Robert is a Marie-Curie Research Fellow in economics. He uses artificial neural networks to predict how climate change will impact global migrations flows in the coming decades, and to determine how agricultural systems can be adapted to prevent migration due to climate-driven crop failure.

Robert very much enjoys familiarising himself with new fields and methods, and has led research papers in mathematics, archaeology, botany, palaeoclimatology, conservation science, genetics, and linguistics. His research has been covered globally by media outlets such as the Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, CBS, Politico, and Forbes.

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14412 Potsdam

2021 - Marie-Skłodowska-Curie research fellow (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

2015 - 2021 Postdoctoral research associate (University of Cambridge)

2012 - 2015 Double Ph.D. in mathematics (Université Paris-Saclay) and in forest science (Technical University of Munich)

2006 - 2011 M.Sc. in mathematics and philisophy (Technical University of Munich and Kyoto University)

(first and joint-first author papers)

**Beyer R**, Krapp M, Manica A (2021): Windows out of Africa: A 300,000-year chronology of climatically plausible human contact with Eurasia.* Nature** Communications (in press)*

**Beyer R**, Manica A, Mora C (2021): Shifts in global bat diversity suggest a possible role of climate change in the emergence of SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2. *Science of the Total Environment*

**Beyer R**, Manica A (2021): Global and country-level data of the biodiversity footprints of 175 crops and pasture. *Data in Brief*

**Beyer R**, Rademacher T (2021): Species Richness and Carbon Footprints of Vegetable Oils: Can High Yields Outweigh Palm Oil’s Environmental Impact? *Sustainability*

**Beyer R**, Basler D, Kaasalainen M, Raumonen P, Pretzsch H (2020): Do trees have constant divergence angles? *Theoretical Biology*

**Beyer R**, Manica A (2020): Historical and projected future range sizes of the world’s mammals, birds, and amphibians.* Nature Communications*

**Beyer R**, Krapp M, Valdes P, Manica M (2020): High-resolution terrestrial climate, bioclimate and vegetation for the last 120,000 years.* Nature Scientific Data*

**Beyer R**, Krapp M, Manica M (2020): A empirical evaluation of bias correction methods for paleoclimate simulations. *Climate of the Past*

**Beyer R**, Singarayer J, Stock J, Manica A (2020): Did environmental conditions affect the diversification of the Bantu languages? *Heliyon*

Betti L*, **Beyer R***, Jones E*, Eriksson A, Tassi F, Siska V, Leonardi M, Maisano Delser P, Bentley LK, Nigst PR, Stock JT, Pinhasi R, Manica A (2020): Climate shaped how Neolithic farmers and European hunter-gatherers interacted after a major slowdown from 6,100 BCE to 4,500 BCE. *Nature Human Behaviour*

Lehnebach R*, **Beyer R***, Letort V, Heuret P (2018): The pipe model theory half a century on: a review. *Annals of Botany*

**Beyer R***, Bayer D*, Letort V, Pretzsch H, Cournède P-H (2017): Validation of a functional-structural tree growth model using terrestrial Lidar data. *Ecological Modelling*

**Beyer R**, Letort V, Bayer D, Pretzsch H, Cournède P-H (2017): Leaf density-based modeling of phototropic crown dynamics and long-term predictive application to European Beech. *Ecological Modelling*

**Beyer R**, Bayer D, Pretzsch H, Cournède P-H (2017): Reconstructing minimal length tree branch systems from leaf positions. *Ecological Informatics*

**Beyer R** (2017): Efficient modelling of foliage distribution and crown dynamics in monolayer tree species. *Theory in Biosciences*

**Beyer R**, Richter-Gebert J (2016): Emergence of complex patterns in a higher-dimensional phyllotactic system. *Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae*

**Beyer R**, Etart O, Cournède P-H, Laurent-Gengoux P (2015): Modeling spatial competition for light in plant populations with the porous medium equation. *Journal of Mathematical Biology*

**Beyer R**, Letort V, Cournède P-H (2014): Modeling tree crown dynamics with 3D partial differential equations. *Frontiers in Plant Science*

2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

2018 Postdoctoral Affiliate at Clare Hall College, Cambridge

2017 Prize for Best Ph.D., awarded by the Université Franco-Allemande, an association of >200 universities

2012 Ph.D. scholarship, awarded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation

2011 Hurwitz Price, awarded by the TU Munich; graduated top of year in mathematics (1/52)