feulner & Petri (2017), Brugger et al. (2019) 


Jan Landwehrs

  • PhD student in geoscience at Universität Wien, Austria, supervised in close collaboration with Michael Wagreich
  • Topic of PhD thesis: Modeling Mesozoic greenhouse climates
  • Previously also in my group: MSc thesis in Physics at Universität Potsdam 2017-2018, date of defence 4 December 2018. Topic of MSc thesis: Modeling the climatic and biogeochemical impact of end-Triassic volcanism.
  • Publications: Landwehrs et al. (2020)


Mona Bukenberger

  • MSc student in physics at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Topic of MSc thesis: Evolution of Earth's habitability threshold through time



 

Former members and completed student projects

Postdocs

Hendrik Kienert

 
Guillaume Vilain

 

PhD students

Levke Caesar


Hendrik Kienert

  • see former members (postdocs)

 

Matteo Willeit

 

MSc and Diploma students

Moritz Kreuzer

  • MSc thesis in Computational Science at Universität Potsdam 2018-2019, date of defence 23 May 2019.
  • Topic of MSc thesis: Coupling the Ice-Sheet Model PISM to the Climate Model POEM
  • Previously also in my group: BSc thesis in computer science at Universität Ulm 2016, date of defence: 2.5.2016. Topic of BSc thesis: Complex energy-balance models for teaching and research.


Peter Steiglechner

  • MSc thesis in Physics at Universität Potsdam 2017-2018, in collaboration with Maria Martin, date of defence 19 November 2018.
  • Topic of MSc thesis: Estimating global warming from anthropogenic heat emissions – conceptual and numerical modelling approaches.

Julius Garbe

  • MSc thesis in climate science at Universität Hamburg 2016-2017, date of defence 22 March 2017.
  • Topic of MSc thesis: Long-term evolution and critical thresholds of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
  • Previously also in my group: BSc thesis in Physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 2013 (university supervisor: Jürgen Kurths), date of defence 22 November 2013. Topic of BSc thesis: A review of suggested mechanisms for the small meridional temperature gradients in past greenhouse climates.
  • Present position: PhD student at PIK


Erik Gengel

  • MSc thesis in Physics at Universität Potsdam 2015-2016.
  • Topic of MSc thesis: Coupling the dynamic vegetation model LPJmL to the Potsdam Earth Model POEM.
  • Present position: PhD student at Universität Potsdam

 

Levke Caesar

    • see current group members


    Julia Brugger

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    Franz Elsner

    • Dipl.-Phys. thesis at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 2005-2006 (supervised together with Ulrich Hopp, university supervisor: Ralf Bender), degree awarded October 2006.
    • Topic of Diploma thesis: Influence of infrared photometry on the determination of stellar masses of galaxies.
    • Publication: Elsner, Feulner & Hopp (2008).
    • Present position: PostDoc at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics Garching


    BSc students

    Stefan Fuchs

    • Student assistant working on the development of a web portal for paleoclimate research (in collaboration with Thomas Nocke); MSc student in computational science, Universität Potsdam
    • Previously also in my group: BSc thesis in computer science at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin 2016, date of defence: 29.9.2016. Topic of BSc thesis: GEOCARBPIK: Implementation of a model for the global carbon cycle during the Phanerozoic

    Moritz Kreuzer

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    Karola Schulz

    • BSc thesis in Physics at Universität Potsdam 2015, date of defence: 4 November 2015.
    • Topic of BSc thesis: Timescales for Snowball Earth glaciation and deglaciation.
    • Present position: MSc student in geophysics at Universität Potsdam


    Fabian Fischer

    • BSc thesis in Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 2014 (university supervisor: Harald Lesch).
    • Topic of BSc thesis: Climate simulations of the early Eocene warm period.
    • Present position: Postdoc at Laboratoire Évolution et Diversité Biologique, Toulouse


    Julius Garbe

      • see former members (MSc students)


      Trainees

      Stefan Fuchs

      • see former members (BSc students)


      Holger Schlagenhaufer