The BEC group is the institute’s hub of applied ecology and conservation research. The group provides the needed ecological and conservation insights to help IIASA promote institutional, demographic, behavioral, technological, social, and economic changes that achieve development goals sustainably. BEC is an interdisciplinary research group that develops and applies state-of-the art ecological knowledge, methods, and tools to understand ecosystem functioning, ecological responses, and feedbacks in coupled social-economic-ecological systems. The group aims to apply this knowledge and tools to investigate appropriate management options to achieve sustainability goals that have ecological implications. The group’s key research areas include:
IIASA researcher Florian Hofhansl tells the story of a paper resulting from a decade of research that was recently included in the Top 100 most downloaded ecology papers published in 2020. More
At the eighth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Serv... More
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