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Previous years: [ISI 2011-2012] [ISI 2013-2014] [ISI 2015-2016] [Popular Science]

Reviewed (ISI) Journal Articles

  • Gudipudi, R.; Lüdeke, M. K. B.; Rybski, D.; Kropp, J. (2018): Benchmarking urban eco-efficiency and urbanites' perception, Cities, 74, [DOI]
  • Prahl, B. F.; Boettle, M.; Costa, L.; Kropp, J. P.; Rybski, D. (2018): Damage and protection cost curves for coastal floods within the 600 largest European cities, Nature Scientific Data, 5 , [DOI]
  • Weng  W, Luedeke MKB, Zemp DC, Lakes T, Kropp JP (2017): Aerial and surface rivers: downwind impacts on water availability from land use changes in Amazonia, Hydrology and Earth System Science, [DOI], in press .
  • Rybski D, Prahl B, Kropp JP  (2017): Comment on `High-income does not protect against hurricane losses'. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 9, [DOI]
  • Becker SL, Fabian F, Gläsel, A (2017): Regime pressures and organizational forms of community-based sustainability initiatives, Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions, [DOI], in press.
  • Gudipudi R, Lüdeke MKB, Rybski D, Kropp JP (2017): Benchmarking Urban Eco-Efficiency and Urbanites' Perceptions, Cities, in press [DOI].

  • Pradhan P, Costa L, Rybski D, Lucht W, Kropp JP (2017): A systematic study of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) interactions. Earth's Futures, 5, 1169-1179 [DOI].
  • Lenk S, Rybski D, Heidrich O, Dawson RJ, Kropp JP (2017): Costs of sea dikes – regressions and uncertainty estimates. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 17, 765-779 [DOI].
  • Olonscheck M, Walther C (2017): Methods to assess local heat exposure - A comparison of approaches for precincts of the German city of Karlsruhe, Urban Climate, Vol. 19, p. 41-53 [DOI]
  • Zhou B, Rybski D, Kropp JP (2017): The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island. Scientific Reports, 7, 4791, [DOI].
  • Rybski D, Reusser DE, Winz AL, Fichtner C, Sterzel T, Kropp JP (2017): Cities as Nuclei of Sustainability? Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 44,(3): 425-440 [DOI].
  • Waha K, Krummenauer L, Adams S, Aich V, Baarsch F, Coumou D, Fader M, Hoff H, Jobbins G, Marcus R, Mengel M, Otto IM, Perrette M, Rocha M, Robinson A, Schleussner C-F (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 [DOI].


Currently under review

Gudipudi R, Rybski D, Lüdeke MKB, Zhou B, Liu Z, Kropp JP (2017): The efficient, the intensive, and the productive: insights from the urban Kaya relation. submitted to Env. Res. Lett.

Krummenauer L, Costa, L., Walther C, Prahl BF, Holsten A, Kropp JP (2017): Drivers and Evolution of Threshold Temperatures for Mortality from Heat in Cities under Climate Change. submitted to PlosOne

Zhou B, Gudipudi R, Lüdeke MKBLiu Z, Kropp JP, Rybski D (2017): Spatial distribution of population and CO2 emissions – inhomogeneities and development dependence. submitted to Environ. Research Lett.

Costa L, Kropp JP (2017): Investments in knowledge and planning activities for climate change adaptation in developing countries. submitted to Climate Policy Journal

Garcia Cantu Ros A, Fluschnik T, Kropp JP (2017): Variance based stationary control of regime shifts: bistability and oscillations. Phys Rev. X. (major revisions)

Kornhuber K, Reusser DE, Costa L, Kropp JP, Schellnhuber HJ, Rybski D (2017): Exploring the Environmental Kuznets Curve of Human Development and CO2 Emissions, submitted to PNAS.


Books, Book Chapters

    Hrebícek, J.; Schimak, G.; Kubásek, M.; Rizzoli, A.E. (Eds.)(2013): Environmental Software Systems. Fostering Information Sharing. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume 413, Springer

      • Wrobel M, Bisaro A, Reusser D, Kropp JP: Novel Approaches for Web-Based Access to Climate Change Adaptation Information - MEDIATION Adaptation Platform and ci:grasp-2. p. 489-499

    Vohland, K.; Badeck, F. et al. (Hrsg.) (2013): Schutzgebiete Deutschlands im Klimawandel - Risiken und Handlungsoptionen. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt Heft 129, Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn - Bad Godesberg

        • Vohland K., Badeck F, Wrobel M: Klimawandel in Schutzgebieten. p 31-45



        sunil Nautiyal S, Rao KS, Kaechele H, Raju KV, Schaldach R (2013): Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change, Springer, Heidelberg.

        • Kropp JP (2013): Accepting Climate Change Challenges: gambling with the future or path-finding for long-term sustainability?

        Sapio B, Giaoutzi M (2013): Recent Developments in Foresight. Springer, Heidelberg.

        • Lüdeke MKB (2013): Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Foresight, p. 53-65, [DOI], (MetaID: 1732).


        Schmidt-Thomé, P, Klein J (2013): Climate change adaptation in practice: From strategy development to implementation, Wiley, Chichester.
        • Boettle M, Rybski D, Kropp JP (2013): Adaptation to sea level rise: Calculating costs and benefits for the case study Kalundborg, Denmark, p. 25-34, (MetaID: 1721).
        • Boettle M, Schmidt-Thomé P, Rybski D (2013): Coastal protection and multi-criteria decision analysis: Didactically processed examples, p. 35-49, (MetaID: 1722).


        greiving Schmidt-Thomé P, Greiving S (2013): European climate vulnerabilities and adaptation: A spatial planning perspective, Wiley, Chichester.

        • Holsten A, Walther C, Rothmeier O, Kropp JP (2013): Integrated Assessment of Vulnerability to Climate Change: The case study of North-Rhine Westphalia, (MetaID: 1728).
        • Walther C, Holsten A, Kropp JP (2013): Identifying a typology of climate change in Europe, (MetaID: 1730).
        • Lindner C, Holsten A (2013): Climate change exposure assessment of European regions, (MetaID: 1729).
        null Menoni S & Margottini C (2011): Inside Risk: A Strategy for Sustainable Risk Mitigation, Springer, Berlin, 364pp.

        • Delmonaco G, Atun F, Ceudech A, Deeming H, de Roo A, Lumbroso D, Galderisi A, Kallache M, Kropp JP, Kundak S, Molinari D, Tweed F, Wade S, Walker G, Dandoulaki M, Barredo J (2011): Europe at Risk, Chapt. 2, p. 23-91.
        • Kropp JP, Walker  G, Menoni S, Kallache M, Deeming H, d1e Roo A, Atun F, Kundak S (2011): Risk Futures in Europe.  Chapt 5, p. 187-244.
        • Galderisi A, Kropp JP, Ceudech A, Kallache M (2011): From Global to Local and From Local to Global: Exemples of Event Scenarios. Chapt. 6, p. 245-286.
        • Menoni S, Margottini C, Galderisi A, Delmonaco G, Ferrara F, Kropp JP, Esteban JF, Lopez J, Pugliano A, Mejri O, Plebani P (2011): Shift in Thinking, Chapt. 7,  p. 282-327.


        Kropp JP, Schellnhuber HJ (2011): In Extremis: Disruptive Events, Trends, and Correlations in Hydrology and Climate. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, 380pp.
        • Kallache M, Rust HW, Lange H, Kropp JP (2011): Extreme Value Analysis considering Trends. Chapt. 8, p. 167-183.
        • Rust HW, Kallache M, Schellnhuber HJ, Kropp JP: Flood Level Confidence Intervals,  Chapt. 3, p. 61-88.
        • Rybski D, Neumann J: A review on the Pettitt Test, Chapt. 10, p. 202-213.
        • Rybski D, Bunde A, Havlin S, Kantelhardt JW, Koscielny-Bunde E: Detrended fluctuation studies of long-term persistence and multifractality of precipitation and river runoff records Chapt. 11, p. 216-248.
        resilient-cits Zimmermann K.O. (Ed.) (2011): Resilient Cities - Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, Dordrecht: Springer
        • Kit O, Lüdeke M, Reckien D: Assessment of climate change-induced vulnerability to floods in Hyderabad/India using remote sensing data, pp 35-44.
        • Grothmann T: Governance Recommendations for Adaptation in European Urban Regions: Results from Five Case Studies and a European Expert Survey. 167-175 p.
        • Reckien D, Wildenberg M, Deb K: Understanding Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Options in Indian Megacities, pp 15-34.
        advancedmethods Kropp JP, Scheffran J (2007): Advanced Methods for Decision Making and Risk Management in Sustainability Science. Nova Science Publ., New York
        selforganisingmaps Kropp JP, Schellnhuber HJ (2008): Prototyping of Broad-Scale Climate and Ecosystem Classes by Means of Self-Organising Maps. in: P. Agarwal & A. Skupin (Eds.) Self-Organising Maps: Applications in Geographic Information Sciences, 216pp., Wiley & Sons, New York

        Lucas P, Hilderink H, Kok M, Lüdeke MKB (2011): Long-term Development and the Millennium Development Goals In: A Changing Environment for Human Security: New Agendas for Research, Policy, and Action eds.: O'Brian K, Wolf J, Sygna L. London: Earthscan, [in press].

        Reports, Studies, Policy Documents



        Contributions to popular scientific journals & books

        • Kropp JP (2010): Flüchtlingsströme der Zukunft. in: Bundeswehr aktuell, Nr. 38 / 2010, S. 6
        Zum Magazin "Bundeswehr aktuell" Nr. 38 (PDF, 3 MB)
        • Rybski D, Costa L (2010): Welche Kosten verursacht der Klimawandel? in: EUCC - Die Küstenunion Deutschland e.V. (Hrsg.): Meer & Küste - Deutsche Ostsee, Nr. 2 / 2010, S. 31

        Zum Magazin "Meer & Küste"


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