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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Research Group Leader
Earth System Analysis


Dr. Jonathan Donges is co-leader of the FutureLab on Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene ( at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK, Germany), leader of the PIK working group on Whole Earth System Analysis and co-speaker of the COPAN collaboration ( He also holds a researcher position at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Sweden, and is Visiting Research Collaborator at High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University, both in the scope of the Earth Resilience and Sustainability Initiative ( Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Humboldt University Berlin and has published on a variety of topics including Earth system analysis, climatology, paleoclimate, social-ecological systems, complex networks, complex systems theory, nonlinear dynamics, and time series analysis.