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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.
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Last update: 22-MAR-2017
Nicholls ZRJ, Meinshausen M, Lewis J, Gieseke R, Dommenget D, Dorheim K, Fan C-S, Fuglestvedt JS, et al. (2020). Reduced Complexity Model Intercomparison Project Phase 1: introduction and evaluation of global-mean temperature response. Geoscientific Model Development 13 (11): 5175-5190. DOI:10.5194/gmd-13-5175-2020.
Gasser T , Crepin L, Quilcaille Y, Houghton RA, Ciais P, & Obersteiner M (2020). Historical CO2 emissions from land-use and land-cover change and their uncertainty. Biogeosciences 17: 4075-4101. DOI:10.5194/bg-2020-33.
Fu B, Gasser T , Li B, Tao S, Ciais P, Piao S, Balkanski Y, Li W, et al. (2020). Short-lived climate forcers have long-term climate impacts via the carbon–climate feedback. Nature Climate Change DOI:10.1038/s41558-020-0841-x.
Li W, Li B, Tao S, Ciais P, Piao S, Shen G, Peng S, Wang R, et al. (2020). Missed atmospheric organic phosphorus emitted by terrestrial plants, part 2: Experiment of volatile phosphorus. Environmental Pollution 258: e113728. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113728.
Lade SJ, Norberg J, Anderies JM, Beer C, Cornell SE, Donges JF, Fetzer I, Gasser T , et al. (2019). Potential feedbacks between loss of biosphere integrity and climate change. Global Sustainability 2: e21. DOI:10.1017/sus.2019.18.
Liu Y, Piao S, Gasser T , Ciais P, Yang H, Wang H, Keenan TF, Huang M, et al. (2019). Field-experiment constraints on the enhancement of the terrestrial carbon sink by CO₂ fertilization. Nature Geoscience DOI:10.1038/s41561-019-0436-1.
Terrenoire E, Hauglustaine DA, Gasser T , & Penanhoat O (2019). The contribution of carbon dioxide emissions from the aviation sector to future climate change. Environmental Research Letters 14 (8): e084019. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/ab3086.
Quilcaille Y, Gasser T , Ciais P, Lecocq F, & Obersteiner M (2019). Carbon budgets based on new climate projections of the SSP scenarios and observations. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, 7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Zhang T, Wang T, Krinner G, Wang X, Gasser T , Peng S, Piao S, & Yao T (2019). The weakening relationship between Eurasian spring snow cover and Indian summer monsoon rainfall. Science Advances 5 (3): eaau8932. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aau8932.
Zhang Y, Goll D, Bastos A, Balkanski Y, Boucher O, Cescatti A, Collier M, Gasser T , et al. (2019). Increased Global Land Carbon Sink Due to Aerosol‐Induced Cooling. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33 (3): 439-457. DOI:10.1029/2018GB006051.
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 11: 830-835. DOI:10.1038/s41561-018-0227-0.
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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