Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Davin, Edouard, Dr.

Edouard Davin

ETH Zürich
Dr. Edouard Davin
Institut f. Atmosphäre und Klima
CHN N 12.3
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 80 77

Research Interests


In reviewed journals

Eyring, V., M. Righi, M. Evaldsson, A. Lauer, S. Wenzel, C. Jones, A. Anav, O. Andrews, I. Cionni, E. L. Davin, C. Deser, C. Ehbrecht, P. Friedlingstein, P. Gleckler, K.-D. Gottschaldt, S. Hagemann, M. Juckes, S. Kindermann, J. Krasting, D. Kunert, R. Levine, A. Loew, J. Mäkelä, G. Martin, E. Mason, A. Phillips, S. Read, C. Rio, R. Roehrig, D. Senftleben, A. Sterl, L. H. van Ulft, J. Walton, S. Wang and K. D. Williams (2015), ESMValTool (v1.0) – a community diagnostic and performance metrics tool for routine evaluation of Earth System Models in CMIP, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 8, 7541-7661, doi:10.5194/gmdd-8-7541-2015.

Li, Y., N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, E. L. Davin, N. Zeng, S. Motesharrei, S. C. Li and E. Kalnay (2015), The role of spatial scale and background climate in the latitudinal temperature response to deforestation, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 6, 1897-1937, doi:10.5194/esdd-6-1897-2015.

Vanden Broucke, S., S. Luyssaert, E.L. Davin, I. Janssens and N. van Lipzig (2015), Temperature decomposition of paired site observations reveals new insights in climate models' capability to simulate the impact of LUC, J. Geophys. Res., 120 (11), 5417-5436, doi:10.1002/2015JD023095.

Thiery, W., E.L. Davin, H.J. Panitz, M. Demuzere, S Lhermitte and N. van Lipzig (2015), The impact of the African Great Lakes on the regional climate, J. Clim., 28, 4061–4085, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00565.1.

Wilhelm, M., E.L. Davin and S.I. Seneviratne (2015), Climate engineering of vegetated land for hot extremes mitigation: an Earth System Model sensitivity study, J. Geophys. Res., 120 (7), 2612-2623, doi:10.1002/2014JD022293.

Schwaab, J., M. Bavay, E.L. Davin, F. Hagedorn, F. Hüsler, M. Lehning, M. Schneebeli, E. Thürig and P. Bebi (2015), Carbon storage versus albedo change: Radiative Forcing of forest expansion in temperate mountainous regions of Switzerland, Biogeosciences, 12, 467-487, doi:10.5194/bg-12-467-2015.

Lejeune, Q., E.L. Davin, B. Guillod and S.I. Seneviratne (2015), Influence of Amazonian deforestation on the future evolution of regional surface fluxes, circulation, surface temperature and precipitation, Clim. Dyn., 44, 9-10, 2769-2786, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2203-8.

Davin, E.L., S.I. Seneviratne, P. Ciais, A. Olioso and T. Wang (2014), Preferential cooling of hot extremes from cropland albedo management, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 111 (27), 9757-9761, doi:10.1073/pnas.1317323111.

Lorenz, R., E.L. Davin, D.M. Lawrence, R. Stöckli and S.I. Seneviratne (2013), How important is vegetation phenology for European climate and heatwaves?, J. Clim., 26, 24, 10077–10100, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00040.1.

Guillod, B., E.L. Davin, C. Kündig, G. Smiatek and S.I. Seneviratne (2013), Impact of soil map speci fications for European climate simulations, Clim. Dyn., 40, 1-2, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1395-z.

Lorenz, R., E.L. Davin and S.I. Seneviratne (2012), Modeling land-climate coupling in Europe: Impact of land surface representation on climate variability and extremes, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D20109, doi:10.1029/2012JD017755.

Davin, E.L. and S.I. Seneviratne (2012), Role of land surface processes and diffuse/direct radiation partitioning in simulating the European climate, Biogeosciences, 9, 1695-1707, doi:10.5194/bg-9-1695-2012.

Oliveira, P.J.C., E.L. Davin, S. Levis and S.I. Seneviratne (2011), Vegetation-mediated impacts of trends in global radiation on land hydrology: A global sensitivity study, Glob. Change Biol., 17, 11, 3453–3467, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02506.x.

Davin, E.L., R. Stöckli, E.B. Jaeger, S. Levis and S.I. Seneviratne (2011), COSMO-CLM2: A new version of the COSMO-CLM model coupled to the Community Land Model, Clim. Dyn., 37, 9, 1889-1907, doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1019-z.

Seneviratne, S.I., T. Corti, E.L. Davin, M. Hirschi, E.B. Jaeger, I. Lehner, B. Orlowsky and A.J. Teuling (2010), Investigating soil moisture-climate interactions in a changing climate: A review, Earth-Sci. Rev., 99, 125–161, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.02.004.

Davin, E.L. and N. de Noblet-Ducoudré (2010), Climatic impact of global-scale deforestation: radiative versus non-radiative processes, J. Clim., 23, 97–112, doi:10.1175/2009JCLI3102.1.

Pitman, A.J., N. de Noblet-Ducoudré, F.T. Cruz, E.L. Davin, G.B. Bonan, V. Brovkin, M. Claussen, C. Delire, V. Gayler, B.J.J.M. van den Hurk, P.J. Lawrence, M.K. van der Molen, C. Müller, C.H. Reick, S.I. Seneviratne, B.J. Strengers and A. Voldoire (2009), Uncertainties in climate responses to past land cover change: first results from the LUCID intercomparison study, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L14814, doi:10.1029/2009GL039076.

Davin, E.L., N. de Noblet-Ducoudré and P. Friedlingstein (2007), Impact of land cover change on surface climate: Relevance of the radiative forcing concept, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L13702, doi:10.1029/2007GL029678.


Le climat à découvert, coordinated by C. Jeandel and R. Mosseri (2011), CNRS Editions, ISBN : 978-2-271-07198-9.

Davin, E. L. and N. de Noblet-Ducoudré (2010), Biogeophysical processes behind the climatic influence of deforestation, iLEAPS Newsletter, Issue No. 10, 6-8.

Davin, E. L. (2008), Étude de l'effet biophysique du changement d'occupation des sols sur le système climatique, PhD Thesis, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, France.

Davin, E. L. (2006), An attempt to quantify the impact of anthropogenic land cover change on climate since pre-industrial times, iLEAPS Newsletter, Issue No. 2, 14-15.


Land-Climate Interactions (MSc)

Community Service

Coordinator of the Soil and Vegetation Working Group (SOILVEG) of the COSMO-CLM regional climate model and member of the coordination committee of COSMO-CLM (2010-present)

Short CV

2011–present: Senior Scientist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2008–2011: Post-doctoral Research Associate, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2004–2008: PhD thesis, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE/IPSL), Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2004: Master thesis, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE/IPSL), Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2003: Visiting student, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO, USA


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