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Petr Havlik

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar

Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


Petr Havlik joined IIASA in 2007, as a Research Scholar with the former Forestry Program and is currently the Acting Director of the IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM). Within ESM, he is Head of the Center for Environmental Resources and Development (ERD), leading a team of over 20 scientists working around the global agricultural and forest sector economic model GLOBIOM, developed by Dr. Havlik during the early stages of his career at IIASA. Since 2011, he has secured and managed various research projects accumulating a total budget of around EUR 9,000,000. His research interests are in designing solutions to satisfy the future needs of humanity in terms of food, fiber and fuel, climate change mitigation, and ecosystems services in general, within the limited resources of land and water under climate change.

Dr. Havlik is one of the main contributors to the land component of the new IPCC scenarios, and coordinates the IIASA contribution to global land use related foresight and assessment activities within European Commission funded research projects, and with international agencies such as the FAO, OECD and the World Bank. At a national level, he coordinates the contribution of his Center to informing policies and regulatory processes in, among others, Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, and the USA. As well as being strongly involved in applied modeling for policy support, Dr. Havlik is also a Highly Cited Researcher (within the top 1% most cited in his subject field globally). His scientific excellence has been recognized through his appointment as a Lead Author for the current IPCC Assessment Report (AR6), and the leading roles he plays in other international scientific networks, such as the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), and Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA).

Previously, Dr. Havlik also held a joint position between IIASA and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for over three years, during which time he contributed to development of a new livestock production systems database setting the new standard in the livestock sector assessment. Dr. Havlik received his PhD from the University of Montpellier 1, France, and Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic.

Last update: 24 APR 2020


Sperling, F., Havlik, P. , Denis, M., Valin, H. , Palazzo, A. , Gaupp, F., & Visconti, P. (2022). Toward resilient food systems after COVID-19. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability 4 e100110. 10.1016/j.crsust.2021.100110.

De Vos, K., Janssens, C., Jacobs, L., Campforts, B., Boere, E., Kozicka, M. , Havlik, P. , Folberth, C. , Balkovič, J. , Maertens, M., & Govers, G. (2022). On the Rice: Climate Change and the (in)stability of rice in Africa. In: Systems Analysis for Reducing Footprints and Enhancing Resilience, 16-17 November, 2022, Vienna, Austria.

Ali, Z., Scheelbeek, P.F.D., Felix, J., Jallow, B., Palazzo, A. , Segnon, A.C., Havlík, P. , Prentice, A.M., & Green, R. (2022). Adherence to EAT-Lancet dietary recommendations for health and sustainability in the Gambia. Environmental Research Letters 17 (10) e104043. 10.1088/1748-9326/ac9326.

Rose, S., Popp, A., Fujimori, S. , Havlik, P. , Weyant, J., Wise, M., van Vuuren, D., Brunelle, T., Cui, R., Daioglou, V., Frank, S. , Hasegawa, T., Humpenöder, F., Kato, E., Sands, R., Sano, F., Tsutsui, J., Doelman, J., Muratori, M., Prudhomme, R., Wada, K., & Yamamoto, H. (2022). Global biomass supply modeling for long-run management of the climate system. Climatic Change 172 (1-2) 10.1007/s10584-022-03336-9.