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Thomas Gasser joined the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) as a Research Scholar in September 2016. As the main developer of the OSCAR model, he brings his expertise in 'simple' Earth system modeling to the team. Taking part in the Imbalance-P project, he also works on improving further the physical modeling in OSCAR, and on integrating the model with the social science-oriented modeling tools available at IIASA.
Dr. Gasser holds a master-level diploma in multidisciplinary science from École Polytechnique, another in environmental engineering from Ponts ParisTech, and a PhD in climate sciences from Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Prior to working with IIASA, he conducted his doctoral research at CIRED and his post-doctoral research at LSCE/IPSL; both on the dual topic of modeling couplings and feedbacks in the Earth system and quantifying the contribution of nations to human-induced climate change.
Academic CV here.
Last update: 22-MAR-2017
Gasser T, Kechiar M, Ciais P, Burke EJ, Kleinen T, Zhu D, Huang Y, Ekici A, et al. (2018). Path-dependent reductions in CO2 emission budgets caused by permafrost carbon release. Nature Geoscience DOI:10.1038/s41561-018-0227-0. (In Press)
Lade SJ, Donges JF, Fetzer I, Anderies JM, Beer C, Cornell SE, Gasser T, Norberg J, et al. (2018). Analytically tractable climate-carbon cycle feedbacks under 21st century anthropogenic forcing. Earth System Dynamics 9: 507-523. DOI:10.5194/esd-2017-78.
Quilcaille Y, Gasser T, Ciais P, Lecocq F, Janssens-Maenhout G, & Mohr S (2018). Uncertainty in projected climate change arising from uncertain fossil-fuel emission factors. Environmental Research Letters 13 (4): e044017. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aab304.
Le Quéré C, Andrew R M, Friedlingstein P, Sitch S, Pongratz J, Manning A C, Korsbakken J I, Peters G P, et al. (2018). Global Carbon Budget 2017. Earth System Science Data Discussions 10 (1): 405-448. DOI:10.5194/essd-10-405-2018.
Li W, Ciais P, Yue C, Gasser T, Peng S, & Bastos A (2018). Gross changes in forest area shape the future carbon balance of tropical forests. Biogeosciences 15: 91-103. DOI:10.5194/bg-2017-291.
Obersteiner M, Bednar J, Wagner F, Gasser T, Ciais P, Forsell N, Frank S, Havlik P, et al. (2018). How to spend a dwindling greenhouse gas budget. Nature Climate Change 8 (1): 7-10. DOI:10.1038/s41558-017-0045-1.
Gasser T, Peters GP, Fuglestvedt JS, Collins WJ, Shindell DT, & Ciais P (2017). Accounting for the climate-carbon feedback in emission metrics. Earth System Dynamics 8 (2): 235-253. DOI:10.5194/esd-8-235-2017.
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