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Dr. Florian Schierhorn

Research Associate

Department

Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Land change science
Crop growth modeling


Personal details

Dr. Florian Schierhorn joined IAMO in 2010 as a researcher in the Department Structural Change. His overall research interest is related to the question of how to meet global food security without increasing pressure on land. The main goal of his doctoral thesis was to estimate sustainable agricultural potentials in Russia. His thesis yielded the first spatially and temporally explicit cropland abandonment maps and simulated carbon sequestration due to abandonment in Russia and Ukraine. Furthermore, Schierhorn and colleagues estimated sustainable potentials in wheat production in Russia. Results were published in high-ranking scientific journals; Nature News reported on their research. Currently, Dr. Florian Schierhorn is mainly working on telecouplings and on the yield effects of climate change. Dr. Florian Schierhorn also published for ZEIT ONLINE and Harvard Business Review.

Reviewer for: Global Change Biology, Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Research Letters, Global Environmental Change, Regional Environmental Change, Agriculture Ecosystem and Environment, Land Use Policy, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Land Use Science, Land Economics.
Guest Editor for: Land.