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Amanda Palazzo joined IIASA's Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program in 2012, to work on the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM). Her work includes addressing water scarcity from growing sector demand as well as from climate change. Additionally, she is continuing her work with the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) program of the CGIAR to quantify future regional development scenarios of environmental and human livelihoods. Regions of specific interest include Eastern and Western Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
Ms. Palazzo earned her MS degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Natural Resource, Production, and Environmental Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research was part of a multi-disciplinary project including a team of economists, hydrologists, and sociologists that analyzed the surface water-groundwater interactions of the Nebraska portion of the Republican River Basin in order to model the welfare impacts of alternative spatial water management policies on individual farmers.
Prior to joining IIASA, Ms. Palazzo worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where she worked as a developer of the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT).
Last update: 04-MAR-2015
Byers E, Gidden M, Leclere D, Burek P, Ebi KL, Greve P, Grey D, Havlik P, et al. (2018). Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and climate change hotspots. Environmental Research Letters 13: e055012. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aabf45.
Palazzo A, Vervoort JM, Mason-D’Croz D, Rutting L, Havlik P, Islam S, Bayala J, Valin H, et al. (2017). Linking regional stakeholder scenarios and shared socioeconomic pathways: Quantified West African food and climate futures in a global context. Global Environmental Change 45: 227-242. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.12.002.
van Soesbergen A, Arnell AP, Sassen M, Stuch B, Schaldach R, Göpel J, Vervoort J, Mason-D’Croz D, et al. (2017). Exploring future agricultural development and biodiversity in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi: a spatially explicit scenario-based assessment. Regional Environmental Change 17 (5): 1409-1420. DOI:10.1007/s10113-016-0983-6.
Palazzo A, Vervoort JM, Mason-D’Croz D, Rutting L, Havlik P, Islam S, Bayala J, Kadi HK, et al. (2016). Interpreting the Shared Socio-economic Pathways under Climate Change for the ECOWAS region through a stakeholder and multi-model process. In: 5th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mason-D'Croz Daniel, Vervoort Joost, Palazzo A, Islam Shahnila, Lord Steven, Helfgott Ariella, Havlik P, Peou Rathana, et al. (2016). Multi-factor, multi-state, multi-model scenarios: Exploring food and climate futures for Southeast Asia. Environmental Modelling & Software 83: 255-270. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.05.008.
Obersteiner M, Walsh B, Frank S, Havlik P, Cantele M, Liu J, Palazzo A, Herrero M, et al. (2016). Assessing the land resource-food price nexus of the Sustainable Development Goals. Science Advances 2 (9): e1501499. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.1501499.
Palazzo A, Rutting L, Zougmoré R, Vervoort JM, Havlik P, Jalloh A, Aubee E, Helfgott AES, et al. (2016). The future of food security, environments and livelihoods in Western Africa. Four socio-economic scenarios. CCAFS Working Paper no. 130. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Pastor A, Palazzo A, Havlik P, Kabat P, Obersteiner M, & Ludwig F (2016). The future of irrigated agriculture under environmental flow requirements restrictions. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Walsh BJ, Rydzak F, Palazzo A, Kraxner F, Herrero M, Schenk P, Ciais P, Janssens IA, et al. (2015). New feed sources key to ambitious climate targets. Carbon Balance and Management 10 (1): 1-8. DOI:10.1186/s13021-015-0040-7.
Havlik P, Valin H, Mosnier A, Forsell N, Frank S, Leclère D, Palazzo A, Ermolieva T, et al. (2015). Integrated Multi-scale Modeling Framework for Assessment of Land-use Related Challenges under Global Change. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Pastor A, Palazzo A, Havlik P, Ludwig F, Obersteiner M, & Kabat P (2015). Defining New Global Land-use Map in 2050 by Including Environmental Flow Requirements. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Palazzo A & Brozovic N (2014). The role of groundwater trading in spatial water management. Agricultural Water Management 145: 50-60. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2014.03.004.
Vervoort JM, Thornton PK, Kristjanson P, Forch W, Ericksen PJ, Kok K, Ingram JSI, Herrero M, et al. (2014). Challenges to scenario-guided adaptive action on food security under climate change. Global Environmental Change: 383-394. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.03.001.
Ye L, Tang H, Wu W, Yang P, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2014). Chinese food security and climate change: Agriculture futures. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2014-1. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2014-1.
Herrero M, Havlik P, McIntire J, Palazzo A, & Valin H (2014). African Livestock Futures: Realizing the potential of livestock for food security, poverty reduction and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition and the United Nations System Influenza Coordination (UNSIC), Geneva, Switzerland
Palazzo A, Vervoort J, Havlik P, Mason-D’Croz D, & Islam S (2014). Simulating stakeholder-driven food and climate scenarios for policy development in Africa, Asia and Latin America A multi-regional synthesis. CGIAR-CCAFS
Kiselev S, Romashkin R, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2013). Russia's food security and climate change: Looking into the future. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2013-39. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2013-39.
Dube S, Scholes RJ, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2013). South African food security and climate change: Agriculture futures. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2013-35. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2013-35.
Takle ES, Gustafson D, Beachy R, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2013). US food security and climate change: Agricultural futures. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2013-34. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2013-34.
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