Research Professor

A Fellow in the Gund Institute, Lini is an anthropologist and natural resource management specialist concerned with rural livelihoods and the environment. She currently leads a research program on Low Emissions Agricultural Development for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Her work seeks to identify options for reducing the impacts of agricultural development and land use on the climate, while also improving livelihoods for the poor in developing countries.

Prior to joining CCAFS, Lini worked with the Ford Foundation and Center for International Forestry Research. Lini is partial to 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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