Quentin has a broad scientific background related to climate changes issues, especially climate impacts, interactions between land use and climate and climate services. He is leading in our science team on land use and climate services, coordinates the European JPI-AXIS project LAMACLIMA, and is leading the work package on climate services products in the H2020 project PROVIDE.
His work is diverse and consists in coordinating research but also stakeholder engagement activities in a close cooperation with other team members and partner institutions. More specifically, he is in charge of the co-production of climate impact information and of online tools to make it accessible, in collaboration with scientists and stakeholders. In addition, he supports the science team on diverse issues related to climate physics and climate impacts for example during climate negotiations, and through media outreach activities targeted at a wider public.
Before joining Climate Analytics, Quentin was conducting academic research, focusing on the consequences of past and future land-cover changes on regional climate, and the evaluation of related processes in climate models. He conducted his PhD in Climate Science at ETH Zürich, where he later worked as a postdoc and where he is still affiliated. He has also authored a number of peer-reviewed articles.
- The biogeophysical effects of idealised land cover and land management changes in Earth system models
- Overcoming global inequality is critical for land-based mitigation in line with the Paris Agreement
- Accounting for socioeconomic constraints in sustainable irrigation expansion assessments
- MESMER-M: an Earth system model emulator for spatially resolved monthly temperature
- Accounting for local temperature effect substantially alters afforestation patterns
- Machine-learning-based evidence and attribution mapping of 100,000 climate impact studies
- Global economic responses to heat stress impacts on worker productivity in crop production
- Current needs for climate services in West Africa: Results from two stakeholder surveys
- Warming of hot extremes alleviated by expanding irrigation
- Points clés pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest du rapport spécial du GIEC sur le changement climatique et les terres
- Key points for West Africa from the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
- Different response of surface temperature and air temperature to deforestation in climate models
Understanding the complex relationship between land and climate
Troubled land: a call for sustainable land use and rapid climate action
Tell me what you need — how to make really useful climate tools
Implementing science-based climate policies requires communication and collaboration between various actors in the interdisciplinary climate field. The ISIpedia project is one of the growing number of efforts addressing this challenge by involving decision makers and practitioners in developing a tool that is meant to benefit them — a user-friendly information portal of climate change impacts.
Hot, dry or flooded — more weather extremes beyond 1.5°C warming
This blog gives an overview of the most important recent studies on climate impacts and extreme events. Much of it will be synthesised in the IPCC special report on 1.5˚C, due out in October, which will be a key document for setting the course of climate policy at a global level.
Stayin' alive: heatwave makes searing case for 1.5°C
This year’s extreme summer, still scorching central and northern Europe, is a stark illustration of the kind of climate change impacts we could see if nothing is done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Heat waves, droughts and other extremes will only increase in severity and frequency as the Earth continues to warm. Limiting warming to 1.5°C, as governments around the world pledged by signing the Paris Agreement, can help avoid the worst impacts of climate change.