Multi-criterio assesment of ecosystem services and trade-offs resulting from different energy policies
Sustainable development requires accounting for social and environmental costs of policy decisions. Energy consumption is inextricably linked to different environmental processes such as climate change, water regulation and biodiversity impact and hence to human well being. The aim of this research line is to develop and parameterize socio-ecosystem models to identify tradeoffs in ecosystem services linked to energy use to generate guidelines for sustainable use. The focus in highly interdisciplinary; including ecology, social sciences, computer science and engineering to develop an integrated view of the system.