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Dr. Franziska Piontek


Research Domain III: Sustainable Solutions



Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Telegrafenberg A56, Room 045,
14473 Potsdam

PO Box 601203
14412 Potsdam

phone: +49-331-288-2612



Franziska Piontek is a postdoc at PIK, working on the assessment of impacts and costs of climate change. She is especially interested in the interface between impact studies and integrated assessment modeling. Franziska is also a member of the coordination team of the Intersectoral Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP), with a focus on agriculture. She studied Physics at the University of Tübingen and obtained a Master's degree in Astronomy from the University of Maryland, USA. At the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam she wrote her PhD thesis in Astrophysics on the formation of disk galaxies. Franziska also holds a Master's degree in Peace and Security Studies from the University Hamburg, during which she focused especially on climate change and security.


Research Interests

  • climate change impacts
  • optimal strategies for mitigation and adaptation
  • cost assessment of climate damages
  • the food-energy-water nexus
  • security implications of climate change
  • special interest in the MENA region





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