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CV of Dieter Gerten

Education & Training

Diploma        1996    University of Trier                    Studies: Physical Geography, Hydrology, Climatology

Dissertation   2001  University of Potsdam               Discipline: Freshwater Ecology

Habilitation   2013   Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  venia legendi: Geography


2002: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (Early Career Scientist Award); 2010: Society of Friends and Promoters of PIK (Cooperation Prize); 2013: Highlight Awards for two papers in the journal Environmental Research Letters

Professional Experience

Since 2012: Head of Research Group ›Planetary Opportunities and Planetary Boundaries‹ at PIK; Scientist-in-charge of the LPJmL model

Since 2005: Lecturer at the Universities of Potsdam, Basel and Berlin (HU); since 2014 'Privatdozent' at Geography Dept., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Since 2006: Scientist and, since 2008, research group leader at PIK

10/2001-2006: Postdoc at PIK

1998-2001: PhD student at Potsdam University and at Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin

1997-98: Freelancer at PIK

Memberships and Scientific Community Services

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the European Forum for the Study of Religion and the Environment (EFSRE)
  • Member of the German Steering Committee of the Australian‐German College of Climate & Energy Transitions
  • Member of the IAHS Panta Rhei Working Group “Water Scarcity Assessment: Methodology and Application”
  • Committee member of the Euro-Asian Silk Road Summit, Berlin 2016
  • Head of the Working Group “Quantification of Planetary Boundaries” in the Planetary Boundaries Research Network (PB.Net)
  • Contributing Author for the 5th IPCC Assessment Report (Working Group II, Chapters 3 & 4)
  • Review Editor for Vol. II of the Austrian Assessment Report of the Austrian Panel of Climate Change (APCC)
  • Expert Reviewer for the 4th IPCC Assessment Report (Report of Working Group II, Synthesis Report, Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water)
  • Advisory Board member: IMAGE Model (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency – PBL, since 2014); EU project INCREASE (An Integrated Network on Climate Research Activities on Shrubland Ecosystems, 2009–2014)

Reviewer for journals and books

  • Associate Editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal (2011–2016), Earth Perspectives – Transdisciplinarity Enabled (2013–), PNAS (2013), ISRN Ecology (2010–2012); guest editor of HESS/ESD Special Issue “Predictions Under Change: Water, Earth, and Biota in the Anthropocene” (2013)
  • Reviewer (regularly): Environ. Res. Lett., Glob. Change Biol., Glob. Environ. Change, Glob. Planet. Change, Hydrol. Earth Sys. Sci., Hydrol. Sci. J., J. Hydrol., Limnol. Oceanogr., Nature Clim. Change, Nature Geosci., PNAS, Science, Science Adv., Water Resour. Res.


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