Prof. Dr. Achim Brauer

Building C, Room 324
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1330
+49 331 288-1302

Research Interests:

  • Annually laminated lake sediments as climate archives
  • Rapid climate changes in the past: causes, dynamics, impacts
  • Regional aspects of past climate changes
  • Causes of natural climate variability
  • Extreme weather events during climate change
  • Man – Climate interactions


2007–            Head of Section 5.2 Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution, GFZ Potsdam

1999–2007   Senior Scientist in Section 3.3, GFZ Potsdam

1998–1999   Postdoc at University Aix-Marseille III, France

1993–1998   Postdoc, GFZ Potsdam                     

1991–1993   PhD student, University of Trier                                

1991–1991   Project Manager, Weicksel Consulting Engineers, Isny, Germany

1990–1991   Research Assistant, Trier University

1989–1990   Postgraduate student at Helsinki University, Finland


2010   apl Professor, Potsdam University
2006   Private Docent (PD), Potsdam University
2000   Habilitation in Geology, Potsdam University
1994   Dissertation in Geology, Trier University
1988   Diploma in Physical Geography, Trier University


Virtual Helmholtz Insitute ICLEA
BaltRap - Proxy-Environment interactions in times of rapid change
PALEX - Palaeoclimate research in the Near East
PalMod - Palaeo Modelling
CAHOL -  Climate reconstruction in Central Asia
StRATEGy - Climate reconstruction in NW-Argentina