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Dr. Edwin Haas

group: Regionalization of Biogenic Trace Gas Fluxes
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Dr. Edwin Haas

3-dimensional soil biogeochemistry: Distribution of soil NO3 content in a sloped soil simulated by LandscapeDNDC - CMF (S. Klatt et a.. 2017 Env Modell Software)
3d distribution of soil NO3 simulated by LandscapeDNDC - CMF

Senior Scientist in biogeochemical process modelling, Mathematician by education, PhD in Numerical Methods for multiphase reactive flow simulation (tropospheric air chemistry), PhD mentor and supervisor 

Scientific Stats:
h-Index: 7 (Mendeley)
Citations: 246 (Research Gate)
Publications: 28
(March 2017)
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  • 1992 - 1995 Fachhochschule Stuttgart, University of Applied Science, Study of Engineering Mathematics, Graduation with Diplom Mathematiker (FH)
  • 1995 - 2000 University of Kaiserslautern, Study of Applied Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Graduation with Diplom Mathematiker (Technomathematik) / Master of Science
  • 2001 - 2006 Phd at IMK-IFU & University of Augsburg, Department of Mathematics, Graduation with Dr. rer. nat. (2007), Numerical Modeling of Atmospheric Air Chemistry
  • since 2007 PostDoc & Senior Scientist at IMK-IFU with a research topic in model development in the field of air quality modeling, soil biogeochemistry and model coupling (building a landscape scale coupled atmosphere-biosphere-hydrosphere model)


Research fields:

  • Development of LandscapeDNDC http://svn.imk-ifu.kit.edu/
  • Development of a coupled (Atmosphere-) Hydrosphere-Biosphere-Modeling-System on the basis of coupling LandscapeDNDC und CMF
  • Threedimensional soil biogeochemistry modelling and simulation
  • Model Coupling Tools based on parallel computer techniques (openPALM, OASIS)
  • Optimizing and parallelization of numrical solvers for stiff equation systems resulting from gas phase chemistry of Richards based hydrology
  • Uncertainty quantification in ecosystem modelling
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo stochastic simulations
  • Scientific Computing and Parallelization (OpenMP, MPI, Intel Cluster MP), Linux-Cluster, parallel Filesystems (Lustre, ISILON OneFS)


Ongoing Projects: 

  • AgentDNDC - Integrated Agent based modeling for social-economic-ecological decision support of agricultural landscapes for profitability, resilience and sustainability with the advanced LandscapeDNDC model
    BMBF BioTip Call  „Kipppunkte, Dynamik und Wechselwirkungen von sozialen und ökologischen Systemen (BioTip)“ founded project, 1. June 2017 - 31. May 2018
  • EU Horizon 2020 Ecopotentials: improving future ecosystem benefits through earth observations, http://www.ecopotential-project.eu/
  • Pangas: "Greenhouse  gas  fluxes  in  arable  soils  under  conditions  of  drought and heavy rain in the Pannonian area", ACRP (Austria Clima Fonds) – 6th Call (2013) 
  • DFG "Uncertainty of predicted hydro-biogeochemical fluxes and trace gas emissions on the landscape scale under climate and land use change" (co-applicant), http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/225467686
  • DFG Development of a Coupled Biosphere-Atmosphere Modelling System "Land use and management effects on N2O emissions on site to regional scales unter present/future conditions in the Hai He river basin, China" (co-applicant), http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/188033281
  • ACRP NitroAustria, "Nitrogen losses from Austrian agricultural soils - modelling to explore trade off effects", ACRP 7th Call (2014) 
  • FACCE JPI MACSUR II "Modeling European Agriculture with Climate Change for food Security", (co-applicant), Task Leader Ecosystem Uncertainty, Cross Cutting Theme Leader, http://www.macsur.eu/
  • FACCE JPI IdenWays, "Identifying ways to reduce agricultural GHG emissions: A multinational modeling approach to optimize C and N cycles between livestock and cropping systems", International Call on Mitigation, Prof. Changsheng Li (coordinator, passed away in 10/2015) https://www.faccejpi.com/FACCE-Joint-activities/International-Call-on-Mitigation/IdenWays2/IdenWays



List of Publications:

  1. Werner C, Butterbach-Bahl K, Haas E, et al. (2007) A global inventory of N2O emissions from tropical rainforest soils using a detailed biogeochemical model. Global Biogeochem Cy 21:–. doi: 10.1029/2006GB002909
  2. Haas E, Forkel R, Suppan P (2010) Application and intercomparison of the RADM2 and RACM chemistry mechanism including a new isoprene degradation scheme within the regional meteorology-chemistry-model MCCM. IJEP 40:136. doi: 10.1504/IJEP.2010.030889
  3. Werner C, Haas E, Grote R, et al. (2012) Biomass production potential from Populus short rotation systems in Romania. Gcb Bioenergy 4:642–653. doi: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01180.x
  4. Haas E, Klatt S, Fröhlich A, et al. (2012) LandscapeDNDC: a process model for simulation of biosphere–atmosphere–hydrosphere exchange processes at site and regional scale. Landscape Ecol 28:615–636. doi: 10.1007/s10980-012-9772-x
  5. Rahn KH, Werner C, Kiese R, et al. (2012) Parameter-induced uncertainty quantification of soil N2O, NO and CO2 emission from Höglwald spruce forest (Germany) using the LandscapeDNDC model. Biogeosciences 9:3983–3998. doi: 10.5194/bg-9-3983-2012
  6. Cameron DR, van Oijen M, Werner C, et al. (2013) Environmental change impacts on the C- and N-cycle of European forests: a model comparison study. 10:1751–1773. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-1751-2013
  7. Nyćkowiak J, Leśny J, Merbold L, et al. (2013) Direct N2O emission from agricultural soils in Poland between 1960 and 2009. Reg Environ Change 14:1073–1082. doi: 10.1007/s10113-013-0543-2
  8. Kim Y, Berger S, Kettering J, et al. (2014) Simulation of N2O emissions and nitrate leaching from plastic mulch radish cultivation with LandscapeDNDC. Ecol Res 29:441–454. doi: 10.1007/s11284-014-1136-3
  9. Kraus D, Weller S, Klatt S, et al. (2014) A new LandscapeDNDC biogeochemical module to predict CH4 and N2O emissions from lowland rice and upland cropping systems. Plant Soil 1–25. doi: 10.1007/s11104-014-2255-x
  10. Rahn K-H, Klatt S, Haas E, Butterbach-Bahl K (2013) Improving efficiency of a statistical analysis of complex ecological models, when using the statistical software R by parallelising tasks with Rmpi. Ecological Informatics 15:53–57. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2013.02.005
  11. Wlotzka M, Heuveline V, Klatt S, et al. (2015) Simulation of Land Management Effects on Soil N2O Emissions using a Coupled Hydrology-Biogeochemistry Model on the Landscape Scale. In: Freden W, Nashed MZ, Sonar T (eds) Handbook of Geomathematics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-27793-1, pp 1–22, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-27793-1_86-2
  12. Kim Y, Seo Y, Kraus D, et al. (2015) Estimation and mitigation of N2O emission and nitrate leaching from intensive crop cultivation in the Haean catchment, South Korea. Science of The Total Environment 529:40–53. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.098
  13. Klatt S, Kraus D, Rahn K-H, et al. (2015) Parameter-Induced Uncertainty Quantification of Regional NO Emissions and NO Leaching using the Biogeochemical Model LandscapeDNDC. dlsciencesocietiesorg. doi: 10.2134/advagricsystmodel6.2013.0001
  14. Molina-Herrera S, Grote R, Santabárbara-Ruiz I, et al. (2015) Simulation of CO2 Fluxes in European Forest Ecosystems with the Coupled Soil-Vegetation Process Model “LandscapeDNDC.” Forests 2015, Vol 6, Pages 1779-1809 6:1779–1809. doi: 10.3390/f6061779
  15. Zhao G, Hoffmann H, van Bussel L, et al. (2015) Effect of weather data aggregation on regional crop simulation for different crops, production conditions, and response variables. Clim Res 65:141–157. doi: 10.3354/cr01301
  16. Frank Ewert, Lenny G J van Bussel, Gang Zhao, Holger Hoffmann, Thomas Gaiser, Xenia Specka, Claas Nendel, Kurt-Christian Kersebaum, Carmen Sosa, Elisabet Lewan, Jagadeesh Yeluripati, Matthias Kuhnert, Fulu Tao, Reimund Rötter, Julie Constantin, Helene Raynal, Daniel Wallach, Edmar Teixeira, Balasz Grosz, Michaela Bach, Luca Doro, Pier Paolo Roggero, Zhigan Zhao, Enli Wang, Ralf Kiese, Edwin Haas, Henrik Eckersten, Giacomo Trombi, Marco Bindi, Christian Klein, Christian Biernath, Florian Heinlein, Eckart Priesack, Davide Cammarano, Senthold Asseng, Joshua Elliott, Michael Glotter, Bruno Basso, Guillermo A Baigorria, Consuelo C Romero, and Marco Moriondo, (2015) Uncertainties in Scaling-Up Crop Models for Large-Area Climate Change Impact Assessments. Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems, Edited by: Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel , (2015), ISBN: 978-1-78326-563-3 (hardcover), 
  17. Hoffmann H, Zhao G, van Bussel L, et al. (2015) Variability of effects of spatial climate data aggregation on regional yield simulation by crop models. Clim Res 65:53–69. doi: 10.3354/cr01326
  18. Wei Zhang, Chunyan Liu, Xunhua Zheng, Zaixing Zhou, Feng Cui, Bo Zhu, Edwin Haas, Steffen Klatt, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Ralf Kiese, Comparison of the DNDC, LandscapeDNDC and IAP-N-GAS models for simulating nitrous oxide and nitric oxide emissions from the winter wheat–summer maize rotation system, Agricultural Systems, Volume 140, November 2015, Pages 1-10, ISSN 0308-521X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2015.08.003.
  19. Kraus D., Weller S., Klatt S., Santabárbara I., Haas E., Wassmann R., Werner C., Kiese R., Butterbach-Bahl K. 2016. How well can we assess impacts of agricultural land management changes on the total greenhouse gas balance (CO2, CH4 and N2O) of tropical rice-cropping systems with a biogeochemical model? Agriculture Ecosystem and Environment 224, 104-115.
  20. Zhao G., Hoffmann H., Yeluripati J., Xenia S., Nendel C., Coucheney E., Kuhnert M., Tao F., Constantin J., Raynal H., Teixeira E., Grosz B., Doro L., Kiese R., Eckersten H., Haas E., Cammarano D., Kassie B., Moriondo M., Trombi B., Bindi M., Biernath C., Heinlein F., Klein C., Priesack E., Lewan E., Kersebaum K.-C., Rötter R., Roggero P.P., Wallach D., Asseng S., Siebert S., Gaiser T., Ewert F. 2016. Evaluating the precision of eight spatial sampling schemes in estimating regional means of simulated yield for two crops. Environmental Modelling and Software 80, 100-112.
  21. Kuhnert M., Yeluripati J., Smith P., Hoffmann H., van Oijen M., Constantin J., Coucheney E., Dechow R., Eckersten H., Gaiser T., Grosz B., Haas E., Kersebaum K.-C., Kiese R., Klatt S., Lewan E., Nendel C., Raynal H., Sosa C., Specka X., Teixeira E., Wang E., Weihermüller L., Zhao G., Zhao Z., Ogle S., Ewert F. 2016. Impact analysis of climate data aggregation at different spatial scales on simulated net primary productivity for croplands. European Journal of Agronomy, doi:10.1016/j.eja.2016.06.005.
  22. Molina-Herrera S, Haas E, Klatt S, Kraus D., Augustin J., Magliulo V., Tallec T., Ceschia E., Ammann C., Lubet B., Skiba U., Jones S., Brümmer C., Butterbach-Bahl,. Kiese R. 2016. A modeling study on mitigation of N2O emissions and NO3 leaching at different agricultural sites across Europe using LandscapeDNDC. Science of the Total Environment 553, 128-140.
  23. Díaz-Pinés, E., Molina-Herrera, S., Dannenmann, M., Braun, J., Haas, E., Willibald, G., Arias-Navarro, C., Grote, R., Wolf, B., Saiz, G., Aust, C., Schnitzler, J.-P. and Butterbach-Bahl, K. (2016), Nitrate leaching and soil nitrous oxide emissions diminish with time in a hybrid poplar short-rotation coppice in southern Germany. GCB Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12367
  24. Wolf, B., C. Chwala, B. Fersch, J. Garvelmann, W. Junkermann, M. Zeeman, A. Angerer, B. Adler, C. Beck, C. Brosy, P. Brugger, S. Emeis, M. Dannenmann, F. De Roo, E. Diaz-Pines, E. Haas, M. Hagen, I. Hajnsek, J. Jacobeit, T. Jadghuber, N. Kalthoff, R. Kiese, H. Kunstmann, O. Kosak, R. Krieg, C. Malchow, M. Mauder, R. Merz, C. Notarnicola, A. Philipp, W. Reif, S. Reineke, T. Rödiger, N. Ruehr, K. Schäfer, M. Schrön, A. Senatore, H. Shupe, I. Voelksch, C. Wanninger, S. Zacharias, and H. Schmid, 2016: The ScaleX campaign: scale-crossing land- surface and boundary layer processes in the TERENO-preAlpine observatory. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00277.1, in press.
  25. Schweier, Janine; Molina-Herrera, Saúl; Ghirardo, Andrea; Grote, Rüdiger; Díaz-Pinés, Eugenio; Kreuzwieser, Juergen; Haas, Edwin; Butterbach-Bahl, Klaus; Rennenberg, H; Schnitzler, Joerg-Peter; Becker, Gero, 20016. Environmental impacts of bioenergy wood production from poplar short rotation coppice grown at a marginal agricultural site in Germany, in print in GCB Bioenergy
  26. Molina-Herrera S, Haas E, Grote R, et al. (2016) Importance of soil NO emissions for the total atmospheric NOx budget of Saxony, Germany. Atmos Environ. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.12.022
  27. S. Klatt, D. Kraus, P. Kraft, L. Breuer, M. Wlotzka, V. Heuveline, E. Haas, R. Kiese, K. Butterbach-Bahl 2016. Exploring impacts of vegetated buffer strips on nitrogen cycling using a spatially explicit hydro-biogeochemical modeling approach, in print in Environmental Modelling and Software, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.12.002
  28. T Houska, P. Kraft, R Liebermann, S Klatt, D Kraus, E Haas, I Santabarbara, R Kiese, K Butterbach-Bahl, C Müller, and L Breuer (2017) Rejecting hydro-biogeochemical model structures by multi-criteria evaluation. Environ Modell Softw 93:1–12. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.03.005


Reviewer for

  • Science of the total environment, STOTEN
  • Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, AEE
  • Field Crops Research, FIELD 
Review topics
  • Ecosystem modelling (agriculture, grassland and forest)
  • Soil carbon and nitrogen cycling 
  • Greenhous gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O)
  • Nitrate leaching and water quality