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16 November 2021
Two IIASA stalwarts honored with lifetime achievement awards

Internationally renowned IIASA researchers GuentherFischer and Nebojsa Nakicenovic were the first to be honored with the newly established IIASA Lifetime Achievement Award at Monday night’s public lecture co-organized by IIASA and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.  More

16 November 2021
IIASA celebrates 12 researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List

IIASA is proud to announce that 12 researchers from across various IIASA programs have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate.  More

12 November 2021
Agriculture and conservation objectives do not have to be at odds

Crop and livestock production are among the main drivers of biodiversity loss globally. Due to the ever-increasing demand of land for food production, reverting global biodiversity decline and feeding the world is one of the greatest challenges of our time. A new study finds that integrating food production and biodiversity conservation within a single spatial planning framework can minimize these trade-offs to the benefit of both nature and people.  More

10 November 2021
How free trade can prevent hunger caused by climate change

A new IIASA-led policy brief highlights the need to consider climate change adaptation in global trade agendas to avoid jeopardizing the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 on Zero Hunger.  More

05 November 2021
Mapping foodscapes to future-proof global food production systems

A project to build a map of the world’s diverse food production systems and their dependencies is helping form a better understanding of the crucial elements and necessary transformative actions that govern agricultural systems, now and in the future.  More


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Chacón-Madrigal, E., Avalos, G., Hofhansl, F. , Coronado, I., Ferrufino-Acosta, L., MacVean, A., & Rodríguez, D. (2022). Biological invasions by plants in continental Central America. In: Global Plant Invasions. Eds. Clements, D., Upadhyaya, M., Joshi, S. & Ahrestha, A., Springer.

Mendoza Ponce, A. , Corona-Núñez, R.O., Nava, L.F. , Estrada, F., Calderón-Bustamante, O., Martínez-Meyer, E., Carabias, J., Larralde-Corona, A.H., et al. (2021). Impacts of land management and climate change in a developing and socioenvironmental challenging transboundary region. Journal of Environmental Management 300, e113748. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113748.

Carr, T.W., Balkovič, J. , Dodds, P.E., Folberth, C. , & Skalský, R. (2021). The impact of water erosion on global maize and wheat productivity. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 322, e107655. 10.1016/j.agee.2021.107655.

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