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Dr. Sebastian Wagner

Sebastian Wagner

Dr. Sebastian Wagner

Climate Extremes and Impacts


Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1862

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Scientific career

since Jan 2017 Research Scientist at the Institute for Coastal Research, Department of Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate

Oct 2011-Dec 2016 Research Scientist at the Institute for Coastal Research, Department of Paleoclimate and Statistics

Feb 2010 – Oct 2011 Research Scientist in the project ‘Precipitation in the Past Millennium in Europe, PRIME’ funded by the German Research Foundation within the priority program INTERDYNAMIK of the German Research Foundation

Aug 2009 – Jan 2010 Research Fellow in the Excellence Cluster TOPOI (The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilisations) at the Institute of Meteorology of the Free University of Berlin

Oct 2007 – Jul 2009 Research Scientist in the project 'Regional climate modeling for southern South America for the Holocene and the 21st century' (The project was funded based on an own research proposal in the framework the program ‘Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators’ by the German Research Foundation)

2004 – 2007 Research Scientist in the Department of Modeling and System Analysis at GKSS in the project MIDHOL (Transient simulation of the MIDdle HOLocene with a coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation model funded by the Federal Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF)

2004 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht/University of Hamburg: The role of different forcings on the historical climate variability, with special consideration of the Dalton Minimum (1790–1830): A model study.

2001 Diploma (Dipl.-Geogr. (Univ.)) at the University of Würzburg: Decadal atmospheric and oceanic variability in a control simulation with the climate model ECHO-G.

Teaching experience

2008 - 2009 PhD Seminar ‘Regionalization of climate model output: Statistical and dynamical applications’ at the International Max Planck School for Earth System Research (IMPRS), Hamburg, Germany

University courses

since 2010 Introduction to Climate Physics, Guest lecture at the University of Vienna, Austria

since 2014 Introduction to Climate Modelling, Guest lecture at the Technical University of Braunschweig

2010 – 2014 Climate modelling part of Master studies lecture ‘Klimaextreme und Klimaantriebe‘ at the Institute for Environmental Geology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

2011 Preparation of the Sino-German PhD Program “Tibetan Plateau” (Cooperation with Technical University of Braunschweig)

Other Activities

since 2005 Supervision of diploma students at the GKSS Research Center, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany

  • Holocene Climate Change
  • External climate forcings (Orbital, solar, volcanic, greenhouse gases)
  • Global climate modelling of the last 2,000 years with coupled Earth System Models
  • Regional climate change in Europe, North America and the Mediterranean area