Doctoral Researcher David M. Landholm

Doctoral Researcher
Landholm

David M. Landholm is a Guest Researcher at PIK and a Senior Consultant at Climate Focus. His work focuses on research, advisory, and implementation projects related to the AFOLU sector, in particular to nature-based solutions (NbS), tropical deforestation, sustainable agriculture and greenhouse gas accounting. David recently defended his PhD dissertation at the Humboldt University of Berlin, entitled "Cross-scale drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and local solutions for climate change mitigation".

Department

Working Group

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
David.Landholm[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

ORCID

Senior Consultant at Climate Focus

d.landholm[at]climatefocus.com

  • Recent topics addressed include:

    - Contributing author of the NYDF Assessment reports (2020, 2021)
    - Global, cross-country feasibility assessment of NbS activities and their mitigation potential
    - Role of voluntary carbon markets (VCM) in accelerating the implementation of NbS
    - Guidance for institutional investors on NbS implementation
    - Commodity-specific decarbonisation pathways in the agricultural sector 
    - Environmental risk assessment of sustainable investments in the LU sector
    - Supply chain sustainability initiatives in the cocoa sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire
    - Incentives for sustainable supply chains in the smallholder oil palm sector in Indonesia
    - Feasibility assessment of SOC carbon credits in the livestock sector in Colombia
    - Due diligence on delivery of carbon credits from land use projects
    - Guidance on nesting of REDD+ initiatives

  • Roe, S.Streck, C.Beach, R.Busch, J.Chapman, M.Daioglou, V.Deppermann, A.Doelman, J.Emmet-Booth, J.Engelmann, J.Fricko, O.Frischmann, C.Funk, J.Grassi, G.Griscom, B.Havlik, P.Hanssen, S.Humpenöder, F.Landholm, D.M., … Lawrence, D. (2021). Land-based measures to mitigate climate change: Potential and feasibility by countryGlobal Change Biology276025– 6058https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15873
  • Landholm, D.M., P. Pradhan, P. Wegmann, M. Romero, J.C. Suárez Salazar, A. Solarte, M. Quintero, J.P. Kropp (2019). Reducing deforestation and improving livestock productivity: GHG mitigation potential of silvopastoral systems in Caquetá. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 114007. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab3db6
  • Landholm, D.M., P. Pradhan, J.P. Kropp (2019). Diverging forest land use change dynamics induced by armed conflict across the tropics. Global Environmental Change, 56, 86–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.03.006
  • Landholm, D.M., A. Holsten, F. Martellozzo, D. Reusser, J.P. Kropp (2018). Climate change mitigation potential of community-based initiatives in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 19(4), 927–938. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1428-1
  • Martellozzo, F., D.M. Landholm, A. Holsten (2019). Upscaling from the grassroots: potential aggregate carbon reduction from community-based inititatives in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 19(4), 953–966. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-019-01469-9
  • San Miguel, G., B. Corona, D. Ruiz, D.M. Landholm, R. Laina, E. Tolosana, H. Sixto, I. Cañellas (2015). Environmental, energy and economic analysis of a biomass supply chain based on a poplar short rotation coppice in Spain. Journal of Cleaner Production, 94(0), 93-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.01.070

Under review: 

  • Landholm, D.M., D.D. Burra, M.K.B. Lüdeke, L. Reymondin, J.P. Kropp, G. Grosjean (Under review). Cross-country analysis of commodity-driven tropical deforestation. 
  • Schulte, I., D.M. Landholm, H. Bakhtary, S.M. Manirajah, S. Manning, S.C. Cabezas, D. Oppong, M. Bayo, E. van Elzakker, C. Streck (Under review). Structural barriers to increasing smallholder cocoa productivity: Evidence from household survey of farmers in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
In preparation: 
  • Seydewitz, T., D.M. Landholm, P. Pradhan, J.P. Kropp (Under review). Global assessment of deforestation drivers across the tropics: impacts on carbon stocks and ecosystem services. 

  • Towards European Societal Sustainability (TESS)
  • Sustainable land use-based alternatives in the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon (2014-2018) (SUSA)