Fabian Stenzel

Doctoral researcher
Research associate

About me

I am a PhD Student in RD1 - Earth System Analysis and the Geography Department of Humboldt-University. I am also a member of the IRI THESys graduate school and affiliated with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2574
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


In my PhD I investigate potentials and potential side effects of terrestrial negative emission technologies, with a focus on the water demand of bioenergy plantations. I am using the dynamic global vegetation model LPJmL.

I am also interested in the concept of planetary boundaries as a way of quantifying the status of several important dimensions of the Earth System.

Stenzel, F., Gerten, D., Werner, C., Jägermeyr, J. 2019: Freshwater requirements of large-scale bioenergy plantations for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. Environ. Res. Lett. 14, 084001.

Stenzel, F., Gerten, D., and Hanasaki, N.: Global scenarios of irrigation water use for bioenergy production: a systematic review, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-338, accepted, 2021.

Stenzel, F., Greve, P., Lucht, W., Tramberend, S., Wada, Y., Gerten, D.: Irrigation of biomass plantations may globally increase water stress more than climate change, https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-70622/v1, accepted at Nature Communications, 2021.

CE-LAND+ - Global freshwater demand for irrigation of bioenergy plantations as negative emission technology to mitigate climate change

IKI-IMPACT-RD1 - Climate change impacts on Small Island States and Least Developed Countries