Dr. Philip Bubeck
Senior Associate

Philip Bubeck is a research associate at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Potsdam and works with adelphi as a Senior Associate on the topics of climate change adaptation, vulnerability, and natural hazard reduction.

During his time at adelphi, Philip has led multiple consulting and research projects for the German Environment Agency (UBA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the European Commission (FP7). The remit of these projects included the integration of climate change adaptation into federal legislation, factors for success of climate adaptation strategies, and knowledge transfer in the area of natural hazard management. He has additionally played an important role in the development of the Vulnerability Sourcebook, a practice-oriented guideline for conducting standardised vulnerability assessments in development cooperation work. He has also carried out trainings and stakeholder workshops on this topic in, for example, Pakistan.

Prior to his work at adelphi, Philip was involved in various projects at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at VU University in Amsterdam and at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (GFZ) German Research Centre for Geosciences, dealing with the effects of climate change on water resources, possible adaptation strategies, and diverse aspects of flood risk management in Europe and Vietnam.

In his doctoral dissertation, gained in 2013 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Philip worked on the topic ‘Private flood mitigation measures in a changing risk environment‘. He is the author of numerous book chapters and contributions to international peer-reviewed journals. Philip studied Scientific Policy (M.A.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany, and Environment and Resource Management (MSc) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Selected Projects

Selected publications

  • Detailed insights into the influence of flood-coping appraisals on mitigation behaviour – Global Environmental Change, in press

    Bubeck, Philip; Botzen, Wouter; Kreibich, Heidi and Jeroen Aerts 2013: Detailed insights into the influence of flood-coping appraisals on mitigation behaviour. Global Environmental Change, in press.
  • Response to 'The Necessity for Longitudinal Studies in Risk Perception Research'

    Bubeck, Philip and Wouter Botzen 2013: Response to 'The Necessity for Longitudinal Studies in Risk Perception Research'.
  • A Review of Risk Perceptions and Other Factors that Influence Flood Mitigation Behavior – Risk Analysis, 32, 9, 1481-1495

    Bubeck, Philip; Botzen, Wouter and Jeroen Aerts 2012: A Review of Risk Perceptions and Other Factors that Influence Flood Mitigation Behavior. Risk Analysis, 32, 9, 1481-1495.
  • Long-term development and effectiveness of private flood mitigation measures: an analysis for the German part of the river Rhine – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12, 11, 3507-3518.

    Bubeck, Philip; Botzen, Wouter; Kreibich, Heidi and Jeroen Aerts 2012: Long-term development and effectiveness of private flood mitigation measures: an analysis for the German part of the river Rhine. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12, 11, 3507-3518..
  • Future flood risk estimates along the river Rhine – Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 2, 459-473

    te Linde, Aline; Bubeck, Philip; Dekkers, Jasper; de Moel, Hans and Jeroen Aerts 2011: Future flood risk estimates along the river Rhine. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 2, 459-473.
  • How reliable are projections of future flood damage?

    Bubeck, Philip; de Moel, Hans; Bouwer, Laurens and Jeroen Aerts 2011: How reliable are projections of future flood damage?.
  • Changes in future flood risk due to climate and development in a Dutch polder area

    Bouwer, Laurens; Bubeck, Philip and Jeroen Aerts 2010: Changes in future flood risk due to climate and development in a Dutch polder area.
  • Ho Chi Minh City – In: Dircke, Piet., Aerts, Jeroen & Molenaar, Arnoud. (Eds.): Connecting Delta Cities. Sharing Knowledge and Working on Adaptation to Climate Change

    Bubeck Philip and Ho Long Phi 2010: Ho Chi Minh City. In: Dircke, Piet., Aerts, Jeroen & Molenaar, Arnoud. (Eds.): Connecting Delta Cities. Sharing Knowledge and Working on Adaptation to Climate Change. Rotterdam: