Dr. Sebastian Bathiany has been working as a research assistant at GERICS since September 2018 and in the ADAPTER project since June 2019. The project aims to adapt agriculture to climate change and to predict weather extremes such as droughts and heavy rains. The project is based on a close dialogue with various practitioners from administration, agricultural organisations and plant breeding companies. Based on the needs of the practitioners, tailor-made information products will be developed and disseminated.
Sebastian's scientific expertise focuses on the analysis of abrupt climate change, and changes in climate variability. His PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology discussed the termination of the so-called green Sahara and was awarded with two prizes. Applying his experiences to predictions of the future, Sebastian then assessed the potential for abrupt Arctic sea-ice loss at Wageningen University (Netherlands). At the same time, he investigated how climate change is altering the magnitude of natural climate variability. Being granted a path-finding project by the Netherlands eScience Centre, he also developed data-mining tools to detect and interpret abrupt climate shifts in complex climate datasets.
Sebastian has a strong passion for what he calls climate edutainment - developing and performing entertaining and creative ways to communicate information about climate change.
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