Erwan Monier

Erwan Monier Principal Research Scientist emonier@mit.edu 617 715 5429 E19-439GA
Education
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, M.Eng., National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, ENSEEIHT
Bio and Interests
Erwan Monier is interested in earth system modeling, climate change and variability, and climate change impacts. His research focuses on quantifying the uncertainty in future global and regional climate projections and estimating the contributions from various sources of uncertainty, including the uncertainty in the global climate system response, emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, natural variability, future land use change as well as climate model structural uncertainty. He has been a contributor to the intercomparison project with Earth System Models of Intermediate Complexity (EMICs) undertaken in support of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). He is also a lead climate scientist for the Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CIRA) project led by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Within this project, he has been involved in various climate impact assessments including the impacts of climate change on agriculture and water resources, on wildfires and terrestrial ecosystem carbon storage, and on air quality and health.
Publications
Garcia-Menendez, F. and Saari, R. K. and Monier, E. and Selin, N. E. (2015) US air quality and health benefits from avoided climate change under greenhouse gas mitigation Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 49, no. 13 pp. 7580-7588, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01324

Strzepek, K. and Neumann, J. and Smith, J. and Martinich, J. and Boehlert, B. and Hejazi, M. and Henderson, J. and Wobus, C. and Jones, R. and Calvin, K. and Johnson, D. and Monier, E. and Strzepek, J. and Yoon, J.-H. (2015) Benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation on the supply, management, and use of water resources in the United States Climatic Change, vol. 131, no. 1, pp.127-141, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1279-9

Mills, D. and Jones, R. and Carney, K. and Juliana, A. S. and Ready, R. and Crimmins, A. and Martinich, J. and Shouse, K. and DeAngelo, B. and Monier, E. (2015) Quantifying and monetizing potential climate change policy impacts on terrestrial ecosystem carbon storage and wildfires in the United States Climatic Change, vol. 131, no. 1, pp.163-178, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1118-z

Monier, E. and Gao, X. (2015) Climate change impacts on extreme events in the United States: an uncertainty analysis Climatic Change, vol. 131, no. 1, pp.67-81, doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-1048-1

Monier, E. and Gao, X. and Scott, J. R. and Sokolov, A. P. and Schlosser, C.A. (2015) A framework for modeling uncertainty in regional climate change Climatic Change, vol. 131, no. 1, pp.51-66, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1112-5

Paltsev, S. and Monier, E. and Scott, J. and Sokolov, A. and Reilly, J. (2015) Integrated economic and climate projections for impact assessment Climatic Change, vol. 131, no. 1, pp.21-33, doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-0892-3

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