Abteilung Systemanalyse und Modellierung

Wasser, Umwelt und Ernährungssicherheit

Die Gruppe „Wasser, Nahrungsmittel und Umweltstudien“ erstellt integrierte Analysen und Modelle von Wasser, Nahrungsmittel und Umweltbeziehungen auf lokaler, Flusseinzugsgebiets-, nationaler und globaler Ebene unter Einbezug von Natur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Wir sind auch zu anverwandten  Themen in der Lehre an der Universität Basel tätig.

Unsere zwei Hauptforschungsgebiete sind:

Modellieren von Wasser-Lebensmittel-Umweltbeziehungen

Entwicklung und Anwendung von qualitativen und quantitativen Modellierungswerkzeugen zur Analyse von Wasser, Lebensmittel und Umweltbeziehungen.

5 Schlüsselpublikationen in diesem Forschungsfeld: 

Folberth, C., Yang, H., Gaiser, T., Liu, J.G., Wang, X.Y., Williams, J, Schulin, R. 2014. Effects of ecological and conventional agricultural intensification practices on maize yields in Sub-Sharan Africa under potential climate change. Environmental Research Letter. 9(4): Article Number: 044004. doi: 10.1088/148-9326/9/4/044004.
Liu, J.G., Folberth, C., Yang, H., Röckström, J., Abbaspour, C.K., Zehnder, A.J.B., 2013. A global and spatially explicit assessment of climate change impacts on crop production and consumptive water use. Plos One. 8(2): Artical Number: e57750. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057750.
Folberth, C., Yang, H., Gaiser, T., Abbaspour, K.C., Schulin, R. 2013. Modeling maize yield responses to improvement in nutrient, water and cultivar inputs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural Systems. 119: 22-34.
Andersson, J., Zehnder, A.J.B., Röckström, J., Yang, H., 2011. Potential impacts of water harvesting and ecological sanitation on crop yield, evaporation and river flow regimes in the Thukela River Basin, South Africa. Agricultural Water Management. 98(7): 1113-1124.
Faramarazi, M., Yang, H., Schulin, R., Abbaspour, C.A., 2010. Modeling wheat yield and crop water productivity in Iran: Implications of agricultural water management for wheat production. Agricultural Water Management. 97(11): 1861-1875.

Policy Analyse zur Entscheidungsunterstützung

Integrierte Analyse von Wasser (und Land), Nahrungsmitteln und Umweltsystemen zur Policy-Entwicklung und Entscheidungsunterstützung.

5 Schlüsselpublikationen in diesem Forschungsfeld:

Zhao, X., Tillotson, M., Yang, Z.F., Yang, H., Liu, J.G., 2016. Reduction and reallocation of water use of products in Beijing. Ecological Indicators, In press.
Yang, H., Pfister, S., Bhaduri, A., 2013. Accounting for a scarce resource: virtual water and water footprint in the global water system. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 5(6): 599-606.
Shi, M.J., Wang, X.J., Yang, H., Wang, T., 2014. Pricing or quota? Solution to water scarcity in oasis regions in China - A case study in the Heihe River Basin. Sustainability. 6: 7601-7620.
Osterwalder, L., Johnson, A., Yang, H., Johnston, R., 2014. Multi-criteria assessment of community-based fluoride-removal technologies for rural Ethiopia. Science of the Total Environment. 488: 536-542.
Faramarzi, M., Yang, H., Mousavi, J., Schulin, R., Binder, C., Abbaspour, K., 2010. Analysis of intra-country virtual water trade strategy to alleviate water scarcity in Iran. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences. 14: 1417-1433.



Application of a Spatially Explicit Bio-physical Crop Model to Assess Drought Impact on Crop Yield and Crop-Drought Vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.
With continuing population growth, increasing affluence and economic development, and diet change towards more meat consumption, the demand for food will also increase.