Dr. Anna Hampf

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anna is a postdoctoral researcher in the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems. Her tasks are modelling the impact of climate change on crop yields and yield variability in sub-Saharan Africa (e.g. Kenya, Burkina Faso) and developing adaptation strategies. Her main research interests are climate change impacts on agriculture, adaptation strategies to climate change, yield gaps, crop losses due to pests and citizen science. She worked on several interdisciplinary and international research projects (e.g. Carbiocial) and obtained a PhD in Agricultural Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin.


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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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Anna studied Public Administration with special emphasis on European Studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster (GER) and the University of Twente (NL). She holds a Master degree in Governance and Rural Development from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFPRE) of Recife, Brazil and a PhD in Agricultural Science from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Before joining PIK, she worked as a researcher in the working group “Data Analysis and Simulation” at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research.

  • Agroecosystem modelling
  • Climate change impacts on crop yields and yield variability in temperate and tropical climates
  • Simulation of crop rotations and double-cropping systems
  • Yield gap analysis
  • Crop losses to pests and diseases

Hampf, A., Nendel, C., Strey, S., & Strey, R. (2021). Biotic yield losses in the Southern Amazon, Brazil: Making use of smartphone-assisted plant disease diagnosis data. Front. Plant Sci. - Technical Advances in Plant Science. doi:10.3389/fpls.2021.621168

Carauta, M., Troost, C., Guzman-Bustamante, I., Hampf, A., Libera, A., Meurer, K., . . . Berger, T. (2021). Climate-related land use policies in Brazil: How much has been achieved with economic incentives in agriculture? Land Use Policy, 109. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105618

Carauta, M., Parussis, J., Hampf, A., Libera, A., & Berger, T. (2021). No more double cropping in Mato Grosso, Brazil? Evaluating the potential impact of climate change on the profitability of farm systems. Agricultural Systems, 190.

Hampf, A., Stella, T., Berg-Mohnicke, M., Kawohl, T., Kilian, M., Nendel, C. (2020). Future yields of double-cropping systems in the Southern Amazon, Brazil, under climate change and technological development. Agricultural Systems, 177. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2019.102707.doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103104

Hampf, A., Carauta, M., Latynskiy, E., Dalla Libera, A., Monteiro, L., Sentelhas, P., Troost, C., Berger, T., Nendel, C. (2018). The biophysical and socio-economic dimension of yield gaps in the southern Amazon – A bio-economic modelling approach. Agricultural Systems, 165, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2018.05.009.

Carauta, M., E. Latynskiy, J. Mössinger, J. Gil, A. Libera, A. Hampf, L. Monteiro, M. Siebold and T. Berger (2017). "Can preferential credit programs speed up the adoption of low-carbon agricultural systems in Mato Grosso, Brazil? Results from bioeconomic microsimulation." Regional Environmental Change 17: 1-12.

Carauta, M., A. Libera, A. Hampf, R. Chen, J. M. d. Silveira and T. Berger (2017). "On-farm trade-offs for optimal agricultural practices in Mato Grosso, Brazil." Revista de Economia e Agronegócio 15(3).

Göpel, J., J. Schüngel, R. Schaldach, K. H. E. Meurer, H. F. Jungkunst, U. Franko, J. Boy, R. Strey, S. Strey, G. Guggenberger, A. Hampf and P. Parker (2017). "Future land use and land cover in Southern Amazonia and resulting greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils." Regional Environmental Change18(1): 129-142.

Schaldach, R., K. H. E. Meurer, H. F. Jungkunst, C. Nendel, T. Lakes, F. Gollnow, J. Göpel, J. Boy, G. Guggenberger, R. Strey, S. Strey, T. Berger, G. Gerold, R. Schönenberg, J. Böhner, M. Schindewolf, E. Latynskiy, A. Hampf, P. S. Parker and P. C. Sentelhas (2017). "A model-based assessment of the environmental impact of land-use change across scales in Southern Amazonia." Regional Environmental Change 18(1): 161-173.

Carauta, M., A. Libera, E. Latynskiy, A. Hampf, J. M. d. Silveira and T. Berger (2016). Integrated assessment of novel two-season production systems in Mato Grosso, Brazil. 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. S. Sauvage, J.-M. Sánchez-Pérez and A. Rizzolli. Toulouse, France: 430-437.

Sentelhas, P. C., R. Battisti, G. M. S. Camara, J. R. B. Farias, A. Hampf and C. Nendel (2015). "The soybean yield gap in Brazil – magnitude, causes and possible solutions for sustainable production." Journal of Agricultural Science 153(8): 1394-1411.

Current projetcs:

  • CCH_PI3

Past projects:

  • Agora Natura
  • SustEs
  • Carbon Sequestration, Biodiversity and Socio-Structures in the Amazon (Carbiocial)

PhD scholarship awarded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation (2015-2018)

Study scholarship awarded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation (2011-2013)