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Mikhail Semenov

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Dr Mikhail Semenov, a mathematician, is a leading specialist in modelling impacts of climate change on agricultural systems. He was a principal investigator of many national and international projects; in 2008, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Climate Research, an international journal on all aspects of the interactions of climate with organisms, ecosystems and human societies, including climate change impacts.  Dr Semenov is a principal developer of the LARS-WG weather generator which is used worldwide to construct local-scale daily climate scenarios based on projections from climate models, e.g. ELPIS in Europe and ELPIS-JP in Japan. These scenarios are used in conjunction with process-based impact models to quantify risks and uncertainties of impacts.  He is also a principal developer of the Sirius model for inter-plant completion and prediction of composition of plant communities under climate change. Sirius was used in many model intercomparison studies, including AgMIP and FACCE-JPI.