Leaders Forum

Research Leaders, Region Leaders, and Executive Committee Members who collaboratively advance research activities with AgMIP protocols, data, and tools

Regional Topic Leaders 

AgDIG
Cheryl Porter, University of Florida, USA
Medha Devare, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA

Aggregation & Scaling
Frank Ewert, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Germany
Medha Devare, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA

AgGRID
Christoph Müller, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Joshua Elliott, University of Chicago, USA

Barley
Davide Cammarano, James Hutton Institute, USA

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

Calibration
Daniel Wallach, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France (Co-Leader)

Canola 
Enli Wang, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

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)

Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Co-Leader)
Alex Ruane, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Co-Leader)

CO2, Temperature, Water, and Nitrogen Studies 
Ken Boote, University of Florida, USA 

Fruits & Vegetables
Senthold Asseng, University of Florida

Global Economics
Keith Wiebe, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA (Coordinator)
Hermann Lotze-Campen, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

GGCMI
Christoph Müller, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Joshua Elliott, University of Chicago, USA

Grasslands Modeling
Jean-Francois Soussana, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
Fiona Ehrhardt, National Engineering and Technology Center for Information Agriculture and Nanjing Agriculture University, China

Impacts Explorer
Sander Janseen, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Alex Ruane, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Co-Leader)

Livestock
Mario Herrero Acosta, CSIRO and University of Queensland – Agriculture and Food Systems, Australia
Katrine Descheemaeker, Wageningen University – Plant Production Systems, The Netherlands

Low-Input Farming Systems
Marc Corbeels, CIRAD, France
Cheyrl Porter, University of Florida, US

Maize
Jean Louis Durand, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Ken Boote, University of Florida, USA

Maize Evapotranspiration (Maize ET)
Bruce Kimball, USDA ARS, USA

Next Generation Models and Tools
John Antle, Oregon State University

Nutrition
Adam Drewnowski, University of Washington, USA
Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Ozone Modeling
Frank Dentener, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy
Frank Ewert, University of Bonn, Germany
Lisa Emberson, The University of York, UK
Maurits VandenBerg, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Pests and Diseases
Roger Magarey, North Carolina State University, USA
Marcello Donatelli, CREA, The Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis for Agricultural Economics, Italy
Serge Savary, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Simone Bregaglio, CREA, The Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis for Agricultural Economics, Italy

Potato
David Fleischer, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA

Regional Economics 
John Antle, Oregon State University
Roberto Valdivia, Oregon State University

Regional Integrated Assessments (Modeling for Sustainable Farming Systems)
Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University, USA
John Antle, Oregon State University, USA
James W. Jones, University of Florida, USA
Alex C Ruane, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA
Roberto Valdivia, Oregon State University, USA

Representative Agricultural Pathways (RAPs)
Roberto Valdivia, Oregon State University, USA
John Antle, Oregon State University, USA

Rice
Toshihiro Hasegawa, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan
Yan Zhu, National Engineering and Technology Center for Information Agriculture and Nanjing Agriculture University, China
Lloyd T Wilson, Texas A&M University, USA
Roberto Confalonieri, University of Milan, Italy

Seasonal Agricultural Forecasting
Phil Alderman, Oklahoma State University, USA 
Stefan Niemeyer, Joint Research Center (JRC), European Commission, Europe 
Alex Ruane, NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA (Co-Leader)

Soils and Crop Rotations Modeling
Bruno Basso, Michigan State University, USA
L.T Wilson, Texas A&M University, USA

Soybean
Ken Boote, University of Florida, USA
Montserrat Salmeron Cortasa, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, UK Rafael Battisti, USP University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Sugarcane 
Peter Thorburn, CSIRO Food and Agriculture, Australia 

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

Uncertainty
Daniel Wallach, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France (Co-Leader)
Linda Mearns, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Water Resources Modeling
Jonathan Winter, Dartmouth College, USA

Wheat
Senthold Asseng, University of Florida, USA
Frank Ewert, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Germany
Heidi Weber, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
Pierre Martre, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France

 

Regional Research Leaders

Australia
Peter Thorburn, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia

East Asia
Wei Xiong, International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center, Kenya
Yan Zhu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Europe
Martin Banse, University of Gottingen, Germany
Reimund Rotter, University of Oxford, UK
Marc Corbeels, Cirad – La recherche agronomique pour le développement
Heidi Webber, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

Latin America and Caribbean
Roberto Valdivia, Oregon State University, USA
Kelly Witkowski, Interamerican Institute for Coorperation on Agriculture, USA

North America
Jerry Hatfield, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service
Bruno Basso, Michigan State University

South Asia
Nataraja Subash, ICAR-IIFSR, India (Indo-Gangetic Basin)
Ashfaq Ahmad Chatta, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan)

Sub-Saharan Africa
Wiltrud Durand, Agricultural Research Council, 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)
Oliver Crespo, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa