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


General fields of interest

  • Heat and human health
  • Human physiologic acclimatization
  • Cities in hot environments
  • Urban morphology and climate
  • Limits to future habitability
  • Adaptation and heat exposure for different climate futures
  • Quantitative geography & methods
  • Analysis of urban areas at a global scale


Working Group


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


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

In Preparation

  • Krummenauer, L. Costa, L., Prahl, B. F., Huber, V. and J. P. Kropp (2020): Future changes in adaptive capacity and exposure to heat among urban populations around the globe. (in prepeparation).

Peer Reviewed

  • 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, 2018, 2019, 2020

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., 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, 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, 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.

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