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Bernhard Schauberger, PhD

This personal page contains information about my research interests, my publications and a short CV.
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Research Domain II
Climate Resilience

Working Group "Adaptation in Agricultural Systems"

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Telegrafenberg A26
14473 Potsdam

Email: schauber (at) pik (dash) potsdam (point) de
Tel: +49 331 288 20890


Research interests

Everything around climate and agriculture, or more precisely

  • Near-term/within-season yield forecasting
  • Modelling the availability dimension of food security
  • Analysis of long-term yield data
  • Modelling of ozone (O3) damages on crops


Peer-reviewed publications


  • Beillouin D., Schauberger B., Bastos A., Ciais P., Makowski D.: Impact of extreme weather conditions on the European crop production in 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (2020)







Other publications

Short biosketch

  • 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
  • I obtained my PhD in Agricultural Economics in January 2018 (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).


Other activities

  • 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)


Stays abroad

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



  • 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


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