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Dr.  Patrick Laux
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Dr. Patrick Laux

deputy group head
group: Regional Climate and Hydrology
room: 063 Campus Alpin
phone: +49 8821 183-259
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Research interests and -methods:

  • Impacts of climate change and -variability on agricultural productivity and terrestrial water balance in water scarce environment (e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa, Iran, NE Brazil) and complex terrain (pre-Alpine space in Germany) 
  • Decision support for agricultural, meteorological, and hydrological applications
  • Seasonal climate forecasts and long-term climate projections  (Dynamical Downscaling, Statistical Downscaling, Bias Correction)

Recent projects:

  • BMBF - Seasonal Water Management in semi-arid Regions (SaWaM)
  • StMUG (Bavaria) - IPCC-AR5 Klimaszenarien (RCPs) zur hydrologischen Klimaimpaktanalyse in Bayern: Synthese hochaufgelöster Regionalisierung, multivariater stochastischer Biaskorrektur und optimierter hydrologischer Modell- und Prozessanalyse am Beispiel Nationalpark Berchtesgaden (BIAS-II)
  • WASCAL: West African Science Service Center on Climate and Adapted Land Use 

Finished projects:

  • LUCCi: Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in the Vu Gia Thu Bon River Basin, Central Vietnam
  • GLOWA Volta: Analysis of the physical and socio-economic determinants of the hydrological cycle in the Volta Basin in the face of global change 

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching at Institute of Geography, University Augsburg, at Masters levels in the course of the habilitation procedure 
  • Developed and taught several courses for students and decision makers 
  • Co-supervision and mentoring of several PhD students of Regional Climate Systems Department

Complete CV (July 2018, download)

List of Publications (July 2018, download)