Climate impacts on human health

My most recent research interest concerns climate impacts on human health. In particular, I have worked on temperature-related mortality and its representation in integrated assessment models. Moreover, I am interested in the consequences of climate change for the prevalence of water-borne diseases (e.g., cholera).


Climate impacts on phytoplankton

I have also worked on the effect of multiple anthropogenic influences on lake ecosystems. In particular, I have studied the effects of climatic change and nutrient enrichment on phytoplankton phenology in lakes of the temperate zone. And I have investigated the risk of increased toxic cyanobacterial blooms under global warming, with a special focus on heat wave impacts.

Climate impacts across sectors

Through my participation in ISIMIP, I have been involved in the synthesis of climate impacts knowledge at different levels of global mean temperature rise. In addition, I have contributed to a study on cross-sectoral interactions, particularly the interlinkages between climate impact in the water and agricultural systems, taking into account for the uncertainties arising from climate and impact models.


Planetary boundaries of land use

Albeit no longer focus of my current research, I have also worked on global land-use change. In one of my past research projects, I used world agronomic data to investigate historical drivers of agricultural land-use change, in particular expansion of croplands and fertilizer use. Furthermore, I have been involved in a modeling study looking at the effects of climate change and population growth on global food security.