Dr. Marianela Fader

Dr. Marianela Fader

Deputy Director
of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO)

Contact:
Federal Institute of Hydrology
P.O. Box 200253
56002 Koblenz, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 261 1306 5421
Email:

Research topics

Food security, hydrology, agro-ecosystem modelling, modelling of SDG indicators, irrigation water requirements under climate change, consequences of climate change on agriculture, virtual water and water footprints, resilience of the global food trade system, global land-use change.

My current projects include six areas:

1. Modelling of SDG indicators with land use, DGVMs, hydrology and land surface models. This is an agenda in the framework of the VII phase of IHP-UNESCO, in collaboration with 32 scientists from different countries, and in cooperation with the Sustainable Water Future Programme.

2. Irrigation water requirements under climate change in the Mediterranean and MENA areas and the possibility of supplying the energy needed by irrigation systems with photovoltaic panels. This is an assessment in cooperation with the FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa and the Laboratory of Excellence OT-Med.

3. Resilience of the global food trade systems, potential disruptive shocks in the system and the relation to biophysical capacities of countries (yield gap closure, water and land availability and the intensity of their use). This is part of an ongoing project funded by SESYNC unterstützt.

4. Global land-use change, land use transitions, agricultural systems and agricultural practices and their relation with climate change. These topics were assessed in my PhD work and are part of some studies in the framework of an EU-financed project (LUC4C).

5. Consequences of climate change on the agriculture of the MENA region. This is a recent consultancy project funded by the World Bank and published as the report «Turn Down the Heat». We are now working on the final paper synthetizing the knowledge.

6. Spatial decoupling of production and consumption areas, virtual water and water footprints. These topics were assessed in my PhD work (see main article here and power point presentation of the project here).

Publications

Google Citations

Waha, K., Krummenauer, L., Adams, S., Aich, V., Baarsch, F., Coumou, D., Fader, M., Hoff, H., Jobbins, G., Marcus, R., Mengel, M., Otto, I.M., Perrette, M., Rocha, M., Robinson, A., Schleussner, C.-F.: Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups. Regional Environmental Change (published online) doi:10.1007/s10113-017-1144-2

Arneth, A.; Sitch, S.; Pongratz, J.; Stocker, B.D.; Ciais, P.; Poulter, B.; Bayer, A. D.; Bondeau, A.; Calle, L.; Chini, L. P.; Gasser, T.; Fader, M.; Friedlingstein, P.; Kato, E.; Li, W.; Lindeskog, M.; Nabel, J.E.M.S.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Robertson, E.; Viovy, N.; Yue, C. & S. Zaehle (2017): Historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes are possibly larger than assumed. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2882, Download at Nature Geoscience

Seekell, D.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; D’Odorico, P.; Fader, M.; Gephart, J.; Kummu, K.; Magliocca, N. (2017): Resilience in the global food system, Environmental Research Letters 12(2017) 025010, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa5730, Download

J.-M. Barbier, C. Baury, P. Bertuzzi, A. Bondeau, V. Couderc, F. Courbet, T. Curt, L. Dalstein-Richier, H. Davi, S. Delmotte, L. Dobremez, J.-L. Dupuy, M. Fader, A.-M. Farnet Da Silva et al. (2016): Les effets du changement climatique sur l’agriculture et la forêt en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Les cahiers du GREC-PACA, Association pour l’innovation et la recherche au service du climat (AIR), décembre 2016, 40 pages, ISBN : 978-2-9560060-2-2. Download

Johansson, E.; Fader, M., Seaquist, J.W.; Nicholas, K.A. (2016): Green and blue water demand from large-scale land acquisitions in Africa. PNAS, doi : 10.1073/pnas.1524741113. Download

Marchand, P.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; Fader, M. et al. (2016): Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks. Environ. Res. Lett., Volume 11, Number 9, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095009, Download

Fader, M.; Rulli, MC.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; D’Odorico, P.; Gephart, J.; Kummu, M.; Magliocca, N. et al. (2016): Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply. Environ. Res.Lett.11 (2016)055008. Download

Fader, M., Shi, S., von Bloh, W., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2016): Mediterranean irrigation under climate change: More efficient irrigation needed to compensate for increases in irrigation water requirements. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 953-973 Download

Le Quéré, C., Moriarty, R., Andrew, R. M., Canadell, J. G., Sitch, S., Korsbakken, J. I., Friedlingstein, P., Peters, G. P., Andres, R. J., Boden, T. A., Houghton, R. A., House, J. I., Keeling, R. F., Tans, P., Arneth, A., Bakker, D. C. E., Barbero, L., Bopp, L., Chang, J., Chevallier, F., Chini, L. P., Ciais, P., Fader, M., Feely, R. A., et al. (2015): Global Carbon Budget 2015, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 349-396, doi:10.5194/essd-7-349-2015. Download

Fader, M., von Bloh, W., Shi, S., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2015): Modelling Mediterranean agro-ecosystems by including agricultural trees in the LPJmL model. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3545-3561, 2015 Download

Djamali, M., Jones, M. D., Migliore, J., Balatti, S., Fader, M., et al. (2015): Olive cultivation in the heart of the Persian Achaemenid Empire: new insights to agricultural practices and environmental changes reflected in a late Holocene pollen record from Lake Parishan, SW Iran. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. DOI 10.1007/s00334-015-0545-8. Download

Schellnhuber, H.J., […], Fader, M., et al. (2014): Turn Down The Heat III – LAC, MENA, and ECA: Confronting the New Climate Normal. World Bank Development Report 2014. Download

Hoff, H., Döll, P., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Hauser, S., Siebert, S. (2014): Water footprints of cities ? indicators for sustainable consumption and production. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 213-226. Download

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Krause, M., Lucht, W., Cramer, W. (2013): Spatial decoupling of agricultural production and consumption: quantifying dependence of countries on food imports due to domestic land and water constraints. Env Res Lett 8 014046, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014046. One of the 25 « Highlights of 2013 of ERL » Download

Fader, M., Böhner, J., Gerold, G. (2012): Precipitation variability and landscape degradation in Río Negro (Argentina). GEOÖKO XXXIII: 05-33. Download abstract

Dietrich, J.P., Schmitz, C., Müller, C., Fader, M., Lotze-Campen, H., Popp, A. (2012): Measuring agricultural land-use intensity – A global analysis using a model-assisted approach, Ecological Modelling, Volume 232, 10 May 2012, Pages 109-118, ISSN 0304-3800, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.03.002.

Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Hoff, H., Biemans, H., Fader, M., Waha, K. (2011): Global water availability and requirements for future food production. Journal of Hydrometeorology 12: 885-899. Download

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Thammer, M., Heinke, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Lucht, W., and Cramer, W. (2011): Internal and external green-blue agricultural water footprints of nations, and related water and land savings through trade, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1641-1660. Download

Fader, M., Rost, S., Müller, C., Bondeau, A., Gerten, D. (2010): Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize: Present and potential future patterns. Journal of Hydrology 384 (3-4): 218-231.

Müller, C., Bondeau, A., Popp, A., Waha, K., Fader, M.  (2009): Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Yields. Background note for the WDR 2010. Download

Meyer-Arnek, J., Valks, P., Fader, M., Erbertseder, T. (2006): Estimation of NO2 amounts emitted from the Portuguese wildfires in 2005: A synergistic use of observations by imaging and atmospheric instruments and chemistry-transport models. Proceedings of the Atmospheric Science Conference held 8-12 May, 2006 at ESRIN, Frascati Italy. Download

Presentations, videos and conference posters

Since 2006, I have participated in numerous events, including summer schools, scientific academies, conferences and workshops. I have given more than 50 presentations for different audiences on technical, scientific and political topics. Please find below a short selection of these interventions.

Presentations and videos

November 2016: “Past, Current and Future Connection between Food Insecurity and Natural Resources Constraints”. Ringvorlesung Universität Witzenhausen.

November 2016: “Modellierung beim Internationalen Zentrum für Wasserressourcen und Globalen Wandel. Das LPJmL Modell und seine Anwendungen”.

Januar 2016: Video abstract des Papiers “Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply”, siehe online (Englisch).

Juni 2015: “A short overview about the model Lund-Potsdam-Jena managed land (LPJmL). A process-based agriculture, vegetation and hydrology model”. Präsentation für Feldbiologen und Ökologen

Juni 2015: “Impacts du changement climatique dans la Méditerranée et le role des jeunes.” MEDCOP21, Village de solutions, Marseille, Präsentation auf Einladung des Center for Mediterranean Integration.

Dezember 2014: “Impacts du changement climatique dans les villes du Sud et de l’Est de la Méditerranée”. Climate Meeting of Local and Regional Elected Officials of the Mediterranean, Marseille. Präsentation auf Einladung der Region PACA.

Mai 2014: “How much water and energy do we need for irrigation under Climate Change in the Mediterranean?” European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna.

April 2014: “To be or not to be a modeller. A short and unserious introduction to models”. Café Scientific Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence.

Mai 2012: “Flows of virtual land and water through global trade of agricultural products”. Einladung des Max Planck Instituts für Meteorology, Hamburg. Diese ist eine Vorstellung meiner Doktorarbeit, die drei Studien beinhaltet.

Dezember 2011: “Virtuelle Land- und Wasserflüsse durch den internationalen Handel von landnwirtschaftlichen Produkten”. Die Präsentation meiner Doktorarbeit

September 2007: “Geographie als Erdwissenschaft oder als Weltwissenschaft: Regionale und globale Klimaräume”. Sommerakademie der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Guidel, Frankreich.

September 2006: “Einfluss der menschlichen Nutzung auf die Landschaftsdiversität”. Sommerakademie der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Guidel, France

Conference Posters

Fader, M., von Bloh, W., Shi, S., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2015): Solar energy for irrigation: mitigation and adaptation option for the Mediterranean? International Conference Aix-Marseille and the Mediterranean: scientific challenges and collaborations, Marseille.

Fader, M., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W., Shi, S. (2014): How much water and energy do we need for irrigation under climate change in the Mediterranean region? World Water Week 2014, Stockholm.

Fader M., Gerten D., Krause M., Lotze-Campen H., Lucht W., Cramer W. (2012): Dependence of countries on food imports due to limitations in domestically available land and water resources. Climate under Pressure Conference, London.

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Lucht, W., Cramer, W. (2011): Virtual water flows and footprints of agricultural goods. EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna.

Fader, M.  (2010): Virtual water flows and footprints of agricultural goods. GWSP Conference, Bonn.

Fader, M. (2010): Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize. IMPRS-ESM Evaluation, Hamburg.

Fader, M. (2010): Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize: Present and potential future patterns. TERRABITES Symposium, Hamburg.

Fader, M., Graßl, H., Bakan, S. (2006): Comparison of HOAPS-Data with ERA40, NCEP and IPCC 20C3M Data. Poster for evaluation of SFB 512, Hamburg.

Short CV

Professional Experience

06/2016 – : Deputy director of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, Koblenz. Topics: Global change impacts for surface hydrology and agriculture.

06/2015 – 05/2016: CNRS scientist at Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence, France. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

07/2013 – 06/2015: OT-Med post-doctoral scientist at Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence, France. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

2013 – 2014: Consultant, World Bank Group. Analysis of climate-change impacts on agricultural yields in the Middle East and North African region.

07/2011 – 02/2013: Scientist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

2008 – 2009: Consultant, World Bank Group. Analysis of climate-change impacts on agricultural yields at the global scale.

10/2007 – 07/2011: PhD researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

6 – 8/2007: Scientific assistant at University of Göttingen, Centre for Tropics and Subtropics.

3 – 4/2006: Practical training at German Aerospace Center (Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany). Remote sensing of NOx.

5 – 6/2006: Practical training at Max Planck Institute of Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany). Validation of remote-sensed oceanic and climatic variables.

7/2003 – 01/2006: Student assistant at University of Göttingen (Germany), Institute of Geography, Examination Office of the Agricultural Faculty, Institute for Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economy.

Education

Oct 2007 – Dec 2011: PhD candidate at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling. Topic: «Flows of virtual land and water through global trade of agricultural products»

Aug 2006 – Jan 2007: Master thesis: Precipitation variability and landscape degradation in Río Negro (Argentina).

Juli 2005: Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes for academic excellence.

2002 – 2007: Master studies at the University of Göttingen.
Main subject: Geography, Secondary subjects: Economics of Natural Resources, Politics, Bioclimatology.

2001: Geography studies at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)

Awards

12 Awards and Scholarships for academic performance in research, at school or university.

Other responsabilities

Co-chair of the Core Group “SDG Assessment” in the Sustainable Water Future Programme.

Co-Chair of the Water, Food, Energy Group at the MedECC Initiative.

Research funds obtained

2015 – 2019 ANR/DFG Project PALEO-PERSEPOLIS
2013 – 2015 Labex OT-Med Post-doctoral Projekt

Editing

2014 – 2016 Member of Editorial Board of Regional Environmental Change (Springer).

Mentoring for two master students of the University of Munich

Effects of climate change and management improvements on global crop yields

Global green and blue virtual water trade

Reviews for international journals

Global Change Biology; PlosOne; Environmental Research Letters; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences; Water Resources Research; Agricultural Systems; Regional Environmental Change; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Ecological Indicators; Environmental Science & Technology; Water.

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