Since 2003, I am working at Plant Production Systems, currently as Associate Professor. My focus is on sustainability and resilience of farming systems.
I have expertise in integrated assessment of agricultural systems, considering impacts on different dimensions of sustainable development (economic, environmental, social), considering different drivers (climate change, policy, markets, technological development), at multiple scales (crop, farm, region, continent; with a focus on the farm level), using a range of methods (statistical analyses, crop modelling, bio-economic farm modelling, Geographic Information Systems, agent-based modelling and participatory approaches).
Current projects on pathways for a more sustainable and resilient agriculture in Europe are SURE-Farm (https://surefarmproject.eu/) and TSARA (https://projects.au.dk/faccesurplus/research-projects-1st-call/tsara/). In addition, several projects aim to explain yield gaps, resource use efficiencies and environmental impacts in Europe and Africa. These include 'Yield gap analysis for sustainable potato production', Waterfarming (http://www.narss.sci.eg/webroot/waterfarming/) and TAMASA (https://tamasa.cimmyt.org/).
I am in the Editorial Board of European Journal of Agronomy, Agricultural Systems, Land Use Policy and Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Climate-Smart Food Systems. I am also member of the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel (http://www.eunep.com/).