Monier, Erwan

Erwan Monier
Principal Research Scientist, Joint Program and CGCS


(617) 715-5429



Focus Areas

Food, Water & Forestry, Infrastructure & Air Pollution, Natural Ecosystems, Earth System Science, Regional Analysis


Research Interests
Dr Erwan Monier is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. His research focuses on quantifying the uncertainty in future 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 is 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 leading climate scientist for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CIRA) project. Within this project, he has been involved in various climate impact assessments including the impacts of climate on agriculture and water resources, on wildfires and terrestrial ecosystem carbon storage, and on air quality and health. He completed his PhD in Atmospheric Science at the University of California, Davis, and holds a Master's degree in Hydraulics and Fluid Dynamics Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (ENSEEIHT, University of Toulouse).

Education + Credentials
M.Eng., Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, ENSEEIHT, 2003
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis, 2009

Recent Publications

Joint Program Report
Monier, E., D. Kicklighter, A. Sokolov, Q. Zhuang, I. Sokolik, R. Lawford, M. Kappas, S. Paltsev and P. Groisman (2017). Joint Program Report Series Report 311, May, 20 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Report
Sokolov, A., S. Paltsev, H. Chen, M. Haigh, R. Prinn and E. Monier (2017). Joint Program Report Series Report 309, 15 p., March [PDF]
Journal Article
Kim, J.B., E. Monier, et al. (2017). Environmental Research Letters, online first (doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa63fc)
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Gao X., C.A. Schlosser, P. O’Gorman, E. Monier and D. Entekhabi (2017). Journal of Climate, online first (doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0544.1)
Journal Article
Garcia-Menendez, F., E. Monier and N. Selin (2017). Geophysical Research Letters, online first (doi:10.1002/2016GL071565)

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Mar 28, 2017
In The News
E&E News: ClimateWire | 
Jan 23, 2017
News Release
MIT News | 
Jan 03, 2017
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Jul 07, 2016
In The News
Eos: Earth and Space Science News | 
Apr 29, 2016
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Apr 21, 2016
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Jan 05, 2016
In The News | 
Oct 20, 2014