I am a senior scientist at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich. My research focuses on the role of the terrestrial biosphere in the climate system. In particular, my goal is to contribute to a better understanding of land use and climate interactions and their implications for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. I completed my PhD in 2008 at the "Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement" (LSCE) in Paris. I then worked as a Postdoc at ETH Zurich where I have been promoted as tenured senior scientist in 2015.
I acted as a Lead Author in the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. I currently lead the CLIMPULSE project and co-lead the LUCAS Flagship Pilot Study hosted by WCRP-CORDEX. I am also an active member and previous working group coordinator of the COSMO-CLM community and one of the main developers of COSMO-RESM, a Regional Earth System Model which couples COSMO-CLM to the Community Land Model.
Land Use Change and Climate
Climate-Smart Approaches in Forestry, Agriculture and Urban Development
Evaluation and Improvement of Land Processes in Global/Regional Climate Models