Marc Corbeels holds a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and an HDR (accreditation to supervise doctoral research) from the University of Montpellier, France. His current research focuses on ecological intensification options for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of climate variability and climate change.
Corbeels has worked for more than 15 years in the tropical regions of Africa and Brazil. He has authored more than 90 journal articles and book chapters and >100 conference papers on farming systems research and agricultural production in smallholder agriculture covering diverse topics including soil and water management, soil carbon and nitrogen cycling, crop growth simulation modelling, climatic risk management, adaption to climate change and farming systems analysis and design. He is associate editor of Field Crops Research.