Rahel Laudien


Rahel Laudien is a Doctoral researcher at PIK focusing on climate adaptation in agricultural systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and other tropical regions. In her research, she uses crop models (statistical and machine learning approaches) for yield estimation, seasonal forecasting of crop yields and the assessment of adaptation options in the agricultural sector. She has a background in agricultural economics and natural resource management and studied at Humboldt University of Berlin and Wageningen University. Before joining PIK, she worked for a consultancy in the field of climate adaptation services in the Netherlands.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20771
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Peer reviewed:

  • Laudien, Schauberger, Waid, Gornott, 2022: A forecast of staple crop production in Burkina Faso to enable early warnings of shortages in domestic food availability, Nature Scientific Reports, Volume 12.
  • Laudien, Schauberger, Makowski, Gornott, 2020: Robustly forecasting maize yields in Tanzania based on climatic predictors, Nature Scientific Reports, Volume 10.
  • Laudien, Schauberger, Gleixner, Gornott, 2020: Assessment of weather-yield relations of starchy maize at different scales in Peru to support the NDC implementation, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 295.
  • Laudien, Boon, Goosen, van Nieuwaal, 2019: The Dutch adaptation web portal: seven lessons learnt from a co-production point of view, Climatic Change, Volume 153.