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Johannes Bednar

Research Scholar

Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Johannes Bednar joined the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) as a Research Scholar in March 2017, to contribute to the model development within the Imbalance-P project. He is currently involved in the establishment of a global phosphorus supply model, assessing geopolitical strategies to address short-term supply risk, as well as mid- and long-term physical and economic scarcity issues.

Mr. Bednar holds double degrees in physics and European Studies from the University of Vienna, and FH Burgenland, where he conducted his research in ecosystem model stability analysis, as well as in assessing welfare effects of global energy market liberalization processes.

Prior to joining the ESM team, Mr. Bednar worked as a project manager for one of the largest Austrian energy utility firms implementing a corporate CRM-solution. Furthermore, he worked as a software engineer in energy portfolio optimization, focusing on stochastic linear optimization.

Last update: 11 MAY 2017


Obersteiner, M. , Bednar, J., Wagner, F. , Gasser, T. , Ciais, P., Forsell, N., Frank, S. , Havlik, P. , Valin, H. , Janssens, I.A., PeƱuelas, J., & Schmidt-Traub, G. (2018). How to spend a dwindling greenhouse gas budget. Nature Climate Change 8 (1) 7-10. 10.1038/s41558-017-0045-1.