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Previous years: [ISI 2011-2012] [ISI 2013-2014] [ISI 2015-2016] [ISI 2017-2018] [2019-2020] [Books, Popular Science]

Journal Articles (2019-2020)

  • Pradhan PKropp JP (2020): Interplay between diets, health, and climate change. Sustainability, 12(9): 3878, [DOI].
  • Athare T, Pradhan P, Kropp JP (2020): Environmental Implications and socioeconomic Characterisation of Indian Diets. The Science of the Total Environment, in press, [DOI].
  • Beltrán-Tolosa LM, Navarro-Racines C, Pradhan P, Cruz-Garcia GS, Solis R, Quintero M. (2020) Action needed for staple crops in the Andean-Amazon foothills because of climate change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, in press [DOI].
  • Li Y, Schubert S, Rybski D, Kropp JP (2020): On the influence of density and morphology on the Urban Heat Island intensity. Nature Communications, 11: 2647, [DOI].
  • Putra, MPIF, Pradhan P, Kropp JP (2020): A systematic analysis of Water-Energy-Food security nexus: a South Asian case study. Science of the Total Environment, 728: 138451, [DOI].
  • Herrero M, Thornton P, Mason-D'Croz D, ..., Pradhan P, ..., et al. (2020): Innovation can accelerate the transition towards a sustainable food system. Nat Food, in press, [DOI].
  • Huber V, Krummenauer L, Pena-Ortiz C, Lange S, Gasparrini A, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Garcia-Herrera R, Frieler K (2020): Temperature-related excess mortality in German cities at 2 °C and higher degrees of global warming. Environmental Research, 186: 109447, [DOI].
  • Weng W, Becker S, Lüdeke MKB, Lakes T (2020): Landscape matters: insights from the impact of mega-droughts on Columbia's energy transition. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 36: 1-16, [DOI].
  • Sterzel T, Lüdeke MKB, Walther C, Kok MT, Sietz D, Lucas P (2020): Typology of coastal urban vulnerability under rapid urbanization.  PLoS One 15(1): e0220936 [DOI].
  • Akuraja V, Pradhan P, Kropp JP, Rybski D (2020): Relating SDG11 indicators and urban scaling - an explorative study.  Sustainable Cities and Societies, 52:101853  [DOI].
  • Rybski D , R. Dawson, Kropp, J.P. (2020): Comparing generic and case study damage functions – the London storm-surge example. Natural Hazards Review, 21(1), 06019003, [DOI].
  • Zhou B, Erell E,  Hough I, Rosenblatt J,  Just AC,  Novack V,  Kloog I (2020): Estimating near‐surface air temperature across Israel using a machine learning based hybrid approach. Int J Climatol., in press, [DOI].
  • Rosenzweig C, Mbow C, Barioni LG, Benton TG, Herrero M, Krishnapillai M, Liwenga ET, Pradhan P, Rivera-Ferre MG, Sapkota T, Tubiello FN, Xu Y, Mencos Contreras E, Portugal-Pereira J (2020): Climate change responses benefit from a global food system approach. Nature Food 1, 94–97, [DOI].
  • Walther C, Lüdeke MKB, Gudipudi R (2019): A new method to identify robust climate analogues. Climate Research 78:2,  179-187 [DOI].
  • Behnisch M, Schorcht M, Kriewald S, Rybski D (2019): Settlement percolation: A study of building connectivity and poles of inaccessibility. Landscape and Urban Planning,  191,103631 [DOI].
  • Weng W, Costa L, Lüdeke MKB, Zemp DC (2019): Aerial river management by smart cross-border reforestation. Land Use Policy 84: 105,  [DOI].
  • Bodirsky, B.L.; Pradhan, P.; Springmann, M. (2019) Reducing ruminant numbers and consumption of animal source foods are aligned with environ-mental and public health demands. J Sustainable Organic Agric Syst 69, 25–30, [DOI].
  • Costa L, Moreau V (2019): The emission benefits of European Integration. Environmental Res. Lett. 14(8) 084044, [DOI].
  • Pradhan P (2019): Antagonists to meeting the 2030 Agenda, Nature Sustainability, 2, 171–172 [DOI]
  • Ganzenmüller R, Pradhan P, and Kropp JP (2019): Sectoral performance analysis of national greenhouse gas emission inventories by means of neural networks, Science of the Total Environment, 656, 80–89 [DOI]
  • Landholm D, Pradhan P, Wegmann P, Romero Sánchez M, Suárez Salazar JC, Kropp JP (2019):  Reducing deforestation and improving livestock productivity: GHG mitigation potential of silvopastoral systems in Caquetá. Environmental Res. Lett. 14(11): 114007, [DOI].
  • Krummenauer L, Costa, L., Walther C, Prahl BF, Holsten A, Kropp JP (2019): Global drivers of minimum mortality temperatures. The Science of the Total Environment[DOI].
  • Kriewald S, Pradhan P, Costa L, Cantu Ros A, Kropp JP (2019): Hungry cities: how local food self-sufficiency relates to climate change, life styles and urbanization. Environmental Research Letters, 14(9): 094007, [DOI].
  • Ribeiro HV, Rybski D, Kropp JP (2019): Effects of changing population or density on urban carbon dioxide emissions. Nature Communications, 10: 3204, [DOI].
  • Kroll, C., Warchold, A., & Pradhan, P. (2019). Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Are we successful in turning trade-offs into synergies? Palgrave Communications, 5(1), 1-11, [DOI]
  • Li Y, Rybski D, Kropp, J.P. (2019): Singularity Cities. Environment and Planning B, online first, [DOI].
  • Gudipudi R, Rybski D, Kropp JP (2019): Urban emission scaling — Research insights and a way forward. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 46(9): 1678-1683 [DOI].
  • Gudipudi, R., Rybski, D., Lüdeke, M.K.B., Zhou, B., Zhu, L. Kropp, J.P. (2019): The efficient, the intensive, and the productive: insights from the urban Kaya relation. Applied Energy, 236, 155-165, [DOI].
  • Martellozzo F, Landholm DM, Holsten A (2019): Upscaling from the grassroots: potential aggregate carbon reduction from community-based initiatives in Europe, Regional Environmental Change, 19(4) 953–966, [DOI].
  • Weng W, Costa L, Lüdeke MKB, Zemp DC (2019): Aerial river management by smart cross-border reforestation. Land Use Policy 84, 105-113, [DOI].
  • Jukka Tikkanen J, Haara A, Dinnie L, Reusser DE, Hujala T, Kajanus M, Kangas J, Kurttila M, Leskinen P (2019): Stochastic cognitive mapping to build common ground for selecting cases in research projects, Regional Environmental Change,  19(4), 913–926, [DOI].
  • Costa L, Kropp JP (2019): Estimating investments in knowledge and planning activities for adaptation in developing countries: an empirical approach. Climate and Development Journal, 11(9): 755-765, [DOI].
  • Landholm DM, Holsten A, Martellozzo F, Reusser DE, Kropp JP (2019): Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Community-Based Initiatives, Regional Environmental Change, 19(4), 927–938, [DOI].
  • Celata F, Dinnie L, Holsten  A (2019): Sustainability transitions to low-carbon societies: insights from European community-based initiatives, Regional Environmental Change, 19(4), 909–912, [DOI].
  • Landholm-Haight DM, Pradhan P, Kropp JP (2019): Diverging forest land use dynamics induced by armed conflict across the tropics. Global Environmental Change, 56, 86-94, [DOI].
  • Zhou Bin, S. Kaplan, A. Peeters, I. Kloog, E. Erell (2019): “Surface,”“satellite” or “simulation”: Mapping intra-urban microclimate variability in a desert city. Int J Climatol. 2019; 1–19 [DOI].

Currently under review

  • Bodirsky B, Leip A, Wiendl I, Gonera A, Prexl, KM, Pradhan P, et al.   (2020): Food Futures: Narratives of Food Systems for Diet and Nutrition along the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (diet-SSPs). Global Food Security. [accepted with major revisions].
  • Anderson C, Denich M, Warchold A, Kropp JP and Pradhan P (2020): A causal systems model to understand interactions among the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability. [Under review]
  • Reusswig F, Lass W, Bock S, Meyer-Ohlendorf L (2019): Climate policy begins at home: Individual de-carbonization in a Berlin real-word lab, Energy Policy, [major revisions].
  • Pradhan P, Kriewald S, Costa L, Rybski D, Benton TG, Fischer G, and Kropp JP (2020): Urban food systems: how regionalization can contribute to climate change mitigation. Environmental Science & Technology. [re-submision]
  • Landholm DM, Burra DD, Lüdeke MKB, Reymondin L, Kropp JP, Grosjean G (2019): Cross-Country Analysis of Commodity-Driven Tropical Deforestation. submitted to: Conservation Letters.
  • Rybski D, Prahl B, Boettle M, Kropp JP (2020): Sea-level rise and continuous adaptation: residual damage rises faster than the protection costs. Science Advances
  • Zhou B, Thies S, Gudipudi R, Luedeke MKB, Kropp JP, Rybski D (2020): Gini approach to spatial CO2 emissions, Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Rybski, D, Pradhan, P, Shutters, S, and Kropp, JP (2020): Characterizing the sectoral development of cities. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 
  • Glockmann M, Li Y, Lakes T, Kropp JP, Rybski D (2020): Quantitative evidence for leapfrogging in urban growth. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
  • Bodirsky B, Dietrich J, Martinelli E, Stenstad A, Pradhan P, et al. (2020): Starved, stuffed and wasteful: symptoms of an advancing nutrition transition.  Nature Food. [Under review].
  • Ribeiro HV, Oehlers M, Schmidheiny K,  Moreno-Monroya AI, Kropp JP, Rybski D (2020): Effects of population distribution on urban scaling. PNAS  [under review].

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