Ecosystems Services and Management

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program aims to improve our understanding of ecosystems in today’s changing world—in particular, the current state of ecosystems, and their ecological thresholds and buffering capacities.

The strategic goal of ESM is supporting policy makers in developing rational, realistic and science-based regional, national and global strategies for the production of food, feed, fiber, and bio-energy that sustain ecosystem services and safeguard food security. By using advanced theories of applied systems analysis, new information technologies and integrated biophysical, social and economic modeling techniques; ESM is charting possible pathways to the future by linking ecosystems, society, policy, and governance.


ESM News

09 March 2017
Investment key in adapting to climate change in West Africa

Climate change will likely have negative impacts on food production in West Africa, but a new study provides insights on how strategic planning by decision makers could ease or exacerbate food security challenges in the region.  More



ESM Research Groups


Agro-Environmental Systems

Enviro. Resources & Develop.

Economic Decision Making

Earth Observation Systems

Forest Ecosystem Management

Policy and Science Interface



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CONTACT DETAILS

Michael Obersteiner

Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 460

Florian Kraxner

Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 233

Models/Tools/Data

EVENTS

IIASA at EGU 2017

23 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017

PUBLICATIONS

Rao S, Klimont Z, Smith SJ, Van Dingenen R, Dentener F, Bouwman L, Riahi K, Amann M, et al. (2017). Future air pollution in the Shared Socio-economic Pathways. Global Environmental Change 42: 346-358. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.012.

Mesfun S, Sanchez DL, Leduc S, Wetterlund E, Lundgren J, Biberracher M, & Kraxner F (2017). Power-to-gas and power-to-liquid for managing renewable electricity intermittency in the Alpine Region. Renewable Energy 107: 361-372. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2017.02.020.

van Dijk M, Morley T, Jongeneel R, van Ittersum M, Reidsma P, & Ruben R (2017). Disentangling agronomic and economic yield gaps: An integrated framework and application. Agricultural Systems 154: 90-99. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2017.03.004.

ESM Publications

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