Michael Obersteiner

Michael Obersteiner is Program Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. His research experience stretches from biophysical modeling in the areas of ecosystems, forestry and agriculture to economics, finance and integrated assessment, climate mitigation and adaptation, nutrient management, biodiversity conservation, water management, and food security, as documented in his publications record. Dr. Obersteiner has been a consultant giving science-based policy advice using quantitative modelling techniques to a number of national and international organizations, including inter alia the European Commission, WWF, OECD, and other national and international institutions. He is author of over 250 scientific papers covering many disciplinary science fields.