People

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

John Antle, Oregon State University, USA
Dr. John Antle is a Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University and a University Fellow at Resources for the Future. His AgMIP research contributions focus 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 and serves as Co-Leader of the AgMIP Regional Economics team.

Senthold Asseng, University of Florida, USA
Dr. Senthold Asseng is a Professor in the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department at University of Florida. He has contributed to AgMIP in many capacities. Most notably, as a Co-Leader of the AgMIP-Wheat team, Dr. Asseng has been at the forefront of both US-based and internationally-organized research projects and his work has helped set the standard for AgMIP crop model intercomparisons. Additionally, Dr. Asseng has developed and linked AgMIP networks both regionally and globally, and his commitment to expanding the AgMIP network for the betterment of research is extremely valuable.

Jerry Hatfield, US 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. 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. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, and past President of the American Society of Agronomy. Dr. Hatfield serves as Co-Leader of the AgMIP Crop-Water-ET Initiative.

Hermann Lotze-Campen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research (PIK) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), Germany
Dr. Hermann Lotze-Campen is Chair of Research Domain Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities at PIK and Professor of Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change at HU Berlin. He is Co-Leader of the AgMIP Global Economics Team and is committed to linking global analysis with Regional Integrated Assessments. Moreover, he is also committed to connecting AgMIP work beyond AgMIP communities. He is a member of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP), coordinated in his Research Domain at PIK, and is eager to strengthen connections between initiatives.

Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and Columbia University, USA
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig is Senior Research Scientist at NASA GISS where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. She is also Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia University Earth Institute and a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard College. She is currently spearheading the AgMIP Coordinated Global and Regional Assessment on the effects of climate change on the food system, including nutrition. Dr. Rosenzweig is also Coordinating Lead Author of the Food Security Chapter for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land.

Anthony Whitbread, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India
Dr. Anthony Whitbread is Research Program Director of the Innovations Systems in the Drylands, ICRISAT, and a Professor and former Chair of the Crop Production Systems in the Tropics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He has been a key partner with AgMIP in its Regional Research Team work to develop and utilize Regional Integrated Assessments and has made strong contributions to agricultural modeling by promoting a diverse range of modeling frameworks (including livestock), tools, and scales to meet the stakeholders’ needs. His work throughout the CGIAR centers has connected modelers, researchers, and stakeholders across the globe.

STEERING COUNCIL (2015-2017)

Ghassem Asrar, Co-Chair, Joint Global Change Research Institute, USA
Jean-Francois Soussana, Co-Chair, L’institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France

Sandy Andelman, Conservation International, USA
Eduardo Assad, Embrapa Informatica Agropecuaria, Brazil
Boubacar Barry, West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, Burkina Faso
Peter Craufurd, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Kenya
Jerry Hjelle, International Life Sciences Institute, USA
Julie Howard, Michigan State University, USA
Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Brian Keating, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University, USA
John Porter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Mark Rosegrant, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
Phil Thornton, International Livestock Research Institute, United Kingdom
Martin van Ittersum, Wageningen University UR, Netherlands
Wei Xiong, University of Florida, USA

Ex Officio Members
Alessandro Moscuzza, UK Aid, United Kingdom
Marc Sadler, The World Bank Group, USA
Sally Schneider, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA
Rob Vos, Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy
Stanley Wood, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

SCIENCE STEERING GROUP (2010-2014)

Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Co-chair, World Meteorological Organization, India
Martin Parry, Co-chair, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
PK Aggarwal, International Water Management Institute and Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, India
Eduardo Assad, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Brazil
Andre Bationo, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Burkina Faso
Michele Bernardi, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Retired), Italy
Mark Cane, Columbia University, USA
Mark Howden, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 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 Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, United Kingdom
Martin van Ittersum, Wageningen University – Plant Production Systems, The Netherlands

TEAMS

Stakeholder Unit
Wendy-Lin Bartels, University of Florida, USA (Leader)
Amy Sullivan, Bridgewater Consulting, South Africa

Economics (Regional)
John Antle, Oregon State University, USA (Leader)
Roberto Valdivia, Oregon State University, 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, Purdue University, USA
Martin von Lampe, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France
Hans van Meijl, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

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

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

Information Technology
Sander Janssen, Wageningen University and Alterra Centre for Geo-Information, the Netherlands (Co-Leader)
Cheryl Porter, University of Florida, USA (Co-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)
Erik Mencos Contreras, Columbia University, USA (Project Coordinator)
Greg Reppucci, Columbia University, USA (Communications)

REGIONAL RESEARCH TEAMS

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Sub-Saharan Africa
Lieven Claessens, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Kenya (Eastern Africa)
Wiltrud Durand, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa (Southern Africa)
Olivier Crespo, University of Capetown, South Africa (Southern Africa)
Sabine Homann, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Zimbabwe (Southern Africa Livestock)
Dilys S. MacCarthy, University of Ghana, Ghana (Western Africa)

South Asia
Vellingiri Geethalakshmi, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India (Southern India)
Nataraja Subash, ICAR-IIFSR, India (Indo-Gangetic Basin)
Ashfaq Ahmad Chatta, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan)

AgMIP REGIONAL RESEARCH TEAM RESOURCE PEOPLE (ARP)

Sub-Saharan Africa
Caleb Dickson, Oregon State University, USA (Eastern Africa)
Davide Cammarano, James Hutton Institute, Scotland (Southern Africa)
Katrien Descheemaeker, Wageningen University and Alterra Centre for Geo-Information, the Netherlands (Southern Africa)
Myriam Adam, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (Western Africa)

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)

At Large ARP
Amy Sullivan, Bridgewater Consulting, South Africa

ICRISAT Liaison
Anthony Whitbread, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India

MODEL INTERCOMPARISON LEADERS

Bioenergy-Crop Modeling
Gopal Kakani, Oklahoma State University, USA
David LeBauer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Canola Initiative
Enli Wang, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Jing Wang, China Agricultural University, China

Crop-Water-ET Initiative
Laj Ahuja, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA
Ken Boote, University of Florida, USA
Jerry Hatfield, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA

Livestock and Grasslands
Jean-Francois Soussana, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Mario Herrero, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
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
Sibiry Pierre 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, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), 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

Uncertainty
Daniel Wallach, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France (Co-Leader)
Mike Rivington, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, UK (Co-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 (Co-Leader)
Sonali McDermid, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Co-Leader)
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Co-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)