Originally, Swantje Preuschmann studied geography and mathematics in order to become a teacher. After her exam, with emphasis in climate-geomorphology, she took the opportunity to work in the field of remote sensing of the planets, examining surface processes on the planet Mars and working as project assistant.
Coming back to Earth-System processes, but still engaged in remote sensing, her field of interest changed to the reflectivity (albedo) of vegetated surfaces on Earth. Even later, the focus of her research shifted to the representation of spatial and temporal variation of land surface albedo in climate models, which also was subject of her PhD-Thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg.
The implementation of land-use change scenarios within the climate-system department is the focus of her research at Climate Service Center. Swantje coordinated the public relations for the EU FP7 project IMPACT2C and developed the IMPACT2C web-atlas. For GERICS she compiled a synthesis of third-party funded projects and strategy development for the generation of new prototype Climate Service products. Today she is involved in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, and works in the H2020 project OPERANDUM on nature-based solutions to enhance the resilience of natural and rural areas against climate change.
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