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Pierre Bommel

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • CIRAD Departement Environnements et societes
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Dr Pierre Bommel is a modeler scientist at CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Center for International Development). As member of the GREEN Research Unit, he contributes to promote the Companion Modeling approach ( His research interest focuses on Collective Design of models and Participatory Prospective Analysis. Through the development of CORMAS, a Framework for Agent-Based Models (ABM,, he has been focusing on the development and the use of ABM for renewable resources management. As associated professor in Brazil, at the university of Brasilia (UnB) then at Rio de Janeiro (PUC), he developed models related to environmental management, such as breeding adaptation to drought in the Uruguay or as breeding and deforestation in the Amazon. He has been based at the university of Costa Rica as visiting professor, and is currently based at CATIE, where he works on prospective and adaptation to Climate Change in the Guanacaste, a dry region of Costa Rica. Committed to local stakeholders, he develops educational tools to raise watershed residents' awareness on water issues (pollution and overuse of groundwater and surface water).

Recent publications

  • Purpose, processes, partnerships, and products: Four Ps to advance participatory socio-environmental modeling: Four

    • Gray S
    • Voinov A
    • Paolisso M
    • et al.
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  • Pragmatic insights: Live UIs for agent-based modelling in pharo

    • Grover J
    • Papoulias N
    • Stinckwich S
    • et al.
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Professional experience


CIRAD Environments and Societies Department

February 2001 - Present

Visiting Professor

UCR University of Costa Rica - AgroEconomy lab.

February 2015 - February 2018(3 years)

Visiting professor

PUC Rio de Janeiro. Laboratory of Software Engineering

February 2012 - January 2015(3 years)

Visiting professor


May 2005 - January 2012(7 years)



Universite Montpellier 2, Faculte des Sciences de Montpellier

January 2007 - June 2009(2 years)

Master degree in computer science

Universite Montpellier 2, Faculte des Sciences de Montpellier

September 1998 - September 1999(a year)

Co-authors (156)

  • Bryann Avendaño
  • Diana Adamatti
  • François Gillet