Research Professor

Lini Wollenberg works on climate change, food systems, and sustainable agriculture at the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT and Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. From 2009 to 2021, she led the Low-Emission Development research theme for CCAFS, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Prior to that Lini worked with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in Indonesia and with the Ford Foundation. She received her PhD in natural resource management from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Her expertise is in climate change mitigation, land use, and social inclusion. She has worked primarily in Asia, especially Indonesian Borneo.


Selected Publications

Subbarao G, Arango J, Masahiro K, Hooper AM, Yoshihashi T, Ando Y, Nakahara K, Deshpande S, Ortiz-Monasterio I, Ishitani M, Peters M, Chirinda N, Wollenberg E, Lata JC, Gerard B, Tobita S,  Rao I, Braun HJ, Kommerell V, Tohme J, Iwanaga M. 2017. Genetic mitigation strategies to tackle agricultural GHG emissions: The case for biological nitrification inhibition technology. Plant Science. 1-4 p.

Wollenberg E, Richards M, Smith P, Havlík P, Obersteiner M, Tubiello FN, Herold M, Gerber P, Carter S, Reisinger A, van Vuuren D, Dickie A, Neufeldt H, Sander BO, Wassman R, Sommer R, Amonette JE, Falcucci A, Herrero M, Opio C, Roman-Cuesta R, Stehfest E, Westhoek H, Ortiz-Monasterio I, Sapkota T, Rufino MC, Thornton PK, Verchot L, West PC, Soussana JF, Baedeker T, Sadler M, Vermeulen S, Campbell BM. 2016. Reducing emissions from agriculture to meet the 2°C target. Global Change Biology.

Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wollenberg E, Richards M, (Eds.). 2016. Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture. SpringerNature. Agrawal A, Wollenberg E, Persha L. 2014. Governing Mitigation in Agriculture Forest Landscapes. Lead article of special issue. Global Environmental Change 29:270-280.

Campbell BM, Vermeulen SJ, Aggarwal PK, Corner-Dolloff C, Girvetz E, Loboguerrero, AM, Ramirez-Villegas J, Rosenstock T, Sebastian L, Thornton P, Wollenberg E. 2016. Reducing risks to food security from climate change. Global Food Security.  doi:10.1016/j.gfs.2016.06.002.

Ogle SM, Olander L, Wollenberg E, Rosenstock T, Tubiello F, Paustian K, Buendia L, Nihart A, Smith P.  2014. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting agricultural management for climate change in developing countries: providing the basis for action. Global Change Biology 20:1–6.

Olander L, Wollenberg E, Tubiello F, Herold M. 2014. Synthesis:  the status and potential for improved agricultural greenhouse gas quantification. Environmental Research Letters 9:075003.

Negra C, Wollenberg E. 2011. Lessons from REDD: Advancing agriculture in the UNFCCC. Carbon Management 2(2):161-173.

Vermeulen S, Zougmore R, Wollenberg E, Thornton P, Nelson G, Kristjanson P, Kinyangi J, Jarvis A, Hansen J, Challinor A, Campbell B, Aggarwal P. 2011. Climate change, agriculture and food security: a global partnership to link research and action for low-income agricultural producers and consumers. Current Opinions in Sustainability 4:1-6.

Vermeulen SJ, Wollenberg E. 2011. Benefits of tropical crops for food security. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(9):E30.

Wollenberg E, Merino L, Agrawal A, Ostrom E.  2007.  Fourteen years of monitoring community-managed forests: Learning from IFRI’s experience.  Int. Forestry Review 9(2):670-684.

Eva Wollenberg

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Instructional program: Natural Resources
Research: Climate change & land use, natural resource management & governance, agriculture-forest landscapes, anthropology, international rural livelihoods


  • PhD, Wildland Resource Science, UC Berkeley
  • MS, Wildland Resource Science, UC Berkeley
  • BS, Conservation/Resource Studies,UC Berkeley


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