Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM)

Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) is used to investigate the various trade-offs and synergies around land use and ecosystem services. It is a global, recursively dynamic, and partial equilibrium model. It is capable of capturing the multiple interrelationships between different systems involved in provision of agricultural and forestry products and draws on comprehensive socioeconomic and geospatial data. It accounts for the 18 most globally important crops, a range of livestock production activities, forestry commodities, first- and second-generation bioenergy, and water. Production is spatially explicit and takes into account land, management, and weather characteristics.

GLOBIOM is developed by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). We use the GLOBIOM model for a range of applications such as investigating climate change mitigation through livestock systems transition: read more about this work in Havlík et al. (2014).