Dr. Torsten Grothmann
Dr. Torsten Grothmann is a senior scientist in the interdisciplinary Ecological Economics Group, Department of Economics, Business Administration and Law at the University of Oldenburg.
His current research focuses on social, psychological and methodological aspects of transformations, particularly of climate change mitigation and adaptation, on questions such as: How to assess collective and individual transformative and adaptive capacities? How to foster transformative changes in social-ecological systems? How to communicate climate change? How to structure participatory processes for the realization of climate change adaptation and/or mitigation?
Besides his position at the University of Oldenburg Torsten Grothmann works as a freelance researcher and consultant on communication and participation strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Prior to his current positions he worked for about ten years at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, where he led several national and international research projects on assessments of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation options in industrialized, emerging and developing countries.
Torsten Grothmann studied psychology, philosophy and business administration at the University of Bielefeld, the Free University of Berlin and the University of California, Irvine.