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  • Research Focus Earth Sciences

The research domain of this position is quantitative analysis of geo-ecosystems, particularly interactions between abiotic and biotic system components.

Highlights from the Research Focus Earth Science

The Riddle of the “Rainforest Crisis”

Humans Changed the Ecosystems of Central Africa More Than 2,600 Years Ago


RISK_M sucht Studien-Teilnehmer

Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer für ein Computerexperiment zur Hochwasservorsorge gesucht


Imagetrailer NatRiskChange

The Research Training Group 2917 NatRiskChange.


Unterwegs in Kenia

Reisetagebuch: Potsdamer Geowissenschaftler auf Exkursion im Ostafrikanischen Riftsystem


Layer by layer

Geologists research sedimentary basin formation in the Andes


Quite Warm, Quite Cold

Geomicrobiologist Dirk Wagner researches the smallest lifeforms in extreme environments


Image Movie Earth Sciences


Caupin,F, Holten,V., Qiu, C., Guillerm,E.,  Wilke, M., Frenz, M., TeixeiraJ., Soper, A. K. (2018). Comment on "Maxima in the thermodynamic response and correlation functions of deeply supercooled water". ScienceVol. 360, Issue 6390, eaat1634. DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1634


Garcin, Y., Deschamps, P., Ménot, G., de Saulieu, G., Schefuß, E., Sebag, D., Dupont, L., Oslisly, R., Brademann, B., Mbusnum, K., Onana, J.-M., Ako, A., Epp, L., Tjallingii, R., Strecker, M., Brauer, A. and Sachse, D. (2018). Early anthropogenic impact on Western Central African rainforests 2,600 y ago. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1715336115


Smith, T & Bookhagen, B (2018) Changes in seasonal snow water equivalent distribution in High Mountain Asia (1987 to 2009). Science Advances 4. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701550


Goswami, B., Boers, N., Rheinwalt, A., Marwan, N., Heitzig, J., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Kurths, J. (2018): Abrupt transitions in time series with uncertainties. Nature Communications. DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-02456-6