CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

All Research Group Publications

  • Shaaban, M., Scheffran, J., Böhner, J., & Elsobkic, M. S. (2019). A Dynamic Sustainability Analysis of Energy Landscapes in Egypt: A Spatial Agent-Based Model Combined with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 22(1): 4. doi:10.18564/jasss.3906.
  • Lawrence, M. G., Schäfer, S., Muri, H., Scott, V., Oschlies, A., Vaughan, N. E., Boucher, O., Schmidt, H., Haywood, J., & Scheffran, J. (2018). Evaluating climate geoengineering proposals in the context of the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Nature Communications, 9: 3734. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05938-3.
  • Fröhlich, C., & Klepp, S. (2019). Effects of Climate Change on Migration Crises in Oceania. In C. Menjivar, M. Ruiz, & I. Ness (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Migration Crisis. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190856908.013.52.
  • Chi, X., Javidpour, J., Sommer, U., & Müller-Navarra, D. C. (2018). Tracking Fatty Acids From Phytoplankton to Jellyfish Polyps Under Different Stress Regimes: A Three Trophic Levels Experiment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 118. doi:10.3389/fevo.2018.00118.
  • Heider, K., Rodriguez Lopez, J. M., García Avilés, J. M., & Balbo, A. L. (2018). Land fragmentation index for drip-irrigated field systems in the Mediterranean: A case study from Ricote (Murcia, SE Spain). Agricultural Systems, 166, 48-56. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2018.07.006.
  • Elitok, S. P., & Fröhlich, C. (2018). Displacement, Refugees and Forced Migration in the MENA Region: The case of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. In S. Nawyn, & S. J. Gold (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (2nd ed., pp. 107-118). Routledge.
  • Shaaban, M., Scheffran, J., Böhner, J., & Elsobki, M. S. (2018). Sustainability assessment of electricity generation technologies in Egypt using multi-criteria decision analysis. Energies, 11: 1117. doi:10.3390/en11051117.
  • Yang, L., Scheffran, J., Hoffmann, P., Rühe, S., Fischereit, J., & Gasser, I. (2018). An Agent-Based Modeling Framework for Simulating Human Exposure to Environmental Stresses in Urban Areas. Urban Science, 2(36), 1-21. doi:10.3390/urbansci2020036.
  • Heider, K., Rodriguez Lopez, J. M., & Scheffran, J. (2018). The potential of volunteered geographic information to investigate peri-urbanization in the conservation zone of Mexico City. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190, 1-17. doi:10.1007/s10661-018-6597-3.
  • Yang, L., Scheffran, J., Süsser, D., Dawson, R., & Chen, Y. (2018). Assessment of Flood Losses with Household Responses: Agent-Based Simulation in an Urban Catchment Area. Environmental Modeling & Assessment, 1-20. doi:10.1007/s10666-018-9597-3.
  • Link, M., Borchert, L., Süsser, D., & von Prondzinski, P. (2018). Coast to coast: current multidisciplinary research trends in German coastal and marine geography. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 22(Spec. Iss.), 1-4. doi:10.1007/s11852-017-0578-5.
  • Link, M., Borchert, L., Süsser, D., & von Prondzinski, P. (Eds.). (2018). Coast to coast: current multidisciplinary research trends in German coastal and marine geography [Special Issue]. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 22(1). Retrieved from
  • Heider, K., Weinzier, T., Schwab, N., Bobrowski, M., & Schickhoff, U. (2018). Future agricultural conditions in the Nepal himalaya-a fuzzy logic approach using high resolution climate scenarios. Erde, 149(4), 227-240. doi:10.12854/erde-2018-382.
  • Brzoska, M., Oßenbrügge, J., Fröhlich, C., & Scheffran, J. (2018). Migration. In H. von Storch, I. Meinke, & M. Claussen (Eds.), Hamburger Klimabericht – Wissen über Klima, Klimawandel und Auswirkungen in Hamburg (pp. 209-224). Berlin: Springer Spektrum. doi:10.1007_978-3-662-55379-4_10.
  • Fröhlich, C., Gioli, G., Cremades, R., & Myrttinen, H. (Eds.). (2018). Water security across the gender divide. Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64046-4.
  • Rodriguez Lopez, J. M., Heider, K., & Scheffran, J. (2017). Human and remote sensing data to investigate the frontiers of urbanization in the south of Mexico City. Data in Brief, 11, 5-11. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2016.12.049.
  • Scheffran, J. (2017). Complex Crisis Landscapes and Climate Risk Governance: Challenges for European Stability and Transformation. EUC Paper Series - Policy Insights, 1(Spec. Issue: Governing Globalization ).
  • Abid, M., Ngaruiya, G., Scheffran, J., & Zulfiqar, F. (2017). The role of social networks in agricultural adaptation to climate change: implications for sustainable agriculture in Pakistan. Climate, 5: 85. doi:10.3390/cli5040085.
  • Yang, L., Chan, F. K. S., & Scheffran, J. (2018). Climate change, water management and stakeholder analysis in the Dongjiang River basin in South China. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 34(2), 166-191. doi:10.1080/07900627.2016.1264294.
  • Naseer, A., Ashfaq, M., Abid, M., Razzaq, A., & Hassan, S. (2016). Current Status and Key Trends in Agricultural Land Holding and Distribution in Punjab, Pakistan: Implications for Food Security. Journal of Agricultural Studies, 4(4), 14-27. doi:10.5296/jas.v4i4. 9670.
  • Oswald Spring, U., Brauch, H. G., & Scheffran, J. (2016). Sustainability Transition with Sustainable Peace: Key Messages and Scientific Outlook. In H. G. Brauch, U. Oswald Spring, J. Grin, & J. Scheffran (Eds.), Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace (pp. 887-927). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43884-9_42.
  • Ide, T., Scheffran, J., Link, M., & Schilling, J. (2016). The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links, and Case Studies. In H. G. Brauch, U. Oswald Spring, J. Grin, & J. Scheffran (Eds.), Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace (pp. 285-304). Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43884-9_12.
  • Scheffran, J., & Froese, R. (2016). Enabling Environments for Sustainable Energy Transitions: The Diffusion of Technology, Innovation and Investment in Low-Carbon Societies. In H. G. Brauch, U. Oswald Spring, J. Grin, & J. Scheffran (Eds.), Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace (pp. 721-726). Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43884-9_34.
  • Ide, T. (2016). Critical geopolitics and school textbooks: The case of environment-conflict links in Germany. Political Geography, 55, 60-71. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2016.07.002.
  • Ide, T. (2016). Space, discourse and environmental peacebuilding. Third World Quarterly, 38(3), online available. doi:10.1080/01436597.2016.1199261.
  • Ide, T. (2016). Toward a constructivist understanding of socio-environmental conflicts. Civil Wars, 18(1), online available. doi:10.1080/13698249.2016.1144496.
  • Puy, A., Balbo, A. L., & Bubenzer, O. (2016). Radiocarbon Dating of Agrarian Terraces by Means of Buried Soils. Radiocarbon, 58(2), 345-363. doi:10.1017/RDC.2015.21.
  • Scheffran, J. (2016). Nach Paris: Klima am Wendepunkt? Das außenpolitische Journal, 112(24(2)), 4-9.
  • Brauch, H., Oswald Spring, Ú., Grin, J., & Scheffran, J. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace. Springer: Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43884-9.
  • Bettini, G., Nash, S., & Gioli, G. (2016). One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The Fading Contours of (in)Justice in Competing Discourses on Climate Migration. The Geographical Journal, 183, 348-358. doi:10.1111/geoj.12192.
  • Iqbal, M., Ping, Q., Abid, M., Ahmed, U., Nazir, A., & Rehman, A. (2016). Adoption of Off-farm Diversification Income Sources in Managing Agricultural Risks among Cotton Farmers in Punjab Pakistan. Journal of Applied Environmenta and Biological Sciences, 6(8), 47-53.
  • Link, M., Scheffran, J., & Ide, T. (2016). Conflict and cooperation in the water-security nexus: a global comparative analysis of river basins under climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. doi:10.1002/wat2.1151.
  • Scheffran, J. (2016). Kettenreaktion außer Kontrolle: Vernetzte Technik und das Klima der Komplexität. Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, 3/2016, 101-110.
  • Iqbal, M., Ping, Q., Abid, M., Kazmi, S. M. M., & Rizwan, M. (2016). Assessing risk perceptions and attitude among cotton farmers: A case of Punjab province, Pakistan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 16, 68-74. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.01.009.
  • Salpeteur, M., Patel, H. H. R., Molina, J. L., Balbo, A. L., Rubio-Campillo, X., Reyes-García, V., & Madella, M. (2016). Comigrants and friends: informal networks and the transmission of traditional ecological knowledge among seminomadic pastoralists of Gujarat, India. Ecology and Society, 21(2): 20. doi:10.5751/ES-08332-210220.
  • Scheffran, J. (2016). Stadt – Land – Krieg: Unsicherheit in urbanen Gewalträumen. Wissenschaft & Frieden, 2, 6-10.
  • Alamgir, A., Khan, M. A., Schilling, J., Shaukat, S. S., & Shahab, S. (2016). Assessment of groundwater quality in the coastal area of Sindh province, Pakistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188: 78. doi:10.1007/s10661-015-5061-x.
  • Abid, M., Schilling, J., Scheffran, J., & Zulfiqar, F. (2016). Climate change vulnerability, adaptation and risk perceptions at farm level in Punjab, Pakistan. Science of the Total Environment, 547, 447-460. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.125.
  • Wambui Ngaruiya, G., & Scheffran, J. (2016). Actors and networks in resource conflict resolution under climate change in rural Kenya. Earth System Dynamics, 7, 441-452. doi:10.5194/esd-7-441-2016.
  • Brücher, T., Brzoska, M., Claussen, M., Cook, K. H., Link, P. M., Link, J., Mbow, C., & Scheffran, J. (Eds.). (2016). Climate, land use, and conflict in Northern Africa [Special Issue]. Earth System Dynamics.
  • Gioli, G., Hugo, G., Máñez Costa, M., & Scheffran, J. (2015). Human mobility, climate adaptation, and development. Migration and Development, 5(2), 165-170. doi:10.1080/21632324.2015.1096590.
  • Opiyo, F., Wasonga, O., Nyangito, M., Schilling, J., & Munang, R. (2015). Drought Adaptation and Coping Strategies Among the Turkana Pastoralists of Northern Kenya. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 6(3), 295-309. doi:10.1007/s13753-015-0063-4.
  • Schäfer, S., Lawrence, M., Stelzer, H., Born, W., Low, S., Aaheim, A., Adriázola, P., Betz, G., Boucher, O., Carius, A., Devine-Right, P., Gullberg, A. T., Haszeldine, S., Hay-wood, J., Houghton, K., Ibarrola, R., Irvine, P., Kristjansson, J.-E., Lenton, T., Link, J. A., Maas, A., Meyer, L., Muri, H., Oschlies, A., Proelß, A., Rayner, T., Rickels, W., Ruthner, L., Scheffran, J., Schmidt, H., Schulz, M., Scott, V., Shackley, S., Tänzler, D., Watson, M., & Vaughan, N.(2015). The European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EuTRACE): Removing Greenhouse Gases from the Atmosphere and Reflecting Sunlight away from Earth. doi:10.2312/iass.2015.018.
  • Fröhlich, C., & Gioli, G. (2015). Gender, conflict and global environmental change. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 27(2), 137-146. doi:10.1080/10402659.2015.1037609.
  • Scheffran, J. (2015). Technikkonflikte in der vernetzten Welt. Wissenschaft und Frieden, 2/2015, 6-10.
  • Schäfer, M., Scheffran, J., & Penniket, L. (2016). Securitization of media reporting on climate change? A cross-national analysis in nine countries. Security Dialogue, 47(1), 76-96. doi:10.1177/0967010615600915.
  • Schilling, J., Locham, R., Weinzierl, T., Vivekananda, J., & Scheffran, J. (2015). The nexus of oil, conflict, and climate change vulnerability of pastoral communities in northwest Kenya. Earth System Dynamics, 6, 703-717. doi:10.5194/esd-6-703-2015.
  • Link, M. P., & Scheffran, J. (2015). Konfliktfeld Wasser: Argumente für mehr Kooperation am Nil. Wissenschaft & Frieden, 1/2015, 25-27.
  • Wambui Ngaruiya, G., Scheffran, J., & Lang, L. (2015). Social networks in water governance and climate adaptation in Kenya. In W. Leal Filho, & V. Sümer (Eds.), Sustainable water use and management (pp. 151-167). Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12394-3.
  • Abid, M., Scheffran, J., Schneider, U. A., & Ashfaq, M. (2015). Farmers' perceptions of and adaptation strategies to climate change and their determinants: the case of Punjab province, Pakistan. Earth System Dynamics, 6, 225-243. doi:10.5194/esd-6-225-2015.
  • Ide, T. (2015). Why do conflicts over scarce renewable resources turn violent? A qualitative comparative analysis. Global Environmental Change, 33(7), 61-70. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.04.008.
  • Milan, A., Gioli, G., & Afifi, T. (2015). Migration and global environmental change: methodological lessons from mountain areas of the global South. Earth System Dynamics, 6, 375-388. doi:10.5194/esd-6-375-2015.
  • Ide, T., & Fröhlich, C. (2015). Socio-environmental cooperation and conflict? A discursive understanding and its application to the case of Israel and Palestine. Earth System Dynamics, 6, 659-671. doi:10.5194/esd-6-659-2015.
  • Link, M., Bruecher, T., Claussen, M., Link, J., & Scheffran, J. (2015). The nexus of climate change, land use, and conflict: complex human-environment interactions in Northern Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 1561-1564. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00037.1.
  • Claussen, M., Scheffran, J., & Bruecher, T. (2015). Climate, land use, and conflict in Northern Africa. EOS - Earth and Space Science News, 95. doi:10.1029/2014EO021331.
  • Yang, L. (2014). Climate change, water risks and urban responses in the Pearl River Delta, China. PhD Thesis, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg.
  • Wambui Ngaruiya, G. (2014). Climate governance, rural livelihoods and social networks: Using the ecosystem service governance approach to analyse climate adaptation and resource conflict resolution in Kenya. PhD Thesis, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg.
  • Yang, L., Scheffran, J., Qin, H., & You, Q. (2015). Climate-related flood risks and urban responses in the Pearl River Delta, China. Regional Environmental Change, 15(2), 379-391. doi:10.1007/s10113-014-0651-7.
  • Wambui Ngaruiya, G. (2014). Does Reactive Adaptation Exist? Using the Ecosystem Service Governance Approach to Evaluate Post-Drought Rural Food Security in Kenya. Natural Resources, 5(8), 392-407. doi:10.4236/nr.2014.58037.
  • Gioli, G., Khan, T., Bisht., S., & Scheffran, J. (2014). Migration as an adaptation strategy and its gendered implications: a case study from the Upper Indus Basin. Mountain Research and Development, 34(3), 255-265. doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-13-00089.1.
  • Ide, T., Schilling, J., Link, J., Scheffran, J., Wambui Ngaruiya, G., & Weinzierl, T. (2014). On exposure, vulnerability and violence: Spatial distribution of risk factors for climate change and violent conflict across Kenya and Uganda. Political Geography, 43(1), 68-81. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.10.007.
  • Ide, T., & Scheffran, J. (2014). On climate, conflict and cumulation: suggestions for integrative cumulation of knowledge in the research on climate change and violent conflict. Global Change, Peace & Security, 26(3), 263-279. doi:10.1080/14781158.2014.924917.
  • Vivekanada, J., Schilling, J., & Smith, D. (2014). Understanding resilience in climate change and conflict affected regions of Nepal. Geopolitics: Special Issue on rethinking climate change, conflict and security, 19(4), 911-936. doi:10.1080/14650045.2014.964863.
  • Zhang, C., Lin, H., Chen M, M., & Yang, L. (2014). Scale Matching of Multiscale Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data and the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model: a Case Study of Meteorological Simulation in Hong Kong. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7, 2215-2223. doi:10.1007/s12517-014-1273-6.
  • Vivekanada, J., Schilling, J., Mitra, S., & Pandey, N. (2014). On shrimp, salt and security: livelihood risks and responses in South Bangladesh and East India. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 16(6), 1141-1161. doi:10.1007/s10668-014-9517-x.
  • Buhaug, H., Nordkvelle, J., Bernauer, T., Böhmelt, T., Brzoska, M., Busby, J. W., Ciccone, A., Fjelde, H., Gartzke, E., Gleditsch, N. P., Goldstone, J. A., Hegre, H., Holtermann, H., Koubi, V., Link, J., Link, M., Lujala, P., O′Loughlin, J., Raleigh, C., Scheffran, J., Schilling, J., Smith, T. G., Theisen, O. M., Tol, R. S. J., Urdal, H., & von Uexkull, N. (2014). One effect to rule them all? A comment on climate and conflict. Climatic Change, 127(3-4), 391-397. doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1266-1.
  • Vivekanada, J., Schilling, J., & Smith, D. (2014). Climate resilience in fragile and conflict-affected societies: concepts and approaches. Development in Practice: Special issue on climate change adaptation and development, 24(4), 487-501. doi:10.1080/09614524.2014.909384.
  • Scheffran, J., Ide, T., & Schilling, J. (2014). Violent climate or climate of violence? Concepts and relations with focus on Kenya and Sudan. International Journal of Human Rights, 18(3), 369-390. doi:10.1080/13642987.2014.914722.
  • Hasson, S., Lucarini, V., Khan, M. R., Petitta, M., Bolch, T., & Gioli, G. (2014). Early 21st century snow cover state over the western river basins of the Indus River system. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 4077-4100. doi:10.5194/hess-18-4077-2014.
  • Ide, T., & Frölich, C. (2014). Water conflict or water cooperation? A discursive understanding of water conflict and cooperation in Israel and Palestine. In Norwich Conference on Earth System Governance, Norwich, UK, July 1-3, 2014.
  • Scheffran, J. (2013). Vulnerability, security risks and resilience of sea-level change in coastal communities. In Moving Beyond the Threat: Transatlantic Solutions to Sea Level Rise Adaptation, Proceedings to Conference at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, October 30-31, 2013 (pp. 18-22).
  • Schilling, J., Vivekananda, J., Khan, M. A., & Pandey, N. (2013). Vulnerability to environmental risks and effects on community resilience in Mid-West Nepal and South-East Pakistan. Environment and Natural Resources Research, 3(4), 391-397. doi:10.5539/enrr.v3n4p27.

Related Publications (CliSAP 1, 2007-2012)

  • Brzoska, M., Link, M., Maas, A., & Scheffran, J. (2012). Editorial: Geoengineering - An issue for peace and security? Sicherheit und Frieden, 30(4), IV.
  • Maas, A., & Scheffran, J. (2012). Climate conflicts 2.0? Climate engineering as challenge for international peace and security. Sicherheit und Frieden, 30, 193-200.
  • Brzoska, M., Link, P., & Neuneck, G. (2012). Geoengineering - Möglichkeiten und Risiken. Sicherheit und Frieden, 30, 185-193.
  • Brzoska, M., Link, M., Maas, A., & Scheffran, J. (Eds.). (2012). Geoengineering: An issue for peace and security? [Special Issue]. Sicherheit und Frieden, 30(4).