Dr Miodrag Stevanović

Postdoctoral Researcher
Miodrag Stevanović is a Postdoctoral researcher at PIK in the Landuse Management group. He holds a PhD in economics from the Technical University of Berlin, and a master degree in economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His area of expertise includes land-use modeling, with foci on climate impacts in agriculture and on mitigation options in the sector. His current research concentrates on assessment and analysis of national agricultural and land-use policies with climate change mitigation objectives.


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Miodrag Stevanović is a PostDoc researcher at PIK in the Landuse Management group. He holds a PhD in economics from the TU Berlin, has a master degree in economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and mathematics diploma from the University of Belgrade. His research is focused on land-use modeling and analysis of national agricultural and land-use policies with climate change mitigation objectives.


Wang, X., Dietrich, J. P., Lotze-Campen, H., Biewald, A., Stevanović, M., Bodirsky, B. L., Brümmer, B., Popp, A. (2020): Beyond land-use intensity: Assessing future global crop productivity growth under different socioeconomic pathways . - Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 160, 120208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120208


Dietrich, J.P., Bodirsky, B.L., Humpenöder, F., Weindl, I. Stevanović, M., Karstens, K., Kreidenweis, U., Wang, X., Mishra, A., Klein, D., Ambrósio, G., Araujo, E., Yalew, A.W., Baumstark, L., Wirth, S., Giannousakis, A., Beier, F., Chen, D.M.-C., Lotze-Campen, H., Popp, A. (2019). MAgPIE 4 – a modular open-source framework for modeling global land systems. Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 1299-1317, doi:10.5194/gmd-12-1299-2019


Humpenöder, F., Popp, A., Bodirsky, B., Weindl, I., Biewald, A., Lotze-Campen, H., Dietrich, J., Klein, D., Kreidenweis U., Müller, C., Rolinski, S., Stevanović, M. (2018). Large-scale bioenergy production: How to resolve sustainability trade-offs? Environmental Research Letters, 13, 024011, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9e3b

Kriegler, E., Christoph, B., Kuramochi, T., Jakob, M., Pehl, M., Stevanović, M., Höhne, N., Luderer, G., Minx, J., Fekete, H., Hilaire, J., Luna, L., Popp, A., Steckel, J., Sterl, S., Yalew, A., Dietrich, J.P., Edenhofer, O. (2018) Short term policies to keep the door open for Paris climate goals. Environmental Research Letters, 13 (7), doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac4f1.

Bertram, C., Luderer, G., Popp, A., Minx, J., Lamb, W., Stevanović, M., Humpenöder, F., Giannousakis, A., Kriegler, A.(2018). Targeted policies can compensate most of the increased sustainability risks in 1.5°C mitigation scenarios. Environmental Research Letters,13,, 064038, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac3ec.


Frieler, K., Lange, S., Piontek, F., Reyer, C.P.O., Schewe, J., Warszawski, L., Zhao, F., Chini, L., Denvil, S., Emanuel, K., Geiger, T., Halladay, K., Hurtt, G., Mengel, M., Murakami, D., Ostberg, S., Popp, A., Riva, R., Stevanovic, M., Suzuki, T., Volkholz, J., Burke, E., Ciais, P., Ebi, K., Eddy, T.D., Elliott, J., Galbraith, E., Gosling, S.N., Hattermann, F., Hickler, T., Hinkel, J., Hof, C., Huber, V., Jägermeyr, J., Krysanova, V., Marcé, R., Müller Schmied, H., Mouratiadou, I., Pierson, D., Tittensor, D.P., Vautard, R., van Vliet, M., Biber, M.F., Betts, R.A., Bodirsky, B.L., Deryng, D., Frolking, S., Jones, C.D., Lotze, H.K., Lotze-Campen, H., Sahajpal, R., Thonicke, K., Tian, H., Yamagata, Y., 2017. Assessing the impacts of 1.5 °C global warming – simulation protocol of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP2b). Geosci. Model Dev. 10, 4321–4345. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4321-2017

Kriegler, E., Bauer, N., Popp, A., Humpenöder, F., Leimbach, M., Strefler, J.; Baumstark, L., Bodirsky, B., Hilaire, J., Klein, D., Mouratiadou, I., Weindl I., Bertram C., Dietrich, J.-P., Luderer, G., Pehl, M., Pietzcker, R., Piontek, F., Lotze-Campen, H., Biewald, A., Bonsch, M., Giannousakis, A., Kreidenweis, U, Rolinski, S., Schultes, A., Schwanitz, J., Stevanović, M., Calvin, K., Emmerling, J., Fujimori, S., Edenhofer, O. (2017). Fossil-fueled development (SSP5): an energy and resource intensive scenario for the 21st century. Global Environmental Change 42, 297–315. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.015.

Weindl, I., Bodirsky, B., Rolinski, S., Biewald, A., Lotze-Campen, H., Müller, C., Dietrich, J., Humpenöder, F., Stevanović, M., Schaphoff, S., Popp, A . “Livestock Production and the Water Challenge of Future Food Supply: Implications of Agricultural Management and Dietary Choices.” Global Environmental Change 47, no. Supplement C (November 1, 2017): 121–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.09.010.

Weindl I., Popp A., Bodirsky B.L., Rolinski S., Lotze-Campen H., Biewald A., Humpenöder F., Dietrich J.P., Stevanović M.. “Livestock and Human Use of Land: Productivity Trends and Dietary Choices as Drivers of Future Land and Carbon Dynamics.” Global and Planetary Change 159, no. Supplement C (December 1, 2017): 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.10.002.

Stevanović M, Popp A, Bodirsky B, Humpenöder F, Müller C, Weindl I, Dietrich J, Lotze-Campen H, Kreidenweis U, Rolinski S, Biewald A, Wang X: Mitigation strategies for greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and land-use change: Consequences for food prices. Environmental Science & Technology, 51 (1), pp 365–374. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.6b04291


Stevanović M, Popp A, Lotze-Campen H, Dietrich JP, Müller C, Bonsch M, Schmitz C, Bodirsky B, Humpenöder F, Weindl I (2016): High-End Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Welfare. Science Advances 8(2). DOI:10.1126/sciadv.1501452

Kreidenweis U, Humpenöder F, Stevanovic M, Bodirsky B, Kriegler E, Lotze-Campen H, Popp A (2016) Afforestation to mitigate climate change: impacts on food prices under consideration of albedo effects. Environmental Research Letters 11. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/085001

Kriegler E., Bauer N., Popp A., Humpenöder F., Leimbach M., Strefler J.; Baumstark L., Lavinia; Bodirsky B., Hilaire J., Klein D., Mouratiadou I., Weindl I., Bertram C., Dietrich J.-P., Luderer G., Pehl M., Pietzcker R., Piontek F., Lotze-Campen H., Biewald A., Bonsch M., Giannousakis A., Kreidenweis U, Rolinski S., Schultes A., Schwanitz J., Stevanovic M., Calvin K., Emmerling J., Fujimori S., Edenhofer O. (2016) Fossil-fueled development (SSP5): an energy and resource intensive scenario for the 21st century. Global Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.015


Humpenöder, F., Popp, A., Stevanovic, M., Müller, C., Bodirsky, B., Bonsch, M., Dietrich, J., Lotze-Campen, H., Weindl, I., Biewald A., Rolinski, S. (2015) Land-Use and Carbon Cycle Responses to Moderate Climate Change: Implications for Land-Based Mitigation? Environmental Science and Technology. 49 (11), 6731–6739. DOI:10.1021/es506201r

Bonsch, M., Popp, A., Biewald A., Rolinski, S., Schmitz, C., Hoegner, K., Heinke, J. Ostberg, S., Dietrich, J. P., Bodirsky, B., Lotze-Campen, H., Stevanovic, M., Humpenöder, F., Weindl, I. (2015) Environmental flow provision: implications for agricultural water and land-use at the global scale. Global Environmental Change. 30, 113–132. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.10.015


Bonsch M., Humpenoeder F., Popp A., Bodirsky B., Dietrich JP, Rolinski S, Biewald A., Lotze-Campen H., Weind I., Gerten D., Stevanovic M. (2015): Trade-offs between land and water requirements for large-scale bioenergy production. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy. DOI:10.1111/gcbb.12226

Popp A., Humpenöder F., Weindl. I., Bodirsky B., Bonsch M., Lotze-Campen H., Müller C., Biewald A., Rolinski S., Stevanovic M., Dietrich JP. (2014) Land use protection for climate change mitigation. Nature Climate Change 4, 1095–1098. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2444

Humpenöder F, Popp A, Dietrich J, Klein D, Lotze-Campen H, Bonsch M, Bodirsky B, Weindl I, Stevanovic M, Müller C (2014): Investigating afforestation and bioenergy CCS as climate change mitigation strategies. Environmental Research Letters 9 (6): 064029. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/064029

Bodirsky BL, Popp A, Lotze-Campen H, Dietrich JP, Rolinski S, Weindl I, Schmitz C, Müller C, Bonsch M, Humpenöder F, Biewald A, Stevanovic M (2014): Reactive nitrogen requirements to feed the world in 2050 and potential to mitigate nitrogen pollution, Nature Communications, 5, 3858, DOI:10.1038/ncomms4858