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Matthias Garschagen

Department of Geography, Human-Environment Relations, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Prof. Matthias Garschagen is Chair in Human Geography and heads the Teaching and Research Unit for Human Environment Relations at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich. He is also an Honorary Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Amongst other functions, Matthias Garschagen currently serves as a Lead Author in the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). His research focuses on risk, vulnerability, adaptation and transformation in the context of environmental hazards and climate change. He is particularly interested in future urban risk trends and the evaluation of different adaptation options. His research findings have been published in international journals, including Nature, and a number of book projects. Before joining LMU, Matthias Garschagen served for the United Nations University where he led a team of around 20 scientists working on the assessment of disaster and climate risk.