M.Sc. Abhijeet Mishra

Doctoral Researcher

Abhijeet holds a master degree in Nutrition and Rural Development with a major in Rural Economics and Management from Universiteit Gent, Belgium and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India. He is also a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin.

He joined PIK in the fall of 2016 as a PhD researcher under RD3 flagship “Landuse management”. The focus  of his PhD is on forestry and climate change in an integrated assessment perspective. He is working towards the integration of dynamic forestry sector in the open-source land-use model MAgPIE.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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  • Forests as components of overall land system.
  • Climate change mitigation via forest management.
  • Partial equilibrium modeling (Contributing developer to land-use model MAgPIE)
  • Optimal rotation lengths for forest plantations (Faustmann model)

  • Mishra, A., Humpenöder, F., Dietrich, J. P., Bodirsky, B. L., Sohngen, B., P. O. Reyer, C., Lotze-Campen, H., and Popp, A.: Estimating global land system impacts of timber plantations using MAgPIE 4.3.5, Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6467–6494, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6467-2021, 2021.
  • Bodirsky BL, Dietrich JP, Martinelli E, Stenstad A, Pradhan P, Gabrysch S, Mishra A, Weindl I, Le Mouël C, Rolinski S, Baumstark L. The ongoing nutrition transition thwarts long-term targets for food security, public health and environmental protection. Scientific Reports. 2020 Oct 5.
  • Chen DM, Bodirsky BL, Krueger T, Mishra A, Popp A. The world’s growing municipal solid waste: Trends and impacts. Environmental Research Letters. 2020 Apr 3. | DOI
  • Dietrich JP, Bodirsky BL, Humpenöder F, Weindl I, Stevanović M, Karstens K, Kreidenweis U, Wang X, Mishra A, Klein D, Ambrósio G. MAgPIE 4–a modular open-source framework for modeling global land systems. Geoscientific Model Development. 2019 Apr 1;12(4). | DOI
  • MAgPIE Release | Documentation | DOI
  • Contributions to Potsdam Integrated Assessment Modeling | R Package list
  • Data processing scripts for Farm Accountancy Data Network statistics (BE) | Release DOI
  • Mishra, A., & Buysse, J. (2016). Modeling the Impact of Climate Change at Farm Level: The Case of Belgium. Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent

  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Scholarship - European Union (2014-2016)

  • National Talent Scholarship - Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India (2009-2013)