2014 News Archive

The 2014 research and updates from the Ecosystems Services & Management Program.

18 December 2014
Young scientists win Ukrainian presidential award

Four young scientists have won an award from the Ukrainian president for their forest and land use research in collaboration with IIASA.  More

18 December 2014
How will climate change transform agriculture?

Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new IIASA research.  More

25 November 2014
UN climate award goes to IIASA flood resilience program

A collaborative IIASA project on flood resilience has been chosen by theUN’s Momentum for Change initiative as an exemplary Lighthouse Activity in 2014.  More

18 November 2014
IIASA researchers win GEO Appathon

Growers’ Nation, a mobile app developed by IIASA researchers, has won the 2014 Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Appathon, a global app development competition aimed at unleashing the power of Earth Observations.  More

09 October 2014
Beyond Sharing Earth Observations

IIASA researcher Linda See and colleagues point to the need to share earth observation calibration and validation data in Nature Correspondence.  More

29 September 2014
Growers Nation brings citizen science to the farm

A new app designed at IIASA makes agricultural data available for gardeners and smallholder farmers around the world, and allows users to share information and inform future research.  More

22 September 2014
Climate targets move further from reach

The Global Carbon Project’s 2014 Carbon Budget shows the continuing rise of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2013. Analyses from IIASA researchers and colleagues show the implications for meeting climate targets.  More

08 September 2014
Climate change to increase forest fire danger in Europe

Climate change is expected to contribute to a dramatic increase in forest fire damage in Europe, but better forest management could mitigate the problem, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  More

07 July 2014
An elemental balancing act

Options Magazine, Summer 2014: Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus are building blocks of life on Earth. What happens as we drastically change their ratios in the environment?  More

06 July 2014
Know your planet

Options Magazine, Summer 2014: The Geo-Wiki project’s growing efforts in crowdsourcing land‑cover data could help end “satellite squabbles” in Kenya.  More

22 May 2014
Symbiosis or capitalism? A new view of forest fungi

A new study suggests that symbiotic relationships between trees and the mycorrhyzae that grow in their roots may not be as mutually beneficial as previously thought.  More

01 May 2014
Cropland Capture brings a flood of crowdsourced data

IIASA’s crowdsourcing game Cropland Capture ends its six-month campaign next week. Players have already validated more than 4 million square kilometers of land cover. Researchers are now using the data to build a new and improved map of global cropland.  More

28 April 2014
Brazilian agricultural policy could cut global greenhouse gas emissions

Brazil may be able to curb up to 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation by encouraging the intensification of its cattle production, according to a new study from researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and international collaborators.  More

14 April 2014
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA.  More

11 April 2014
Cropland Capture Competition

There are now just four more weeks to win prizes in IIASA's Cropland Capture Game! Play now and help science at the same time.  More

07 April 2014
The tiniest greenhouse gas emitters

Climate feedbacks from decomposition by soil microbes are one of the biggest uncertainties facing climate modelers. A new study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna shows that these feedbacks may be less dire than previously thought.  More

31 March 2014
Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability to climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the second part of its 5th Assessment Report (AR5), “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.” IIASA research provides an important input to the report.  More

11 March 2014
IIASA research underlies IPCC methodology report

How can countries count emissions from land use and land use change? IIASA research underlies a new methodology report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  More

24 February 2014
Better livestock diets to combat climate change and improve food security

The projected transition of livestock systems from pure grazing diets to diets supplemented by higher quality feeds will cut greenhouse gas emissions from land use change globally by as much as 23% by 2030, while improving food availability and farmers’ income, shows new IIASA research.  More

18 February 2014
Tropical Flagship Initiative launched in Indonesia

IIASA and Indonesian partner institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the kickoff meeting for the Tropical Flagship Initiative in Jakarta this week.  More

29 January 2014
Providing science to European climate policymakers

IIASA models provided quantitative input to the recent proposal of the European Commission on climate and energy goals for 2030.  More

28 January 2014
Fertilizer nutrient imbalance to limit food production in Africa

A growing imbalance between phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer use in Africa could lead to crop yield reductions of nearly 30% by 2050, according to a new study from researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  More

27 January 2014
IIASA tackles the tropics

Options Magazine, Winter 2013/2014 With its National Member Organizations in Brazil and Indonesia, IIASA will launch a multi-year flagship project for the Tropics  More

24 January 2014
IIASA and Future Forests collaborate on exploring the future of the Swedish forest sector

The Future Forests project brings together IIASA researchers and experts in Sweden to understand the future of Swedish forests.  More

15 January 2014
Model comparison improves estimates of future food demand

An unprecedented comparison of agricultural economic models shows that future demand is likely to exceed previous estimates, with the biggest uncertainties coming from future changes in population and consumption.  More

14 January 2014
ERC funds IIASA crowdsourcing project

The European Research Council has awarded a highly competitive Consolidator Grant to Steffen Fritz, leader and creator of IIASA’s citizen science project, Geo-Wiki.  More

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