Program Director, Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
Dr. Obersteiner’s research experience stretches from plant physiology and biophysical modeling in the areas of ecosystems, forestry and agriculture to environmental economics, bioenergy engineering and climate change sciences as documented in his publications record.
From 2008 to 2009, Dr. Obersteiner served as a seconded Staff Expert for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland. During the past decade, Dr. Obersteiner has been the principle investigator at IIASA of more than 30 international projects covering diverse fields of different scales and numerous funding organizations.
Dr. Obersteiner has been a consultant 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 and consultancy reports in the above mentioned fields.