Dr. Andreas Marx


Dr. Andreas Marx
Coordinator in the Helmholtz Initiative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

German Drought Monitor (Head)

Climate Office for Central Germany (Head)

Department Computational Hydrosystems

Tel: +49 341 2351074

Dr. Andreas Marx

Research interests

- regional climate change, impact analysis, and adaptation
- science-policy interface
- hydrological modelling
- NWP and flood forecasting
- precipitation fields and radar rainfall estimation



Peichl M, Thober S, Samaniego L, Hansjürgens B, Marx A (2021). Machine learning methods to assess the effects of a non-linear damage spectrum taking into account soil moisture on winter wheat yields in Germany. HESS-D, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2021-9


de Brito, M.M., Kuhlicke, C., Marx, A. (2020) Near-real-time drought impact assessment: A text mining approach on the 2018/19 drought in Germany. Environmental Research Letters. doi:org/10.1088/1748-9326/aba4ca


Samaniego, L. and Thober, S., Wanders, N., Pan, M., Rakovec, O., Sheffield, J. Wood, E. F., Prudhomme, C., Rees, G., Houghton-Carr, H., Fry, M., Smith, K., Watts, G., Hisdal, H., Estrela, T., Buontempo, C., Marx, A., Kumar, R. (2019) Hydrological forecasts and projections for improved decision-making in the water sector in Europe, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0274.1

Peichl M., Thober S., Samaniego L., Hansjuergens B., and Marx A. (2019): Climate impacts on long-term silage maize yield in Germany, Nature Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 7674, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44126-1

Marx, A., Erhard, M., Thober, S., Kumar, R., Schäfer, D., Samaniego, L., Zink, M. (2019): Climate change as driver for ecosystem services risk and opportunities. In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C. (eds.) Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses. Earth and Environmental Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 173 - 178

Zink, M., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Mai, J., Schäfer, D., Marx, A. (2019): A national scale planning tool for agricultural droughts in Germany In: Friesen, J., Rodríguez-Sinobas, L. (eds.). Advanced tools for integrated water resources management Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection 3. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.apmp.2018.07.002


L. Samaniego, S. Thober, R. Kumar, N. Wanders, O. Rakovec, M. Pan, M. Zink, J. Sheffield, E. F. Wood, and A. Marx (2018): Anthropogenic warming exacerbates European soil moisture droughts. Nature Climate Change. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0138-5

Marx, A., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Zink, M., Wanders, N., Wood, E. F., Ming, P., Sheffield, J., and Samaniego, L. (2018): Climate change alters low flows in Europe under a global warming of 1.5, 2, and 3 degrees, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1017-1032, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2017-485.

Füssel H.-M. , Lourenço T.C., Downing C., Hildén M., Leitner M., Marx A. , Prutsch A., Sanderson M. (2018): National climate change vulnerability and risk assessments in Europe, 2018, EEA Report 01/2018, https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/national-climate-change-vulnerability-2018/

Thober, S., Kumar, R., Wanders, N., Marx, A., Pan, M., Rakovec, O., Samaniego, L., Sheffield, J., Wood, E. F., and Zink, M. (2018): Multi-model ensemble projections of European river floods and high flows at 1.5, 2, and 3 degree global warming, Environmental Research Letters, 13(1), pp. 1–22, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa9e35.

Marx, A., Erhard, M., Thober, S., Kumar, R., Schäfer, D., Samaniego, L., Zink, M.: Climate Change as Driver for Ecosystem Services Risk and Opportunities, in: Atlas of Ecosystem Services, edited by Stefan Klotz, Aletta Bonn, Ralf Seppelt, Matthias Schröter, and Cornelia Baessler, to be published by Springer in 2018.


Ute Wollschläger U, Attinger S, Borchardt D, Brauns M, Cuntz M, Dietrich P, Fleckenstein JH, Friese K, Friesen J, Hildebrandt A, Jäckel G, Kamjunke N, Knöller K, Kögler S, Kolditz O, Krieg R, Kumar R, Lausch A, Liess M, Marx A, Merz R, Mueller C, Musolff A, Norf H, Rebmann C, Reinstorf F, Rode M, Rink K, Rinke K, Samaniego L, Vieweg M, Vogel H-J, Weitere M, Werban U, Zink M, Zacharias S (2017): The Bode Catchment as part of the TERENO Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory: A platform for integrated, interdisciplinary eco-hydrological research. Env. Earth Sci. in press, DOI 10.1007/s12665-016-6327-5

Marx, A., Bastrup-Birk, A., Louwagie, G., Wugt-Larsen, F., Biala, K., Füssel, H.M., Kurnik, B., Schweiger, O., Settele, S., Civic, K., Delbaere, B, Borelli, P., Jones, A., Panagos, P., Barredo, J. (2017): Terrestrial ecosystems, soil and forests. In: Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016 - An indicator-based report
Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016 - An indicator-based report,  EEA Report 1/2017,
pp. 153-182,, Chapter: 4.4, Publisher: European Environment Agency, Editors: Hans-Martin Füssel, André Jol, Andreas Marx, Mikael Hildén.

Füssel, H. M., Jol, A., Marx, A., Hilden, M. (edts., 2017): Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016. EEA Report 01/2017. online available under http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/climate-change-impacts-and-vulnerability-2016 2016

Marx A (Hrsg., 2016) Klimaanpassung in Forschung und Politik. Springer Spektrum, 260pp., ISBN 978-3-658-05577-6, eBook ISBN 978-3-658-05578-3, DOI 10.1007/978-3-658-05578-3


Marx A (Hrsg., 2016) Klimaanpassung in Forschung und Politik. Springer Spektrum, 260pp., ISBN 978-3-658-05577-6, eBook ISBN 978-3-658-05578-3, DOI 10.1007/978-3-658-05578-3

Zink M , Samaniego L, Kumar R, Thober S, Mai J, Schaefer D and Marx A (2016) The German drought monitor, Environmental Research Letters, Environmental Research Letters 11, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074002. 

H Kunstmann, P Fröhle, F Hattermann, A Marx, G Smiatek, C Wanger (2016) Wasserhaushalt. In: G. Brasseur, D. Jacob, S. Schuck-Zöller (Hrsg.), Klimawandel in Deutschland, DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-50397-3_16, http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-662-50397-3

Lange M, Schaber J, Marx A, Jäckel G, Badeck FW, Seppelt R, Doktor D (2016) Simulation of forest tree species' bud burst dates for different climate scenarios: chilling requirements and photo-period may limit bud burst advancement, International Journal of Biometeorology, First online: 08 April 2016

Marx A
, Samaniego L, Kumar R, Thober S, Mai J und Zink M (2016) Der Dürremonitor – Aktuelle Information zur Bodenfeuchte in Deutschland. in: G. Wernecke et al (Hrsg): Wasserressourcen ‒ Wissen in Flussgebieten vernetzen, Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung; Heft 37.16, Seiten 131-142 ISBN: 978-3-88721-307-7, DOI: 10.14617/for.hydrol.wasbew.37.16 Dürremonitor_Marx_etal_TdH_2016.pdf


Marx A, Essl F, Rabitsch F, Kühn O, Settele J, Schweiger O, Füssel M, Schutyser F (2012) Terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity; in: Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012, EEA Report No 12/2012

Helbig C, Rink K, Marx A, Priess J, Frank M, Kolditz O (2012) Visual integration of diverse environmental data: A case study in Central Germany. Proceedings of iEMSs Conference 2012, Leipzig, Germany, July 2012. available here

Meinke I, Gerstner E M, von Storch H, Marx A, Schipper H, Kottmeier Ch, Treffeisen R, Lemke P (2010), Regionaler Klimaatlas Deutschland der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft informiert im Internet über möglichen künftigen Klimawandel. DMG Mitteilungen 2-2010, 5-7. available under www.dmg-ev.de

Smiatek G, Kunstmann H, Knoche R, Marx A (2009), Precipitation and temperature statistics in high-resolution regional climate models: Evaluation for the European Alps, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 114, DOI: 10.1029/2008JD011353

Ranzi R, Bacchi B, Ceppi A, Cislaghi M, Ehret U, Jaun S, Marx A, Hegg C, Zappa M (2009), Real-time demonstration of hydrological ensemble forecasts in map d-phase, Houille Blanche-Revue Internationale de l’eau, (5): 95-104. DOI: 10.1051/lhb/2009061

Marx A, Mast M, Knoche R, Kunstmann H (2008), Global climate change and regional impact on the water balance - Case study in the German alpine area, Wasserwirtschaft, 98 (9): 12-16.

Marx A, Kunstmann H, Schuttemeyer D, Moene, AF (2008), Uncertainty analysis for satellite derived sensible heat fluxes and scintillometer measurements over Savannah environment and comparison to mesoscale meteorological simulation result, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148 (4): 656-667. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.11.009

Hafeez M, Andreini M, Liebe J, Friesen J, Marx A, van de Giesen N (2007), Hydrological parameterization through remote sensing in Volta Basin, West Africa. International Journal of River Basin Management, 5(1): 49-56

Marx A, Kunstmann H, Bárdossy A, Seltmann J (2006), Radar rainfall estimates in an alpine environment using inverse hydrological modelling. Advances in Geosciences, (9): 25-29.