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Marc Neumann


Marc Neumann Anthropogenic climate change impacts human and natural systems. Due to the inertia of the climate system the negative consequences of current emissions will be experienced in the future. A first intention should therefore be to significantly reduce the risk of potentially dangerous climate change. A second objective is to identify ways to adapt to non-reducible impacts. Mathematical models can test mitigation and adaptation strategies in a virtual environment. They need to address the complexity arising due to the multiple scales in time and space and due to the interconnectedness of systems. The Basque Centre for Climate Change offers a truly interdisciplinary working environment, where, together with inspiring colleagues these challenges can be tackled in an unrestricted way.

  • Position:
    Ikerbasque Research Professor - Ramon y Cajal Fellow
  • Main Research Field:
    Environmental modelling, mitigation, adaptation, complexity, uncertainty, water, engineering
  • Contact information:
    Email address: marc.neumann@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: +34 94-401 46 90 ext. 114
  • Research ID (WOK): Marc Neumann RID
  • Google Scholar: Marc Neumann Scholar
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4801-3279

Short CV

Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Centre for Climate Change.

Doctorate in Environmental Engineering from ETH Zurich. Postdoctoral Fellow at Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences and Technology) and at University Laval with the Canada Research Chair on Water Quality Modelling.

Research background is in environmental modelling with a focus on urban water systems. Uncertainty- and sensitivity analysis for mathematical models of engineered systems.

Current research focuses on uncertainty analysis for i) the development of planning strategies for infrastructure systems under dynamics of long-term change, and ii) environmental modelling for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Journal Articles

  • 2017
  • González-Eguino, M., Neumann, M.B., Arto, I., Capellán-Perez, I., Faria, S.H. 2017. Mitigation implications of an ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean. Earth's Future. DOI (10.1002/2016EF000429).
  • 2016
  • Capellán-Pérez, I., Arto, I., Polanco-Martínez, J.M., González-Eguino, M., Neumann, M.B. . 2016. Likelihood of climate change pathways under uncertainty on fossil fuel resources availability. Energy & Environmental Science. DOI (10.1039/C6EE01008C).
  • González-Eguino, M., Neumann, M.B. . 2016. Significant implications of permafrost thawing for climate change control. CLIMATIC CHANGE. DOI (10.1007/s10584-016-1666-5).
  • 2015
  • Hauduc, H., Neumann, M.B., Muschalla, D., Gamerith, V., Gillot, S., Vanrolleghem, P.A. 2015. Efficiency criteria for environmental model quality assessment: A review and its application to wastewater treatment. ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE. 68. 196-204. DOI (10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.02.004).
  • Neumann, M.B., Rieckermann, J., Hug, T., Gujer, W. 2015. Adaptation in hindsight: Dynamics and drivers shaping urban wastewater systems. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. 151. 404-415. DOI (10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.12.047).
  • Vanrolleghem, P.A., Mannina, G., Cosenza, A., Neumann, M.B. 2015. Global sensitivity analysis for urban water quality modelling: Terminology, convergence and comparison of different methods. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY. 522. 339-352. DOI (10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.12.056).
  • 2014
  • Corominas, Ll., Neumann, M.B. 2014. Ecosystem-based management of a Mediterranean urban wastewater system: A sensitivity analysis of the operational degrees of freedom. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. 143C. 80-87. DOI (10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.04.021).
  • Cosenza, A., Mannina, G., Vanrolleghem, P.A., Neumann, M.B. 2014. Variance-based sensitivity analysis for wastewater treatment plant modelling. Science Of The Total Environment. 470-471. 1068 - 1077. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.10.069).
  • 2013
  • Cosenza, A., Mannina, G., Neumann, M.B., Viviani, G., Vanrolleghem, P.A. 2013. Biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal in membrane bioreactors: model development and parameter estimation. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 36. 499-514. DOI (10.1007/s00449-012-0806-1).
  • Cosenza, A; Mannina, G; Vanrolleghem, PA; Neumann, MB. 2013. Global sensitivity analysis in wastewater applications: A comprehensive comparison of different methods. Environmental Modelling & Software. 49. 40 - 52. DOI (10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.07.009).
  • Gamerith, V; Neumann, MB; Muschalla, D. 2013. Applying global sensitivity analysis to the modelling of flow and water quality in sewers. Water Research. 47. (13) 4600 - 4611. DOI (10.1016/j.watres.2013.04.054).

Book chapters

  • 2016
  • Capellán-Pérez, I., Arto, I., Polanco-Martínez, J. M., González-Eguino, M., Neumann, M. B. 2016. Climate Change Pathways and Uncertainty on Recoverable Energy Resources. Establishing Policy-Relevance: Developing and Evaluating Policy Options. Sigtunastifelsen. ISBN 978-91-976048-3-3.

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

Conference Proceedings

  • 2015
  • Towards innovation-stimulating regulations, presented at the International Nutrient Regulations Review Workshop, organized by Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), Alexandria, VA, United States, Oct, 2015
  • Evaluating health watch warning systems in a changing climate: A cost-benefit analysis for the city of Madrid, Chiabai, A., Spadaro, J.V., Polanco, J., Neumann, M.B., presented at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), organized by Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 2015 .DOI
  • Urban ecosystem services from green roofs: costs, benefits and uncertainties at the city scale, Foudi, S., Chiabai, A., Neumann, M.B., presented at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), organized by Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 2015 .DOI
  • Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping to enhance climate change adaptation to heatwaves in the city of Madrid, Olazabal, M., Chiabai, A., Neumann, M.B., presented at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), organized by Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 2015 .DOI
  • Health- and economic impact of threshold temperature on the effectiveness of a heat warning system: A case study for the city of Madrid, Spain, Spadaro, J.V., Chiabai, A., Díaz, J., Neumann, M.B., Carmona, R., Linares, C., presented at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA), organized by Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark, May, 2015 .DOI
  • Wavelet analysis of the relationship between heat waves and droughts in observed and simulated climatic data: A case study for Spain, Polanco-Martínez, J.M., Neumann, M.B., Scoccimarro, E., Gualdi, S., presented at the International Symposium Climate-ES 2015, organized by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tortosa, Spain, Mar, 2015 .DOI
  • 2014
  • Global sensitivity analysis in environmental water quality modelling: Where do we stand?, Mannina, G., Anctil, F., Cosenza. A., Neumann, M.B., Randrianantoandro, M., Vanrolleghem, P.A., presented at the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 7th Intl. Congress on Env. Modelling and Software, organized by International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), San Diego, CA, United States, Jun, 2014 .DOI
  • Towards Calibration of Phosphorus (P) Removal Plant-Wide Models, Ikumi, D.S., Vanrolleghem, P.A., Brouckaert, C.J., Neumann, M.B., Ekama, G.A., presented at the 4th IWA/WEF Wastewater Treatment Modelling Seminar, organized by Ghent University, Spa, Belgium, Mar, 2014 .DOI
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