Andrea Toreti is a senior scientist/scientific officer at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra.
He graduated in Mathematics at the University of Rome La Sapienza (Rome, Italy) and obtained a Ph.D. in Climate Sciences at the University of Bern (Bern, Switzerland). Before joining the JRC in 2013, he was at the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (Italy), at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and at the University of Giessen (Germany) as Ass. Professor.
His main research interests focus on: climate change, variability, extremes and impacts on agriculture; climate change adaptation for agriculture; extreme value theory; statistical climatology; change point detection and attribution; agro-meteorology.
In 2011, he got the MedCLIVAR award for his important contribution to research which addressed issues on climate extremes in the Mediterranean region.
He is author/co-author of more than 50 publications, referee for the most relevant international peer-reviewed journals on climate sciences, co-organiser of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) sessions on 'The climate of the Mediterranean Region' and 'Times series analyses in geoscience'