Senior scientist, Earth system resilience, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Jonathan Donges is a group leader and senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stockholm Resilience Centre. He studies Earth system resilience, planetary boundaries and social-ecological dynamics in the Earth system from a complex dynamical system perspective. At Potsdam, he is co-leader of the FutureLab on Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene (www.pik-potsdam.de/earthresilience), leader of the working group on Whole Earth System Analysis and co-speaker of the COPAN collaboration (www.pik-potsdam.de/copan).

His published research includes work on modelling climatic and societal tipping processes and their interactions, complex network theory, dynamical systems theory, and nonlinear time series analysis, with a focus on their application to our understanding of past and present climate variability and its interactions with humankind on planet Earth.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior scientist, Earth system resilience, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research