Computational Hydrosystems (CHS) /
Climate Office for Central Germany
for Environmental Research − UFZ
04318 Leipzig, Germany
phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 4663
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 4663
Areas of Expertise and Research
I am currently working on modeling the impacts of extreme environmental conditions on society. In doing so, I consider both short-term projections as well as developments that will be further exacerbated by climate change. To this end, I am developing damage functions that can be used to derive and quantify the impacts of climate change on society from climate projections of hydrological and meteorological data. The identification of particularly relevant and harmful damaging drivers plays an important role in this process.
Currently, I focus on the agricultural sector, but the models can be applied to other sectors as well. My particular focus is on statistical methods that are easily transferable. I use econometric methods and machine learning. My research focuses on the limitations of currently used methods, the resulting uncertainty, and how to arrive at socially and economically relevant results.
I also have experience interacting with relevant stakeholders and conducting demand analysis for decision support systems such as mobile applications.
Since November 2020: Helmholtz-Climate-Initative https://www.helmholtz-klima.de/en
October 2017 - September 2020: ClimAlert
February 2012 - June 2017: Integrated Project Water Scarcity
05/2012 – 01/2013
Research Assistant, Institute for Environmental Science, University of Koblenz – Landau, Landau
02/2012 – 04/2012
Internship, Department Geo Risks Research/Corporate Climate Centre, MunichRe
08/2007 – 05/2009
& 07/2011 - 02/2012
Student Research Assistant, Research Area Environmental
Diploma in Economics, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Focus: Environmental Economics, Diploma thesis: “The valuation of storms using different measurement techniques – A comparison of the life satisfaction approach and hedonic pricing”
Exchange Student, Graduate School, University of Oregon, Focus: Environmental Studies and Econometrics
University of Mannheim
- Tutorial: Sustainability and Development Economics
- Seminar: Socio-economic Aspects of Sustainability
- Tutorial: Economic Valuation, Cost-Benefit and Risk Analysis
- Seminar: Special Topics in Environmental and Resource Economics
- Seminar: Ecological Economics
- Tutorial: Models in Environmental and Ecological Economics
- Seminar: Principals in Environmental Policy
- Seminar: Environmental Management 1
Peichl, M., Thober, Samaniego, L., Hansjürgens, B., Marx, A.: Climate impacts on long-term silage maize yield in Germany. Scientific Reports 9, 7674, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44126-1, 2019.
Peichl, M., Thober, S., Meyer, V., and Samaniego, L.: The effect of soil moisture anomalies on maize yield in Germany, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 889-906, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-889-2018, 2018.
Peichl M., Thober S., Samaniego L., Kumar R., Rakovec O., Marx A. (2020): Landwirtschaftliche Ertragsabschätzungen für 1.5° , 2° und 3° Celsius globale Erwärmung. Dürren in Mitteldeutschland – Auswirkungen, Herausforderungen, Anpassungsoptionen
Peichl, M., Thober, S., Marx, A.(2019): Impacts on winter wheat yield in Germany at 1.5°, 2º, and 3° global warming. European Climate Changes Adaptaion conference (ECCA), Lisbon.
Peichl, M. (2018): Economic Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Crop Yield. Economics Research Colloquium, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Peichl, M., Thober, S., Schwarze, R., Meyer, V., Samaniego, L., (2016): Soil Moisture Anomaly as Predictor of Crop Yield Deviation in Germany. European Geoscienses Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, Austria.
Peichl M., Thober S., Samaniego L., Kumar R., Rakovec O., Marx A. (2019): Impacts on winter wheat yield in Germany at 1.5, 2, and 3 K global warming, American Geoscience Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco
Peichl, M., Thober, S., Meyer, V., Samaniego, L., (2017): The Effect of Soil Moisture Anomalies on Maize Yield in Germany, Econometric Models of Climate Change at Nuffieleld College, University of Oxford, UK.
Peichl, M., Meyer, V., Thober, S., Samaniego, L., Schwarze, R, (2015): Soil Moisture Anomaly as Predictor of Crop Yield Deviation in Germany. Higrade-Conference, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.
Peichl, M., Meyer, V., Thober, S., Samaniego, L. (2015): Soil Moisture as an Estimator of Crop Yield in Germany. European Geoscienses Union General Assembly (EGU) Vienna, Austria.
Peichl, M. (2013): The Economic Assessment of Water Scarcity - Direct costs in the agricultural sector of Germany. REKLIM Workshop 2014, Bad Salzschlirff, Germany.