Susanne Schuck-Zöller (M.A.) facilitates the scientific network of GERICS. In 2017 Susanne edited together with Guy Brasseur and Daniela Jacob a national assessment on climate change in Germany (“Klimawandel in Deutschland”, Springer/Spektrum). The book (open access) compiles for the first time the available information on the status of climate change, its impacts on the societal sectors in Germany, as well as the respective risks and adaptation options. More than 120 authors contributed. The book was scientifically reviewed.
A special focus of Susanne’s work: the mode of transdisciplinary research and its impact. How can it be successfully realised and evaluated adequately? Referring to this she organized a multidisciplinary workshop in 2014 in terms of stakeholder dialogues. As well, she initiated a GERICS Report (No. 23), analysing different approaches of transdisciplinary research, developed ten quality criteria of good transdisciplinary processes and took a closer look on evaluation criteria and methods. As part of a working group within the Helmholtz research programme PACES II Susanne worked on a comprehensive framework for the evaluation of products and results (outputs and outcomes) of climate and coastal services.