Elena Xoplaki

Elena Xoplaki

Dr. Elena Xoplaki is an expert in Mediterranean climate change research. She has conducted analysis on extremes (heat waves, floods, droughts, etc.), paleoclimatology, climate impacts on societies, climate reconstructions / model comparison, influence of circulation on European and Mediterranean climate. She has participated in and coordinated several European (FP5-FP7), Swiss and US research projects. From August 2011, she is awarded an Akademischer Rat (Assistant Professor) position at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen. Over the past years, Dr. Xoplaki was strongly involved in the Climate Change and History Research Initiative of the Princeton University: A comparative approach to climate, environment and society in the Eastern Mediterranean. Towards understanding the impact of climate on complex societies. Current work also deals with renewable energies and wind power production and climate change human health aspects. She is also a Steering Committee member of the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC): Towards an improved scientific assessment of climate change and its impact in the Mediterranean Basin. She has more than 70 peer reviewed publications and a h-index of 36.