Dr Anne Holsten

Senior Scientist

At PIK, Anne is working on the challenges of urban resilience for the project 'CURE'. Her research interest is to investigate how expected climatic changes will impact various sectors and regions including urban systems.


Working Group


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


Since November 2013: Post-Doc researcher within the working group Urban Transformations (UT)

July 2013: PhD degree in Geoecology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Germany with the title "Climate change vulnerability assessments in the regional context"

Since 2008: Scientific assistant at PIK, coordination of and participation in various projects on regional impacts of climate change within the research group Climate Change and Development (CCD).

2007: Diploma degree (Master's equivalent) in Geoecology with studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany and the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Diploma Thesis carried out at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK) with the title: "Ökologische Vulnerabilität von Schutzgebieten gegenüber Klimawandel – exemplarisch untersucht für Brandenburg“

For a full list of publications see: Research Gate Profile Anne Holsten

PDF document Publications_Holsten_selection.pdf — PDF document, 143 KB

Current Projects at PIK:

• CURE - Copernicus for Urban Resilience in Europe (http://cure-copernicus.eu/)

Finalised Projects at PIK (selection):

• TESS: Towards European Societal Sustainability (FP7)

• RAMSES - Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development in Cities (FP7)

• ESPON Climate - Climate Change and Territorial Effects on Regions and Local Economies

• RIVAS - Regional Integrated Vulnerability Assessment for Austria

• Saxony-Anhalt Climate Change Study: Climate Change in Saxony-Anhalt - Vulnerabilities to consequences of climate change ("Klimawandel in Sachsen-Anhalt - Verletzlichkeiten gegenüber den Folgen des Klimawandels")

• North Rhine-Westfalia Climate Change Study (NRWII) - Climate Change in North Rhine-Westfalia - Regional Impact Assessment of Sectors ("Klimawandel in Nordrhein-Westfalen - Regionale Abschätzung der Anfälligkeit ausgewählter Sektoren")

• Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in the European Alps: Focus Water Resources