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.
With the reopening of flights during the summer holiday season in Europe, many countries have started to see an increase in COVID-19 infections. A new IIASA-led study sheds light on how COVID-19 spreads regionally and between countries, as well as on how effective governmental measures to curb the spread of the pandemic have been to date. More
An international team of researchers investigated the effects of trade on hunger in the world as a result of climate induced crop yield changes. The conclusion is encouraging: international trade can compensate for regional reductions in agricultural production and reduce hunger when protectionist measures and other barriers to trade are eliminated. More
Citizen science could help track progress towards all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An IIASA-led study, for the first time, comprehensively analyzed the current and potential contribution of citizen science data to monitor the SDGs at the indicator level. More
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ESM Research Centers
Ringkjob H-K, Haugan PM, Seljom P, Lind A, Wagner F , & Mesfun S (2020). Short-term solar and wind variability in long-term energy system models - A European case study. Energy 209: e118377. DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2020.118377.
Schandl H, Lu Y, Che N, Newth D, West J, Frank S , Obersteiner M , Rendall A, et al. (2020). Shared socio-economic pathways and their implications for global materials use. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 160: e104866. DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104866.
Jung M, Dahal PR, Butchart SHM, Donald PF, De Lamo X, Lesiv M, Kapos V, Rondinini C, et al. (2020). A global map of terrestrial habitat types. Scientific Data 7 (1): e256. DOI:10.1038/s41597-020-00599-8.
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