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Amanda Palazzo joined IIASA's Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program in 2012, to work on the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM). Her work includes addressing water scarcity from growing sector demand as well as from climate change. Additionally, she is continuing her work with the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) program of the CGIAR to quantify future regional development scenarios of environmental and human livelihoods. Regions of specific interest include Eastern and Western Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
Ms. Palazzo earned her MS degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Natural Resource, Production, and Environmental Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research was part of a multi-disciplinary project including a team of economists, hydrologists, and sociologists that analyzed the surface water-groundwater interactions of the Nebraska portion of the Republican River Basin in order to model the welfare impacts of alternative spatial water management policies on individual farmers.
Prior to joining IIASA, Ms. Palazzo worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where she worked as a developer of the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT).
Last update: 04-MAR-2015
Sperling F, Havlik P, Denis M, Valin H , Palazzo A , Visconti P, & Gaupp F (2020). Report on First Consultative Science Platform. Bouncing Forward Sustainably: Pathways to a post-COVID World. Resilient Food Systems. IIASA-ISC
Hasegawa T, Havlik P, Frank S , Palazzo A , & Valin H (2019). Tackling food consumption inequality to fight hunger without pressuring the environment. Nature Sustainability 2: 826-833. DOI:10.1038/s41893-019-0371-6.
Deppermann A, Valin H , Gusti M, Sperling F, Batka M , Chang J, Frank S , Havlik P, et al. (2019). Towards sustainable food and land-use systems: Insights from integrated scenarios of the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM). IIASA
Pastor A, Palazzo A , Havlik P, Biemans H, Wada Y , Obersteiner M , Kabat P, & Ludwig F (2019). The global nexus of food–trade–water sustaining environmental flows by 2050. Nature Sustainability DOI:10.1038/s41893-019-0287-1.
Willaarts B , Magnuszewski P, Palazzo A , Parkinson S, Mayor Rodriguez B, Vinca A , van Dijk M, & Langan S (2019). Bridging the gap across scales in scenario planning: Co-designing water-energy-land visions and pathways in transboundary basins. In: Scenario Forum Conference, 10-13 March 2019, Denver, USA.
Veeger M, Mason-D'Croz D, Dunston S, Vervoort J, & Palazzo A (2019). Crash-testing policies; How scenarios can support climate change policy formulation A methodological guide with case studies from Latin America. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Johnson N, Burek P , Byers E , Falchetta G, Flörke M, Fujimori S, Havlik P, Hejazi M, et al. (2019). Integrated Solutions for the Water-Energy-Land Nexus: Are Global Models Rising to the Challenge? Water 11 (11): no. 2223. DOI:10.3390/w11112223.
Palazzo A , Valin H , Batka M , & Havlik P (2019). Investment needs for irrigation infrastructure along different socio-economic pathways. World Bank
Palazzo A , van Dijk M, Willaarts B , Magnuszewski P, Mayor Rodriguez B, Burek P , Kahil T , Tang T , et al. (2018). Integrated solutions for water, energy, and land nexus management the Zambezi Basin: stakeholder engagement and modeling. In: 3rd Zambezi Basin Stakeholders’ forum: Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus for Socio-Economic Benefits in the Zambezi River Basin, 8-9 October 2018, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Byers E , Parkinson S, Balkovic J , Burek P , Ebi K, Gidden M, Grey D, Greve P, et al. (2018). Global climate and development hotspots assessment: Asia under pressure. In: 5th Asian Energy Modelling Workshop, 10-12 September 2018, Singapore.
van Dijk M, You L, Mosnier A, Havlik P, & Palazzo A (2018). Generating high-resolution national crop distribution maps: Combining statistics, gridded data and surveys using an optimization approach. In: 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), August 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Byers E , Gidden M, Leclere D, Balkovic J , Burek P , Ebi K, Grey D, Greve P, et al. (2018). Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and climate change hotspots. In: International Energy Workshop, 19-21 June 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Byers E , Gidden M, Leclere D, Burek P , Ebi KL, Greve P, Grey D, Havlik P, et al. (2018). Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and climate change hotspots. Environmental Research Letters 13: e055012. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aabf45.
Willaarts B , Langan S , Balkovic J , Burek P , Byers E , Deppermann A, Frank S , Gidden M, et al. (2018). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 3. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Gidden M, Byers E , Burek P , Ebi K, Greve P, Havlik P, Hillers A, Johnson N, et al. (2017). Exposure and Vulnerability to Energy, Water, and Land Hotspots under Different Climate Futures. In: 10th Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium Meeting, December 2017.
Palazzo A , Havlik P, & van Dijk M (2017). Future energy, food, and water trade-offs in the Zambezi river basin: A model analysis of Zambia. In: Global Food Security Conference, December 2017.
Byers E , Gidden M, Burek P , Leclere D, Palazzo A , Parkinson S, Rogelj J , Satoh Y, et al. (2017). Multi-sector climate impacts assessment for water, energy and land. In: Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project Meeting, 9-10 October 2017, Potsdam, Germany.
Byers E , Gidden M, Burek P , Leclere D, Palazzo A , Rogelj J , Satoh Y, Wada Y , et al. (2017). Future exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector hotspots. In: Impacts World 2017, 11-13 October 2017, Potsdam, Germany.
Palazzo A , Havlik P, Leclere D, van Dijk M, & Deppermann A (2017). Hotspots in land and water resource uses on the way toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In: Impacts World Conference, 11-13 Octover 2017.
Palazzo A , Vervoort JM, Mason-D’Croz D, Rutting L, Havlik P, Islam S, Bayala J, Valin H , et al. (2017). Linking regional stakeholder scenarios and shared socioeconomic pathways: Quantified West African food and climate futures in a global context. Global Environmental Change 45: 227-242. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.12.002.
van Soesbergen A, Arnell AP, Sassen M, Stuch B, Schaldach R, Göpel J, Vervoort J, Mason-D’Croz D, et al. (2017). Exploring future agricultural development and biodiversity in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi: a spatially explicit scenario-based assessment. Regional Environmental Change 17 (5): 1409-1420. DOI:10.1007/s10113-016-0983-6.
Willaarts B , Langan S , Balkovic J , Burek P , Byers E , Deppermann A, Gidden M, Greve P, et al. (2017). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 2. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Palazzo A , Vervoort JM, Mason-D’Croz D, Rutting L, Havlik P, Islam S, Bayala J, Kadi HK, et al. (2016). Interpreting the Shared Socio-economic Pathways under Climate Change for the ECOWAS region through a stakeholder and multi-model process. In: 5th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mason-D'Croz Daniel, Vervoort Joost, Palazzo A , Islam Shahnila, Lord Steven, Helfgott Ariella, Havlik P, Peou Rathana, et al. (2016). Multi-factor, multi-state, multi-model scenarios: Exploring food and climate futures for Southeast Asia. Environmental Modelling & Software 83: 255-270. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.05.008.
Obersteiner M , Walsh B , Frank S , Havlik P, Cantele M, Liu J, Palazzo A , Herrero M, et al. (2016). Assessing the land resource-food price nexus of the Sustainable Development Goals. Science Advances 2 (9): e1501499. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.1501499.
Palazzo A , Rutting L, Zougmoré R, Vervoort JM, Havlik P, Jalloh A, Aubee E, Helfgott AES, et al. (2016). The future of food security, environments and livelihoods in Western Africa. Four socio-economic scenarios. CCAFS Working Paper no. 130. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Pastor A, Palazzo A , Havlik P, Kabat P, Obersteiner M , & Ludwig F (2016). The future of irrigated agriculture under environmental flow requirements restrictions. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Walsh B , Rydzak F, Palazzo A , Kraxner F, Herrero M, Schenk P, Ciais P, Janssens IA, et al. (2015). New feed sources key to ambitious climate targets. Carbon Balance and Management 10 (1): 1-8. DOI:10.1186/s13021-015-0040-7.
Havlik P, Valin H , Mosnier A, Forsell N, Frank S , Leclère D, Palazzo A , Ermolieva T, et al. (2015). Integrated Multi-scale Modeling Framework for Assessment of Land-use Related Challenges under Global Change. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Pastor A, Palazzo A , Havlik P, Ludwig F, Obersteiner M , & Kabat P (2015). Defining New Global Land-use Map in 2050 by Including Environmental Flow Requirements. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Palazzo A & Brozovic N (2014). The role of groundwater trading in spatial water management. Agricultural Water Management 145: 50-60. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2014.03.004.
Vervoort JM, Thornton PK, Kristjanson P, Forch W, Ericksen PJ, Kok K, Ingram JSI, Herrero M, et al. (2014). Challenges to scenario-guided adaptive action on food security under climate change. Global Environmental Change: 383-394. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.03.001.
Ye L, Tang H, Wu W, Yang P, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2014). Chinese food security and climate change: Agriculture futures. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2014-1. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2014-1.
Herrero M, Havlik P, McIntire J, Palazzo A , & Valin H (2014). African Livestock Futures: Realizing the potential of livestock for food security, poverty reduction and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition and the United Nations System Influenza Coordination (UNSIC), Geneva, Switzerland
Palazzo A , Vervoort J, Havlik P, Mason-D’Croz D, & Islam S (2014). Simulating stakeholder-driven food and climate scenarios for policy development in Africa, Asia and Latin America A multi-regional synthesis. CGIAR-CCAFS
Kiselev S, Romashkin R, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2013). Russia's food security and climate change: Looking into the future. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2013-39. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2013-39.
Dube S, Scholes RJ, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2013). South African food security and climate change: Agriculture futures. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2013-35. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2013-35.
Takle ES, Gustafson D, Beachy R, Nelson GC, Mason-D'Croz D, & Palazzo A (2013). US food security and climate change: Agricultural futures. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal: 2013-34. DOI:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2013-34.
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