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Dr. Marco Bohnhoff
Professor of Geophysics

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Department Section Geophysics

Malteserstrasse 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-70587 ; GFZ Potsdam +49 331 288-1327
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 70830
Emailbohnhoff@gfz-potsdam.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Marco Bonhoff

Areas of Expertise

  • Earthquakes
  • Seismic monitoring
  • Induced seismicity (geothermal, CO2 storage)
  • Fracking


Dr. Jens Bölscher

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 702 58
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 702 52
Emailjebo@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDipl.-Geogr. Jens Bölscher

Areas of Expertise

  • High water / flooding
  • Decentralized flood control
  • Water restoration
  • Floodplains
  • Hydrological modeling and measurement
  • Sediment quality and sediment dynamics


Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55578
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 53347
Emaile.cancik-kirschbaum@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Near East
  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Sumerians
  • Akkadians
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Science
  • Early states
  • School and education in pre-modern societies
  • History of knowledge
  • Oldest writing
  • Decipherment
  • Nimrud
  • Nineveh
  • Libraries
  • Cuneiform
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian
  • Ancient Near East, Near East, Middle East: History and cultural history
  • 4. - 1st millennium BC
  • History of the influences of the Ancient Near East to the present day
  • Ancient Near East and Europe: mythology


Dr. Urte Undine Frömming
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 56865
Emailu.froemming@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Urte Undine Frömming

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural interpretation and processing of natural hazards and natural disasters, particularly volcanism, earthquakes, tidal waves
  • Vulcan rituals
  • Climate change: sustainable human-environment relations
  • Local knowledge of indigenous people
  • Regional focus: Indonesia, Tanzania (East Africa), Iceland


Dr. Peter Halbach
Professor of Marine Geochemistry

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Geochemistry

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 706 75
Emailhbrumgeo@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Link between volcanism, earthquake activity, and submarine hot springs
  • Volcanic activity in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Europe
  • Marine mineral resources
  • Ore formation on the sea floor
  • Deep-sea mining


Dr. Mark Handy
Professor of Geology

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Geology

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 703 11
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 706 94
Emailmark.handy@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Mark Handy

Areas of Expertise

  • Earthquakes, especially the traces of earthquakes along major fault zones in the Earth’s crust
  • Movement of tectonic plates in the Earth today and in a historical perspective
  • The formation of mountains


Dr. Rainer Kind
Professor of Geophysics

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Geophysics

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 331 288 1262
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 708 30
Emailkind@gfz-potsdam.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Earthquake research
  • Dynamics of the Earth
  • Tsunamis


Dr. Julia Leyda
Professor of Cultural Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 581 78
Emailjulia.leyda@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture
  • US-American film, television, and media studies
  • The director Todd Haynes
  • Film and television depictions of domesticity during the financial crisis
  • Cuteness
  • Gender studies
  • Climate catastrophes in the media


Dr. Ute Luig
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Teutonenstraße 24, 14129 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 55640485
Emailluig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Ute Luig

Areas of Expertise

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Natural disasters
  • Sacred landscapes
  • Africa (especially East-Central and West Africa)
  • Gender studies
  • Rituals


Dr. Eberhard Reimer
Professor of Meteorology

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Meteorology

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10, 12165 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 30614050
Emailreimer@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Eberhard Reimer

Areas of Expertise

  • Contaminant transport
  • Air pollution control
  • Weather forecast
  • Climate change in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
  • Precipitation and local extrema
  • Floods in the Berlin area and in eastern Germany
  • Water cycle
  • Urban climate


Dr. Christian Reinhardt-Imjela

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences
Applied Geography, Environmental Hydrology, and Resource Management

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 703 53
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 702 52
Fax+49 30 838 707 53
Emailchristian.reinhardt-imjela@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Christian Reinhardt-Imjela

Areas of Expertise

  • High water / flooding
  • Causes of floods
  • Management of risks related to floods and low-water
  • Modeling and simulation of extreme hydrological situations


Dr. Tilman Rost
Professor of Geography

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences
Physical Geography

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 70320
Emailtilman.rost@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Tilman Rost

Areas of Expertise

  • Natural resources and environmental management
  • Water management in Central Asia
  • Desertification
  • Development of study programs at Central Asian universities


Dr. Dirk Scherler
Professor of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences

Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam

Phone (Office)+49 331 288 286 46
Emailscherler@gfz-potsdam.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Dirk Scherler

Areas of Expertise

  • Processes of the Earth's surface (rivers, slopes, glaciers)
  • Landscape development
  • Himalayan glaciers


Dr. Achim Schulte
Professor of Physical Geography

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences

Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus H, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 702 53
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 702 52
Emailachim.schulte@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Achim Schulte

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental hydrology and resource management
  • Drainage extremes (low and high water flow)
  • Watershed management


Dr. Serge Shapiro
Professor of Geophysics

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
Geophysics

Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 708 39
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 708 30
Emailshapiro@geophysik.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Serge A. Shapiro

Areas of Expertise

  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Earthquake physics
  • Geothermal energy and earthquakes
  • Seismology
  • Seismic exploration
  • Rock physics


Dr. Frederik Tilmann
Professor of Geology

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geological Sciences
and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 331 288 1240
Phone (Assistant)+49 331 288 1236
Emailftilmann@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Frederik Tilmann

Areas of Expertise

  • Earthquake seismology


Martin Voss
Professor of Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Disaster Research Unit

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10, 12165 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-72613 (oder über Presse und Kommunikation, Tel. 838-73191)
Emailmartin.voss@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Martin Voss

Areas of Expertise

  • Disaster research
  • Disaster prevention
  • Dealing with emergency situations
  • Coping with disasters
  • Security research
  • Climate and environmental change