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Professor Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten

Alfred Wegener Institute
Telegrafenberg, A 43
D-14473 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 288 2100
Fax: +49 331 288 2137

Research Interests

Permafrost, Formation and Transformation
Isotope Geochemistry

Academic Training

1966 – 1974
Diploma in Mineralogy (University of Tübingen)
1974 – 1977 PhD in Mineralogy (University of Karlsruhe)
1977 – 1984 Habilitation in Mineralogy (University of Karlsruhe)

Professional Experience

1977 – 1982 Research Scientist, University of Karlsruhe
1982 – 1986 Professor of Mineralogy, University of Nuevo Leon, Linares, Mexico
1986 – 1991
Research Scientist, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven
1992 – current Head of Research Unit Potsdam, AWI
1995 – current 
Head of AWI Section on Periglacial Research
1997 – current Professor of Isotope Geology, University of Potsdam 

Cooperation with other institutions / Consultancy in National and International Committees

  • Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Isotope Research (IIF), Leipzig, 2004 – 2009.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, CAREERI, Chinese Academy of Science, Lanzhou, China. Starting 2005
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Centre of Nordic Studies, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada, Starting 2009

Editorial Activities
Editorial Board: Chemie der Erde (Geochemistry)

Other Professional Service Activities (national and international)

Since 1992 Reviewer for DFG, NERC, NSF, and others
1992 – 2006 Speaker of the Working Group on Geology, German Society for Polar Research
2008 – 2009 Initiator and Speaker of the Working Group on Permafrost, German Society of Polar Research

Expedition leadership FS Polarstern:

  • ANT-IX/4: Kapstadt - Bouvet Island - Bremerhaven, 30.3 - 13.5.1991
  • ARK-X/2: Tromsö - Ostgrönland - Bremerhaven, 17.8 - 6.10.1994
  • ANT-XXIII/9: Punta Arenas (Chile) - Neumeyer Station (Antarktis) - Prydz Bucht (Antarktis)- Kapstadt, 2.2 - 10.4.2007

Honors, Awards, Nominations and Special Appointments

1997 – 2003 and 2007 – 2013 Nomination as Member of DFG National Commission of
2000 Nomination as Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
2003 – 2005 Member Executive Committee of the International Permafrost Association
2008 – 2012 President Elect of the International Permafrost Association (IPA)
2009 Nomination as Member of the Executive Council – Panel of Experts on Polar Observations, Research and Services (EC–PORS), World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Selected Invited Lectures (last 12 months)
Oslo Science Conference, The IPY - IPA Permafrost Legacy

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Meyer, H., Schirrmeister, L., Yoshikawa, K., Opel, T., Wetterich, S., Hubberten, H.-W., Brown, J., 2010. Permafrost evidence for severe winter cooling during the Younger Dryas in northern Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L03501.
  • Lantuit, H., Rachold, V., Pollard, W.H., Steenhuisen, F., Ødegård, R., Hubberten, H.-W., 2009. Towards a calculation of organic carbon release from erosion of Arctic coasts using non-fractal coastline datasets. Marine Geology, 257(1-4), 1-10.
  • Are, F., Reimnitz, E., Grigoriev, M., Hubberten, H. -W., Rachold, V., 2008. The influence of cryogenic processes on the erosional Arctic shoreface, Journal of Coastal Research, 24, 110.
  • Brown, J. , Christiansen, H. H., Hubberten, H. -W., 2008. Report from the International Permafrost Association. International Conference on Permafrost and IPA Council Meetings, Permafrost and Periglacial Research, 19, 393-397.
  • Schwamborn, G., Wagner, D., Hubberten, H. -W., 2008. The use of GPR to detect active layer in young periglacial terrain of Livingston Island, Maritime Antarctica. Near Surface Geophysics, 6, 327-332.
  • Overduin, P. P., Hubberten, H. -W., Rachold, V., Romanovskii, N., Grigoriev, M. N., Kasymskaya, M., 2007. Evolution and degradation of coastal and offshore permafrost in the Laptev and East Siberian Seas during the last climatic cycle, Coastline changes : interrelation of climate and geological processes / edited by Jan Harff, William W. Hay, Daniel M. Tetzlaff Boulder, Colo : Geological Society of America, 97-111. (The Geological Society of America special paper ; 426).
  • Romanovskii, N. N., Hubberten, H. -W., Gavrilov, A. V., Eliseeva, A. A., Tipenko, G. S., 2005. Offshore permafrost and gas hydrate stability zone on the shelf of East Siberian Seas. Geo-marine letters, 25(2/3), 167-182.
  • Hubberten, H. -W., Andreev, A., Astakhov, V. I., Demidov, I., Dowdeswell, J. A., Henriksen, M., Hjort, C., Houmark-Nielsen, M., Jakobsson, M., Kuzmina, S., Larsen, E., Lunkka, J. P., Lysa, A., Mangerud, J., Möller, P., Saarnisto, M., Schirrmeister, L., Sher, A. V., Siegert, C., Siegert, M. J., Svendsen, J. I., 2004. The periglacial climate and environment in northern Eurasia during the last glaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 23, 1333-1357.
  • Romanovskii, N. N., Hubberten, H. -W., Gavrilov, A. V., Tumskoy, V. E., Kholodov, A. L., 2004. Permafrost of the east Siberian Arctic shelf and coastal lowlands. Quaternary science reviews, 23,1359-1369.
  • Romanovskii, N. N., Hubberten, H. -W., 2001. Results of permafrost modeling of the Lowlands and shelf of the Laptev Sea region, Russia. Permafrost and periglacial processes, 12(2), 191-202.