Dr. Franziska Gaupp

Senior Scientist

Dr. Franziska Gaupp is a senior guest researcher at PIK.

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

Curriculum Vitae

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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.


  • Gaupp, F., Constantino, S., & Pereira, L. (2023). The role of agency in social tipping processes. EGUsphere preprint, 2023, 1-27.
  • Thalheimer, L., Gaupp, F., & Webersik, C. (2023). Systemic risk and compound vulnerability impact pathways of food insecurity in Somalia. Climate Risk Management, 100570.
  • Fesenfeld, L. P., Candel, J., & Gaupp, F. (2023). Governance principles for accelerating food systems transformation in the European Union. Nature food, 1-4.
  • Hagenlocher, M., Naumann, G., Meza, I., Blauhut, V., Cotti, D., Döll, P., ...Gaupp, F.,... & Wens, M. (2023). Tackling growing drought risks—the need for a systemic perspective. Earth's Future11(9), e2023EF003857.
  • Mehrabi, Z., Delzeit, R., Ignaciuk, A., Levers, C., Braich, G., Bajaj, K., ...Gaupp, F., ... & You, L. (2022). Research priorities for global food security under extreme events. One Earth5(7), 756-766.
  • Pörtner, L. M., Lambrecht, N., Springmann, M., Bodirsky, B. L., Gaupp, F., Freund, F., ... & Gabrysch, S. (2022). We need a food system transformation—In the face of the Russia-Ukraine war, now more than ever. One Earth5(5), 470-472.
  • Bodirsky, B. L., Chen, D. M. C., Weindl, I., Sörgel, B., Beier, F., Molina Bacca, E. J., Gaupp F., Popp, A. & Lotze-Campen, H. (2022). Integrating degrowth and efficiency perspectives enables an emission-neutral food system by 2100. Nature Food3(5), 341-348.
  • 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.

  • Seminar 'Food Systems Transformation: From Science to Policy' at TU Berlin as part of the seminar series 'Selected advanced topics in development, environmental and public economics' (WS 22/23)
  • Lecture about 'Food Systems Transformation: Pathways to a Sustainable Future' as part of the lecture series 'Sustainability and Climate Risks' at Hamburg University (WS 22/23)