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Dr. Christoph Gornott

Researcher: Assessment of regional crop yields and the impacts of climate change on agriculture using and comparing different approaches. Insurance solutions to help farmers coping with climate perils. Leader of the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems.

Dr. Christoph Gornott

Research Department II
Climate Resilience

Working Group

Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Telegrafenberg A62/ 2.01
14412 Potsdam

Tel.: +49-(0)331-288-2655

Leader of the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems.

Research projects
– lead Christoph Gornott: * PIK lead, ** shared project lead, *** entire project lead – 
AgRATI Accelerator*** (funded by Climate-KIC)
AgRATI Demonstrator*** (funded by Climate-KIC)
Agrica*** (funded by GIZ, BMZ)
CIMSU*** (funded by Climate-KIC)
ClimSec (funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
H2020_Insurance*** [lead together with Fred Hattermann, Tracy Irvine] (funded by EU: H2020)
GeoCare* (funded by BLE) [project lead CAU Kiel]
GIZ_Ghana*** (funded by GIZ, BMZ)
Climate risk analysis for [...] Africa*** (funded by GIZ, BMZ)
Food security, migration and conflicts** [together with ZALF] (funded by Leibniz Association)
Crop Yield Estimates** [together with GAF AG] – CYE (funded by Munich Re)
Crop Yield Estimates India** [together with GAF AG] – CYE (funded by Munich Re)
CAT Peru** [together with GAF AG] (funded by GIZ, IKI, BMUB)
YLIT*** (funded by Climate-KIC)

– involved without leading position –  
Trans-SEC (BMBF, BMZ: GlobE)

Graef, Mutabazi, Sieber, Asch, Makoko, Bonatti, Brüntrup, Gornott, Herrmann, Herrmann, Kaburire, Kahimba, Kimaro, Kuntosch, König, Lagwen, Lana, Lambert, Levy, Löhr, Maeda, Mbwana, Mchau, Mnimbo, Munder, Mwinuka, Ngwenya, Nickson, Nkonya, Saidia, Schäfer, Schindler, Silayo, Uckert, Wambura, William (2018) Multi-Disciplinary North-South Collaboration in Participatory Action Research on Food Value Chains: a German-Tanzanian Case Study on Perceptions, Experiences and Challenges. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 1-20

Albers, Gornott, Hüttel, 2017: How do inputs and weather drive wheat yield volatility? The example of Germany, Food Policy (70), 50-61.

Lana, Vasconcelos, Gornott, Schaffert, Bonatti, Volk, Graef, Kersebaum, Sieber: Is dry soil planting an adaptation strategy for maize cultivation in a semi-arid region? Food Security, accepted.

Schauberger, Gornott, Wechsung, 2017: Global evaluation of a semiempirical model for yield anomalies and application to within-season yield forecasting, Global Change Biology, 1-15.

Conradt, Gornott, Wechsung, 2016: Extending and improving regionalized winter wheat and silage maize yield regression models for Germany: Enhancing the predictive skill by panel definition through cluster analysis, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (216), 68–81

Gornott & Wechsung, 2016: Statistical regression models for assessing climate impacts on crop yields: A validation study for winter wheat and silage maize in Germany, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (217), 89–100.  

Gornott & Wechsung, 2015: Level normalized modeling approach of yield volatility for winter wheat and silage maize on different scales within Germany, Jornal für Kulturpflanzen (67) 6, 205–223.

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