Russian Federation

In 2015 IIASA and Russian researchers collaborated on a range of topics including the challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration, uncertainty in future greenhouse gas emissions, and boreal forests. 

Map of Russia

Map of Russia

Collaborations between IIASA and Russia intensified in 2015 with research advancing in a range of areas including:

  1. The analysis of the challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration;
  2. Full carbon accounting of boreal forests; and
  3. Proper accounting of uncertainties when verifying mitigation efforts and analyzing scenarios of future greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, two young scientists from Russia developed their international and interdisciplinary research skills at IIASA in 2015. 

Russia


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Managing uncertainty in climate science and meeting sustainability constraints

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a particular challenge for sustainability. Decisions need to be made now to avoid unsustainable futures, but the basis for these decisions, in terms of both data and models, encompasses vast inherent uncertainties. Proper accounting of uncertainties when verifying mitigation efforts and analyzing scenarios of future emissions is the focus of several Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program studies. more

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Understanding ecosystem services of boreal forests

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program’s Earth Observation Systems (EOS) group has continued their work on boreal forests. In 2015, improvements were made to the Terrestrial Ecosystem Full Verified Carbon Budget (FCA), including updating its ecological and economic aspects, and applying it to the ecosystems of Northern Eurasia. more

Asia


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Understanding ecosystem services of boreal forests

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program’s Earth Observation Systems (EOS) group has continued their work on boreal forests. In 2015, improvements were made to the Terrestrial Ecosystem Full Verified Carbon Budget (FCA), including updating its ecological and economic aspects, and applying it to the ecosystems of Northern Eurasia. more

Europe


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Managing uncertainty in climate science and meeting sustainability constraints

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a particular challenge for sustainability. Decisions need to be made now to avoid unsustainable futures, but the basis for these decisions, in terms of both data and models, encompasses vast inherent uncertainties. Proper accounting of uncertainties when verifying mitigation efforts and analyzing scenarios of future emissions is the focus of several Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program studies. more

teaserimage

Understanding ecosystem services of boreal forests

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program’s Earth Observation Systems (EOS) group has continued their work on boreal forests. In 2015, improvements were made to the Terrestrial Ecosystem Full Verified Carbon Budget (FCA), including updating its ecological and economic aspects, and applying it to the ecosystems of Northern Eurasia. more

Russia


Asia


Europe



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Schepaschenko D, Shvidenko AZ, Lesiv M, Ontikov PV, Shchepashchenko MV, & Kraxner F (2015). Estimation of forest area and its dynamics in Russia based on synthesis of remote sensing products. Contemporary Problems of Ecology 8 (7): 811-817. DOI:10.1134/S1995425515070136.

Shvidenko A, Shchepashchenko D, Kraxner F, & Bartalev S (2015). Fire regimes in Russia and their impacts on major biogeochemical cycles. In: AGU Fall Meeting, Abstracts, 14-18 December 2015, San Francisco,USA.

Shvidenko A, Kraxner F, & Schepaschenko D (2015). Transition to sustainable forest management in Russia: challenges and risks. [[Abstracts of the 17th IBFRA Conference, Towards a New Era of Forest Science in the Boreal Region]], 24-29 May 2015, Rovaniemi, Finland p.71 (May 2015)

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