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Hi, I’m Marc. I am a postdoc in the Complexity Science department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

My work is part of the Leibniz Project DominoES and the FutureLab on Game Theory & Networks of Interacting Agents Gane. I am also a member of the copan collaboration.

My interests are in complex networks, time series analysis, complex contagion and social tipping.


05 Nov. ‘20: I appeared at the Scientists for Future Podcast and discussed about social and natural tipping elements as well as their potential interactions. The full episode (unfortunately only in German) is available on the S4F website, iTunes and Spotify.

27 Oct. ‘20: In her thesis, Tanja Holstein has investigated the effects of resource diffusion on the stability of a coupled socio-ecological network model. A preprint of the corresponding paper is now available on the arXiv.

14 Oct. ‘20: Our newest DominoES paper proposes an analytical framework to characterize potential social tipping processes for sustainability. The preprint is now available on the arXiv and SSRN.

08 Jul. ‘20: Our new paper on A network-based microfoundation of Granovetter’s threshold model for social tipping is now published in Scientific Reports. It is part of the collection on Social physics edited by Matjaž Perc.

14 May ‘20: Geo.X is a research network for Geosciences consisting of ten partner institutions in the Berlin-Potsdam area. I am happy to announce that I have been appointed as a postdoctoral member of their Young Academy.

04 May ‘20: The description-paper of the copan:CORE World-Earth modeling framework is now published in Earth System Dynamics. You can play around with the reference implementation available on github.

19 Dec. ‘19: Domino Effects in the Earth System – The potential role of wanted tipping points is the title of the agenda-setting paper for our DominoES project. A revised version of the preprint is now available on the arXiv.

3 Oct. ‘19: I worked with Design students from the University of Applied sciences Potsdam to create visual arts experiments of different Tipping Elements in the Earth System. A video of the installations can be seen here.