Andrew Jarvis

Flagship Leader for Climate-Smart Technologies and Practices
Flagship Leader
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Dr. Andy Jarvis is the Director of the Decision and Policy Analysis Area in the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and is a Flagship Leader on the CGIAR Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), based in Cali, Colombia.

Dr. Jarvis has 10 years experience of cutting edge scientific research in developing countries to support the goals of alleviating poverty and protecting essential ecosystem services of importance to humanity.  His research has focused on the use of spatial analysis and environmental modeling to address issues such as agricultural biodiversity conservation, adaptation to climate change, and maintenance of ecosystem services. 

Over the past ten years Dr. Jarvis has published over 70 articles, book chapters or books, with over 30 of these in peer-reviewed articles published in international journals.  Dr. Jarvis has also worked as a consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on developing climate change strategies to conserve agricultural biodiversity, and been a consultant on a variety of projects for the European Union, Global Environment Facility amongst others. 

In 2003 Dr. Jarvis won the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) C-8 Genetic Resources award for best research paper stemming from his work on conservation prioritization research for wild peanuts in Latin America, and in 2009 received the prestigious Ebbe Nielsen award for innovative research in bioinformatics and biosystematics.

Some recent publications

Reymondin L, Coca A, Arango D, Jarvis A, Navarrete C, Suding P, Watkins G. 2014. Potential Impact of Road Projects on Habitat Loss and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Guyana from 2012 to 2022. Published technical note by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). p. 45.

Ramirez-Villegas J,Cuesta F, Devenish C, Peralvo M, Jarvis A, Arnillas C. 2014. Using species distributions models for designing conservation strategies of Tropical Andean biodiversity under climate change. Journal for Nature Conservation 22(5):391-404. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2014.03.007.

Legg J, Somado E, Barker I, Beach L, Ceballos H, Cuellar W, Elkhoury W, Gerling D, Helsen J, Hershey C, Jarvis A, et al. 2014. A global alliance declaring war on cassava viruses in Africa. Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Productions and Access to Food 6 (2):1-20.

Khoury C, Bjorkman A, Dempewolf H, Ramirez-Villegas J, Guarino L, Jarvis A, Rieseberg L, Struikb P. 2014. Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security. PNAS 111(11):4001–4006. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1313490111.

Warren R, Van Der Wal J, Price J, Welbergen J, Atkinson I, Ramírez-Villegas J, Osborn TJ, Jarvis A, Shoo LP, Williams SE, Lowe J. 2013. Quantifying the benefit of early climate change mitigation in avoiding biodiversity loss. Nature Climate Change 3:678-682.

Vermeulen SJ, Challinor A, Thornton PK, Campbell BM, Eriyagama N, Vervoort, JM, Kinyangi J, Jarvis A, Läderach P, Ramírez-Villegas J, Nicklin KJ, Hawkins E, Smith D R. 2013. Addressing uncertainty in adaptation planning for agriculture. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences of the United States of America 110(21):8357-8362.

Reymondin L, Argote K, Jarvis A, Navarrete C, Coca A, Grossman D, Villalba A, Suding P. 2013. Road impact assessment using remote sensing methodology for monitoring land-use change in Latin America: Results of Five Case Studies. Inter-American Development Bank (BID). p. 31.

Ramírez-Villegas J, Jarvis A, Laderach P. 2013. Empirical approaches for assessing impacts of climate change on agriculture: the EcoCrop model and a case study with grain sorghum. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 170:67-78.

Ramírez-Villegas J, Challinor AJ, Thornton P, Jarvis A. 2013. Implications of regional improvement in global climate models for agricultural impact research. Environmental Research Letters 8(2):1-12.

Heufeldt H, Jahn M, Campbell BM, Beddington J R, Declerck F, De Pinto A, Gulledge J, Hellin, J, Herrero M, Jarvis A, Le Zaks D, Meinke H, Rosenstock T, Scholes M, Scholes R, Vermeulen S, Wollenberg E, Zougmoré R. 2013. Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems. Agriculture & Food Security 2:12.