Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services

The research programme "sustainable land management" is being coordinated and moderated by the scientific coordination and synthesis project GLUES (Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services). GLUES supports international interdisciplinary research projects by communication, coordination and integration of results, by developing a common data platform and consistent scenarios on land use, climate and socio-economic change. GLUES will develop concepts for synthesizing results from regional projects funded by the LAMA programme working in different regions across the world, as well as from other related international research programmes. Support for regional projects will be based on the communication of consistent scenarios and data sets on land use dynamics, demands for ecosystem services at different spatial and temporal scales, and methods to assess and account for effects on stakeholders of policy proposals.

The synthesis integrates the results of the joint research projects with regard to the requirements of various user and stakeholder groups. Through continuous communication and the development of an interface to political processes results will be provided to potential user groups and transferred and fed into in international political processes. Hence GLUES will improve the visibility of German land use research in the international research scene.

consistent combination of different global land use data sets for describing the baseline scenario and development of new global land use scenarios for the future by using the model LPJmL Further URL:


Jan 01, 2010 until Apr 30, 2015

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Sustainable Land Use Management, coordination project