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 Ecosystem Services and Management Program (ESM) has built integrated knowledge and data systems to provide a trusted science base for land management policy processes in many global regions. These aim to improve human wellbeing and sustainable management of the Earth’s natural resources. Guiding production and consumption choices that are consistent across scales and compatible with the maintenance of equitable access to multiple ecosystem services, is a scientific challenge that ESM is uniquely positioned to address based on its cluster of citizen science and modularly linked land resource assessment tools.

ESM Research Centers


Center for Landscape Resilience & Management (CLR)

Integrated biophysical modeling group assessing landscape ecosystems and their services with special emphasis on sustainability and resilience of  the global agriculture-, forest- and low carbon-energy sectors.


Center for Earth Observation & Citizen Science (EOCS)

We use earth observation and citizen science to conduct research and provide innovative, cost effective and high quality data, tools and services to help society achieve the sustainable development goals


Center for Environmental Resources and Development (ERD)

Conducting integrated assessments of the bioeconomy (agriculture, forestry, and bioenergy) by developing the Global Biosphere Management Model GLOBIOM and contributing to policy scenarios.

ESM Events


24 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
IIASA at the 4th Open Science Meeting

Researchers from the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program will participate in the 4th Open Science Meeting (... More

24 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
KlimaTag 2019

KlimaTag 2019 aims to provide an overview of current Austrian research activities in the areas of climate change, impact... More

25 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
New Citizen Science Campaign on Human Impact on Forests

IIASA researchers announce a new citizen science campaign on human impact on forests for improving forest management map... More


ESM News

12 April 2019
Rethinking conservation efforts for improved biodiversity

A study published online by the journal Science, looked into why the global commitment towards the expansion of protected areas has not delivered the expected conservation benefits. The researchers propose a new target and a set of indicators that can galvanize global conservation efforts and lead to positive biodiversity outcomes.  More

27 February 2019
New report identifies critical investment needs for climate-friendly infrastructure

IIASA researchers contributed to a new World Bank report that provides a comprehensive estimate of spending needs for infrastructure goals in developing countries. It shows that smart investments could allow countries to achieve climate goals while simultaneously filling basic needs such as water and energy.  More

17 January 2019
IBFRA

Successful “IBFRA18 - Cool Forests at risk?” conference and appointment of Dr. Florian Kraxner as IBFRA president  More





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CONTACT DETAILS

Michael Obersteiner

Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 460

Florian Kraxner

CLR Center Head and Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 233

Steffen Fritz

EOCS Center Head and Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 353

Petr Havlik

ERD Center Head and Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 511

ESM Research Centers

EVENTS

IIASA at the 4th Open Science Meeting

24 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019

KlimaTag 2019

24 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019

Models/Tools/Data

PUBLICATIONS

Eker S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2264-132X, Rovenskaya E, Langan S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0742-3658, & Obersteiner M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6981-2769 (2019). Model validation: A bibliometric analysis of the literature. Environmental Modelling & Software 117: 43-54. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.009. (In Press)

Rode J, Pinzon A, Stabile MCC, Pirker J, Bauch S, Iribarrem A, Sammon P, Llerena CA, et al. (2019). Why ‘blended finance’ could help transitions to sustainable landscapes: Lessons from the Unlocking Forest Finance project. Ecosystem Services 37: e100917. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100917.

Soussana J-F, Lutfalla S, Ehrhardt F, Rosenstock T, Lamanna C, Havlik P, Richards M, Wollenberg E, et al. (2019). Matching policy and science: Rationale for the ‘4 per 1000 - soils for food security and climate’ initiative. Soil and Tillage Research 188: 3-15. DOI:10.1016/j.still.2017.12.002.

ESM Publications

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