Michael Obersteiner is Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. He has worked for national and international organizations, writing over 100 scientific papers.

Michael Obersteiner is Program Director of the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. His research experience stretches from biophysical modelling in the areas of ecosystems, forestry and agriculture to economics, finance and integrated assessment.

Under his leadership a number of national and international organizations, including inter alia the European Commission, WWF, OECD, and other national and international institutions have received science based policy advice using quantitative modelling techniques. He is author of over 100 scientific papers covering many disciplinary science fields.

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