Prof. Dr. Beate Ratter

Main research areas:

Human/Nature-Interaction, regional-cultural perceptions of nature and risk, coastal research and small islands, natural hazard and climate research, theory of complexity, resilience and emergence in socio-ecological systems

Research Area:

Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas


Institute of Geography
University of Hamburg
Bundesstrasse 55
20146 Hamburg, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)40 42838-5225

jointly at:

Institute for Coastal Research
Department "Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas"
GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)4152 87 1527

ratter@we dont want


Storm Surges as Regional Geohazards (StarG)

Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas