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The recent flood events in the German federal states Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, as well as the extremely dry and hot summers of 2018 and 2019 in North America, Western Europe and East Asia have impressively shown that climate change is having a noticeable impact on life all over the planet. In view of the irreversibility of the changes in climate and environment that are already clearly emerging, the development and implementation of concrete adaptation strategies is absolutely necessary. At the Chair for Urban Climate Resilience, which was established in the winter semester 2021/2022, we are investigating the question of how urban spaces can be made more climate-resilient. In this context, climate resilience refers to the reduction of social vulnerability and the strengthening of social resilience in dealing with the consequences of global climate and environmental change.

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Oct. 26, 2021

Lehrstuhl für Urbane Klimaresilienz eingerichtet

Die Universität Augsburg hat den Geographen Prof. Dr. Markus Keck zum Wintersemester 2021/2022 auf den neu eingerichteten Lehrstuhl für Urbane Klimaresilienz berufen. Damit ist die erste von zehn neu geschaffenen Professuren besetzt, die das im Januar gegründete Zentrum für Klimaresilienz vergrößern werden. Dort wird die Widerstands- und Anpassungsfähigkeit von Ökosystemen, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft gegenüber den Folgen des Klima- und Umweltwandels erforscht. Herr Keck wird sich in Augsburg mit Agri-Food-Systemen, mit städtischer Natur und Infrastruktur sowie mit Zukunftsvisionen klimaresilienter Städte beschäftigen.

Current publications

  • KECK, M. (2021): Sustainability in agri-food systems: transformative trajectories toward the post-Anthropocene. In: Sustainability Science, 16 (3): 717–719
  • NAJORK, K., GADELA, S., NADIMINTI, P., SREERAMULU, G., REDDY, R., HARIBABU, E., KECK, M. (2021): The return of pink bollworm in India’s Bt cotton fields: livelihood vulnerabilities of farming households in Karimnagar District. In: Progress in Development Studies, 21 (1): 68–85
  • BUTSCH, C., FOLLMANN, A., KECK, M., MÜLLER, J. (2020): Geographies of South Asia: empirical research and the pandemic. In: Asien 156/157: 5–15
  • ENGELHARDT, H., RAUH, J., REEH, T., KECK, M. (2020): Unverpackt-Läden in Deutschland – Nischenkonzept oder Zukunftsmodell? Analyse von Konsumpraktiken und Versuch einer Kundentypisierung. In: Berichte. Geographie und Landeskunde 93 (1/2): 97–121
  • ASABERE, J., ACHEAMPONG, R., ASHIAGBOR, G., BECKERS, C., ERASMI, S., KECK, M., SCHANZE, J., SAUER, D. (2020): Urbanisation, land use transformation and spatio-environmental impacts: retrospective analyses of trends for sustainable growth management in two metropolitan regions of Ghana. In: Land Use Policy 96 (July 2020): 104707
  • ERLER, M., KECK, M., DITTRICH, C. (2020): The changing meaning of millet: Organic shops and distinctive consumption practices in Bengaluru, India. In: Journal of Consumer Culture (Online First)

Contact details

Prof. Markus Keck's office is on the second floor of the new Center for Climate Resilience (ZfK).
Consultation hours outside of the lecture times take place only by arrangement.


Here, you will soon find the current office hours during the summer semester 2022 lecture period.




Urbane Klimaresilienz

Campus plan

Soon you will see a map with the location of the Center for Climate Resilience (ZfK) on the university campus here.