Dr. Erwan Monier

Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr Erwan Monier is a Research Scientist at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. His research focuses on quantifying the uncertainty in future regional climate projections and estimating the contributions from various sources of uncertainty, including the uncertainty in the global climate system response, emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, natural variability, future land use change as well as climate model structural uncertainty. He is a contributor to the intercomparison project with Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs) undertaken in support of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). He is also a leading climate scientist for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CIRA) project. Within this project, he has been involved in various climate impact assessments including the impacts of climate on agriculture and water resources, on wildfires and terrestrial ecosystem carbon storage, and on air quality and health. He completed his PhD in Atmospheric Science at the University of California, Davis, and holds a Master's degree in Hydraulics and Fluid Dynamics Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (ENSEEIHT, University of Toulouse).