Dr. Sylvia Tramberend

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

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Sylvia Tramberend is a research scholar in the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) working on interdisciplinary and policy oriented research focused in the food and water thematic area. Her responsibilities as a land use, scenario development and GIS expert have included the development of large spatial databases serving the modeling and analysis needs in the areas of food-environment-bioenergy-water linkages, food-system analysis, land use and water scenarios and environmental transition. She was involved in Agro-Ecological Zones Methodology assessments for agricultural development planning, worked on several assessments of biofuels and food security, and the mobilization of resources for the bio-economy. In sustainable consumption research she has been a principal investigator in analysis tracing embodied land use and deforestation in agricultural and forestry products from primary production to final utilization. Dr. Tramberend graduated in 1994 from Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences with principal subjects in land use planning, environmental sciences and ecology. In 2005 she received her PhD from the same University. In 1994, Dr. Tramberend participated in IIASA’s Young Summer Scientists Program, after which she continued working at IIASA.


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