The approaches developed by IIS aim to assist the planning and implementation of vegetation recovery projects, exploring synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and costs, under a variety of scenarios.
We seek to strengthen and defend the basic principles of balance between the economy and the environment, favoring research, planning and management in public and private fields, linked to the relationship between ecological, social and economic systems, in order to improve social well-being.
Biophysical suitability, economic pressure and land-cover change: a global probabilistic approach and insights for REDD+
In this study, we spatially examined the influence of biophysical agricultural suitability and an integrated index of “Economic Pressure on Land” (EPL) on long-term past land-cover change. We also predicted future land-cover change until 2050.