We are very glad and proud to announce the arrival of a New Senior Editor in Food Security.

Dr. Reimund Rötter will join the Editorial Board on March 1, 2019, where he will be Senior Editor for the Physical Environment of Food Security.

Professor Dr. Reimund P. Rötter holds the Chair of Tropical Plant Production and Agrosystems Modelling (TROPAGS) at the Department of Crop Sciences at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. He is an agronomist and agricultural systems modeller with over 25 years work experience in Africa, Asia and Europe. After he received his PhD (on the simulation of maize production in Kenya) from the University of Trier in 1993, he joined Wageningen UR/Netherlands and worked in various research and research management positions developing and applying agrosystems modelling approaches to agronomic and environmental problems at different scales, both in the tropics and in temperate regions. From 2007-15 he served as a professor in Finland focusing on issues around climate change and agriculture. From 2012 to 2016 he co-coordinated the crop modelling component and was member of the Leadership Team of the knowledge hub FACCE MACSUR (

His current research interests lie in understanding and finding solutions for the multi-facetted challenges of achieving food security in a changing climate under increasingly limited resource availability for the major plant production systems in the tropics. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of land use and agro-ecosystems analysis and modelling and a leading authority in the agricultural system modelling community, having over 150 peer-reviewed publications. He keeps close collaborative ties with, among others, AgMIP (, various international agricultural research centers and programmes, and with universities and national agricultural research systems around the globe (see also

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