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.
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.
Applying earth observation and citizen science to land cover and land use monitoring.
Conducting integrated assessments of the bioeconomy (agriculture, forestry, and bioenergy) by developing the Global Biosphere Management Model GLOBIOM and contributing to policy scenarios.
If fully implemented, Brazil’s Forest Code, an environmental law designed to protect the country’s native vegetation and regulate land use, will not prevent growth in Brazilian agriculture, according to new IIASA-led research. More
A new report from researchers from IIASA, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has shown that more biorefineries, which produce biobased fuels and chemicals, will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks. More
An expanded FotoQuest Go app, developed by IIASA researchers, launches today, and as well as now covering the whole of the EU rather than just Austria, it will have some other exciting new features. More
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ESM Research Centers
17 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
Carvalho L, Lundgren J, Wetterlund E, Wolf J, & Furusjö E (2018). Methanol production via black liquor co-gasification with expanded raw material base – Techno-economic assessment. Applied Energy 225: 570-584. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.052.
Mandova H, Leduc S, Wang C, Wetterlund E, Patrizio P, Gale W, & Kraxner F (2018). Possibilities for CO 2 emission reduction using biomass in European integrated steel plants. Biomass and Bioenergy 115: 231-243. DOI:10.1016/j.biombioe.2018.04.021.
Waha K, van Wijk MT, Fritz S, See L, Thornton PK, Wichern J, & Herrero M (2018). Agricultural diversification as an important strategy for achieving food security in Africa. Global Change Biology 24 (8): 3390-3400. DOI:10.1111/gcb.14158.
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