General Research Interests:
Land-atmosphere interactions, climate and terrestrial ecosystem modelling, climate impacts on agroecosystems, land-use/land-cover change and climate, impact of land use on global ecosystems.
Since December 2013, I am a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at IRI (International Research Institute For Climate and Society), at Columbia University. I am hosted by Dr.Alessandra Giannini. My research project focuses on the role of land-atmosphere interactions in climate models' projections of the West African Monsoon.
Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Rugers University, with a visiting appointment at GFDL (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory). I was working with Kirsten Findell (GFDL), Benjamin Lintner (Rutgers University), and Pierre Gentine (Columbia University). My work focused on diagnosing land-atmosphere coupling and its impact on climate variability in reanalysis and climate models.
Before moving to the US, I obtained my PhD from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, working at IPSL.
I was working with Nathalie de Noblet (LSCE-IPSL) and Benjamin Sultan (LOCEAN-IPSL) :
I included a representation of tropical croplands in the land surface model ORCHIDEE to study crop-climate interactions in tropical regions.
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