Bernhard Schauberger is a PhD candidate at PIK Potsdam and HU and was a member of the THESys Graduate Program since October 2014. From June 10 to July 18 2016, he spent the summer time in Maricopa/Arizona at the US Arid Land Agricultural Research Center (LARC) for his doctoral project “Impacts of climate variability and extremes on agricultural productivity: Improved crop modelling as a precondition for food security assessments”.