Scientific Program

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

This edition of the ICCCI programme includes three days of oral and poster sessions (November 29th to December 1st, 2017). The scientific programme has been organized into three broad groups: Multiple technical sessions of specific interest, five keynote conferences, and three round tables for open discussion.


Ana Rosa Moreno

Ana Rosa Moreno is a biologist from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and holds a Master of Science in Human Ecology from the School of Public Health of the University of Texas, USA. Currently, she is a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM in Mexico. Her professional development is related to environmental health within the public and academic sectors, as well as for international organizations, such as PAHO/WHO, UNEP and UNDP. She was recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a prize shared with Al Gore.

In the framework of the ICCCI 2017, she will have a keynote entitled: “Climate Change and Human Health: Risks and vulnerability in Latin Aamerican populations”; where she will cover issues related to how climate change environmental impacts have an effect on the health and safety of various vulnerable groups in Latin American society.


Mathias Vuille

Mathias Vuille is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). There he teaches several courses, including Climate Variability and Predictability, Climate Change, Paleoclimatology, and Major Topics in Environmental Science. His research focuses on past, present and future climate change in the tropics with an emphasis on reconstructing past changes in the South American monsoon and understanding the impacts of climate change on glacier mass balance and water resources in the tropical Andes.

As part of the 1st edition of the ICCCI 2017, Dr. Vuille will present a talk entitled: South American summer monsoon reconstruction over the past millennium from isotopic proxies. He will be speaking about the history of the South American Summer Monsoon (SASM) during the past millennium and how it has responded to changes in external forcings (e.g., solar variations and volcanic eruptions). The presentation will discuss how proxies that incorporate the stable isotopic composition of meteoric waters (speleothems, ice cores, lake sediments, etc.), in combination with isotope-enabled climate models, offer the potential to reconstruct the SASM history along the entire range of the SASM belt, from the Peruvian Andes in the west to the Atlantic coast in the east.


Bernard Francou

Bernard Francou is a specialist on geomorphology and glaciology since 1987, when he got his PhD from the Paris Diderot University. His research interests are focused on understanding high mountains glaciers and periglacial processes in response to climate change.

He worked as researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) until 1990, when he joined the Institute of Research for Development (IRD). Currently he serves as Research Director Emeritus at the IRD and the Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement in Grenoble (France).

Besides his many peer-reviewed publications, reports to the IPCC (2007, 2013), TV documentaries and books, one of his major contributions to science development was contributing to the establish permanent glacier observation networks in the tropical Andes (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia), which serve as a reference to document the current  atmospheric warming in low latitude mountains. He will present a keynote talk entitled:Retreat of mountain glaciers in the world, with a special focus on the tropical Andes, which will include a brief overview on the magnitude of glacier recession by region and an analysis of the link between glacier evolution and atmospheric warming at global scale.


Thierry Lebel

Thierry Lebel is an expert in hydroclimatology and hydrometeorology. From 2007 to 2015, he was director of LTHE, the leading French laboratory studying the interactions between climate variability and the continental water cycle,. He currently serves as Scientific Director at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), heading the department for interdisciplinarity.

Following its PhD in 1984, his research efforts have been dedicated to understanding the impact of climate variability on the water cycle and water resources across intertropical regions, especially in Africa. Recently he has engaged in Mountain climatology, carrying out research both in the Alps and in the Andes.

One of his main achievements was the design and implementation of the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA); AMMA gathered more than 500 scientists belonging to a large array of disciplines – from Atmospheric Physics to Social Sciences – in order to better understand the variability of the West African Monsoon and its socio-economic impacts. An important legacy of AMMA is the long term observing system operating in West Africa under the name of AMMA-CATCH and providing an unparalleled monitoring of hydrometeorological variables at high space and time resolution. One major result of this monitoring in recent years has been to evidence the intensification of the water cycle in the region, in association with global warming.

This edition of the ICCCI 2017 will include a keynote talk presented by Dr. Lebel, entitled: “Impact of global change in the intertropical zone: what is at stake ?”, and will focus on discussing why and how global change is impacting the water cycle in tropical regions in specific ways.



The scientific program includes oral and poster sessions of technical works, keynote conferences by outstanding speakers, and interdisciplinary roundtable. Optional field trips and short courses will also be held at the Cordillera Blanca.

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