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.
21 July 2016
A new study shows to where and to what extent palm oil plantations could be expanded, while avoiding further deforestation in pristine and carbon-rich tropical forests. More
ESM Research Groups
Enviro. Resources & Develop.
Earth Observation Systems
Forest Ecosystem Management
Policy and Science Interface