Dr. Dorothea Frank

Wissenschaftliche Koordination


Extremes events, systemic risks & societal resilience


  • Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Scientific Coordination and Project Management at Department Biogeochemical Integration (since 2012)
  • Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Biogeochemical Model-Data-Integration Group (2006 - 2012)
  • Coordination office of EU projects MOVIMAN, REDESC and URB-AL city network ”Control of Urban Mobility”, Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart (2002-2006)
  • Local coordination of "IMPETUS-Moroco", University of Cologne (2001-2002)
  • Land use planning, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Management of Native Forests, Ecotourism; IFANOS Chile (1998-2001)
  • Lecturer, Department of Forestry, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile (1997-2001)
  • Dr.rer.nat., University of Bayreuth, Germany (1998)
  • Diploma in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany (1994)


Knowledge-Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN), a joint initiative of the Future Earth, IRDR, WCRP and WWRP programs (Scientific coordination, 2018-2024)

DKN Future Earth Arbeitsgruppe Societal resilience and climate extremes (Scientific coordination and project mangagement, 2017-2019)

E3S Extreme Events and Environments from climate to Society , a Future Earth cluster initiative to support global sustainable development. (Scientific Project Management & coordination, 2014-2016)

H2020 BACI  towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index BACI (WP1 lead 4/2015 - 5/2017)

CARBO-Extreme The terrestrial Carbon cycle under Climate Variability and Extremes a Pan-European synthesis [6/2009-5/2013] (Scientific Project Management, work package leader)

CIRCE Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment [4/2007 - 3/2011] (EU FP6) (Scientist)

Conceptual Design and (co-)organization:  international scientific conferences

* 2013 OpenScienceConference on Climate Extremes and Biogeochemical Cycles in the Terrestrial Biosphere: Impacts and Feedbacks Across Scales, 2 - 5 April 2013, Seefeld (near Innsbruck), Austria

Conceptual Design and (co-)organization: Workshops

Sessions at European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna:

ITS4.10/NH13.1 – Climate extremes, ecosystems and society: impacts, cascades, systemic risk and resilience (2024)

BG2.10 Climate extremes, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles (2013)

German Sustainability Science Summit 2021 Session SSII9: Climate Change and Systemic Risk organized by the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Berlin | Germany | July 08th to 09th 2021 | Online)

2018 November 15th and 16th, Working Group Societal resilience and climate extremes Rundgespräch (workshop) Climate Resilience, DFG Geschäftsstelle, Berlin, Germany

2018 February 9th, Roundtable Societal resilience and climate extremes at 3rd German Future Earth Summit, Umweltforum Berlin, Germany

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