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Dr. Thomas Gaiser

Senior Scientist

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Phone: +49 (0)228 73 2050
Office: 1.009

Research profile

My research focusses on the interactions between crop, soil and atmosphere and how these interactions are influenced by climate change or changes in crop and soil management. I am developing the SIMPLACE framework which combines simulation components into process-based, dynamic simulation solutions. In addition, I am interested in uncertainties related to soil and climate information when crop simulation models are applied at larger scales.

Thomas Gaiser

Current projects

 Crop Sequence and nutrient acquisition from the subsoil

• WASCAL: West African Science Service Center on Climate and Adapted Land Use

• Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security (MACSUR): European FACCE JPI Knowledge Hub

 GlobE- BiomassWeb

Select publications

Folberth, C., H. Yang, T. Gaiser, K. C. Abbaspour, and R. Schulin. 2013. Modeling maize yield responses to improvement in nutrient, water and cultivar inputs in sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural Systems 119:22-34.

Gaiser, T. Perkons, U., Küpper, P.M., Kautz, T., Uteau-Puschmann, D., Ewert, F., Enders, A., Krauss, G. (2013): Modeling biopore effects on root growth and biomass production on soils with pronounced sub-soil clay accumulation. Ecol. Model. 256:6-15.

Srivastava, A., Gaiser , T., Ewert, F., Cornet, D. (2012): Estimation of effective fallow availability for the prediction of yam productivity at the regional scale using multiple scenario analysis. Field Crops Research 131, 32-39.

Gaiser, T., Judex, M., Igue, A.M., Paeth, H., Hiepe, C. (2011): Future productivity of fallow systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is the effect of demographic pressure and fallow reduction more significant than climate change? Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151:1120-1130 (DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.03.015).

Kuhn, A., Gaiser, T., Gandonou, E. (2010): Simulating the Effects of Tax Exemptions on Fertiliser Use in Benin by Linking Biophysical and Economic Models. Agric. Syst. 103:509-520.


• Grundlagen der Pflanzenproduktion II
• Natural resource use and management in plant production
• Crop and ecosystem analysis and modelling


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