Alexandre Magnan is developping research on vulnerability and (mal)adaptation to climate and environmental change. He's working on coastal areas and small islands especially in the Indian Ocean (e.g., Reunion Island, Maldives, Mauritius) and in the Pacific (Kiribati, French Polynesia). He is particularly interested in "trajectories of vulnerability" (characterization of influencing factors and their interactions over time), in the risk of maladaptation (typology, evaluation, case study) and in the implementation of a Global adaptation goal within the international climate negotiations.
Alexandre holds a doctorate in Geography (2005, University of Montpellier 3) and an habilitation to supervise research (2018, University of La Rochelle).
He joined IDDRI in october 2007.