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Dr Paolo Scussolini is postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Water and Climate Risk department of the IVM.

Presently, he aims to combine the efforts of the paleo climate and the climate impacts communities. In his LIG Floods project he uses paleo climate models, global hydrological and hydraulic models and flood risk models to look how floods impacts may look like if a warmer climate, similar to the Last Interglacial (125,000 years ago) were to materialize. He is also interested in how climate change and growth alter flood risk at the city-scale, and in the effects of measures of climate adaptation.

His background is in the environmental disciplines, and he specialized in climatology. He started his research activities investigating the lacustrine ecology of the Pyrenees from a paleolimnological perspective. He then wrote a Ph.D. thesis in the field of paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, studying the dynamics of glacial-interglacial climate change, as recorded in marine sediment cores from the South Atlantic Ocean.

Paolo coordinates the BSc Honours’ course in Climate Change, and the MSc course in Water Management.


2010-2014: PhD candidate. Earth and Climate group, VU Amsterdam

2009-2010: MSc Environmental Management and Restoration. University of Barcelona, Spain

2000-2006 MSc Environmental Science. University of Parma, Italy


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leakage Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate Earth & Environmental Sciences
gyre Earth & Environmental Sciences
disaster Earth & Environmental Sciences
thermocline Earth & Environmental Sciences
climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
twenty first century Earth & Environmental Sciences
upper ocean Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

Agreement between reconstructed and modeled boreal precipitation of the Last Interglacial

Scussolini, P., Bakker, P., Guo, C., Stepanek, C., Zhang, Q., Braconnot, P., Cao, J., Guarino, M-V., Coumou, D., Prange, M., Ward, P. J., Renssen, H., Kageyama, M., Otto-Bliesner, B. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 20 Nov 2019, In : Science advances. 5, 11, p. 1-12 12 p., eaax7047.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

radiative forcing
climate models
Southern Hemisphere

Consistently dated Atlantic sediment cores over the last 40 thousand years

Waelbroeck, C., Lougheed, B. C., Vazquez Riveiros, N., Missiaen, L., Pedro, J., Dokken, T., Hajdas, I., Wacker, L., Abbott, P., Dumoulin, J. P., Thil, F., Eynaud, F., Rossignol, L., Fersi, W., Albuquerque, A. L., Arz, H., Austin, W. E. N., Came, R., Carlson, A. E., Collins, J. A. & 43 othersDennielou, B., Desprat, S., Dickson, A., Elliot, M., Farmer, C., Giraudeau, J., Gottschalk, J., Henderiks, J., Hughen, K., Jung, S., Knutz, P., Lebreiro, S., Lund, D. C., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Malaizé, B., Marchitto, T., Martínez-Méndez, G., Mollenhauer, G., Naughton, F., Nave, S., Nürnberg, D., Oppo, D., Peck, V., Peeters, F. J. C., Penaud, A., Portilho-Ramos, R. D. C., Repschläger, J., Roberts, J., Rühlemann, C., Salgueiro, E., Sanchez Goni, M. F., Schönfeld, J., Scussolini, P., Skinner, L. C., Skonieczny, C., Thornalley, D., Toucanne, S., Rooij, D. V., Vidal, L., Voelker, A. H. L., Wary, M., Weldeab, S. & Ziegler, M., 2 Sep 2019, In : Scientific Data. 6, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 165.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Generic adaptation pathways for coastal archetypes under uncertain sea-level rise

Haasnoot, M., Brown, S., Scussolini, P., Jimenez, J. A., Vafeidis, A. & Nicholls, R. J., 7 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Research Communications. 071006.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
sea level rise

Integrated disaster risk management and adaptation

Botzen, W. J. W., Bouwer, L. M., Scussolini, P., Kuik, O. J., Haasnoot, M., Lawrence, J. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 2019, Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options. Mechler, R., Bouwer, L. M., Schinko, S., Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (eds.). Springer, p. 287-315 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

climate change
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
assessment method

Science for Loss and Damage: Findings and Propositions

Mechler, R., Calliari, E., Bouwer, L. M., Schinko, T., Surminski, S., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Aerts, J. C. J. H., Botzen, W., Kuik, O. J. & Scussolini, P., 2019, Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options. Mechler, R., Bouwer, L., Schinko, T., Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (eds.). Springer, p. 3-37 35 p. (Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

climate change