SICSS Alumni

2017 Graduates

Dr. Muhammad Abid

Thesis: Climate change Impacts and Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector of Pakistan - Socioeconomic and Geographical Dimensions

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran

Dr. Sarah Nash

Thesis: From Cancun to Paris: an era of policymaking on the migration and climate change nexus

Research Group Climate Change and Security/Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran

Dr. Nicole Kruse

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Thesis:Klimawandel und Sturmfluten – Mentale Modelle von Experten und Bürgern der Stadt Hamburg

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Ratter

Dr. Xing Yi

Thesis:Impact of large scale climate variability on the Arabian Sea coastal upwelling system

Institute of Cosatal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Dr. Eduardo Zorita

2016 Graduates

Dr. Thomas Friedrich

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Thesis: Der Klimawandeldiskurs zwischen globaler Produktion und lokaler Rezeption am Fallbeispiel Puerto Princesa, Palawan (Philippinnen)

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Schnegg

Dr. Li Li

Thesis: Future Climate Change and Urbanization Impact on Coastal Storm Surge Risk in the Pearl River Delta Region, China

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Böhner

Dr. Daniel Mukiibi

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Thesis: Chaotic Advection by Submesoscale Processes in the Ocean

Institute of Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gualtiero Badin

Dr. Delei Li

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Thesis: High-Resolution Wind Climate Evaluation and Analysis over the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea Region

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

Dr. Daniel Neumann

Thesis: The impact of sea salt emissions on the air quality in the North Sea and Baltic Sea regions

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kay Emeis

Dr. Stefanie Trümper

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Thesis: Nachhaltige Erinnerung im Journalismus

Institute for Journalism and Communication Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Irene Neverla

Dr. Daniele Vieira do Nascimento

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Thesis: Interorganisational Situated Learning in Brazil: An Analysis of the Diffusion of the Brazilian Flex-Fuel Vehicle Mitigation Technology

Centre for Globalisation and Governance, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anita Engels

Dr. Diana Süsser

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Thesis: People-powered Local Energy Transition: Mitigating Climate Change with Community-based Renewable Energy in North Frisia

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Ratter

Dr. Fabian Beermann

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Thesis: Nutrient availability and limitation within soils of polygonal tundra in the Sakha Republic, Russian Federation

Institute of Soil Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lars Kutzbach

Dr. Jan Petzold

Thesis: Social Capital, Resilience and Adaptation on Small Islands: Climate Change on the Isles of Scilly

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Ratter

Dr. Svenja Bierstedt

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Thesis: Decadal to centennial variability of daily wind over Northern Europe and its application to migrating dunes in the Baltic Sea region

Institute of Cosatal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

Dr. Matthias Fischer

Thesis: Changes in the predictability of the North Atlantic ocean under global warming

Institute of Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Johanna Baehr

Dr. Renuka Suddapuli

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Thesis: Effect of charred digestate (biochar) and digestate on soil organic carbon and nutrients in temperate bioenergy crop production systems 

Institute of Soil Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Pfeiffer

Dr. Shabeh ul Hasson

Thesis: Fidelity of simulated hydrological cycle over Himalayan watersheds: peculiarities of the (upper) Indus basin at monsoon margins

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Valerio Lucarini

Dr. Nele Tim

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Thesis: Influence of large-scale climate variability on upwelling regimes off the Namibian coast : implications for past and future climates

Institute of Cosatal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Dr. Eduardo Zorita

Dr. Eirini Varotsou

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Thesis: Transport variability-driving mechanisms in Flemish Pass at the western boundary of the Subpolar North Atlantic

Institute of Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Detlef Quadfasel

2015 Graduates

Dr. Christian Alwardt

Dr. Lars Gerlitz

Thesis: Assessment of High Resolution Climate Data for the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayan Arc - New Approaches in Statistical Downscaling

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Böhner

Dr. Andrea Gierisch

Dr. Tobias Ide

Dr. Ana Ivanova

Thesis: Transnationalisierung von Öffentlichkeit am Beispiel des Klimawandels. Eine länder- und zeitvergleichende Analyse der Berichterstattung in  Printmedien (hard copy available here)

Institute for Journalism and Communication Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Irene Neverla

Dr. Heike Konow

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Thesis: Tall Wind Profiles in Heterogeneous Terrain

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Felix Ament

Dr. Xueyuan Liu

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Thesis: Impact of Consistency between the Climate Model and its Initial Conditions on Decadal Climate Prediction (hard copy available here)

Institute of Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer

Dr. Joseph Njoroge

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Thesis: Climate Change and Tourism: Sustainable Rebional Tourism Adaptation with a case study of Mombasa, Kenya

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ossenbrügge

Dr. Kesheng Shu

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Thesis: Sustainable Bioenergy Use and Climate Change in China - A Spatial Agent Model for the Case of Jiangsu Province

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran

Dr. Yu Xin

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Thesis: Nitrogen cycling in the northern Benguela Upwelling System (BUS) based on the δ15N of chlorophyll pigment

Institute of Geology, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kay-Christian Emeis

2014 Graduates

Dr. Iuliia Antsibor

Dr. Nicole Beisiegel

Thesis: High-Order Adaptive Discontinuous Galerkin Inundation Modeling 

Institute of Oceanography (IfM), Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jörn Behrens

Dr. Alexander Beitsch

Thesis: Uncertainties of a near 90 GHz sea ice concentration retrieval algorithm (hard copy available here)

Institute of Oceanography (IfM), Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lars Kaleschke

Dr. Anna Böll

Dr. Nils Brüggemann

Thesis: Ageostrophic effects on large scale circulation, eddy mixing and dissipation in the ocean (hard copy available here)

Institute of Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Carsten Eden

Dr. Jens Dorendorf

Thesis: Urbanization and the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle : Pools, Processes and Implications for Ecosystem Services in the City of Hamburg

Biocenter Klein Flottbek, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kai Jensen

Dr. Katharina Klehmet

Thesis: A model-based reconstruction of recent Siberian climate : focusing on snow cover 

Institute of Cosatal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Dr. Burkhardt Rockel

Dr. Philip Menzel

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Thesis: Reconstruction of the Holocene Indian monsoon climate variability based on biogeochemical analyses of lake sediments

Institute of Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kay Emeis

Dr. Iuliia Polkova

Thesis: Impact of initialization procedures on the predictive skill of a coupled ocean-atmosphere model and related mechanisms for predictability (hard copy available here)

Institute of Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer

Dr. Andreas Schmidt

Thesis: Public Communication about Climate Change and Climate Governance in Comparative Perspective

Institute for Journalism and Communication Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mike Schäfer

Dr. Katharina Schmidt

Thesis: Plants in urban environments in relation to global change drivers at different scales

Biocenter Klein Flottbek, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kai Jansen

Dr. Daria Schönemann

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Thesis: Dynamical System Approach to the Potential Intensity of Tropical Cyclones (hard copy available here)

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Frisius

Dr. Benjamin Stephan

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Thesis: Not seeing the Forest for the Carbon in the Trees? : The role of fighting tropical deforestation in global climate governance 

Centre for Globalisation and Governance (CGG), Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anita Engels

Dr. Marion Vanselow-Algan

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Thesis: Impact of summer drought on greenhouse gas fluxes and nitrogen availability in a restored bog ecosystem with differing plant communities

Institute for Soil Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Pfeiffer

Dr. Grace Wambui Ngaruiya

Dr. Nina Mareike Wilkens

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Thesis: Pine Island Glacier : a 3D full-Stokes model study (hard copy available here)

Institute of Geophysics, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Angelika Humbert

Dr. Liang Yang

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Thesis: Climate Change, Water Risks and Urban Responses in the Pearl River Delta, China

Institute for Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran

2013 Graduates

Dr. Thorben Amann

Thesis: Spatio-temporal variability of carbon and silica fluxes through the inner Elbe estuary, Germany (hard copy available here)

Institute for Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jens Hartmann

Dr. Armine Avagyan

Dr. Monika Barcikowska

Thesis: Variability and trend of tropical cyclones over the western North Pacific for the last decades (hard copy available here)

Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

Dr. Stavroula Biri

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Thesis: On dynamical causes of eddy variability in the ocean

Institute for Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer

Dr. Iria Costas Vázquez

Thesis: Climate Archive Dunes

Mineralogical-Petrographical Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Betzler

Dr. Christian Daneke

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Thesis: Climate related urban land use modelling for the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg

Institute of Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Oßenbrügge

Dr. Davide Faranda

Thesis: Extream value theory of geophysical flows

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Valerio Lucarini

Dr. Gholam Ali Hoshyaripour

Thesis: Modulation of ash iron solubility in volcanic eruption plumes

Institute of Geophysics, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Hort

Dr. Seshagirirao Kolusu

Thesis: Determination of methyl halide emissions from the measurements and mesoscale atmospheric model simulations

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heinke Schlünzen

Dr. Oliver Krüger

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Thesis: The Informational Value of Pressure-Based Proxies for Past Storm Activity (hard copy available here)

Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

 

Dr. Thomas Langkamp

Dr. Ina Lorkowski

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Thesis: The Carbon Pump of the Northwest-European Shelf : Variability due to Phytoplankton Dynamics and Climate Change

Institute for Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Carsten Eden

Dr. Anne Laura Niederdrenk

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Thesis: The Arctic hydrologic cycle and its variability in a regional coupled climate model

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Supervisor: Dr. Uwe Mikolajewics

Dr. Inken-Marie Preuss

Thesis: In situ studies of Microbial CH4 Oxidation Efficiency in Arctic Wetland Soils. Application of Stable Carbon Isotopes

Institute for Soil Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Pfeiffer

Dr. Wiebke Probst

Thesis: The Strategic Relevance of Adaptation in International Climate Change Policy

Department of Socioeconomics, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anke Gerber

Dr. Francesco Ragone

Thesis: Stochastic parameterization of atmospheric convection : stochastic lattice models of cloud systems in PlaSim

Institute of Oceanography (IfM), Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Fraedrich

Dr. Ralph Rösner

Thesis: Response of plankton dynamics to inter-annual climatic variations and trends

Biocenter Klein Flottbek, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: PD Dr. Dörthe Müller-Navarra

Dr. Bernd Schalge

Thesis: Nonlinear Dynamics and Predictability in a Global Circulation Model of the Atmosphere

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Fraedrich

Dr. Frederik Schenk

Thesis: The analog-method as statistical upscaling tool for meteorological field reconstructions over Northern Europe since 1850 

Institute of Cosatal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

Dr. Fabian Schwichtenberg

Thesis: Drivers of the carbonate system variability in the southern North Sea : River input, anaerobic alkalinity generation in the Wadden Sea and internal processes

Institute of Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kay Emeis

Dr. Sebastian Sonntag

Thesis: Modeling biological-physical feedback mechanisms in marine systems

Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Inga Hense

Dr. Bente Tiedje

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Thesis: Potential predictability of meridional heat and volume transports in the North Atlantic ocean

Institute for Oceanography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Johanna Baehr

Dr. Alexandra Warns (née Kroll)

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Thesis: Modeling the life cycle of coastal and shelf sea phytoplankton: Dynamics on seasonal and interannual time scales

Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Inga Hense

Dr. Sarah Wiesner

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Thesis: Observing the impact of soils on local urban climate

Meteorological Institute (MI)/ Institute of Soil Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Annette Eschenbach

Dr. Lan Xia

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Thesis: Long-term variability of storm tracks characteristics

Institute for Costal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

Dr. Chuanxi Xing

Thesis: Modelling the life cycle dynamics of Acartia clausi : a key copepod species in the North Sea

Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Inga Hense

Dr. Huan Zhang

Thesis: Extreme rainfall events in simulations, theory and related large-scale dynamic processes 

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Fraedrich

Dr. Sebastian Zubrzycki

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Thesis: Organic Carbon Pools in Permafrost-Affected Soils of Siberian Arctic Regions

Institute for Soil Science, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Pfeiffer

2012 Graduates

Dr. Armineh Barkhordarian

Thesis: Detection of anthropogenic influence on climate change over the Mediterranean area (hard copy available here)

Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

Dr. Sebastian Bathiany

Dr. Benjamin Bechtel

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Thesis: Remote sensing of urban canopy parameters for enhanced modeling and climate related classification of urban structures (hard copy available here)

Institute for Geography, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Böhner

Dr. Janpeter Schilling

Dr. Wenke Wegner

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Thesis: Voting Power in Environmental Policy Making

Department of Socioeconomics, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred J. Holler

Dr. Dan Zhang

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Thesis: Climate variability in East Asia in simulations and reconstructions in the last 1200 years

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Fraedrich

2011 Graduates

Dr. Michael Haller

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Thesis: Arctic cyclones and sea ice drift during the buoy experiments 2007 and 2008 - 2010

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Burghard Brümmer

Dr. Arne Kriegsmann

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Thesis: Impact of cyclones on Arctic sea ice: model studies and observations

Meteorological Institute, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Burghard Brümmer

Dr. Ronny Lauerwald

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Thesis: Rivers in the silicon and carbon cycles – A quantitative analysis for North America

Institute for Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jens Hartmann

Dr. Tina Sanders

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Thesis: Characterization of ammonia oxidizing microorganisms in soils of cold and moderate climates and their impact on the global nitrogen cycle

Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Pfeiffer

2010 Graduates

Dr. Nils Moosdorf (née Jansen)

Thesis: Chemical rock weathering as source of dissolved silica and sink of atmospheric CO2

Institute for Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry, Universität Hamburg

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jens Hartmann