Reiner Wassmann

Climate Change Specialist
CGIAR Contact Points
+63 2580 5600 ext. 2737

Climate Change Specialist at IRRI
(funded through German GIZ/CIM program)

Academic degrees:
1982 M.Sc. in Biology, Univ. of Goettingen, Germany
1987 Ph.D. in Biology, University of Goettingen, Germany

Professional Positions:
1987-1991 and 2000-2006
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1991-1999 and 2006 – present
International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines

Professional Records:
• Working on Climate Change Issues since 1987
• Conducted research projects on emission of greenhouse gases from natural ecosystems (Amazon floodplains, African savannah)
• Research focus on rice production and climate change since 1991
• Coordinated extensive projects on methane emissions and possible mitigation strategies in rice production at IRRI including an Asia-wide network from 1993-1999
• Coordinated IRRI’s work on Climate Change mitigation, adaptation and impact assessment since 2006
• One of the authors of the revised IPCC Guidelines (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): „National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Guidelines: Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use” (2004-2006)