Victor Brovkin successfully cooperates with research groups in the university’s „Geosciences“ department, and as a principal investigator he has significantly contributed to the success of the excellence cluster CliSAP (Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction). His professional career started in 1984 when he had received his diploma in mathematics from Lomonosov University in Moscow, from where he also received his Ph.D. four years later. After working in several research positions in Russia, he changed to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) where he worked as a scientist from 1994 to 2008. Since 2008 Victor Brovkin has been leading the „Climate-Biogeosphere Interaction“ research group at the MPI-M. He habilitated at the Universität Hamburg in 2011. Victor Brovkin was one of the lead authors of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC, Working Group I.