The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is pleased to announce the addition of John Antle as a Co-Principal Investigator along with current Co-PIs Cynthia Rosenzweig, Jim Jones, and Jerry Hatfield. Dr. Antle, professor at Oregon State University, has been leader of the AgMIP Regional Economics Team and an integral contributor to AgMIP since its inception in 2010. In his new role John Antle will be involved in guidance of the project as well as continuing to oversee research in regional economics. His dedication and expertise have been invaluable in AgMIPs continuing progress.
When asked why he became involved in the field of sustainable agriculture, Dr. Antle explained, “Feeding the world and doing so sustainably, in the face of climate change, is one of humanity’s greatest challenges.” He continued, “AgMIP represents an opportunity to fundamentally change the way we do science to address this challenge, by creating a new trans-disciplinary approach to agricultural research.” He sees AgMIP providing much-needed global leadership in data and model development to study agricultural systems at regional and global scales.
“We look forward to John Antle’s contributions both as Co-PI and in his continuing role as Regional Economics Leader. They will be especially important as AgMIP evolves from a project to a Global Program,” commented Cynthia Rosenzweig.
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. He received the Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1980, and was formerly a professor at UC Davis and Montana State University. He has served as a senior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C. (1989-90); as a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Agriculture (1991 97); and was a lead and contributing author to the IPCC third and fourth assessment reports. He is a Fellow and past President of the American Agricultural Economics Association. 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.