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Marianela Fader

Prof. Dr. Marianela Fader

Professor/in
Inhaberin des Lehrstuhls für Physische Geographie und Nexus-Forschung

Postadresse

Lehr- und Forschungseinheit für physische Geographie und komplexe Umweltsysteme
Luisenstraße 37
80333 München

Hausadresse

Luisenstraße 37
Dritter Stock
80333 München
Raum C 309

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 6674

E-Mail: M.Fader (at) lmu (dot) de

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Research | News | Teaching | Other responsibilities | Press coverage | Publications | Short CV

Research

We are creating an innovative, internationally renowned, scientifically top notch and extraordinarily well-connected core of activities on nexus questions at the Department of Geography of LMU. This is what we call the “Nexus Hub”. “Nexus” stands for the relationships and interdependencies of four systems or components: water, food, energy and nature. “Hub” is used in this context as a focal point of research and educational activities and the centre of a network where food, energy, ecosystem and water issues are studied as interdependent systems.

The guiding research question of the Nexus Hub is:

Can we, as global community, cover future human needs and promote wellbeing for all while not destroying the ecosystems we rely on?

Or formulated in a similar way: can every person have sufficient and comfortable access to energy, food and water without significantly damaging nature?

Thus, the main scientific mission of the Nexus Hub would be to produce, combine and synthetize the knowledge and tools needed to achieve sustainable wellbeing. In such manner, and co-working with policy makers, public offices and practitioners, our unit will provide policy advice and search for sustainability pathways. These will be designed and tested to create benefits and avoid damages in all nexus components (water, food, energy and ecosystems). In this framework we assess following topics:

  • Nexus methodologies (complex systems, modelling, data analysis, remote sensing, data assimilation, up- and downscaling of nexus approaches, transferability of nexus approaches, etc.)
  • Nexus solutions (co-designed and codeveloped with stakeholders)
  • Trade-offs and synergies between water, energy, food and ecosystems
  • Interactions between Sustainable Development Goals focused on water, food, energy and ecosystem
  • Climate change impacts on nexus components and interactions, including tipping points and system disruptions
  • Resilience, adaptation and evolution of the global nexus system
  • Land use change impacts on nexus components and interactions
  • Development of science-based sustainability pathways, both in each nexus component and in the nexus system as a whole
  • We work generally at the global or macro-regional level. However, some projects are focused on Bavaria, Germany, the Mediterranean area and Argentina.

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News

  • 14.07.2022 Marianela Fader gives the kick-off lecture of the Programme "Water: Tool and Resource" at the Montan Universität Leoben (Austria). The title of the lecture was "Do we have a global water crisis and if yes, how do we solve it?"
  • 01.07.2022 Marianela Fader starts her duties as professor at LMU's Geography department.

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Teaching

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Other responsibilities

Since 2016: Member of the Steering Committee of the MedECC Initiative

Since 2017: Co-chair of the Core Group “Sustainable Development Goals Assessment” in the Sustainable Water Future Programme

Since 2016: Co-Chair of the Water Working Group at the MedECC Initiative

2018-2022: Member of the working group “Institutional Strategy Development” of the German Federal Institute of Hydrology

2017-2019: Member of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Water Future Programme

2016-2018: Member of the working group “Research Development” of the German Federal Institute of Hydrology

2014-2016: Member of Editorial Board of Regional Environmental Change (Springer Publishing House)

Since 2008: Reviews for international journals: Nature Climate Change; Nature Sustainability; Global Change Biology; PlosOne; Environmental Research Letters; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences; Water Resources Research; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability; Agricultural Systems; Global Food Security; Regional Environmental Change; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Ecological Indicators; Environmental Science & Technology; Water

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Press coverage

2021

Interview for the magazine “Junia” (Germany) about current and future water challenges in water issues, and the role of women and girls in water security
https://www.kfd-bundesverband.de/junia/lebensquelle-wasser/

2021

The magazine “Mold” (USA) highlights the study by Fader et al. (2013) in a context of historical self-sufficiency
https://thisismold.com/profile/repast/repast-beyond-cottage-core-with-john-seymour

2020

The newspaper “El Watan” (Algeria) highlights some results of the MedECC Report (Chapter “Water” by Fader et al.)
https://www.elwatan.com/pages-hebdo/magazine/le-gouvernement-face-au-stress-hydrique-la-region-restera-selon-un-nouveau-rapport-affectee-par-le-manque-de-precipitations-26-11-2020

2020

The newspaper “El País” (Spain) compares the pandemics with an uncontrolled climate change scenario as shown by the MedECC Report (Chapter “Water” by Fader et al.).

https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/08/10/planeta_futuro/1597055482_728912.html

2019

The magazine “Israel Science Info” summarizes the presentation and main messages of the 1st MedECC Report (Chapter “Water” by Fader et al.)
https://www.israelscienceinfo.com/environnement/1er-rapport-medecc-la-region-mediterranee-se-rechauffe-20-plus-vite-que-la-moyenne-mondiale/

2019

The magazine “Stern“ (Germany) reports on some results of the MedECC report (Chapter “Water” by Fader et al.)
https://www.stern.de/panorama/weltgeschehen/klimastudie-zum-mittelmeer--region-akut-vom-klimawandel-bedroht-8948664.html

2019

Newspaper “Asharq Al-Awsat” (Arab World) highlights the need of regional cooperation based on MedECC Report (Chapter “Water” by Fader et al.)
https://english.aawsat.com//home/article/1939321/ufm-secretary-general-asharq-al-awsat-regional-cooperation-now-inevitable

2019

Newspaper “Le Monde” (France) summarizes the information of the water chapter of the MedECC Report by Fader et al. (2020)
https://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2019/10/11/changement-climatique-les-scientifiques-s-inquietent-des-effets-sur-le-bassin-mediterraneen_6015045_3244.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1570765260

2019

Newspaper “El Periódico de Catalunya” (Spain) summarizes findings of the MedECC network published in Cramer, Fader et al. (2018)
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/quienessomos.shtml

2019

The magazine “Le Vif“ (Belgium) highlights the warming trends in the study by Cramer, Fader et al. (2018)
https://www.levif.be/actualite/environnement/les-pays-de-la-mediterranee-particulierement-touches-par-le-changement-climatique/article-normal-1201951.html?cookie_check=1570743042

2018

“Science Daily” (China) highlights the study by Cramer, Fader et al. (2018) on risks from environmental and climate change in the Mediterranean.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181026102625.htm

2014

The blog of L‘Ocemo (France) announces the programme of the meeting of local and regional policy makers in the Mediterranean area in which M. Fader presents results of an study done for the World Bank.
http://www.ocemo.org/fr/reunion-climat-des-elus-locaux-et-regionaux-de-la-mediterranee/

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Publications

Cramer W., Guiot J., Marini K., Azzopardi B., Balzan M.V., Cherif S., Doblas-Miranda E., dos Santos M., Drobinski P., Fader M., El Rahman Hassoun A., Giupponi C., Koubi V., Lange M., Lionello L., Llasat M.C., Moncada S., Mrabet R., Shlomit S., Savé R., Snoussi M., Toreti A., Vafeidis A.T., Xoplaki E. (2020): Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin – Current Situation and Risks for the Future. Summary for Policy-makers. First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1). Union for the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu, UNEP/MAP, Marseille, France, 34pp, in press. Download

Fader M., Giupponi C., Burak S., Dakhlaoui H., Koutroulis A., Lange M.A., Llasat M.C., Pulido-Velazquez D., Sanz-Cobeña A. (2020): Water. In: Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin – Current Situation and Risks for the Future.First Mediterranean Assessment Report [Cramer W, Guiot J, Marini K (eds.)] Union for the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu, UNEP/MAP, Marseille, France, 57pp, in press. Download

Flach R., Fader M., Folberth C., Skalský R., Jantke K. (2020): The effects of cropping intensity and cropland expansion of Brazilian soybean production on green water flows. Environmental Research Communications 2 (7): e071001. DOI:10.1088/2515-7620/ab9d04. Download

Albert C.H., Hervé M., Fader M., Bondeau A., Leriche A., Monnet A.C., Cramer W. (2020) What ecologists should know before using land-use/cover change projections for biodiversity and ecosystem service assessments, Regional Environmental Change 20, 106 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-020-01675-w. Download

Cramer W., Guiot J., Fader M., Garrabou J., Gattuso J.-P., Iglesias A., Lange M.A., Lionello P., Llasat M.C., Paz S., Peñuelas J., Snoussi M., Toreti A., Tsimplis M.N., Xoplaki E. (2018) Climate change and interconnected risks to sustainable development in the Mediterranean. Nature Climate Change 8:972-980, doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0299-2. Download

Grassi, G., House, J., Kurz, W. A., Cescatti, A., Houghton, R. A., Peters, G. P., Sanz, M. J., Viñas, R. A., Alkama, R., Arneth, A., Bondeau, A., Frank Dentener, F., Fader, M., Federici, S., Friedlingstein, P., Jain, A. K., Kato, E., Koven, C. D., Lee, D., Nabel, J. E. M. S., Nassikas, A. A., Perugini, L., Rossi, S., Sitch, S., Viovy, N., Wiltshire, A. & Zaehle, S. (2018): Reconciling global-model estimates and country reporting of anthropogenic forest CO2 sinks, Nature Climate Changevolume 8, pages 914–920. Download

Fader M., Cranmer C., Lawford R., Engel-Cox J. (2018). Toward an Understanding of Synergies and Trade-Offs Between Water, Energy, and Food SDG Targets. Front. Environ. Sci., 12 November 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2018.00112. Download Download

Contreras, D.A., Bondeau, A., Guiot, J., Kirman, A., Hiriart, W., Bernard, L., Suarez, R., Fader, M. (2018): From paleoclimate variables to prehistoric agriculture: Using a process-based agro-ecosystem model to simulate the impacts of Holocene climate change on potential agricultural productivity in Provence, France. Quaternary International, in press. Available online Download

Kummu, M., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Guillaume, JHA, Jalava, M., Jägermeyr, J., Pfister, S., Porkka, M., Siebert, S., Varis, O. (2017): Bringing it all together: linking measures to secure nations’ food supply. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 98-117. Download

Waha, K., Krummenauer, L., Adams, S., Aich, V., Baarsch, F., Coumou, D., Fader, M., Hoff, H., Jobbins, G., Marcus, R., Mengel, M., Otto, I.M., Perrette, M., Rocha, M., Robinson, A., Schleussner, C.-F. (2017): Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups. Regional Environmental Change (published online) doi:10.1007/s10113-017-1144-2. Download

Arneth, A.; Sitch, S.; Pongratz, J.; Stocker, B.D.; Ciais, P.; Poulter, B.; Bayer, A. D.; Bondeau, A.; Calle, L.; Chini, L. P.; Gasser, T.; Fader, M.; Friedlingstein, P.; Kato, E.; Li, W.; Lindeskog, M.; Nabel, J.E.M.S.; Pugh, T. A. M.; Robertson, E.; Viovy, N.; Yue, C. & S. Zaehle (2017): Historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes are possibly larger than assumed. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2882, Download

Seekell, D.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; D’Odorico, P.; Fader, M.; Gephart, J.; Kummu, K.; Magliocca, N. (2017): Resilience in the global food system, Environmental Research Letters 12(2017) 025010, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa5730, Download

J.-M. Barbier, C. Baury, P. Bertuzzi, A. Bondeau, V. Couderc, F. Courbet, T. Curt, L. Dalstein-Richier, H. Davi, S. Delmotte, L. Dobremez, J.-L. Dupuy, M. Fader, A.-M. Farnet Da Silva et al. (2016): Les effets du changement climatique sur l’agriculture et la forêt en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Les cahiers du GREC-PACA, Association pour l’innovation et la recherche au service du climat (AIR), décembre 2016, 40 pages, ISBN : 978-2-9560060-2-2. Download

Johansson, E.; Fader, M., Seaquist, J.W.; Nicholas, K.A. (2016): Green and blue water demand from large-scale land acquisitions in Africa. PNAS, doi : 10.1073/pnas.1524741113. Download

Marchand, P.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; Fader, M. et al. (2016): Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks. Environ. Res. Lett., Volume 11, Number 9, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095009, Download

Fader, M.; Rulli, MC.; Carr, J.; Dell’Angelo, J.; D’Odorico, P.; Gephart, J.; Kummu, M.; Magliocca, N. et al. (2016): Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply. Environ. Res.Lett.11 (2016)055008. Download

Fader, M., Shi, S., von Bloh, W., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2016): Mediterranean irrigation under climate change: More efficient irrigation needed to compensate for increases in irrigation water requirements. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 953-973 Download

Le Quéré, C., Moriarty, R., Andrew, R. M., Canadell, J. G., Sitch, S., Korsbakken, J. I., Friedlingstein, P., Peters, G. P., Andres, R. J., Boden, T. A., Houghton, R. A., House, J. I., Keeling, R. F., Tans, P., Arneth, A., Bakker, D. C. E., Barbero, L., Bopp, L., Chang, J., Chevallier, F., Chini, L. P., Ciais, P., Fader, M., Feely, R. A., et al. (2015): Global Carbon Budget 2015, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 349-396, doi:10.5194/essd-7-349-2015. Download

Fader, M., von Bloh, W., Shi, S., Bondeau, A., Cramer, W. (2015): Modelling Mediterranean agro-ecosystems by including agricultural trees in the LPJmL model. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3545-3561, 2015 Download

Djamali, M., Jones, M. D., Migliore, J., Balatti, S., Fader, M., et al. (2015): Olive cultivation in the heart of the Persian Achaemenid Empire: new insights to agricultural practices and environmental changes reflected in a late Holocene pollen record from Lake Parishan, SW Iran. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. DOI 10.1007/s00334-015-0545-8. Download

Schellnhuber, H.J., […], Fader, M., et al. (2014): Turn Down The Heat III – LAC, MENA, and ECA: Confronting the New Climate Normal. World Bank Development Report 2014. Download

Hoff, H., Döll, P., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Hauser, S., Siebert, S. (2014): Water footprints of cities ? indicators for sustainable consumption and production. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 213-226. Download

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Krause, M., Lucht, W., Cramer, W. (2013): Spatial decoupling of agricultural production and consumption: quantifying dependence of countries on food imports due to domestic land and water constraints. Env Res Lett 8 014046, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014046. One of the 25 « Highlights of 2013 of ERL » Download

Fader, M., Böhner, J., Gerold, G. (2012): Precipitation variability and landscape degradation in Río Negro (Argentina). GEOÖKO XXXIII: 05-33. Download abstract

Dietrich, J.P., Schmitz, C., Müller, C., Fader, M., Lotze-Campen, H., Popp, A. (2012): Measuring agricultural land-use intensity – A global analysis using a model-assisted approach, Ecological Modelling, Volume 232, 10 May 2012, Pages 109-118, ISSN 0304-3800, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.03.002.

Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Hoff, H., Biemans, H., Fader, M., Waha, K. (2011): Global water availability and requirements for future food production. Journal of Hydrometeorology 12: 885-899. Download

Fader, M., Gerten, D., Thammer, M., Heinke, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Lucht, W., and Cramer, W. (2011): Internal and external green-blue agricultural water footprints of nations, and related water and land savings through trade, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1641-1660. Download

Kummu, M., Fader, M., Gerten, D., Guillaume, JHA, Jalava, M., Jägermeyr, J., Pfister, S., Porkka, M., Siebert, S., Varis, O. (2017): Bringing it all together: linking measures to secure nations’ food supply. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 98-117. Download

Fader, M., Rost, S., Müller, C., Bondeau, A., Gerten, D. (2010): Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize: Present and potential future patterns. Journal of Hydrology 384 (3-4): 218-231.

Müller, C., Bondeau, A., Popp, A., Waha, K., Fader, M. (2009): Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Yields. Background note for the WDR 2010. Download

Meyer-Arnek, J., Valks, P., Fader, M., Erbertseder, T. (2006): Estimation of NO2 amounts emitted from the Portuguese wildfires in 2005: A synergistic use of observations by imaging and atmospheric instruments and chemistry-transport models. Proceedings of the Atmospheric Science Conference held 8-12 May, 2006 at ESRIN, Frascati Italy. Download

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Short CV

Professional Experience

Since 07/2022: Full professor at the Department of Geography oft he Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

06/2016 –6/2022: Deputy director of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, Koblenz. Topics: Global change impacts for surface hydrology and agriculture.

06/2015 – 05/2016: CNRS scientist at Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence, France. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

07/2013 – 06/2015: OT-Med post-doctoral scientist at Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie marine et continentale (IMBE), Aix-en-Provence, France. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

2013 – 2014: Consultant, World Bank Group. Analysis of climate-change impacts on agricultural yields in the Middle East and North African region.

07/2011 – 02/2013: Scientist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

2008 – 2009: Consultant, World Bank Group. Analysis of climate-change impacts on agricultural yields at the global scale.

10/2007 – 07/2011: PhD researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. Agro-ecosystem and hydrology modelling.

6 – 8/2007: Scientific assistant at University of Göttingen, Centre for Tropics and Subtropics.

3 – 4/2006: Practical training at German Aerospace Center (Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany). Remote sensing of NOx.

5 – 6/2006: Practical training at Max Planck Institute of Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany). Validation of remote-sensed oceanic and climatic variables.

7/2003 – 01/2006: Student assistant at University of Göttingen (Germany), Institute of Geography, Examination Office of the Agricultural Faculty, Institute for Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economy.

Education

Oct 2007 – Dec 2011: PhD candidate at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling. Topic: «Flows of virtual land and water through global trade of agricultural products»

Aug 2006 – Jan 2007: Master thesis: Precipitation variability and landscape degradation in Río Negro (Argentina).

Juli 2005: Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes for academic excellence.

2002 – 2007: Master studies at the University of Göttingen.
Main subject: Geography, Secondary subjects: Economics of Natural Resources, Politics, Bioclimatology.

2001: Geography studies at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)

Awards

16 Awards and Scholarships for academic performance.

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