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Dr. Juliane El Zohbi

Juliane Otto

Phone: +49 (0) 40 226 338 486
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With her work at GERICS, Juliane El Zohbi contributes to improving the dialogue between climate research and the users of climate and climate change related information. In the context of the third-party funded projects DECM (Data Evaluation for Climate Models, C3S_51 Lot 4, 2016-2018) and GLORIOUS (GLObal useRs In the cOpernicUs climate change Service, C3S_422_Lot1_SMHI, 2017 - 2019), she is leading the activities regarding the collection and analysis of user requirements and quality assurance of climate services. Further, Juliane is working on nature-based solutions to enhance the resilience of natural and rural areas against climate change (H2020 OPERANDUM - OPEn-air laboRAtories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage environmental risks, 2018 - 2022). Until the end of 2016, her main responsibility involved developing a methodology to systematically assess and present expert-based confidence information of different climate impact indicators for the CLIPC Climate Information Portal (

Prior to joining GERICS, Juliane was a member of the European Research Council
research team DOFOCO ('Do forests cool the Earth?') and spent more than three years at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE) in France. Juliane’s tasks at LSCE included the development of the albedo scheme for the land surface model ORCHIDEE in order to quantify the effects of the world's managed forests on the climate system.

Juliane studied geography at the Humboldt Universität Berlin. Thereafter she investigated the interactions between vegetation and climate at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. She holds a PhD degree in vegetation-climate modelling from the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM).

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