Timothy Thomas has been serving as a research fellow at IFPRI in the Environment and Production Technology Division since March 2010. His work at IFPRI involves using a variety of models to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture, with the goal of identifying policies that will help farmers adapt to the change. He is also working to assess policies designed to mitigate climate change by modifying greenhouse gas emissions from the AFOLU (agriculture, forestry, and land use change) sector.In 2013, three books he co-edited that dealt with climate change and African agriculture were published. In addition to the books, he has authored related journal articles, op-eds, blogs, and studies and has made presentations on the topic in various fora throughout the world. Prior to coming to IFPRI, he worked as an economist-consultant for 11 years at the World Bank, focusing mostly on tropical deforestation and the impact of market nearness on economic development. He earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland in 2003.