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Reiner Wassmann

Cluster Leader                                Foresighting and Policy Analysis    r.wassmann@irri.org

Reiner is climate change expert at IRRI in charge of coordinating IRRI’s research program on rice and climate change. He also acts as IRRI contact person for CCAFS (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security). 

Bernadette P. Joven

Senior Communication Specialist     b.joven@irri.org

Berns provides the overall communication needs of IRRI's climate change research team which include communication planning and implementation, development of multi-media materials and communication collateral, and management of online platforms. 


Ryan R. Romasanta

Assistant Scientist        r.romasanta@irri.org

Ryan supervises the operation and maintenance of instruments being used in measuring greenhouse gas emissions particularly in gas chromatography. He conducts capacity building activities like trainings among partners/collaborators on GHG emission measurements. Ryan also handle experiments on GHG emissions from rice straw burning.

Björn Ole Sander

Climate Change Specialist and        IRRI Representative to Vietnam 

Ole is a scientist in IRRI, and his work focuses on greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies. Ole analyzes the GHG balance of different cropping systems, evaluates different mitigation options through water-, fertilizer and crop residue management and identifies suitable conditions to support dissemination of mitigation technologies in Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Mary Louise Mendoza

Maui has been working on the ICON project: Introducing Non-flooded Crops in Rice-dominated Landscapes: Impact on Carbon, Nitrogen and Water Cycles since 2011. Her focus is on crop (rice and maize) sequential phenotyping and nutrient analysis. She is also supervising the collection and processing of soil samples for chemical and physical characterization.