Current projects

Co-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs (COACCH)
[EU H2020, December 2017 – May 2021]

Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS)
[EU H2020, June 2016 – May 2020]

Economic Growth Impacts of Climate Change (ENGAGE)
[Leibniz, March 2016 – February 2020]

Assessing Options for the SUSTainable intensification of Agriculture for integrated production of food and non-food products at different scales (SUSTAg)
[BMBF, April 2016 – March 2019]


Finished projects

Land use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation (LUC4C)
[EU 7th Framework Programme, November 2013 – October 2017]

Climate Change Risk Assessment for European Agriculture and Food Security (MACSUR2)
[BMBF, PTJ, July 212 - June 2017]

Interplay between the multiple use of water reservoirs via innovative coupling of substance cycles in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems (INNOVATE)
[BMBF, PT DLR, January 2012 – December 2016]

Economics of climate change adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT)
[EU ENV.2013, November 2013 – October 2016]

Process-based Modelling of the Carbon Cycle and the Impact of Land Use Changes on the Regional Carbon Balance of the Kulunda Steppe (KULUNDA)
[BMBF, PT DLR, January 2012 – September 2016]

Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centred Approach (Trans-SEC)
[BMBF, PTJ, May 2013 – April 2016]

Estimation of food calory demand (FAO)
[FAO, August 2014 – August 2015]

Visions of land use transitions in Europe (VOLANTE)
[EU ENV.2010, November 2011 – April 2015]

Estimation of yield effects (IFPRI-USDA)
[USDA, June 2014 – November 2014]

Turn Down the Heat III: Regional Analysis? The Case for Climate Resilience (World Bank)
[The World Bank Group, December 2013 – October 2014]

Global Land Use and Ecosystems Services (GLUES)
[BMBF, Sustainable Land Use Management, January 2010 – December 2014; coordinator: UFZ Leipzig]

Cross-scale crop modelling and uncertainties in input and validation data (CSIRO)
[Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, January 2013 – July 2014]

Enhancing Robustness and Model Integration for the Assessment of Global
Environmental Change (ERMITAGE)

[EU 7th Framework Programme, March 2011 – February 2014]

Nachhaltiges Wassermanagement in einer globalisierten Welt (Sustainable Water Management in a Globalised World)
[BMBF, Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Nachhaltigkeit, April 2010 – March 2013]

BioEnergy Planet
Auswirkungen weltweit expandierter Biomasse-Nutzung auf Ökonomie, Klima und Biodiversität der Erde
Impacts of global bio-energy expansion on economic development, climate and biodiversity
[WGL-Pakt für Forschung, January 2009 – December 2012]

Hydrothermal Carbonisation of Biomass (HTC)
Hydrothermale Karbonisierung von Biomasse - Potenzial, Entwurf, Versuchsanlage (HTC)
[BMBF, Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit, April 2009 - March 2012]
[Coordinator: SunCoal Industries]

Climate Change Adaptation in African Agriculture (I)
Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Most Vulnerable
[Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), June 2008 – December 2011] [coordinator: IFPRI]

Climate Change Adaptation in African Agriculture (II)
Supporting the vulnerable: Increasing the adaptive capacity of agro-pastoralists to climatic change in West and Southern Africa
[Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), June 2008 – December 2011] [coordinator: ILRI]

World Development Report 2010 - Background notes
Land use under climate change and global change including bioenergy
[World Bank, December 2008 - December 2009]

Klimawandel und Gerechtigkeit - Climate Change and Justice
Klimapolitik als Baustein einer gerechten Globalisierung und nachhaltigen Armutsbekämpfung
Climate policy as a component of fair globalisation and sustainable poverty reduction
[MISEREOR, Münchner-Rück-Stiftung, June 2007 – May 2010]

Der Preis des Wassers - The Price of Water
Bewertung globaler Wasserressourcen mit Hilfe der dynamischen Optimierung
Valuation of global water resources with a dynamic optimization approach
[BMBF, Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Nachhaltigkeit, March 2007 – September 2010]

Klimawandel und Pflanzenzüchtung  - Climate Change and Plant Breeding
Anpassung an den Klimawandel durch pflanzenzüchterische Maßnahmen in der Weizenproduktion in Deutschland
Climate change adaptation in wheat production in Germany through plant breeding
[BMBF, klimazwei, July 2006 – June 2009] [coordinator: TU München]

A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network
[EU 6th Framework Programme, Network of Excellence, April 2004 – March 2009] [coordinator: CEH UK]

Klimawandel und Kulturlandschaft - Climate Change and Cultural Landscape
Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Kulturlandschaft Berlin
Impacts of climate change on the cultural landscape Berlin
[Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin, January – December 2008]

Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment
[EU 6th Framework Programme, Integrated Project, April 2005 – March 2008] [coordinator: DRIFT]

Capacity-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
Capacity-building in New Member States and Accession Countries on Further Climate Change Action Post-2012
[EU DG Environment, January 2005 – December 2007] [coordinator: ecologic]

Advanced Techniques for Evaluation of Sustainability Assessment Tools
[EU FP6, STREP, March 2004 – August 2006] [coordinator: VU Amsterdam]