Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Alexis Berg studied environmental sciences and agrometeorology at Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon (France). He graduated in 2006 with an M.Sc. in “sciences of the terrestrial biosphere” and then moved to the Paris-based climate science research institute Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL). At IPSL, he worked first as a research assistant on a weather-index crop insurance project in West Africa; then as a PhD student, he used land surface modeling to study climate change impacts on crops and land-use/climate feedbacks in West Africa. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2011, he moved to New Jersey, as a postdoc at Rutgers University with a visiting appointment at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton. His research focused on diagnosing land-atmosphere coupling and associated climate variability in observations and climate models.
Role at IRI
Alexis Berg joined IRI in December 2013 as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by Alessandra Giannini. His research focuses on the role of land-atmosphere interactions in climate models’ projections of the West African Monsoon under climate change.
Land-atmosphere interactions, hydroclimate, climate variability and extremes, vegetation and climate, climate impacts on agro-ecosystems, climate and society