Dr. Christian Kuhlicke

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Dr. Christian Kuhlicke

  • Working Group Leader "Environmental Risks and Extreme Events"
  • Deputy Head of Department Urban and Environmental Sociology


Department Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: +49 341 235 1751
Fax: +49 341 235 45 1751
Dr. Christian Kuhlicke

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Working Group Environmental Risks and Extreme Events

I am leading the working group on environmental risks and extreme events, an interdisczplinary working group that engages with the following research topics:


  • Perception of environmental risks, including socio-psychological as well as institutional, economic-political and cultural factors;
  • Assessment of urban risks with a focus on social vulnerability and community resilience to extreme events and the consequences of climate change;
  • Co-production of community-oriented disaster risk management and adaptation approaches including the coordination of transdisciplinary research projects;
  • Organisational and institutional challenges of using climate science in adaptation policy and decision-making processes and how they are shaped through concepts such as risk, resilience and vulnerability.



Recent Publications

2018 (1)

  • Begg, C., Callsen, I., Kuhlicke, C., Kelman, I., (2018):
    The role of local stakeholder participation in flood defence decisions in the United Kingdom and Germany
    J. Flood Risk Manag. 11 (2), 180 - 190
    final draft (pdf)

2017 (3)

  • Begg, C., Ueberham, M., Masson, T., Kuhlicke, C., (2017):
    Interactions between citizen responsibilization, flood experience and household resilience: insights from the 2013 flood in Germany
    Int. J. Water Resour. Dev. 33 (4), 591 - 608
    full text (url)
  • Kreibich, H., Di Baldassarre, G., Vorogushyn, S., Aerts, J.C.J.H., Apel, H., Aronica, G.T., Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K., Bouwer, L.M., Bubeck, P., Caloiero, T., Chinh, D.T., Cortès, M., Gain, A.K., Giampá, V., Kuhlicke, C., Kundzewicz, Z.W., Llasat, M.C., Mård, J., Matczak, P., Mazzoleni, M., Molinari, D., Dung, N.V., Petrucci, O., Schröter, K., Slager, K., Thieken, A.H., Ward, P.J., Merz, B., (2017):
    Adaptation to flood risk: Results of international paired flood event studies
    Earth Future 5 (10), 953 - 965
    full text (url)
  • Kruse, S., Abeling, T., Deeming, H., Fordham, M., Forrester, J., Jülich, S., Karanci, A.N., Kuhlicke, C., Pelling, M., Pedoth, L., Schneiderbauer, S., (2017):
    Conceptualizing community resilience to natural hazards – the emBRACE framework
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 17 (12), 2321 - 2333
    full text (url)

2016 (5)

  • Dressler, G., Müller, B., Frank, K., Kuhlicke, C., (2016):
    Towards thresholds of disaster management performance under demographic change: exploring functional relationships using agent-based modeling
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 16 (10), 2287 - 2301
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., Callsen, I., Begg, C., (2016):
    Reputational risks and participation in flood risk management and the public debate about the 2013 flood in Germany
    Environ. Sci. Policy 55 (Part 2), 318 - 325
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., Demeritt, D., (2016):
    Adaptive and risk-based approaches to climate change and the management of uncertainty and institutional risk: The case of future flooding in England
    Glob. Environ. Change 37 , 56 - 68
    full text (url)
  • Thieken, A.H., Kienzler, S., Kreibich, H., Kuhlicke, C., Kunz, M., Mühr, B., Otto, A., Petrow, T., Pisi, S., Schröter, K., (2016):
    Review of the flood risk management system in Germany after the major flood in 2013
    Ecol. Soc. 21 (2), art. 51
    full text (url)
  • Ueberham, M., Kabisch, S., Kuhlicke, C., (2016):
    Resilienz, Risikokommunikation und Verantwortung in der Hochwasservorsorge - Zum Verhältnis zwischen öffentlichem Schutz und privater Eigenvorsorge in überschwemmungsgefährdeten Gebieten. Resilience, risk communication and responsibility in the context of flood prevention - the relation between public protection and private mitigation in flood-prone settlements
    Hydrol. Wasserbewirtsch. 60 (2), 135 - 145
    full text (url)

2015 (2)

  • Begg, C., Walker, G., Kuhlicke, C., (2015):
    Localism and flood risk management in England: the creation of new inequalities?
    Environ. Plan. C-Gov. Policy 33 (4), 685 - 702
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., Steinführer, A., (2015):
    Preface: Building social capacities for natural hazards: an emerging field for research and practice in Europe
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 15 (10), 2359 - 2367
    full text (url)

2014 (2)

  • Hare, M.P., van Bers, C., van der Keur, P., Henriksen, H.J., Luther, J., Kuhlicke, C., Jaspers, F., Terwisscha van Scheltinga, C., Mysiak, J., Calliari, E., Warner, K., Daniel, H., Coppola, J., McGrath, P.F., (2014):
    Brief Communication: CATALYST – a multi-regional stakeholder think tank for fostering capacity development in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 14 (8), 2157 - 2163
    full text (url)
  • Kabisch, S., Kuhlicke, C., (2014):
    Urban transformations and the idea of resource effi ciency, quality of life and resilience
    Built Environment 40 (4), 475 - 485

2013 (5)

  • Hutter, G., Kuhlicke, C., Glade, T., Felgentreff, C., (2013):
    Natural hazards and resilience: exploring institutional and organizational dimensions of social resilience
    Nat. Hazards 67 (1), 1 - 6
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., (2013):
    Resilience: a capacity and a myth: findings from an in-depth case study in disaster management research
    Nat. Hazards 67 (1), 61 - 76
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., Meyer, V., Steinführer, A., (2013):
    Jenseits der Leitdifferenz von "Beton contra Natur": neue Paradoxien und Ungleichheiten im Hochwasserrisikomanagement. Beyond the guiding difference of "concrete versus nature": new disparities and paradoxes in flood risk management
    Hydrol. Wasserbewirtsch. 57 (2), 70 - 74
  • Scott, M., White, I., Kuhlicke, C., Steinführer, A., Sultana, P., Thompson, P., Minnery, J., O'Neill, E., Cooper, J., Adamson, M., Russell, E., (2013):
    Living with flood risk/The more we know, the more we know we don't know: Reflections on a decade of planning, flood risk management and false precision/Searching for resilience or building social capacities for flood risks?/Participatory floodplain management: Lessons from Bangladesh/Planning and retrofitting for floods: Insights from Australia/Neighbourhood design considerations in flood risk management/Flood risk management – Challenges to the effective implementation of a paradigm shift
    Planning Theory & Practice 14 (1), 103 - 140
    full text (url)
  • Wachinger, G., Renn, O., Begg, C., Kuhlicke, C., (2013):
    The risk perception paradox—implications for governance and communication of natural hazards
    Risk Anal. 33 (6), 1049 - 1065
    full text (url)

2012 (6)

  • Kuhlicke, C., (2012):
    Book review: "Egner, Heike und Pott, Andreas (Hg.): Geographische Risikoforschung. Zur Konstruktion verräumlichter Risiken und Sicherheiten. 242 S., 18 Abb. und 3 Tab. Erdkundliches Wissen 147. Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 2010, € 44,-"
    Erdkunde 66 (4), 359 - 361
  • Kuhlicke, C., (2012):
    Book review: "Müller, Bernhard (ed.): Urban Regional Resilience: How Do Cities and Regions Deal with Change? German Annual of Spatial Research and Policy 2010. 163 pp. and 19 figs. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 2011, € 106,95"
    Erdkunde 66 (4), 373 - 374
  • Kuhlicke, C., (2012):
    Pohl, Jürgen; Zehetmair, Swen (Hrsg.) (2011): Risikomanagement als Handlungsfeld in der Raumplanung. Hannover: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung. = Arbeitsmaterial der ARL, Nr. 357. 144 S. Rezension
    Raumforschung und Raumordnung 70 , 165 - 167
    full text (url)
  • Meyer, V., Kuhlicke, C., Luther, J., Fuchs, S., Priest, S., Dorner, W., Serrhini, K., Pardoe, J., McCarthy, S., Seidel, J., Palka, G., Unnerstall, H., Viavattene, C., Scheuer, S., (2012):
    Recommendations for the user-specific enhancement of flood maps
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 12 (5), 1701 - 1716
    full text (url)
  • Meyer, V., Priest, S., Kuhlicke, C., (2012):
    Economic evaluation of structural and non-structural flood risk management measures: examples from the Mulde River
    Nat. Hazards 62 (2), 301 - 324
    full text (url)
  • Steinführer, A., Kuhlicke, C., (2012):
    Soziale Verwundbarkeit gegenüber Hochwasser: Lehren aus der Elbeflut 2002. Social vulnerability to flooding: lessons learned from the Elbe flood 2002
    GAIA 21 (3), 202 - 209

2011 (3)

  • Fuchs, S., Kuhlicke, C., Meyer, V., (2011):
    Editorial for the special issue: vulnerability to natural hazards—the challenge of integration
    Nat. Hazards 58 (2), 609 - 619
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., Scolobig, A., Tapsell, S., Steinführer, A., De Marchi, B., (2011):
    Contextualizing social vulnerability: findings from case studies across Europe
    Nat. Hazards 58 (2), 789 - 810
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., Steinführer, A., Begg, C., Bianchizza, C., Bründl, M., Buchecker, M., De Marchi, B., Höppner, C., Komac, B., Lemkow, L., Luther, J., McCarthy, S., Pellizzoni, L., Renn, O., Scolobig, A., Supramaniam, M., Tapsell, S., Wachinger, G., Walker, G., Whittle, R., Zorn, M., Faulkner, H., (2011):
    Perspectives on social capacity building for natural hazards: outlining an emerging field of research and practice in Europe
    Environ. Sci. Policy 14 (7), 804 - 814
    full text (url)

2010 (1)

  • Kuhlicke, C., (2010):
    The dynamics of vulnerability: some preliminary thoughts about the occurrence of 'radical surprises' and a case study on the 2002 flood (Germany)
    Nat. Hazards 55 (3), 671 - 688
    full text (url)
  • Kuhlicke, C., David, D. (2016), Adaptive and risk-based approaches to climate change and the management of uncertainty and institutional risk: the case of future flooding in England, Global Environmental Change, 37, 56-68 (Link Open Access)
  • Kuhlicke, C., Callsen, I., Begg, C. (2016), Reputational risks and participation in flood risk management and the public debate about the 2013 flood in Germany. Environmental Science & Policy. 55, Part 2, 318-325 (Link)
  • Begg, C., Ueberham, M., Masson, T., Kuhlicke, C. (2016), Interactions between citizen responsibilization, flood experience and household resilience: insights from the 2013 flood in Germany. International Journal of Water Resources Development, online first, 1-18. (Link)
  • Thieken, A. H., Kienzler, S., Kreibich, H., Kuhlicke, C., Kunz, M., Mühr, B., Müller, M., Otto, A., Petrow, T., Pisi, S., Schröter K. (2016), Review of the flood risk management system in Germany after the major flood in 2013. Ecology and Society 21/2:51. (Link Open Access)

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