Hermann Lotze-Campen studied Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Economics in Kiel (Germany), Reading (UK) and Minnesota (USA). He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is co-chair of Research Department Climate Resilience at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and a Professor of Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change at HU Berlin.

He is working on global land use modelling, climate impacts and economic damages, multi-sector impact aggregation, land-based climate change mitigation, and sustainable development pathways. He is an Executive Committee member of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP, and strongly involved in the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP,

Since 2018 he belongs to the top one percent of most highly cited researchers in his field (Clarivate Web of Science, global ranking). He is also a Steering Group member of the German Chapter of SDSN, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Research Interests

  • Global land use modelling
  • Climate impact assessments
  • Integration of biophysical and socio-economic processes