ESM Research Themes

ESM’s research is divided into four broad research themes:

Global Earth Observations

Devising new approaches to collect, harmonize, verify and share spatial information More

Ecosystem Functioning

Ecosystems functioning focuses on terrestrial ecosystems and their interaction with the anthroposphere More

Bio Technologies

Bio-technologies for a sustainable future More

Economics of Ecosystems

The economics of ecosystem services addresses the multiple interrelationships between sectors More

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Michael Obersteiner

Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

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