Daniel Feldmeyer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D./Doktor-Ingenieur (Engineering) - University of Stuttgart

Double Master’s Degree

  • Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering - Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • Diplom Ingenieur (Engineering) – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna 

Agricultural Science, B.S. – University of Hohenheim 


Daniel is an interdisciplinary geospatial researcher focusing on socio-economic vulnerability and climate change adaptation. His ongoing research addresses the analysis and quantification of uncertainty and sensitivity in constructing composite indicators to provide reliable and robust monitoring & evaluation and decision-making measures.  Daniel uses his research to drive evidence-based policymaking and regulation aimed at climate change adaptation, reduce vulnerability and social inequity, increase resilience, and contribute to a sustainable future. Daniel is currently working with C-PREE faculty member Dr. Eric Tate on the following research questions:

  • What spatial interactions and structural reinforcing elements hinder effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk mitigation?
  • How robust are socio-economic vulnerability indices, and do they justify policy and decision-making? 
  • How can policymakers at local and global scales design disaster aid to promote proactive climate resilience with a particular focus on social and environmental justice? 

Daniel obtained his Ph.D. (Doktor-Ingenieur) from the University of Stuttgart where he wrote his thesis titled “Development, mapping and validation of resilience and vulnerability indicators across spatial scales for climate-related hazards.” 


Selected Publications

Feldmeyer, D., Birkmann, J., McMillan, J., Stringer, L., Leal Filho, W., Djalante, R., Pinho, P., Liwenga, E. (2021) Global vulnerability hotspots: differences and agreement between international indicator-based assessments. Climatic Change 169.1 (2021): 1-22.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03203-z.

Feldmeyer, D., Wilden, D., Jamshed, A., & Birkmann, J. (2020). Regional climate resilience index: A novel multimethod comparative approach for indicator development, empirical validation and implementation. Ecological Indicators, 119, 106861.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106861

Birkmann, J., Feldmeyer D., McMillan, J. M., Solecki, W., Totin, E., Roberts, D., Trisos, C., Jamshed, A., Boyd, E., Wrathall, D. (2021) Regional clusters of vulnerability show the need for transboundary cooperation. Environmental Research Letters, 16, 9. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac1f43

Feldmeyer, D.; Wilden, D.; Kind, C.; Kaiser, T.; Goldschmidt, R.; Diller, C.; Birkmann, J. (2019b): Indicators for Monitoring Urban Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation. Sustainability 11 (10), p. 2931. DOI: 10.3390/su11102931.