Dr Katharina Waha

Research Scientist

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As a geographer I am interested in interdisciplinary research on the interactions between atmosphere, biosphere and human societies with a special focus on agricultural ecosystems. I earned MSc and PhD degrees (2008 and 2013) from the University of Leipzig and Potsdam, Germany. I specialize in cropping systems modelling, spatial data analysis and in assessing climate change impacts on agriculture globally and in sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining CSIRO, I worked at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, applying and developing a global dynamic vegetation and water balance model in a group of model developers in Germany and The Netherlands. In December 2014 I started working as a postdoctoral fellow in Mario Herrero's group. My main activities are related to mapping subtropical and tropical agricultural systems and analyzing the importance of climate variability and extreme events for agriculture.

I am a member of the Global Food and Nutrition Security group.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Food Systems and Global Change

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013

    University of Potsdam / Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

  • 2008

    Master of Science, Geography
    University of Leipzig, Germany

Professional Experiences

  • Mar 2013-Nov 2014

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Potdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

  • Jun 2012-Oct 2012

    Visiting Scientist
    CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture

  • Nov 2008-Feb 2013

    PhD student
    Potdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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We have publications by Dr Katharina Waha
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: kg8S8EMAAAAJ Researcher ID: G-5808-2017