University of Oxford
Michael Obersteiner is the Director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Previously he built and directed the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He is a fourth-generation forester.
Academic backgrounds include the fields of global terrestrial ecosystems and economics, having completed graduate studies both in Austria (BOKU University and Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna) and abroad (Columbia University, New York and Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk).
Under his leadership, several national and international organizations, including the European Commission, WWF, OECD, and other national and international institutions have received science-based policy advice using quantitative modeling techniques. He is author of over 250 scientific papers and is a highly-cited researcher - ranking in the top 1% of citations in the Web of Science according to Clarivate research.