Jana is a Geo-ecologist (MSc) and specialized in analyses of climate extremes in climate models (PhD, IMPRS ESM, Hamburg).

Jana studies various factors that can drive changes in climate extremes, such as climate variability and anthropogenic factors (e.g., greenhouse gases and air pollution). She strives for interdisciplinary approaches and better integration of natural and social sciences. Particularly, She is interested in relating physical aspects of climate extremes to socioeconomic impacts and questions related to adaptation and decision making.

  • Lead author in the IPCC AR6 WGI
  • Contributing Author to IPCC AR5 WG1, Chapters 9 and 12
  • Invited expert to the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)
  • Expert member of the WMO CCl Task Team on Tailored Climate Information
  • Co-lead WCRP Grand Challenges on Climate Extremes (GC Extremes)




Increasing temperatures and heat waves due to climate change, combined with air pollution, constitute major health risks, and could cause an increase in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases across Europe. EXHAUSTION (Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe – cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation) aims to quantify the changes in cardiopulmonary mortality and morbidity due to extreme heat and air pollution (including from wildfires) under selected climate scenarios.

EXHAUSTION has its own project website at EXHAUSTION.EU 

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