The Ecosystem Services and Management Program (ESM) has built integrated knowledge and data systems to provide a trusted science base for land management policy processes in many global regions. These aim to improve human wellbeing and sustainable management of the Earth’s natural resources. Guiding production and consumption choices that are consistent across scales and compatible with the maintenance of equitable access to multiple ecosystem services, is a scientific challenge that ESM is uniquely positioned to address based on its cluster of citizen science and modularly linked land resource assessment tools.
Integrated biophysical modeling group assessing landscape ecosystems and their services with special emphasis on sustainability and resilience of the global agriculture-, forest- and low carbon-energy sectors.
We use earth observation and citizen science to conduct research and provide innovative, cost effective and high quality data, tools and services to help society achieve the sustainable development goals
Conducting integrated assessments of the bioeconomy (agriculture, forestry, and bioenergy) by developing the Global Biosphere Management Model GLOBIOM and contributing to policy scenarios.
Even before COVID-19, the threat of climate change was affecting the ability of West African food systems to deliver healthy, sustainable, and nutritious foods. In a recent paper published in Nature Food, an international team of researchers provide evidence-based policy recommendations to support West African governments in reforming food systems to make them more resilient. More
Amid deep disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a surge in well-designed energy policies is essential in forging a resilient energy system equipped to meet global climate goals as well as air quality standards. More
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ESM Research Centers
Mikovits C, Wetterlund E, Wehrle S, Baumgartner J, & Schmidt J (2021). Stronger together: Multi-annual variability of hydrogen production supported by wind power in Sweden. Applied Energy 282: e116082. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116082.
Tian Z, Ji Y, Xu H, Qiu H, Sun L, Zhong H, & Liu J (2021). The potential contribution of growing rapeseed in winter fallow fields across Yangtze River Basin to energy and food security in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 164: e105159. DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105159.
Fox N, August T, Mancini F, Parks KE, Eigenbrod F, Bullock JM, Sutter L, & Graham L (2020). “photosearcher” package in R: An accessible and reproducible method for harvesting large datasets from Flickr. SoftwareX 12: e100624. DOI:10.1016/j.softx.2020.100624.
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