Alumna (Doctoral Researcher)

Nicole van Maanen graduated in Climate Studies from Wageningen University and Research (MSc.) and in Politics, Administration and Organisation from Universität Potsdam (B.A.). She wrote her master thesis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and has worked as a Research Analyst at Climate Analytics since 2019. During her Bachelor studies, she interned at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

On 22 January 2024, Nicole successfully defended her PhD thesis “Development of scenarios for sectoral adaptive capacity to climate change”, supervised by Prof. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, at the Geography Department at HU Berlin.

Research Interests

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Sustainable development
  • Agriculture and water


Next Generation of Advanced Integrated Assessment Modelling to Support Climate Policy Making (NAVIGATE)

Scenarios for sectoral adaptive capacity to climate change