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David Leclere

Senior Research Scholar

Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources


Dr. David Leclere is a Research Scholar with the IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program, having joined in 2012. He contributes to several developments on the GLOBIOM land use model and investigates various topics such as climate change impacts on agriculture, processes of agriculture expansion and intensification, and impacts of anthropogenic land use on the climate, the nutrient cycles and biodiversity. He recently coordinated the “Bending the Curve Initiative”, an international network of about 60 persons and 46 institutions focused on advanced quantitative modeling techniques, and investigating future pathways towards ambitious targets for biodiversity.

Dr. Leclere obtained an MSc in Fundamental and Applied Physics, and in Climate Environment interactions from the Paris-Saclay University, as well as a PhD in Environmental Science, also from the Paris-Saclay University (AgroParisTech), France.

Last update: 14 SEP 2020


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Leclere, D., Palazzo, A. , Janssens, C., Hill, S., Boere, E., & Havlik, P. (2023). Exploring the role of agricultural trade in the future of nature and people. In: GTAP: 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, June 14-16, 2023, Bordeaux, France.

Johnson, J.A., Brown, M.E., Corong, E., Dietrich, J.P., C Henry, R., von Jeetze, P.J., Leclere, D., Popp, A., Thakrar, S.K., & Williams, D.R (2023). The meso scale as a frontier in interdisciplinary modeling of sustainability from local to global scales. Environmental Research Letters 18 (2) e025007. 10.1088/1748-9326/acb503.