Dr. Quang Bao Le

Senior Associate Research Scientist


Senior Scientist

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) (www.icarda.org)

2 Port Said, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

(ICARDA belongs to CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers)

Senior Fellow

Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn (www.zef.de)

Genscherallee 3, D-53113 Bonn, Germany


Quang Bao Le is a senior scientist in human-environment system and sustainability sciences with more than 16-year experience in international research and post-graduate supervision. His research focuses on the development and application of human-environment system methodologies (ranging from quantitative integrated assessment and modelling to transdisciplinary methods) to support social-ecological system management towards achieving system-whole resilience and sustainability.

His research interests include central topics in circular economy development such as investigating factors and mechanisms accounting for vulnerability and resilience of land-use systems in the face of global changes, viable social–ecological mechanisms for restoring degraded lands, and sustainable transformation of agricultural systems within circular economy development.

He received a Ph.D. in Geography, Ecology and Natural Resources Management from the University of Bonn. Before joining International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in 2015, he was a senior scientist in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich (2009-2014) and senior researcher in Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn (2005-2009).

Dr. Le received Swiss-Academies Award for Transdisciplinary Research. He is an invited Senior Fellow at Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn and a member of ETH Zurich Alumni. He has served on the editorial boards of three refereed international journals. He taught regular and invited graduate courses on and around Human-Environment Systems Analysis and Modelling, Sustainable Land Use and Management Systems, Agent-based Modelling for Socio-ecological Systems, Landscape Ecology and has supervised the dissertations of more than 12 post-graduate students from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Dr. Le authored more than 100 reviewed publications, including 60+ listed on ISI Web of Science and/or Elsevier SCOPUS.