Dr. Irena Kaspar-Ott

Postdoc
Regional Climate Change and Health
Phone: +49 821 598 71033
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Room: EG A010 (Faculty of Medicine / Gutenbergstraße 7)
Opening hours: by arrangement
Address: Gutenbergstraße 7, 86356 Neusäß
Postal address: Universitätsstraße 2, 86159 Augsburg

Academic career

Since 10/2019

Scientific staff at the Chair of Regional Climate Change and Health at the Medical Faculty of Augsburg

 

07/2019-09/2019

Scientific staff at the Chair for Regional Climate and Hydrology at the University of Augsburg

 

2015-2019

Scientific staff at the Chair of Physical Geography and Quantitative Methods/Chair of Physical Geography with focus on climate research at the University of Augsburg (DFG project COMEPRO)

 

2012-2015

PhD and research associate at the Chair of Physical Geography and Quantitative Methods at the University of Augsburg for the DFG project "Warm Water Events in the Southeast Atlantic: Benguela-Niños“

 

2011

Research associate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), for the CEDIM project "Flood hazard in a changing climate", IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

 

2010

Diploma thesis "Comparison of regional climate simulations for the hydrological climate impact analysis of the Mulde catchment area", at the Department "Regional Climate Systems", IMK-IFU Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Research

Impact of weather, climate and climate change on health

  • Determination of recent and future exposure to air pollutants (e.g. ozone)
  • Estimate local climate changes relevant to health
  • Investigate specific links between individual diseases and weather and air pollutants (e.g. aortic rupture)
  • Develop adaptation measures to climate change in the health sector
  • Developing educational materials on climate change and health and planetary health


Methodological priorities:

  • Quantitative Methods/Geostatistics
  • Statistical downscaling
  • Bias correction of climate model data

 

Current projects:

  • AdaptNet: Adaptation and networking of primary care and specialist care with regard to the health effects of climate change. Click here.
  • Lead of the project ProTect: Development of a heat action plan for the Augsburg University Hospital. Click here.


Completed research projects:

  • Statistical downscaling of ground-level ozone for Europe. Click here.
  • Climate, air and weather influences on aortic ruptures in Augsburg and Munich. Click here.
  • Co-development of the new VHB (Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern) course "Planetary Health" in collaboration with LMU Munich and the Universities of Regensburg and Wuerzburg. Click here
  • DFG-Project (2014-2019): Comparison of metrics for probabilistic climate projections of precipitation in the Mediterranean region (COMEPRO)
  • DFG-Project (2011-2014): Warm water events in the Southeast Atlantic - Benguela-Niños: Origin, climatic effects, long-term variations and future developments
  • "Flood hazard in a changing climate" funded by CEDIM (Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology)
 
Awards:

Publications

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012

2023

Hertig, Elke, Hunger, Iris, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Matzarakis, Andreas, Niemann, Hildegard, Schulte-Droesch, Lea, Voss, Maike (2023): Climate change and public health in Germany – an introduction to the German status report on climate change and health 2023. https://doi.org/10.25646/11400
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Hertig, Elke, Jahn, Sally, Kaspar‐Ott, Irena (2023): Future local ground‐level ozone in the European area from statistical downscaling projections considering climate and emission changes. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022ef003317
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Hertig, Elke, Hunger, Iris, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Matzarakis, Andreas, Niemann, Hildegard, Schulte-Droesch, Lea, Voss, Maike (2023): Klimawandel und Public Health in Deutschland – eine Einführung in den Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel und Gesundheit 2023. https://doi.org/10.25646/11391
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2022

Klünder, Vera, Schwenke, Paula, Hertig, Elke, Jochem, Carmen, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Schwienhorst-Stich, Eva-Maria, Stauch, Lisa, Coenen, Michaela (2022): A cross-sectional study on the knowledge of and interest in Planetary Health in health-related study programmes in Germany. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.937854
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Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Olschewski, Patrick, Koller, Stephanie, Hyhlik-Dürr, Alexander, Streck, Elena, Eckstein, Hans-Henning, Radu, Oksana, Hertig, Elke (2022): Determination of the influence of weather and air constituents on aortic aneurysm ruptures. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09263
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2021

Olschewski, Patrick, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Koller, Stephanie, Schenkirsch, Gerhard, Trepel, Martin, Hertig, Elke (2021): Associations between weather, air quality and moderate extreme cancer-related mortality events in Augsburg, Southern Germany. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211737
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Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Hertig, Elke (2021): Der Klimawandel: wo wir stehen und was uns erwartet. https://doi.org/10.13109/9783666407710.23
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2020

Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Hertig, Elke, Traidl-Hoffmann, Claudia, Fairweather, Victoria (2020): Wie sich der Klimawandel auf unsere Gesundheit auswirkt. https://doi.org/10.1007/s15033-020-1836-z
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2019

Ring, Christoph, Pollinger, Felix, Keupp, Luzia, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Hertig, Elke, Jacobeit, Jucundus, Paeth, Heiko (2019): Effect of diversified performance metrics and climate model weighting on global and regional trend patterns of precipitation and temperature. https://doi.org/10.3112/erdkunde.2019.04.04
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Keupp, Luzia, Hertig, Elke, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Pollinger, Felix, Ring, Christoph, Paeth, Heiko, Jacobeit, Jucundus (2019): Weighted multi-model ensemble projection of extreme precipitation in the Mediterranean region using statistical downscaling. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-019-02851-7
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Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Hertig, Elke, Kaspar, Severin, Pollinger, Felix, Ring, Christoph, Paeth, Heiko, Jacobeit, Jucundus (2019): Weights for general circulation models from CMIP3/CMIP5 in a statistical downscaling framework and the impact on future Mediterranean precipitation. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6045
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2018

Ring, Christoph, Pollinger, Felix, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Hertig, Elke, Jacobeit, Jucundus, Paeth, Heiko (2018): A comparison of metrics for assessing state-of-the-art climate models and implications for probabilistic projections of climate change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3737-3
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Hertig, Elke, Tramblay, Yves, Romberg, Karin, Kaspar-Ott, Irena, Merkenschlager, Christian (2018): The impact of soil moisture on precipitation downscaling in the Euro-Mediterranean area. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4304-2
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2015

Kaspar-Ott, Irena (2015): Atlantik Niños in globalen Klimamodellen: regionale Auswirkungen und tropische Telekonnektionen.
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Ott, Irena, Romberg, Karin, Jacobeit, Jucundus (2015): Teleconnections of the tropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in a CMIP5 model ensemble. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-014-2394-z
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2013

Ott, Irena, Duethmann, Doris, Liebert, Joachim, Berg, Peter, Feldmann, Hendrik, Ihringer, Juergen, Kunstmann, Harald, Merz, Bruno, Schaedler, Gerd, Wagner, Sven (2013): High-resolution climate change impact analysis on medium-sized river catchments in Germany: an ensemble assessment. https://doi.org/10.1175/jhm-d-12-091.1
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2012

Schädler, G., Berg, P., Düthmann, D., Feldmann, H., Ihringer, J., Kunstmann, Harald, Liebert, J., Merz, B., Ott, Irena, Wagner, S. (2012): Flood hazards in a changing climate: project report.
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Lutz, Karin, Ott, Irena, Rathmann, Joachim, Jacobeit, Jucundus (2012): Warmwasserereignisse im südöstlichen Atlantik [Abstract].
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Talks

 

  • Kaspar-Ott, I., Herrmann, A,. Hueber, S., Hertig, E. (2023): Adapting and linking primary and specialist care to the health impacts of climate change. EHS Symposium, University of Augsburg.

  • Kaspar-Ott, I. (2023): Klimawandel und Gesundheit. Volkshochschule VHS Weilheim, Kurs „klimafit - Klimawandel vor der Haustür! Was kann ich tun?“

  • Kaspar-Ott, I., Jahn, S., Hertig, E. (2023): Future ground-level summer ozone concentrations in Europe: the importance of ozone as predictor in a statistical downscaling approach. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

  • Kaspar-Ott, I., Hertig, E. (2022): Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Gesundheit. Zusatzmodel "Klimawandel und Gesundheit" zur strukturierten curricularen Fortbildung "Praktische Umweltmedizin", Bayerische Landesärztekammer.

  • Kaspar-Ott, I., Jahn, S., Pomee, M., Hertig, E. (2022): Downscaling und Projektion von bodennahen Ozonkonzentrationen für Europa. AK Klima, Ochsenfurt, October 28-30.
  • Kaspar-Ott, I. Hertig E., Pollinger F., Ring C., Paeth H., Jacobeit J. (2016): General circulation model weighting for optimized probabilistic climate change projections of Mediterranean precipitation. MedCLIVAR, Athens, Greece, September 26-30.
  • Ott I., Lutz K., Rathmann J., Jacobeit J. (2013): Warm water events in the southeast Atlantic and their impact on regional and large-s cale atmospheric conditions in the CMIP5 model output. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 7-12.
  • Ott I., Rathmann J., Lutz K., Jacobeit J. (2012): Langzeit-Untersuchung von Warmwassereignissen im südöstlichen Atlantik. AK Klima, Berlin, Oktober 26-28.
  • Ott I., Rathmann J., Jacobeit J. (2012): Vergleich von Beobachtungs- und Modelldaten zur Analyse von Warmwasserereignissen im südöstlichen Atlantik. Jahrestagung der Afrikagruppe deutscher Geowissenschaftler (AdG), Hamburg, Juni 22-23.

 

Posters

 

  • Kaspar-Ott I., Hertig E., Kaspar S., Pollinger F., Ring C., Paeth H., Jacobeit J. (2019): Weighting CMIP3 & CMIP5 models with respect to Mediterranean precipitation in a statistical downscaling framework. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 7-12.
  • Kaspar-Ott I., Hertig E., Pollinger F., Ring C., Paeth H., Jacobeit J. (2016): Gewichtung von Klimamodellen mittels statistischer Downscaling-Ergebnisse für den Niederschlag des Mediterranen Raums. AK Klima, Bad Dürkheim, November 4-6.
  • Kaspar-Ott I., Hertig E., Pollinger F., Ring C., Paeth H., Jacobeit J. (2016): Development and comparison of weighting metrics for probabilistic climate change projections of Mediterranean precipitation. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 17-12.
  • Kaspar-Ott I., Hertig E., Pollinger F., Ring C., Paeth H., Jacobeit J. (2015): Präzisierung von Niederschlagsprojektionen im Mittelmeerraum durch bestmögliche Gewichtung von Multimodellensembles. AK Klima, Hattingen, Oktober/November 30-1.
  • Ott I., Romberg K., Rathmann J., Jacobeit J. (2014): Auswirkungen von Atlantik Niños: Analyse eines CMIP5-Ensembles. AK Klima, Basel, November 7-9.
  • Ott I., Lutz K., Jacobeit J. (2014): Teleconnections of ENSO and the tropical South-Atlantic in a CMIP5 model ensemble. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 27- May 02.
  • Ott I., Lutz K., Rathmann J., Jacobeit J. (2013): Telekonnektionen tropischer Warm- und Kaltwasserereignisse im Pazifik und Atlantik in globalen Klimamodellen. AK Klima, Augsburg, November 1-3.
  • Ott I., Lutz K., Rathmann J., Jacobeit J. (2013): Warmwasserereignisse im südöstlichen Atlantik und deren klimatologische Auswirkungen auf regionaler und globaler Ebene. Jahrestagung der Afrikagruppe deutscher Geowissenschaftler (AdG), Jena, Juni 28-29.
  • Ott I., Wagner S., Duethmann D., Liebert J., Berg P., Feldmann H., Ihringer J., Kunstmann H., Merz B., Schaedler G. (2012): Climate change impact on medium and small sized river catchments in Germany: An ensemble assessment. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-9559, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 22-27.
  • Wagner S., Berg P., Duethmann D., Liebert J., Ott, I., Kunstmann H. (2011): High resolution regional climate modeling for flood hazard impact study in Germany. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU2011-10858, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 04-08.
  • Liebert J., Berg P., Duethmann D., Ihringer J., Kunstmann H., Merz B., Ott. I., Schaedler G., Wagner S., (2011): Wie ändert sich die Charakteristika von Hochwasserereignissen unter dem Klimawandel und mit welchen Unsicherheiten sind solche Aussagen behaftet? Tag der Hydrologie, Vienna, Austria, March 24-25.
  • Berg P., Duethmann D., Liebert J., Ott I., Wagner S. (2011): Uncertainty aspects of changes in flood hazard in medium size river catchments for the near future. DKKV 11. Forum Katastrophenvorsorge, Potsdam, Germany January 18-19.

 

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