Ryan is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) involved in several research projects aimed at improving our comprehension of boreal forest management impacts on climate. His current research interests lie in understanding the relevance of biogeophysical climate forcings and how they can be attributed to land use/management activities.  He is particularly interested in developing meaningful climate metrics for biogeophysical forcings that are mindful of the effects on both the surface and planetary energy balances and which serve to facilitate comparisons with biogeochemical (i.e., GHG) forcings.

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Eric is an INRAe Senior scientist working at the Center for Spatial Studies of the BIOsphere (CESBIO) in Toulouse, France. His work consists in comparing different strategies for climate mitigation in agriculture (mainly cropland) in order to prioritize them. For this, he analyses the biogeochemical (soil C storage, GHG emissions) and the biogeophysical (e.g. albedo effect) contributions to the net radiative forcing associated to changes in agricultural management. He currently develops approaches combining in-situ observations, remote sensing and crop modelling in order to map cropland C budgets and albedo effects at high resolution, but over large areas, based on Sentinel satellite data.

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Philippe CIAIS

Philippe is working at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement. He is an expert in climate change, carbon cycle research, greenhouse gas emissions and has authored more than 700 peer-reviewed articles including many in high profile journals. Dr. Ciais acted as coordinating lead author of the IPCC for the fifth Assessment Report and co-chaired the Global Carbon Project. He has led the preparation of the European ICOS research infrastructure dealing with high precision observations measurements to quantify and understand GHG emissions and natural sinks at regional scale and was awarded the European Copernicus Medal in 2016 and the Silver Medal of CNRS in 2017. Member of the Academy of Science of France since 2019.

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Edouard DAVIN

Edouard is a senior scientist at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the role of the terrestrial biosphere in the climate system. In particular, his goal is to contribute to a better understanding of land use and climate interactions and their implications for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. He acted as a Lead Author in the recently released IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. He completed his PhD in 2008 at the "Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement" (LSCE) in Paris. He then worked as a Postdoc at ETH Zurich where he has been promoted as tenured senior scientist in 2015.

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Morgan did her PhD at CESBIO under the supervision of Eric Ceschia and Aurore Brut and she is still currently working at CESBIO as a non-permanent researcher. Based on in-situ data, she analyses the effects of climate and management changes (cover crop, soil work, crop rotations...) on the biogeochemical and biogeophysical contributions to the net radiative forcing in order to prioritize levers for climate mitigation in agriculture.

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Lorenzo is a senior scientist at the Institute for Bioeconomy of the National Research Council (IBE-CNR). Agronomist and agroecologist, his research interests are mainly placed in the domain of land-atmosphere interactions and range from the application of remote sensing techniques and micro-meteorological monitoring to precision agriculture, to the study of global biogeochemical cycles with focus on climate mitigation strategies in agriculture.

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Emanuele LUGATO

Emanuele is a scientific-project officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. His policy-oriented research aims at exploring a variety of managements to increase the adaptation and mitigation capacity of agriculture in the European Union. By detailed biogeochemical modelling and large-scale data assimilation, his focus is mainly on carbon and nitrogen cycles and biogenic GHG emissions/removals, with a particular attention to soil processes. However, he recently started to take into account the biogeophysical effects (e.g. albedo change) related to the implementation of farming practices, in order to maximize the overall mitigation potential of agricultural systems.

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Sebastiaan LUYSSAERT

Sebastian is an Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in The Netherlands. His research relies on observation-based syntheses that bring together data on carbon cycling in forest ecosystems, original analysis of the interplay between albedo, evapotranspiration and sensible heat flux, and the large-scale impacts of forest management on stand structure. The results of these syntheses are then used to build the required modelling capacity for continental-scale studies to simulate the biogeochemical and biophysical pathways of forest management that affect the climate system.

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Jean-Louis ROUJEAN
Jean-Louis is a senior research scientist working at CNRS. He joined the lab CESBIO after having been working during 25 years at the research branch of Meteo France. He is presently the Principal Investigator of the Indo-French mission TRISHNA devoted to acquire from 2025 high spatio-temporal resolutions images in thermal infrared range. His domain of expertise  includes the surface albedo for which he developed a series of models and methods. He implemented one of them in the Global Land Service of Copernicus. His main concern is now to demonstrate that radiation effects in link to agro-ecosystems could counterbalance the carbon emissions.



Sonia is Full Professor for Land-Climate Dynamics at ETH Zurich. She analyzes climate extremes, land-climate processes, and climate changes. She uses several methods and approaches for these investigations: modeling (climate modeling, land surface modeling), data analysis (based on observations, reanalysis data, model simulations, satellite data), new approaches for the derivation of validation datasets, and own field experiments. Sonia has received several awards for her research, among others the Macelwane Medal of the American Geophysical Union (2013) and a consolidator grant of the European Research Council (ERC, 2014). Sonia was an author on several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She was recently a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C global warming. Since 2018, she is a coordinating lead author of the 6th assessment report of the IPCC.

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Petra is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Her research concerns the development of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology for assessing the climate impact of bioenergy systems, with particular focus on surface albedo change. The goal is to improve the understanding of how crop cultivation and management affect albedo, and how the radiative effect of albedo change compares to that of carbon stock changes and greenhouse gas emissions from the system. Petra works with field measurements, satellite products, geospatial analysis and time-dependent LCA modelling to determine albedo and impacts on climate.

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Aude is a junior research scientist at CIRAD. After two post-docs at IPSL, Paris and CREAF, Barcelona, she recently joined the Eco&Sols lab in Montpellier. Her research focus is on the climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of forest ecosystems, from the tree to the end of life of the wood products. For this, she combines forest inventory data, ecophysiological trait and flux measurements and forest sector statistics, with empirical and mechanistic models of forest and wood use.

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