Dr. Bernhard Schauberger


I am a Postdoc scientist in the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems. My research interests are centered around near-term yield forecasting, impacts of extreme events on agriculture and food availability as well as the analysis of long-term yield data.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20890
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


  • Since July 2017 I am a member of the RD2 working group "Adaptation in Agricultural Systems"
  • From January through August 2018 I was on parental leave
  • In January 2018 I obtained a PhD in Agricultural Economics (summa cum laude)
  • From 2013 to 2017 I was a researcher in PIK's Landuse and ISI-MIP groups (PhD student May 2014 - July 2017)
  • From 2011 to 2013 I worked as a consultant for Renewable Energy Systems near lake Chiemsee in Germany.
  • From 2005 to 2011 I studied bio-informatics at LMU and TU Munich (graduated with distinction).

Everything around climate and agriculture, or more precisely

  • Near-term/within-season yield forecasting
  • Modelling the availability dimension of food security, particularly considering the impacts of extreme events
  • Analysis of long-term yield data








Other publications


  • Selected as attendee of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2020 (postponed to 2021 due to Corona crisis)
  • Member of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership by the Robert-Bosch-Foundation (07/2019 - )
  • Allianz Climate Risk Research Award (3rd place), Dec 2017
  • PhD Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, 08/2014 - 06/2017
  • Several travel grants from the Humboldt-University Berlin / IRI-THESys
  • Study scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, 06/2010 - 05/2011

Stays abroad

  • 2016-2019: Paris, France: Visiting researcher at the LSCE with Dr. Philippe Ciais (11/2016 - 10/2019)
  • 2016: Maricopa (AZ), USA: Visiting researcher at the USDA ALARC with Dr. Gary Wall (06/2016 - 07/2016)
  • 2009: Arequipa, Peru: Missionary on temporary terms (English teacher) at CIRCA-MAS (02/2009 - 10/2009)

  • Reviewer for Regional Environmental Change, Nature Communications, Field Crops Research, Nature Plants, Environmental Research Letters, Agricultural & Forest Meteorology, Nature Climate Change, Climatic Change, Scientific Reports
  • Greening PIK initiative - Making the research system at PIK more climate-friendly
  • Member of the PhD Representatives at PIK (2014-2016)