Earth Institute Staff Directory

Mr. Marc A. Levy

Deputy Director , Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) , The Earth Institute

Director, GRID3 , Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

201 Geoscience
61 Route 9W
PO Box 1000
Palisades, NY 10964

BIOGRAPHY: Marc Levy is Deputy Director of CIESIN (the Center for International Earth Science Information Network), and Director of GRID3 (Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development). He explores new ways to harness interdisciplinary spatial data to better manage complex risk and achieve sustainable development. He has served on many expert bodies convened by the IPCC, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, World Economic Forum, and others. In his work as GRID3 Director he manages a $15m program funded by the Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development. GRID3 works with developing countries, primarily in Africa, to deploy data science innovations solutions for mapping populations, settlements and development infrastructure at very high resolution and low cost.


Venter, Oscar, Eric W Sanderson, Ainhoa Magrach, James R Allan, Jutta Beher, Kendall R Jones, Hugh P Possingham, William F Laurance, Peter Wood, Balazs M Fekete, Marc A. Levy, and James EM Watson (2016b). “Sixteen years of change in the global terrestrial human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation". Nature Communications 7. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12558.

O'Neill, Brian C., Elmar Kriegler, Kris Ebi, Eric Kemp-Benedict, Keywan Riahi, Dale Rothman, Bas van Ruijven, Detlef van Vuuren, Joern Birkmann, Kasper Kok, Marc Levy, Richard Moss, and William Solecki (2015). “The Roads Ahead: Narratives for Shared Socioeconomic Pathways describingWorld Futures in the 21st Century". Global Environmental Change. doi: 10.1016 j.gloenvcha.2015.01.004.

Bas van Ruijven, Marc Levy; Arun Agrawal; Frank Biermann; Joern Birkmann; Timothy R. Carter; Kristie L Ebi; Matthias Garschagen; Bryan Jones; Roger Jones; Eric Kemp-Benedict; Marcel Kok; Kasper Kok; Maria Carmen Lemos; Paul L Lucas; Ben Orlove; Shonali Pachauri; Tom Parris; Anand Patwardhan; Arthur Petersen; Benjamin L. Preston; Jesse Ribot; Dale S Rothman; Vanessa J Schweizer, "Enhancing the relevance of new scenarios for climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability research," Climatic Change, 2014 (122,3) 481-494 doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0931-0.

Neil Adger, Juan Pulhin, Jon Barnett, Geoff Dabelko, Grete K. Hovelsrud, Marc A. Levy, Úrsula Oswald-Spring, Coleen Vogel, "Human Security," Chapter 12 in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II, March 2014.

Jones, Kate, Nikki Patel, Marc A. Levy, John Gittelman, Deborah Balk, Adam Storeygard and Peter Daszak, “Global Trends in Emerging Infectious Diseases,” Nature 451 21 February 2008, 990-994. DOI 10.1038/nature06536.

Abayomi, Kobi, Andrew Gelman and Marc A. Levy, “Diagnostics for Multivariate Imputations,” Applied Statistics, 57, 3 June 2008, 273-291.

Peter M. Haas, Robert O. Keohane and Marc A. Levy, eds., Institutions for the Earth: Sources of Effective International Environmental Protection (MIT Press, 1993).