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Linda Krummenauer

Dipl. Geographer, M.A. North American Studies

Research Domain II: Climate Resilience

Research Area: Urban Transformations





Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Postal Address: P.O. Box 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany

Visiting Address: Telegrafenberg A 56, Room 2.18, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)331/288-20714


      Currently visiting scholar at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Física de la Tierra (Physics of the Earth), Sevilla, Spain

Flagship Project: Climate Proof Cities and Infrastructure

Past involvement in projects at PIK: TESS, RAMSES, RECREATE

General fields of interest

Climate change and human health

Human Bioclimatology/-meteorology

Cities in hot environments

Urban morphology and climate

Limits to future habitability

Adaptation options to future ambient temperature

Quantitative geography & methods

Investigation at the global scale

Most recent research topics

Heat and mortality relationships in cities worldwide today and in the future

Temperature and mortality in German cities today and in the future



  • Krummenauer, L., Prahl, B. F., Costa, L., Holsten, A., Walther, C. and J. P. Kropp. Global drivers of minimum mortality temperatures in cities. Submitted to Science of the Total Environment.
  • Huber, V., Krummenauer, L., Lange, S., Pena Ortiz, C., Gasparrini, A., Vicedo-Cabrera, A., Garcia Herrera, R. and K. Frieler. Temperature-related excess mortality in Germany’s major cities under present and future climate. Submitted to Environmental Research Letters.

  • Waha, K., Krummenauer, L., Adams, S. et al. (2017): Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups. Reg Environ Change. (PDF)
  • Schellnhuber, H. J., Reyer, C., Hare, B., Waha, K., Otto, IM., Serdeczny, O., Schaeffer, M., Schleussner, C-F., Reckien, D., Marcus, R., Kit, O., Eden, A., Adams, S., Aich, V., Albrecht, T., Baarsch, F., Boit, A., Trujillo, NC, Cartsburg, M., Coumou, D., Fader, M., Hoff, H., Jobbins, G., Jones, L., Krummenauer, L., Langerwisch, F., Le Masson, V., Ludi, E., Mengel, M., Möhring, J., Mosello, B., Norton, A., Perette, M., Pereznieto, P., Rammig, A., Reinhardt, J., Robinson, A., Rocha, M., Sakschewski, B., Schaphoff, S., Schewe, J., Stagl, J., Thonicke, K. (2014): Main report. Vol. 2 of Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal. Washington, DC: World Bank Group. (PDF)

Book Chapters & other publications

  • Krummenauer, L. and J. P. Kropp (2018): Grenze der Bewohnbarkeit in heißen Regionen am Beispiel des Nahen Ostens [The limits of habitability in hot regions - The example of the Middle East]. In: Lozán, J. L., Breckle, S.-W., Graßl, H., Kasang, D. and R. Weisse (Eds.): Warnsignal Klima - Extremereignisse [Extreme events]. Verlag Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, Hamburg, pp. 326-332. (PDF)

Presentations & posters

  • Krummenauer, L. (2019): Von Fallstudien zum globalen Modell: Das Verhältnis von Temperatur und menschlicher Mortalität in Städten [From case studies to the global model: The relationship between temperature and human mortality in cities]. Presentation. 23. Kolloquium des Arbeitskreises Theorie und Quantitative Methoden in der Geographie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG) "Empirie - Simulation - Prädiktion" [23rd Colloquium Working Group Theory and Quantitative Methods in Geography, German Society of Geography, "Empirical evidence - simulation - prediction"], 27-28 February, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Krummenauer, L., Costa, L., Prahl, B. F., Walther, C. Holsten, A. and J. P. Kropp (2017): Drivers and evolution of present and future threshold temperatures for heat-related mortality. Introductory Co-Talk to Workshop on "Modeling the temperature-mortality relationship under changing climate and society". Impacts World 2017 - Counting the true costs of climate change, 11-13 October, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Krummenauer, L., Costa, L., Prahl, B. F., Walther, C. Holsten, A. and J. P. Kropp (2017): Drivers and evolution of present and future threshold temperatures for heat-related mortality. Conference Talk. Cities and Climate Conference 2017, 19-21 September, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Krummenauer, L., Costa, L., Holsten, A. and J. P. Kropp (2015): Scaling heat-mortality relationships recorded in cities to the global scale. Poster. Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 7-10 July, Paris, France.


  • SoSe 2017, 2018, 2019

Hitze und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit urbaner Bevölkerungen (Heat and urban health outcomes). Ringvorlesung/Lecture series M.Sc. Public Health, Berlin School of Public Health, Charité Berlin.

  • SoSe 2016

Cities and Climate Change: Catalysts of challenges and solutions. Seminar M.Sc. Geoecology, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam.

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