Mapping the Natural Causes of Climate Risk

23 feb 2021 09:00 11:00 ENG

Douglas Maraun (University of Graz), Andrea D’Alpaos (University of Padua), Alius Ulevičius (Vilnius University) and Miguel Ortega Sánchez (University of Granada). 


The Arqus Winter School is a challenge-based approach to educating critically engaged European citizens, and it is being run in parallel at all seven Arqus universities this semester.

The Winter School will analyse different aspects of climate change science and the discourse surrounding the research on this subject.


Join us on Zoom here.


On Tuesday 23rd we will take a broad look at natural causes of climate risk. After a general overview of the risk climate change poses, we will closer examine flooding, habitat shifts and coastal areas.

The session will be concluded with an assessment of a snippet of previous mitigation interventions.

Overview of Tuesday lectures:

High Risks from Climate Change

by Douglas Maraun


The Impact of Climate Change on the Risk of Flooding

by Andrea D’Alpaos


Climate Change and Habitat Shifts. Who are the Winners?

by Alius Ulevičius


Global Warming on the Coastal Strip: From the Origin to the Mitigation Intervention Assessment of Scenarios:

by Miguel Ortega Sanchez




Douglas Maraun is an Associate Professor at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change and head of the Regional Climate Research Group at the University of Graz, where he also teaches in various climate related subjects.

Andrea D’Alpaos is an Associate Professor at University of Padua. He has a PhD in Hydrodynamics and Environmental Modelling .

Alius Ulevičius is a professor of the Institute of Biosciences of the Center for Life Sciences of Vilnius University and has specialized in Pylogeography and Wildlife Ecology.

Miguel Ortega Sánchez is a professor at the School of Civil Engineering at University of Granada. He has a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Granada and maintains a UGR special award for his doctoral thesis on morphodynamic processes on large-scale littoral features.



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