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Felicjan Rydzak

Guest Research Scholar

Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


In 2007 Felicjan Rydzak joined the Forestry Program, where he is involved in the EC GEO-BENE Project "Global Earth Observation - Benefit Estimation: Now, Next and Emerging." Dr. Rydzak graduated in management and manufacturing engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. During his studies he was a scholar of the Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Programme and fulfilled a one-year study at the Nottingham Trent University, UK. Recently he received his PhD at Wroclaw University of Technology. In 2005/2006 he carried out a research project financed by the Research Council of Norway on resilience in production systems at Agder University College, Security and Quality in Organizations group. His current research interests include modeling and simulation of complex systems, system dynamics, changes in organizations, and interactive learning environments.

Last update: 04 DEC 2007


Peñuelas, J., Sardans, J., Walsh, B.J., Ciais, P., Janssens, I.A., Riahi, K. , Rydzak, F., van Vuuren, D, & Obersteiner, M. (2017). Possible pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks as agreed in Paris COP21. Ecosistemas 26 (3) 103-105. 10.7818/ECOS.2017.26-3.12.

Walsh, B. , Ciais, P., Janssens, I.A., Penuelas, J., Riahi, K. , Rydzak, F., van Vuuren, D.P., & Obersteiner, M. (2017). Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks. Nature Communications 8 e14856. 10.1038/ncomms14856.

Obersteiner, M. , Balkovic, J. , Böttcher, H., Bouma, J., Fritz, S., Fuss, S., Havlik, P. , Heumesser, C., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Jantke, K., Khabarov, N. , Koch, B., Kraxner, F., Kuik, O.J., Leduc, S., Liu, J., Lucht, W., McCallum, I. , Mechler, R. , Moltchanova, E., Reyers, B., Rydzak, F., Schill, C., Schleupner, C., Schmid, E., Schneider, U.A., Scholes, R., See, L. , Skalsky, Ra. , Smirnov, A. , Szolgayova, J., Tarasovičová, Z., & Yang, H. (2017). The Value of Global Earth Observations. In: Satellite Earth Observations and Their Impact on Society and Policy. Eds. Onoda, M. & Young, O.R., pp. 137-142 Singapore: Springer. ISBN 978-981-10-3713-9 10.1007/978-981-10-3713-9_12.

Walsh, B. , Rydzak, F., Palazzo, A. , Kraxner, F., Herrero, M., Schenk, P., Ciais, P., Janssens, I.A., Penuelas, J., Niederl-Schmidinger, A., & Obersteiner, M. (2015). New feed sources key to ambitious climate targets. Carbon Balance and Management 10 (1) 1-8. 10.1186/s13021-015-0040-7.

McCallum, I. , Fritz, S., Khabarov, N. , Fuss, S., Szolgayova, J., Rydzak, F., Havlik, P. , Kraxner, F., Obersteiner, M. , Aoki, K., Schill, C., Quinten, M., Heumesser, C., Bouma, J., Reyers, B., Schneider, U., Pignatelli, F., Pavanello, L., Borzacchiello, M.T., Craglia, M., & Albrecht, F. (2012). Identifying And Quantifying The Benefits Of GEOSS. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.