Curriculum Vitae

Victor Anatoly Brovkin


Habilitation, University of Hamburg, 2011

Ph.D., Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, 1988

Diploma in Mathematics, cum laude, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1984


Professional Career:              

2008 – present    

Leader of Climate-Biogeosphere Interaction group (at Associate Professor/W2-Professor level), Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

2003 – 2008       

Research Scientist, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Potsdam, Germany, permanent position

1998 - 2002       

Research Scientist, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Potsdam, Germany

1994 – 1997       

Guest Scientist, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Potsdam, Germany


Research Scientist, Oboukhov Institute for Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

1987 - 1993         

Research Scientist, Research Institute for Agricultural Ecology and Radiology, Obninsk, Russia


Community Service:         

2003-2005           Lead author of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, WG I: Conditions and Trends

2006-2007           Contributing author to IPCC Assessment Report 4, WG I

2005-                   Editor of the EGU journal “Climate of the Past”

2008-                   Editor of the EGU journal “Biogeosciences”

2010-                  Lead Author of IPCC Assessment Report 5, WG I


Referee for:    

Climate of the Past, Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Global Change Biology, Ecological Modelling, Nature, Nature Geoscience, Paleoceanography, Quaternary Science Reviews, Science, Tellus


Project leadership:           

2004-2007            C-QUEST project in PIK

2007-2011            COIN (COmparison of INterglacials), project of SPP 1266 Interdynamik

2010-2014            WP leader of EU FP7 project Past4Future


Supervision:                      4 PhD students, 2 postdocs


Teaching experience:       

Course "Terrestrial ecosystem processes within Earth system models" (together with Thomas Kleinen), MSc of ICSS, University of Hamburg, 2010-

Lecturer at Alpine Summer School on Interaction and Coevolution of climate and biosphere, Valsavarenche (Val d'Aosta, Italy), June 2008

Guest lecturer at University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 2006

Lecturer at winter climate school (ERCA) in University of Grenoble, France, 2000-2002

Invited lectures at University of Cambridge, UK (2002), TU Berlin (2002), McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2002), University of Oldenburg (2004), University of Bordeaux, France (2005), Potsdam University (2005), University of Bern, Switzerland (2006)




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