Publication Abstracts

Webber et al. 2018

Webber, H., D. Ewert, J.E. Olesen, C. Müller, S. Fronzek, A.C. Ruane, M. Bourgault, P. Martre, B. Ababaei, M. Bindi, R. Ferrise, R. Finger, Fodor. N., C. Gabaldón-Leal, T. Gaiser, M. Jabloun, K.-C. Kersebaum, J.I. Lizaso, I. Lorite, L. Manceau, M. Moriondo, C. Nendel, A. Rodríguez, M. Ruiz Ramos, M.A. Semenov, S. Siebert, T. Stella, P. Stratonovitch, G. Trombi, and D. Wallach, 2018: Diverging importance of drought stress for maize and winter wheat in Europe. Nat. Commun., 9, 4249, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06525-2.

Understanding the drivers of yield levels under climate change is required to support adaptation planning and respond to changing production risks. This study uses an ensemble of crop models applied on a spatial grid to quantify the contributions of various climatic drivers to past yield variability in grain maize and winter wheat of European cropping systems (1984-2009) and drivers of climate change impacts to 2050. Results reveal that for the current genotypes and mix of irrigated and rainfed production, climate change would lead to yield losses for grain maize and gains for winter wheat. Across Europe, on average heat stress does not increase for either crop in rainfed systems, while drought stress intensifies for maize only. In low-yielding years, drought stress persists as the main driver of losses for both crops, with elevated CO2 offering no yield benefit in these years.

Export citation: [ BibTeX ] [ RIS ]

BibTeX Citation

  author={Webber, H. and Ewert, D. and Olesen, J. E. and Müller, C. and Fronzek, S. and Ruane, A. C. and Bourgault, M. and Martre, P. and Ababaei, B. and Bindi, M. and Ferrise, R. and Finger, R. and Fodor. N. and Gabaldón-Leal, C. and Gaiser, T. and Jabloun, M. and Kersebaum, K.-C. and Lizaso, J. I. and Lorite, I. and Manceau, L. and Moriondo, M. and Nendel, C. and Rodríguez, A. and Ruiz Ramos, M. and Semenov, M. A. and Siebert, S. and Stella, T. and Stratonovitch, P. and Trombi, G. and Wallach, D.},
  title={Diverging importance of drought stress for maize and winter wheat in Europe},
  journal={Nat. Commun.},

[ Close ]

RIS Citation

ID  - we09100t
AU  - Webber, H.
AU  - Ewert, D.
AU  - Olesen, J. E.
AU  - Müller, C.
AU  - Fronzek, S.
AU  - Ruane, A. C.
AU  - Bourgault, M.
AU  - Martre, P.
AU  - Ababaei, B.
AU  - Bindi, M.
AU  - Ferrise, R.
AU  - Finger, R.
AU  - Fodor. N.
AU  - Gabaldón-Leal, C.
AU  - Gaiser, T.
AU  - Jabloun, M.
AU  - Kersebaum, K.-C.
AU  - Lizaso, J. I.
AU  - Lorite, I.
AU  - Manceau, L.
AU  - Moriondo, M.
AU  - Nendel, C.
AU  - Rodríguez, A.
AU  - Ruiz Ramos, M.
AU  - Semenov, M. A.
AU  - Siebert, S.
AU  - Stella, T.
AU  - Stratonovitch, P.
AU  - Trombi, G.
AU  - Wallach, D.
PY  - 2018
TI  - Diverging importance of drought stress for maize and winter wheat in Europe
JA  - Nat. Commun.
VL  - 9
SP  - 4249
DO  - 10.1038/s41467-018-06525-2
ER  -

[ Close ]

• Return to 2018 Publications

• Return to Publications Homepage