Julia Tomalka

Project Manager

Julia Tomalka is part of the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems, where she coordinates a project related to climate risks in Pakistan. Furthermore, she supports the AGRICA project and overall administration in the working group. Her research interests include socio-economic impacts of climate change including on livelihoods, human settlements and migration.


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

  • Since October 2019: M.A. Urban Geography (Humboldt University Berlin)
  • Since April 2019: Member of the PIK working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems
  • 2016-2019: Short-term 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
  • Differential vulnerability and adaptive capacity in agricultural systems

  • 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. Joint publications by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH and the KfW Development Bank, 12 pp. each, Climate Risk Profiles for Sub-Saharan Africa Series.

  • 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