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Professor of Science, Technology and Society , University of Groningen

Klaus Hubacek is a Professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is chair of Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society (IREES) and chair of the board of Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG). Klaus is currently also a visiting professor in geographical sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously he worked or held visiting positions at the University of Leeds, UK, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Normal University, China, the University of Cambridge, UK, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria.

His research focus is on conceptualizing and modeling the interactions between human and environmental systems. Klaus has been recently involved in building an integrated climate assessment model funded by Horizon 2020 and on forecasting carbon emissions funded by NASA. Klaus has published over 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, participatory modeling, management of ecosystems services, land use change and governance.

He is recognized as a highly cited researcher with multiple papers in the top 1% by citations. Klaus conducted studies for a number of national agencies in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the U.S., and international institutions such as the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank (IADB). Klaus was a lead author of the most recent 6th assessment report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) leading chapters on Behavior and Consumption-based Emissions.


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    Professor of Science, Technology and Society , University of Groningen