Dr. rer. nat. Nadine Mengis

Young Investigator Group Lead

Research Unit Biogeochemical Modelling

Office:
Room: SB-03
Phone: +49 431 600-4289
Email: nmengis(at)geomar.de

Adress:
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel
Germany

Twitter: @NadineMengis

Full CV​​​​​​​

Research interests

  • Feedbacks in the Earth system - physical and biogeochemical
  • Uncertainties in Climate Projections
  • Improving the Assessment of Climate Engineering
  • National Mitigation Strategies
  • Moral implications of Ambitious Climate Target Pathways
  • Statistics
  • Science Communication

Education and Employment History

Degrees:

2010: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Physics of the Earth System: Meteorology - Oceanography - Geophysics, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Bachelor thesis: "Correlations between changes in wind-stress, sea level and the tilting of density layers in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean with respect to seasonal and inter-annual time scales"

2013: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Climate Physics: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Master thesis: "Validation of Bias Correction Methods for RCM Scenarios for Hydrological Impact Modelling"

2016: Dr. rer. nat., Biogeochemical Modelling, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Thesis: "Towards a comprehensive, comparative assessment of Climate Engineering schemes -- Metrics, Indicators and Uncertainties"

History of employment:

2017-2019: Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. H. Damon Matthews at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2019 (Mar. - Aug.): Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

2019 - 2021: Researcher with Prof. Dr. Andreas Oschlies at GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Committees

2021 - dato: Member of WCRP Climate Intervention Task team
2021 - dato: Member of the GESAMP Working group 41: Ocean Interventions for Climate Change Mitigation
2021 - 2022: Editorial Board Member Communications Earth & Environment
2021 - 2022: Scientific Advisor to Cooler Future
2019 - 2021: Member of the CEC20/21 Steering Committee - Climate Engineering in Context

Research funding and awards

  • 2022: RESCUE - Response of the Earth System to overshoot, Climate neutrality and negative Emissions, EU Horizon Europe
  • 2021: Independent Young Investigator Group Lead under the Emmy Noether Program: FOOTPRINTS – From carbOn remOval To achieving the PaRIs agreemeNt’s goal: Temperature Stabilisation
  • 2021: Participation at 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting - Interdisciplinary
  • 2019: Expert Workshop - Progress for carbon budget assessments
  • 2017: Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award
  • 2017-2019: Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2015: SCRiM’s Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management

Publications

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0312-7069

Number of items: 51.

Articles in a Scientific Journal - peer-reviewed

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Hadziosmanovic, M., Lloyd, S. M., Bjørn, A., Paquin, R. L., Mengis, N. and Matthews, H. D. (2022) Using cumulative carbon budgets and corporate carbon disclosure to inform ambitious corporate emissions targets and long‐term mitigation pathways. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 26 (5). pp. 1747-1759. DOI 10.1111/jiec.13322.

Förster, J., Beck, S., Borchers, M., Gawel, E., Korte, K., Markus, T., Mengis, N. , Oschlies, A. , Schaller, R., Stevenson, A. , Thoni, T. and Thrän, D. (2022) Framework for Assessing the Feasibility of Carbon Dioxide Removal Options Within the National Context of Germany. Open Access Frontiers in Climate, 4 . Art.Nr. 758628. DOI 10.3389/fclim.2022.758628.

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Mengis, N. , Kalhori, A., Simon, S., Harpprecht, C., Baetcke, L., Prats‐Salvado, E., Schmidt‐Hattenberger, C., Stevenson, A. , Dold, C., Zohbi, J., Borchers, M., Thrän, D., Korte, K., Gawel, E., Dolch, T., Heß, D., Yeates, C., Thoni, T., Markus, T., Schill, E., Xiao, M., Köhnke, F., Oschlies, A. , Förster, J., Görl, K., Dornheim, M., Brinkmann, T., Beck, S., Bruhn, D., Li, Z., Steuri, B., Herbst, M., Sachs, T., Monnerie, N., Pregger, T., Jacob, D. and Dittmeyer, R. (2022) Net‐Zero CO 2 Germany - A Retrospect From the Year 2050. Open Access Earth's Future, 10 (2). Art.Nr. e2021EF002324. DOI 10.1029/2021EF002324.

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Martin, M. A. , Sendra, O. A., Bastos, A., Bauer, N., Bertram, C., Blenckner, T., Bowen, K., Brando, P. M., Rudolph, T. B., Büchs, M., Bustamante, M., Chen, D. , Cleugh, H., Dasgupta, P., Denton, F., Donges, J. F., Donkor, F. K., Duan, H., Duarte, C. M., Ebi, K. L., Edwards, C. M. , Engel, A. , Fisher, E., Fuss, S. , Gaertner, J., Gettelman, A., Girardin, C. A. J., Golledge, N. R., Green, J. F., Grose, M. R., Hashizume, M., Hebden, S., Hepach, H., Hirota, M., Hsu, H. H., Kojima, S., Lele, S., Lorek, S., Lotze, H. K., Matthews, H. D., McCauley, D., Mebratu, D., Mengis, N. , Nolan, R. H. , Pihl, E. , Rahmstorf, S., Redman, A. , Reid, C. E., Rockström, J., Rogelj, J., Saunois, M., Sayer, L., Schlosser, P., Sioen, G. B., Spangenberg, J. H., Stammer, D., Sterner, T. N. S., Stevens, N., Thonicke, K., Tian, H., Winkelmann, R. and Woodcock, J. (2021) Ten new insights in climate science 2021 – a horizon scan. Open Access Global Sustainability, 4 (e25). DOI 10.1017/sus.2021.25.

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Dean, J., Kiendler-Scharr, A., Mengis, N. , Rudich, Y. , Schepanski, K. and Zimmermann, R. (2021) Above us only sky. Open Access Communications Earth & Environment, 2 (1). Art.Nr. 179. DOI 10.1038/s43247-021-00245-0.

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Boettcher, M., Brent, K., Buck, H. J., Low, S., McLaren, D. and Mengis, N. (2021) Navigating Potential Hype and Opportunity in Governing Marine Carbon Removal. Open Access Frontiers in Climate, 3 . Art.Nr. 664456. DOI 10.3389/fclim.2021.664456.

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Damon Matthews, H. , Tokarska, K. B. , Rogelj, J., Smith, C. J. , MacDougall, A. H., Haustein, K. , Mengis, N. , Sippel, S. , Forster, P. M. and Knutti, R. (2021) An integrated approach to quantifying uncertainties in the remaining carbon budget. Open Access Communications Earth & Environment, 2 (1). Art.Nr. 7. DOI 10.1038/s43247-020-00064-9.

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Kvale, K. F. , Koeve, W. and Mengis, N. (2021) Calcifying Phytoplankton Demonstrate an Enhanced Role in Greenhouse Atmospheric CO2 Regulation. Open Access Frontiers in Marine Science, 7 . Art.Nr. 583989. DOI 10.3389/fmars.2020.583989.

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Thoni, T., Beck, S., Borchers, M., Förster, J., Görl, K., Hahn, A., Mengis, N. , Stevenson, A. and Thrän, D. (2020) Deployment of Negative Emissions Technologies at the national level: A need for holistic feasibility assessments. Open Access Frontiers in Climate, 2 . Art.Nr. 590305. DOI 10.3389/fclim.2020.590305.

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Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , MacDougall, A., Eby, M., Wright, N., Meissner, K. J., Oschlies, A. , Schmittner, A., Matthews, H. D. and Zickfeld, K. (2020) Evaluation of the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model version 2.10 (UVic ESCM 2.10). Open Access Geoscientific Model Development, 13 . pp. 4183-4204. DOI 10.5194/gmd-13-4183-2020.

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Kreuter, J., Matzner, N., Baatz, C., Keller, D. P. , Markus, T., Wittstock, F., Bernitt, U. and Mengis, N. (2020) Unveiling assumptions through interdisciplinary scrutiny: Observations from the German Priority Program on Climate Engineering (SPP 1689). Open Access Climatic Change, 162 . pp. 57-66. DOI 10.1007/s10584-020-02777-4.

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MacDougall, A. H., Frölicher, T. L. , Jones, C. D. , Rogelj, J. , Matthews, H. D. , Zickfeld, K. , Arora, V. K., Barrett, N. J., Brovkin, V. , Burger, F. A., Eby, M., Eliseev, A. V. , Hajima, T., Holden, P. B. , Jeltsch-Thömmes, A. , Koven, C. , Mengis, N. , Menviel, L. , Michou, M., Mokhov, I. I., Oka, A., Schwinger, J. , Séférian, R. , Shaffer, G., Sokolov, A., Tachiiri, K., Tjiputra, J., Wiltshire, A. and Ziehn, T. (2020) Is there warming in the pipeline? A multi-model analysis of the Zero Emissions Commitment from CO2. Open Access Biogeosciences (BG), 17 (11). pp. 2987-3016. DOI 10.5194/bg-17-2987-2020.

Mengis, N. and Matthews, H. D. (2020) Non-CO2 forcing changes will likely decrease the remaining carbon budget for 1.5°C. Open Access npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 3 (1). Art.Nr. 19. DOI 10.1038/s41612-020-0123-3.

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Matthews, H. D., Tokarska, K. B. , Nicholls, Z. R. J. , Rogelj, J., Canadell, J. G. , Friedlingstein, P. , Frölicher, T. L. , Forster, P. M., Gillett, N. P. , Ilyina, T. , Jackson, R. B. , Jones, C. D. , Koven, C. , Knutti, R. , MacDougall, A. H., Meinshausen, M. , Mengis, N. , Séférian, R. and Zickfeld, K. (2020) Opportunities and challenges in using remaining carbon budgets to guide climate policy. Nature Geoscience, 13 (12). pp. 769-779. DOI 10.1038/s41561-020-00663-3.

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Jones, C. D. , Frölicher, T. L. , Koven, C. , MacDougall, A. H., Matthews, H. D. , Zickfeld, K., Rogelj, J., Tokarska, K. B. , Gillett, N. P. , Ilyina, T. , Meinshausen, M. , Mengis, N. , Séférian, R., Eby, M. and Burger, F. A. (2019) The Zero Emissions Commitment Model Intercomparison Project (ZECMIP) contribution to C4MIP: quantifying committed climate changes following zero carbon emissions. Open Access Geoscientific Model Development, 12 (10). pp. 4375-4385. DOI 10.5194/gmd-12-4375-2019.

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Chavaillaz, Y., Roy, P. , Partanen, A. I., Da Silva, L., Bresson, É., Mengis, N. , Chaumont, D. and Matthews, H. D. (2019) Exposure to excessive heat and impacts on labour productivity linked to cumulative CO2 emissions. Open Access Scientific Reports, 9 (1). Art.Nr. 13711. DOI 10.1038/s41598-019-50047-w.

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Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. and Oschlies, A. (2018) Systematic Correlation Matrix Evaluation (SCoMaE) – a bottom–up, science-led approach to identifying indicators. Open Access Earth System Dynamics, 9 (1). pp. 15-31. DOI 10.5194/esd-9-15-2018.

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Mengis, N. , Partanen, A. I., Jalbert, J. and Matthews, H. D. (2018) 1.5°C carbon budget dependent on carbon cycle uncertainty and future non-CO2 forcing. Open Access Scientific Reports, 8 (1). Art.Nr. 5831. DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-24241-1.

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Oschlies, A. , Held, H., Keller, D. P. , Keller, K., Mengis, N. , Quaas, M., Rickels, W. and Schmidt, H. (2017) Indicators and metrics for the assessment of climate engineering. Open Access Earth's Future, 5 (1). pp. 49-58. DOI 10.1002/2016EF000449.

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Mengis, N. , Martin, T. , Keller, D. P. and Oschlies, A. (2016) Assessing climate impacts and risks of ocean albedo modification in the Arctic. Open Access Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121 (5). pp. 3044-3057. DOI 10.1002/2015JC011433.

Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , Eby, M. and Oschlies, A. (2015) Uncertainty in the response of transpiration to CO2 and implications for climate change. Open Access Environmental Research Letters, 10 (9). 094001. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/10/9/094001.

Book chapters

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Keller, D. P. , Mengis, N. , Reith, F. and Oschlies, A. (2014) The UVic Earth System Climate Model. Open Access In: Modelling in Climate Engineering Research: Significance and Uncertainties. . Kiel Earth Institute, Kiel, Germany, pp. 15-17.

Presentations


Mengis, N. (2021) How much more carbon can we emit? Defining a German Carbon Budget & Ways how Germany can keep it. [Talk] In: Seminar at Centre for Climate System Modelling, ETH Zuerich. , 05.2021, Online .


Mengis, N. and Oschlies, A. (2021) The need for clearer climate target definitions - illustrating ambiguities of net zero CO2-eq targets. [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2021. , 19.-30.03.2021, Online . DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-12998.

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Mengis, N. and Matthews, H. D. (2020) Non-CO2 forcing changes will likely decrease the remaining carbon budget for 1.5°C. Open Access [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2020. , 03.05.-08.05.2020, Online . DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-2194.


Chavaillaz, Y., Roy, P., Partanen, A. I., Da Silva, L., Bresson, E., Mengis, N. , Chaumont, D. and Matthews, H. D. (2019) Exposure to Excessive Heat and Impacts on Labour Productivity Linked to Cumulative CO2 Emissions. [Talk] In: IUGG General Assembly 2019. , 08.-18.07.2019, Montreal, Canada .


Mengis, N. (2019) On the non-linearity of the effective transient climate response to cumulative emissions - Implications for carbon budget estimates. [Talk] In: Seminar Series Geography Department, Concordia University, Montreal. , 04.2019, Montreal, Canada .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. and Oschlies, A. (2019) Climate Change induced Alterations in Correlations between Earth System Variables - Implications for appropriate Indicator Selection. [Talk] In: IUGG General Assembly 2019. , 08.-18.07.2019, Montreal, Canada .


Mengis, N. , Partanen, I. , Jalbert, J. and Matthews, H. R. (2019) 1.5 °C carbon budget dependent on carbon cycle uncertainty and future non-CO2 forcing. [Talk] In: IUGG General Assembly 2019. , 08.-18.07.2019, Montreal, Canada .


Mengis, N. (2018) Non-CO2 Forcing Pathways and their Implications for the 1.5°C Fossil Fuel Carbon Budget. [Talk] In: The Morality and Policy of Negative Emissions for Climate Change Mitigation. , 17.-18.05.2018, Frankfurt a. M., Germany .

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Mengis, N. (2018) Carbon cycle and scenario uncertainty of the 1.5 ºC carbon budget. Open Access [Other] In: Colloquium on the Occasion of the Appointment for Assistant Professorship at the GEOMAR, Kiel. , 26.10.-03.11.2018, Kiel, Germany .

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Mengis, N. (2017) CE assessment metrics - Comparative, Integrative, Comprehensive. Open Access [PICO] In: Climate Engineering Conference 2017. , 09.-10.10.2017, Berlin, Germany .


Mengis, N. , Jalbert, J., Partanen, A. I. and Matthews, D. (2017) Effect of Carbon-Cycle Uncertainty on Estimates of the 1.5°C Carbon Budget . [Talk] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2017. , 11.12 - 15.12.2017, New Orleans, USA .


Mengis, N. , Partanen, A. I. and Matthews, D. (2017) Effect of carbon-cycle uncertainty on estimates of the 1.5°C carbon budget. [Talk] In: Canadian Meteorology and Oceanography Society (CMOS) Congress 2017. , 04.-08.06.2017, Toronto, Canada .


Mengis, N. and Rickels, W. (2016) Introduction, definitions, open questions and state of research on indicator selection in the Climate Engineering context. [Talk] In: Workshop: Metrics and Uncertainty Quantification in the context of Climate Engineering. , 13.04.2016, Kiel, Germany .


Keller, D. , Reith, F., Feng, Y., Mengis, N. and Oschlies, A. (2015) An Earth System model evaluation of multiple climate engineering approaches. [Invited talk] In: Invited seminar, University of Victoria. , 06.05.2015, Victoria, Canada .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , Eby, M. and Oschlies, A. (2015) Uncertainty in the response of transpiration to CO2 and implications for climate change. [Talk] In: EGU General Assembly 2015. , 12.–17.04.2015 , Vienna, Austria .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , Eby, M. and Oschlies, A. (2015) Uncertainty in the response of transpiration to CO2 and implications for climate change. [Talk] In: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Seminar. , 17.06.2015 , Hamburg, Germany .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , Eby, M. and Oschlies, A. (2014) Large impact on simulated terrestrial precipitation due to uncertainties in plant stomata sensitivity to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations. [Talk] In: 5th Early Career Scientists Conference for Marine and Climate Research: Natural and Social Aspects of the Earth System. , 21.-24.09.2014, Bremen, Germany .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. and Oschlies, A. (2014) Arctic Bubbles - Using Microbubbles to Increase the Surface Albedo of the Arctic Ocean. [Talk] In: Climate Engineering Conference 2014. , 18.-21.08.2014, Berlin, Germany .

Conference posters

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Mengis, N. and Matthews, D. (2018) On the non-proportionality of the effective transient climate response to cumulative emissions. Open Access [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2018. , 10.-14.12.2018, Washington, D.C., USA .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. and Oschlies, A. (2018) Climate Change induced alterations in correlations between Earth system variables - Implications for appropriate indicator selection. [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2018. , 10.-14.12.2018, Washington, D.C., USA .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , Rickels, W., Quaas, M. and Oschlies, A. (2017) Climate Engineering (CE) induced correlation changes between Earth system variables - Implications for appropriate indicator selection. [Poster] In: Climate Engineering Conference 2017. , 10.10.2017, Berlin, Germany .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , Rickels, W., Quaas, M. and Oschlies, A. (2017) Climate Engineering (CE) induced correlation changes between Earth system variables - Implications for appropriate indicator selection. [Poster] In: Gordon Research Conference - Climate Engineering: Radiation Management Climate Engineering: Technology, Modeling, Efficacy and Risks. , 23.-27.07.2017, Newry, USA .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. and Oschlies, A. (2015) Comparative assessment of detectability and robustness of Climate Engineering impacts. [Poster] In: Climate Engineering Research Symposium 2015. , 07.-10.07.2015, Berlin, Germany .


Mengis, N. , Keller, D. P. , Oschlies, A. and Martin, T. (2015) Assessing the potential and side effects of ocean albedo modification in the Arctic. [Poster] In: AGU Fall Meeting 2015. , 14.-18.12.2015, San Francisco, USA .


Mengis, N. , Rickels, W., Keller, D. P. and Oschlies, A. (2015) Selecting Indicators from Earth System Metrics to assess Solar Radiation Management and Afforestation. [Poster] In: Climate Engineering Research Symposium 2015. , 07.-10.07.2015, Berlin, Germany .

Theses - not published by a publisher

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Mengis, N. (2016) Towards a comprehensive, comparative assessment of Climate Engineering schemes - Metrics, Indicators and Uncertainties. Open Access (PhD/ Doctoral thesis), Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 130, XIX pp.

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Mengis, N. (2013) Validation of Bias Correction Methods for RCM Simulations for Hydrological Impact Modelling. (Master thesis), Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 66 pp.

Reports - other reports

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Mengis, N. , Simon, S., Thoni, T., Stevenson, A., Goerl, K., Steuri, B. and Oschlies, A. (2020) Project Briefing #2 Defining the German Carbon Budget. Open Access . Helmholtz, 7 pp.

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Knowledge transfer

Jury Member for Ideenlauf of the Science Year 2022

Orchestra of Change (Orchester des Wandels), Nature Fantasy in Pictures, Music and Congress Hall Lübeck.

Media:

Back from the Future, interview with helmholtz-klima.de

Looking back from the future: How does Germany become carbon neutral?

Was der Klimagipfel wirklich gebracht hat (What the COP26 really achieved), DieDaOben youtube

Klimagipfel in Glasgow: Ist das unsere letzte Chance? – mit Klimaforscherin Dr. Nadine Mengis, funk - der Podcast

Panel discussion - 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Energy and Climate

TEDxESMTBerlin: How much more CO2 can we emit? - A stroll down uncertainty-lane

KlimaTaucher: Long-distance travel with a clear conscience? How we can influence the climate (Fernreisen mit gutem Gewissen? Wie wir das Klima beeinflussen können)