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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)
Rogelj J, Shindell D, Jiang K, Fifita S, Forster P, Ginzburg V, Handa C, Kheshgi H, et al. (2018). Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development. In: Global Warming of 1.5 °C an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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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