Simon Merschroth

Research Analyst



Curriculum Vitae

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


Simon Merschroth acts as project manager and research analyst within the PREVIEW Project at PIK. His research interests center around the heterogeneity of climate change impacts and on adaptation to climate change, with a particular focus on environmental mobilities. Simon uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches, ranging from environmental modelling based on remotely sensed data, via population data analysis based on microdata, to focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews. In his work at PIK, he works towards building a global index on climate change related conflict vulnerability, with a special focus on the nexus of climate change, (im)mobility, and conflict.

Simon earned a Master degree in Geography from the University of Vienna, and a Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt. He previously had engagements with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Simon moreover worked as a research assistant at the University of Vienna, conducted qualitative fieldwork in Northern Ghana and attended a six month research training at the University of Nagoya, Japan.

Merschroth, S.; Miatto, A.; Weyand, S.; Tanikawa, H.; Schebek, L. Lost Material Stock in Buildings due to Sea Level Rise from Global Warming: The Case of Fiji Islands. Sustainability 2020, 12, 834.

University of Vienna (Austria)
2022: Teaching assistant for migration data modelling in RStudio
2021: Teaching assistant for hydrological modelling in RStudio

Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)
2017: Lecturer on the basics of environmental sciences for engineers
2016: Teaching assistant in stochiometry for engineers
2015: Teaching assistant in stochiometry for engineers
2015: Lecturer in the basics of environmental sciences for engineers