Dipl.-Geogr., M.A. Linda Krummenauer

Doctoral Researcher

Research & personal interests

  • Climate impact assessments
  • Climatic hazards
  • Risk and exposure assessment
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Heat and human health
  • Limits to future habitability in hot regions
  • Adaptation and heat exposure for different climate futures

Methods & tools I work with

  • Scaling across spatial and temporal scales
  • Quantitative analysis of massive amounts of data
  • Multivariate non-linear analysis & modelling
  • Analysis of urban areas at a global scale
  • Temporal-geospatial data: physical climate, economic indicators


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20714
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam



University of Potsdam
Institute for Environmental Science and Geography
Campus Golm
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm

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

Geospatial data processing and analysis

Multivariate non-linear data analysis of climate/physical geodata and (socio-)economic data

Peer Reviewed

  • Krummenauer, L. Costa, L., Prahl, B. F., and J. P. Kropp (2021): Future heat adaptation and exposure among urban populations: A prospering economy alone won’t save us. Scientific Reports (11), 20309. (PDF)
  • Huber, V., Krummenauer, Pena Ortiz, C., L., Lange, S., Gasparrini, A., Vicedo Cabrera, A., Garcia Herrera, R. and K. Frieler (2020): Temperature-related excess mortality in German cities at 2°C and higher degrees of global warming. Environmental Research, 186 (7/2020), 109447. (PDF)
  • Krummenauer, L., Prahl, B. F., Costa, L., Holsten, A., Walther, C. and J. P. Kropp (2019): Global drivers of minimum mortality temperatures in cities. Science of the Total Environment, 695 (12/2019) 133560. (PDF)
  • 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, 17, 6, 1623-1638. (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)

Summer Term 2017 - 2021

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.

Summer Term 2016

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


  • Krummenauer, L. (2021): Heat-related mortality: Projection of adaptation & exposure. Impulse talk by invitation of the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. Joint Workshop of Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) “Climate change impacts in the Middle East“, 26 May 2021, online event.
  • Krummenauer, L., Prahl, B.F., Costa Carvalho, L., Holsten, A., Walther, C. Huber, V. and J.P. Kropp (2019): Future changes in minimum mortality temperatures in cities around the globe. Conference Talk. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, 9-13 December 2019, San Francisco, USA.
  • 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 2019, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2015, Paris, France.

  • Scholarship for Graduate Research, Potsdam Graduate School, University of Potsdam
  • DAAD Research Scholarship at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain