Julia Tomalka

Project Coordinator
Tomalka

Julia Tomalka is part of the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems, where she coordinates and supports various components of the AGRICA project, focusing on analyses of differential vulnerability and adaptive capacity in the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa. At the heart of her research are different types of farmers, particularly women and youth, as well as different social factors, which may hamper individual-level adaptive capacity, such as migration or unshelteredness. With a background in social sciences and urban geography, Julia Tomalka is also interested in urban-rural interactions and the role of peri-urban agriculture as both a livelihood and a climate adaptation strategy. In addition to the AGRICA project, she coordinates various smaller projects, including a project on climate risks and adaptation in Pakistan. Furthermore, she coordinates and supports large-scale proposals, including to the Horizon Europe programme, the German Research Foundation and other national and international donors, successfully managing people and ideas. Finally, with a strong interest in audiovisual media and science communication, Julia Tomalka oversees all media and communication activities of the working group, including their strategic planning and implementation.

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
tomalka[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

ORCID

  • 2019-2022: M.A. Urban Geography (Humboldt University Berlin)
  • Since April 2019: Member of the PIK working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems
  • 2016-2019: Project-based assignments for Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and UNESCAP
  • 2014-2016: M.A. Erasmus Mundus Master in Global Studies (University of Leipzig, University of Wroclaw)
  • 2009-2013: B.A. English and American Studies, Business Administration (University of Potsdam)

  • Socioeconomic impacts of climate change including on livelihoods, settlements and migration patterns
  • Differential/intersectional vulnerability and adaptive capacity, especially focusing on gender
  • Climate impacts and adaptation in urban and peri-urban areas
  • Climate change and unshelteredness/homelessness

  • Röhrig, F., Gloy, N., von Loeben, S., Arumugam, P., Aschenbrenner, P., Baek, H., Cartsburg, M., Chemura, A., Ibrahim Fodi, B., Habtemariam, L., Kaufmann, J., Koch, H., Liersch, S., Lüttringhaus, S., Murken, L., Ostberg, S., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Wesch, S., Wortmann, M. & Gornott, C., (2022). Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies for the Agricultural Sector in Niger. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • Tomalka, J., Lange, S., Gleixner, S., Ostberg, S. & Gornott, C. (2022). Climate Risk Profile for Pakistan. A joint publication by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives of Pakistan, 18 pp.
  • Tomalka, J., Birner, J., Dieye, A. M., Gleixner, S., Harper, A., Hauf, Y., Hippe, F., Jansen, L., Lange, S., Laudien, R., Rheinbay, J., Vinke, K., von Loeben, S., Wesch, S., Zvolsky, A. & Gornott, C. (2021). Climate Risk Profile: Sahel. A joint publication by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) under the Predictive Analytics project in support of the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS).
  • Röhrig, F., Gloy, N., von Loeben, S., Arumugam, P., Aschenbrenner, P., Baek, H., Bado, I., Chemura, A., Habtemariam, L., Kaufmann, J., Koch, H., Laudien, R., Liersch, S., Lüttringhaus, S., Murken, L., Neya, O., Noleppa, S., Ostberg, S., Santo, S., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Wesch, S., Wortmann, M. & Gornott, C., (2021). Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies for the Agricultural Sector in Burkina Faso. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • Aschenbrenner, P., Chemura, A., Jarawura, F., Habtemariam, L., Lüttringhaus, S., Murken, L., Roehrig, F., Tomalka, J., & Gornott, C., (2021). Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies for the Agricultural Sector in Northern Ghana - A Study at District Level in the Upper West RegionPotsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • Murken, L., Cartsburg, M., Chemura, A., Didovets, I., Gleixner, S., Koch, H., Lehmann, J., Liersch, S., Lüttringhaus, S., Rivas Lopez, M. d. R., Noleppa, S., Röhrig, F., Schauberger, B., Shukla, R., Tomalka, J., Yalew, A. W., & Gornott, C. (2020). Climate Risk Analysis for Identifying and Weighing Adaptation Strategies in Ethiopia’s Agricultural Sector. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • Tomalka, J., Lange, S., Röhrig, F.  & Gornott, C. (2020). Climate Risk Profiles for Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauretania, Niger, Tanzania and Uganda. Climate Risk Profiles for Sub-Saharan Africa Series. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

  • Climate risk analyses for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa (AGRICA)
  • Climate risk profile and evaluation of adaptation actions in the agricultural sector in Pakistan