Andrea Torreti main research interests focus on: climate change, variability, extremes, and impacts on agriculture; climate change adaptation for agriculture. Before joining the JRC in 2013, he was at the: Italian national weather service, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, University of Bern, University of Giessen as Ass. Professor. In 2011, he got the MedCLIVAR award for his important contribution to research that addressed issues on climate extremes in the Mediterranean region. He is the author/co-author of more than 60 publications and a member of the Editorial Board of the Nature’s Journal Scientific Reports.