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Benjamin Leon Bodirsky




Dr. Benjamin Leon Bodirsky

Senior Researcher in the landuse modelling group
PhD Economics
M.Sc. Economics, Politics & Sociology (Diplom Volkswirt sozialwissenschaftlicher Richtung)

Fields of Interest

  • Designing and developing quantitative computer models (MAgPIE, Food Demand Model, MADRAT)
  • The global nitrogen cycle
  • Projections of future food demand
  • Estimates of greenhouse gas emissions (N2O, CH4, CO2) from agriculture and land-use change
  • Land system scenarios
  • Policy options to improve sustainability of agriculture within the challenges of climate change

Short CV

  • Works since 2007 at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in the Landuse Modelling research team
  • Worked at CSIRO (Brisbane, Australia) in the Food Systems and Global Change research team (2014-2016)
  • Worked at CIAT (Cali, Colombia) in the Decision and Policy Analysis research area (2013-2014)
  • Studied Economics, Politics, Sociology and History at TU Berlin, University of Potsdam, Sciences Po Bordeaux, Université Montesquieu Bordeaux, University of Edinburgh

Current Research Projects

  • SUSTAg
  • INMS


E-mail: bodirsky [at]
Phone: 0049 331 288 2415

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Climate Resilience - Research Domain II
Building A56 Room 112

P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

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