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 and Citizen Science (EOCitSci)

Applying earth observation and citizen science to land cover and land use monitoring.


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


30 Mar 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
Landsense Innovation Challenge

Empowering communities to monitor & report on their environment More

08 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
IIASA at EGU 2018

IIASA researchers will participate in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, presenting new research on w... More

10 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Bioenergy Conference - BBC Brazil 2018

The Biomass and Bioenergy Conference will bring together leading professionals, researchers and students from all over t... More


ESM News

21 November 2018
Forests under threat

Options Winter 2018/19: The world’s forests are in serious trouble. IIASA researchers are exploring approaches for protecting the environment and ensuring the sustainable management of this important resource.  More

19 November 2018
A people-centered approach to limiting global warming

Options Winter 2018/19: IIASA’s Low Energy Demand scenario shows how to limit global warming to 1.5°C in a different way.  More

01 November 2018
Reducing US coal emissions through biomass and carbon capture would boost employment

Employing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), would not only retain 40,000 jobs currently held as part of the US coal industry but would create 22,000 new jobs in the forestry and transportation sectors by the middle of this century, according to new IIASA-led research.  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

EOS 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 AGU 2018

10 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018

Models/Tools/Data

PUBLICATIONS

Bechtel B, Alexander PJ, Beck C, Böhner J, Brousse O, Ching J, Demuzere M, Fonte C, et al. (2019). Generating WUDAPT Level 0 data – Current status of production and evaluation. Urban Climate 27: 24-45. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2018.10.001.

Di Fulvio F, Forsell N, Korosuo A, Obersteiner M, & Hellweg S (2019). Spatially explicit LCA analysis of biodiversity losses due to different bioenergy policies in the European Union. Science of the Total Environment 651: 1505-1516. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.419.

Xylia M, Leduc S, Laurent A-B, Patrizio P, van der Meer Y, Kraxner F, & Silveira S (2019). Impact of bus electrification on carbon emissions: the case of Stockholm. Journal of Cleaner Production 209: 74-87. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.085.

ESM Publications

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