Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kießling
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kießling

Chair of Palaeoenvironmental Research

  • Global change in palaeobiology
    • Organismic responses to past global change at multiple time scales
    • Vulnerability of organisms and ecosystems to climate impacts
  • Biodiversity dynamics
    • Evolution of biodiversity in space and time
    • Development of the international Paleobiology Database and other computational infrastructure
    • Paleoenvironmental reconstructions: Interactions between environmental change (such as climate) and the biosphere in earth history
  • Kießling is a lead author of the IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Sixth Assessment Report to be published in 2021. As a member of Working Group II on ‘Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability# he is contributing to two chapters assessing past, current and projected impacts of climate change (