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, and 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


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

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

30 Mar 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
Landsense Innovation Challenge

Empowering communities to monitor & report on their environment More


ESM News

09 July 2018
Brazil’s Forest Code can balance the needs of agriculture and the environment

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

05 July 2018
Biorefineries will have only minimal effects on wood products and feedstocks markets

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

08 June 2018
Citizen scientists across Europe can help monitor land-use change with new FotoQuest Go app

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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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

Steffen Fritz

Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 353

Petr Havlik

Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 511

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IBFRA18 - Cool Forests at risk?

17 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018

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