Dr. Franziska Gaupp

Senior Scientist

Dr. Franziska Gaupp is a guest researcher at PIK and the Director of the Food Systems Economics Commission (FSEC), a collaboration between PIK, EAT and the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU).

Franziska is interested in food systems and systemic risk modelling. Additionally, she has experience in systems analysis using quantitative and qualitative methods to foster transformative change towards a resilient future.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Before joining FSEC and PIK, Franziska worked as a researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria. Franziska holds a DPhil (PhD) from the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc in Economics from the Freie Universität Berlin.

  • Ringsmuth, A. K., Otto, I. M., van den Hurk, B., Lahn, G., Reyer, C. P., Carter, T. R., ...Gaupp, F., ... & West, C. (2022). Lessons from COVID-19 for managing transboundary climate risks and building resilience. Climate Risk Management, 100395.

  • Gaupp, F., C. Ruggeri Laderchi, H. Lotze-Campen, F. DeClerck, B. L. Bodirsky, S. Lowder, A. Popp, et al. ‘Food System Development Pathways for Healthy, Nature-Positive and Inclusive Food Systems’. Nature Food, December, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00421-7.
  • Kimani-Murage, E., Gaupp, F., Lal, R., Hansson, H., Tang, T., Chaudhary, A., ... & Afsana, K. (2021). An optimal diet for planet and people. One Earth4(9), 1189-1192.