Scientist at the Alliance Bioversity International & CIAT  



Louis Reymondin is an expert in developing software that harness the power of Machine Learning to make sense of Big Earth Data. Louis co-leads the Digital transformation of the agri food systems research theme for the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. He did his undergraduate in software development at University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland and followed a PhD program in Geography at King’s College London. Louis’ PhD research focused on the development and implementation of Terra-i: an early warning system to monitor changes in habitat throughout the tropic.


Terra-i: an early warning system to monitor changes in habitat throughout the tropic.

Clément Bourgoin, Julie Betbeder, Pierre Couteron, Lilian Blanc, Hélène Dessard, Johan Oszwald, Renan Le Roux, Guillaume Cornu, Louis Reymondin, Lucas Mazzei, Plinio Sist, Peter Läderach, Valéry Gond, UAV-based canopy textures assess changes in forest structure from long-term degradation, Ecological Indicators, Volume 115, 2020

Clément Bourgoin, Johan Oszwald, Jeremy Bourgoin, Valéry Gond, Lilian Blanc, Hélène Dessard, Trong Van Phan, Plinio Sist, Peter Läderach, Louis Reymondin, Assessing the ecological vulnerability of forest landscape to agricultural frontier expansion in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 84, 2020

Alejandro Coca Castro, Marc Ruswurm, Louis Reymondin, Mark Mulligan, Sequential Recurrent Encoders for Land Cover Mapping in The Brazilian Amazon Using Modis Imagery and Auxiliary Datasets, July 2019, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8899114, IGARSS 2019 – 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

Kris AG Wyckhuys, Alice Hughes, Chamaiporn Buamas, Annie C Johnson, Liette Vasseur, Louis Reymondin, Jean-Philippe Deguine, Douglas Sheil, Biological control of an agricultural pest protects tropical forests, manuscript accepted in Nature – Communications Biology, 2018.

Steven E Sesnie, Beth Tellman, David Wrathall, Kendra McSweeney, Erik Nielsen, Karina Benessaiah, Ophelia Wang and Luis Rey. A spatio-temporal analysis of forest loss related to cocaine trafficking in Central America, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 12, Number 5. 2017

Reymondin, Louis; Arévalos, Fabiana; Palacios, Fernando; Caballero, Jazmín; Ortiz, Edder; Báez, Marcos; Arango, David; Bautista, Oscar; Yanosky, Alberto; Villalba, Alberto. 2016. Indirect Impact Assessment of the road segment San Juan Nepomuceno-Ruta 6 in Paraguay . Paraquaria Natural. 2016, 41(1): 20-32. 2016

Reymondin, Louis; Coca, Alejandro; Arango, David; Jarvis, Andy; Navarrete, Carolina; Suding, Paul Hugo; Watkins, Graham. Potential Impact of Road Projects on Habitat Loss and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Guyana from 2012 to 2022. 2014. Inter-American Development Bank Environmental Safeguards Unit TECHNICAL NOTE No. IDB-TN-632. 2014

Reymondin, Louis, Argote, Karolina; Jarvis, Andy; Navarrete, Carolina; Coca, Alejandro; Grossman, Denn; Villalba, Alberto; Suding, Paul. Road Impact Assessment Using Remote Sensing Methodology for Monitoring Land-Use Change in Latin America: Results of Five Case Studies. Environmental Safeguards Unit. TECHNICAL NO. TENo. IDB – TN – 561. 2013

Leisher, Craig, Touval, Jerome, Hess, Sebastiaan, Boucher, Timothy Reymondin, Louis. Land and Forest Degradation inside Protected Areas in Latin America. Diversity 2013, 5, 779-795


As co-leader Louis co-leads the Digital transformation of the agri food systems research theme for the Alliance, Louis’ main interest are researches involving the use of artificial intelligence and data mining to better understand the dynamics of human activities and the environment such as Terra-i, a near real time monitoring system of deforestation.