Monier, Erwan

Erwan Monier
Associate Professor, Dept. of Land, Air & Water Resources, UC Davis
Research Affiliate, Joint Program and CGCS
Former Principal Research Scientist, Joint Program and CGCS

Focus Areas

Earth Systems, Natural Ecosystems, Managed Resources, Policy Scenarios, Air Quality & Health, Regional Analysis


Erwan Monier is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Monier’s research explores the climate change and extreme weather impacts and risks to various sectors of the economy and ecosystem services, including agriculture, forestry and wildfires, water resources, and air quality and health. His Global Environmental Change research group at UC Davis uses interdisciplinary approaches to examine the co-evolution of human and natural systems in the face of global environmental change and to build the next generation of tools to explore the dynamics of the energy-water-land system and the interactions between climate change, air quality and health.

Education + Credentials
M.Eng., Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, ENSEEIHT
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Dedoussi, I.C., S.D. Eastham, E. Monier and S.R.H. Barrett (2020). Nature, 578, 261–265 (doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-1983-8)
Journal Article
Libardoni, A.G., C.E. Forest, A.P. Sokolov and E. Monier (2019). Geophysical Research Letters , 46(16), 10000-10007 (doi: 10.1029/2019GL082442)
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Kicklighter, D.W., J.M. Melillo, E. Monier, A. P. Sokolov and Q. Zhuang (2019). Nature Communications, 10, 3024 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10944-0) [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Dutkiewicz, S., A.E. Hickman, O. Jahn, S. Henson, C. Beaulieu and E. Monier (2019). Nature Communications, 10: 578 (doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08457-x) [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Libardoni, A.G., C.E. Forest, A.P. Sokolov and E. Monier (2018). Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography, 4(1/2),19-36 (doi:10.5194/ascmo-4-19-2018) [PDF]

News + Media

In The News
New York Times | 
Feb 14, 2020
The Conversation | 
Feb 12, 2020
News Release
Penn State News | 
Nov 14, 2019
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Oct 23, 2019
News Brief
University of California, Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources | 
Jul 17, 2019
News Release
MIT News | 
Nov 13, 2018