Brigitta Schütt is University Professor for Physical Geography, Department of Earth Sciences, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, and Vice President for Research of Freie Universität Berlin. She received her degrees from RWTH Aachen (Dr. phil. 1993) and Universität Trier (Dr. habil 1998). Since 2012, she is a member of the Leopoldina, Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften, and the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Commission for Geomorphology. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, committee member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a regular DFG, DAAD and VolkswagenStiftung Scientific Reviewer. She taught at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (1997-98) and the Universität Trier (1998-2002) and served as a Guest Professor for Physical Geography at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (2002).