Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss

Head of working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change

Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss

Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss leads the working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change, and is a professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her current research interests are: 

  • Natural resource management, energy and agricultural economics (bioenergy, land use implications)
  • Decision-making under uncertainty, with a focus on portfolio selection, real options theory, stochastic optimization and robustness
  • Integrated assessment with a focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation (including the role of international trade, negative emission options and technologies)
  • Reconciling top-down and bottom-up assessments, science-policy nexus
  • Mechanisms for carbon management, climate-compatible development, architecture of climate agreements

Sabine Fuss studied international economics, receiving an MSc from the University of Maastricht, where she also completed a PhD on sustainable development in the energy sector. Before coming to MCC, Sabine Fuss led a group working on the development of economic methods with emphasis on uncertainty and risk in the Ecosystems Services and Management Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). In that capacity, she was responsible for, among other functions, international and national projects in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation, especially in the case of land use.

Curriculum vitae

Detailed CV with list of publications


Latest Publications

Martin, M. A., Alcaraz Sendra, O., Bastos, A., Bauer, N., Bertram, C., Blenckner, T., Bowen, K., Brando, P. M., Rudolph, T.B., Büchs, M., Bustamante, M., Chen, D., Cleugh, H., Dasgupta, P., Denton, F., Donges, J. F., Donkor, F.K., Duan, H., Duarte, C. M., Ebi, K. L., Edwards, C.M., Engel, A., Fisher, E., Fuss, S., Gaertner, J., Gettelman, A., Girardin, C. A.J., Golledge, N. R., Green, J. F., Grose, M. R., Hashizume, M., Hebden, S., Hepach, H., Hirota, M., Hsu, H.H., Kojima, S., Lele, S., Lorek, S., Lotze, H. K., Matthews, H. D., McCauley, D., Mebratu, D., Mengis, N., Nolan, R. H., Pihl, E., Rahmstorf, S., Redman, A., Reid, C. E., Rockström, J., Rogelj, J., Saunois, M., Sayer, L., Schlosser, P., Sioen, G.B., Spangenberg, J.H., Stammer, D., Sterner, T.N.S., Stevens, N., Thonicke, K., Tian, H., Winkelmann, R., Woodcock, J. , 2021

Ten new insights in climate science 2021: a horizon scan

Global Sustainability
Peer Review
Strefler, J., Merfort, A., Fuss, S., Kalkuhl, M., Gruner, F. , 2021

Ariadne-Report - Deutschland auf dem Weg zur Klimaneutralität 2045. Szenarien und Pfade im Modellvergleich

Ariadne Projekt
Jackson, R.B., Abernethy, S., Canadell, J.G., Cargnello, M., Davis, S.J., Féron, S., Fuss, S., Heyer, A.J., Hong, C., Jones, C.D., Matthews, H.D., O'Connor, F.M., Pisciotta, M., Rhoda, H.M., de Richter, R., Solomon, E.I., Wilcox, J.L., Zickfeld, K. , 2021

Atmospheric methane removal: a research agenda

The Royal Society Publishing: Philosophical Transactions A
Peer Review
Kraus, S., Liu, J., Koch, N., Fuss, S. , 2021

No aggregate deforestation reductions from rollout of community land titles in Indonesia yet

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Peer Review
Andrijevic, M., Byers, E.A., Mastrucci, A., Smits, J., Fuss, S. , 2021

Future cooling gap in shared socioeconomic pathways

Environmental Research Letters
Peer Review