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Dr. Jaber Rahimi

Research Interests

  • Agro Climatology
  • Crop & Livestock and Environment
  • Process–based Ecosystem Modelling
  • Climate Change
  • Agro-climatic Risk Assessment
  • Extreme Climate Events
  • Drought

Current Projects

  • UPSCALERS: (Upscaling site-specific climate-smart agriculture and land use practices to enhance regional production systems in West-Africa); WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use)- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
  • CLIMATE OF IRAN; Iran National Science Foundation (INSF)-University of Tehran

Employment

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2018-present), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2018), Meteorological Division, Department of Irrigation & Reclamation Engineering, University-College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj-Iran

Education

  • PhD (2012-2016), Agricultural Meteorology, Meteorological Division, Department of Irrigation & Reclamation Engineering, University-College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran. Thesis: Uncertainty of Statistical Downscaling Methods in Quantifying Last Spring Frost Risk under Different Climate Change Scenarios in Iran.
  • M.Sc. (2009–2012), Agricultural Meteorology, Meteorological Division, Department of Irrigation & Reclamation Engineering, University-College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran. Thesis: Comparison of Effective Rainfall Estimation Methods for Dryland Wheat Crop in Several Climatic Samples of Iran.
  • B.Sc. (2005–2009), Agricultural Engineering – Livestock Science, Abureyhan Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Project: Camel Distribution in Response to Climate Change.

Publications (2020- present)

  • Srivastava, A.K., Ewert, F., Akinwumiju, A.S., Zeng, W., Ceglar, A., Ezui, K.S., Adelodun, A., Adebayo, A., Sobamowo, J., Singh, M., Rahimi, J. & Gaiser, T. (2023) Cassava Yield Gap-A model-based assessment in Nigeria. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6:1058775. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.1058775
  • Yao, Z., Yan, G., Ma, L., Wang, Y., Zhang, H., Zheng, X., ... & Rahimi, J., Butterbach-Bahl, K. (2022). Soil C/N ratio is the dominant control of annual N2O fluxes from organic soils of natural and semi-natural ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 327, 109198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.109198
  • Rahimi, J., Fillol, E., Mutua, J.Y., Cinardi, G., Robinson, T.R., Notenbaert, A.M.O., Ericksen, P.J., Graham, M.W., Butterbach-Bahl, K. (2022). A shift from cattle to camel and goat farming can sustain milk production with lower inputs and emissions in north sub-Saharan Africa's drylands. Nature Food, 3, 523–531. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00543-6
  • Srivastava, A. K., Safaei, N., Khaki, S., Lopez, G., Zeng, W., Ewert, F., ... & Rahimi, J. (2022). Winter wheat yield prediction using convolutional neural networks from environmental and phenological data. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-06249-w
  • Dieng, D., Cannon, A. J., Laux, P., Hald, C., Adeyeri, O., Rahimi, J., Srivastava, A.K., Mbaye, M.L. & Kunstmann, H. (2022). Multivariate bias‐correction of high‐resolution regional climate change simulations for West Africa: performance and climate change implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(5), e2021JD034836. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD034836
  • Rahimi, J., Haas, E., Grote, R., Kraus, D., Smerald, A., Laux, P., Goopy, J., Butterbach-Bahl, K (2021) Beyond Livestock Carrying Capacity in the Sahelian and Sudanian Zones of West Africa. Scientific Reports, 11, 22094. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01706-4
  • Rahimi, J., Ago, E.E., Ayantunde, A., Berger, S., Bogaert, J., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Cohard, J.M., Cappelaere, B., Diouf, A.A., Falk, U., Haas, E., Hiernaux, P., Kraus, D., Tagesson, H.T., Roupsard, O., Scheer, C., Srivastava, A.K., Grote1, R. (2021) Modelling Gas Exchange and Biomass Production in West African Sahelian and Sudanian Ecological Zones. Geoscientific Model Development, 14, 3789–3812. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3789-2021
  • Laux, P., Rötter, R.P., Webber, H., Dieng, D., Rahimi, J., Wei, J., Faye, B., Srivastava, A.K., Bliefernicht, J., Arnault, J., Kunstmann, H. (2021) To bias correct or not to bias correct? An agricultural impact modelers’ perspective on regional climate model data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 304–305, 108406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108406
  • Butterbach-Bahl, K., Gettel, G., Kiese, R., Fuchs, K., Werner, C., Rahimi, J., Barthel, M., Merbold, L. (2020). Livestock enclosures in drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa – overlooked hotspots of N2O emissions. Nature communications, 11(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18359-y
  • Rahimi, J., Mutua, J.M., Notenbaert, A.M.O., Marshall, K., Butterbach-Bahl, K. (2020). Heat stress will detrimentally impact future livestock production in East Africa. Nature Food, 2, 88–96. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00226-8
  • Rahimi, J., Mutua, J.M., Notenbaert, A.M.O., Dieng, D., Butterbach-Bahl, K. (2020). Will dairy cattle production in West Africa be challenged by heat stress in the future?. Climatic Change, 161, 665–685. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02733-2
  • Rahimi, J., Laux, P., Ali Khalili. (2020). Assessment of climate change over Iran: CMIP5 results and their presentation in terms of Köppen–Geiger climate zones. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 141, 183–199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-020-03190-8

Email: jaber.rahimi@kit.edu
Telephone: +49 8821 183 286