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Nameprof.dr. JA Ramirez Villegas
FirstnameJulian
Emailjulian.ramirezvillegas@wur.nl

Job details
DescriptionProfessor
OrganizationDepartment of Plant Sciences
Organization UnitPlant Production Systems
Ancillary activities
  • proposal writing, staff supervision, project leadership - Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
    May 2021 - May 2025

    Lead a team of 15 people with expertise on climate impacts and adaptation, crop modelling, and data science, with a project portfolio of ~1m USD per year. The team develops activities under a range of research for development projects around climate impacts and adaptation, and climate risk management. Responsibilities include maintaining a healthy pipeline of project proposals, publishing peer-reviewed publications, and supervising a range of staff members from research assistants, PhD students, and postdocs.


Biography

Julian Ramirez-Villegas is a Special Professor on Agricultural Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, working in the Plant Production Systems group. Julian holds a PhD on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation from the University of Leeds (UK). Apart from being at PPS, Julian is also a Principal Scientist and the Leader of Data Science for Climate Action at the CGIAR, based in Rome (Italy).

Julian’s research focuses on understanding how farming systems can adapt to climate change, with special emphasis on low and middle income countries. Julian has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, including in high-impact journals such as PNAS and Nature. His work on climate adaptation has been internationally recognized by the United Nations. In the CGIAR, Julian leads a team of young and talented researchers with expertise on agricultural, food systems and climate modeling, climate change, and geographic information systems.

In PPS, Julian focuses on three key research questions

  1. Which adaptation options are most effective across timescales and what are their limits in tropical plant production systems?
  2. How do these different adaptation forms (coping, systems change, transformation) interact with each other in the context of climate and socio-economic change?
  3. What are the trade-offs between agricultural adaptation and mitigation across timescales, especially where transformation is projected to occur?

 


Expert Profile
Expertise
Social media
  Julian Ramirez-Villegas on Twitter
  Julian Ramirez-Villegas on Linkedin
  Julian Ramirez-Villegas on Google Scholar Citations

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Education

PhD. 2014. School of Earth and Environment. University of Leeds, UK.

BEng. 2008. Agricultural Engineering. National University of Colombia, Colombia.

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