People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University, USA
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. Her research involves the development of interdisciplinary methodologies to assess the potential impacts of and adaptations to global environmental change. She is also a professor at Barnard College and a Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia Earth Institute.

James Jones, University of Florida, USA
Dr. James Jones is a professor at the University of Florida and he specializes in agricultural production systems analysis, simulation, crop and soil modeling, environmental effects on crop growth and yield, and computer applications in agriculture. His research includes measuring and assessing soil carbon sequestration by agricultural systems in developing countries, and climate information systems for agriculture and water resource management in the southeastern U.S.A.

Jerry Hatfield, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA
Dr. Jerry L. Hatfield is currently the Laboratory Director of the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa. His personal research focuses on quantifying the interactions among the components of the soil-plant-atmosphere system to quantify resilience of cropping systems to climate change.

John Antle, Oregon State University
Dr. John Antle is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, and a University Fellow at Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. His current research focuses on the sustainability of agricultural systems in industrialized and developing countries, including climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation in agriculture; assessment of environmental and social impacts of agricultural technologies; and geologic carbon sequestration. He is a Fellow and past President of the American Agricultural Economics Association.

Steering group meeting

SCIENCE STEERING GROUP

Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, World Meteorological Organization (retired), Switzerland (co-chair)
Martin Parry, Imperial College London, UK (co-chair)
PK Aggarwal, International Water Management Institute and Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, India
Eduardo Assad, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA), Brazil
Andre Bationo, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Burkina Faso
Michele Bernardi, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy (retired)
Mark Cane, Columbia University, USA
Lin Erda, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Mark Howden, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Mark Rosegrant, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
Jean-Francois Soussana, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Philip Thornton, International Livestock Research Institute and Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Kenya
Martin van Ittersum, Wageningen University – Plant Production Systems, the Netherlands

TEAMS

Climate
Alex Ruane, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Leader)
Sonali McDermid, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA

Crop Modeling
Ken Boote, University of Florida, USA (Leader)
Peter Thorburn, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia (Leader)
Senthold Asseng, University of Florida, USA

Economics (Global)
Keith Wiebe, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA (Coordinator)
Hermann Lotze-Campen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy
Martin von Lampe, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France
Hans van Meijl, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Economics (Regional)
John Antle, Oregon State University, USA (Leader)
Roberto Valdivia, Oregon State University, USA

Information Technology
Sander Janssen, Wageningen University and Alterra Centre for Geo-Information, the Netherlands (Leader)
Cheryl Porter, University of Florida, USA (Leader)
Chris Villalobos, University of Florida, USA

COORDINATION

Science
Alex Ruane, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Leader)

International
Carolyn Mutter, Columbia University, USA (Leader)
Andrew Thibodeau, Columbia University, USA (Projects)
Shari Lifson, Columbia University, USA (Communications)
Erik Mencos Contreras, Columbia University, USA (Research Assistant)

Regional
Dileepkumar Guntuku, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India (South Asia)
Job Kihara, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)

INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS RESOURCE PEOPLE

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ioannis Athanasiadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (Eastern Africa)
Davide Cammarano, University of Florida, USA (Southern Africa)
Katrien Descheemaeker, Wageningen University and Alterra Centre for Geo-Information, the Netherlands (Southern Africa)
Jon Lizaso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (Western Africa, CIWARA)

South Asia
Sonali McDermid, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Southern India)
Guillermo Baigorria, University of Nebraska, USA (Indo-Gangetic Basin)
Gerrit Hoogenboom, Washington State University, USA (Pakistan)
Daniel Wallach, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France (Sri Lanka)

MODEL INTERCOMPARISON LEADERS

Livestock and Grasslands
Jean-Francois Soussana, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Mario Herrero, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
Philip Thornton, International Livestock Research Institute and Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Kenya

Maize
Simona Bassu, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Jean Louis Durand, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Jon Lizaso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ken Boote, University of Florida, USA

Peanut
Piara Singh, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India

Potato
Roberto Quiroz, International Potato Center, Peru
David Fleischer, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA

Rice
Bas Bouman, International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines
Tao Li, International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines
Toshihiro Hasegawa, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
Yan Zhu, National Engineering and Technology Center for Information Agriculture and Nanjing Agriculture University, China
Upendra Singh, International Fertilizer Development Center, USA
Xinyou Yin, Wageningen University – Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, the Netherlands

Soils and Crop Rotations
Bruno Basso, Michigan State University, USA
Iurii Shcherbak, Michigan State University, USA

Sorghum-Millet
KPC Rao, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Kenya
Sibery Traore, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Mali

Soybean
Ken Boote, University of Florida, USA

Sugarcane
Peter Thorburn, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Fabio Marin, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Brazil
Abraham Singles, South African Sugarcane Research Institute, South Africa

Wheat
Senthold Asseng, University of Florida, USA
Frank Ewert, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Germany

CROSS-CUTTING THEME LEADERS

Aggregation and Scaling
Frank Ewert, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Germany

Representative Agricultural Pathways (RAPs)
John Antle, Oregon State University, USA (Leader)
Roberto Valdivia, Oregon State University, USA
Gerald Nelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Professor Emeritus), USA

Uncertainty
Daniel Wallach, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France (Leader)
Mike Rivington, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, UK (Leader)
Linda Mearns, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

LEADERS OF ADDITIONAL INITIATIVES

The Coordinated Climate-Crop Modeling Project (C3MP)
Alex Ruane, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Leader)
Sonali McDermid, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Leader)
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Leader)

Global Gridded Crop Modeling Intercomparison
Joshua Elliott, University of Chicago, USA (Leader)
Christoph Müller, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany (Co-Leader)
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Advisor)
Cesar Izaurralde, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (Co-Advisor)