Sustainable Systems and Social Sciences

Sustainable Systems and Social Sciences

The Sustainable Systems and Social Sciences group conducts research and analyses to help science and technologies be effective in achieving their social, economic and environmental objectives.  The multiple objectives typically fall under the umbrella of sustainability and resilience.

Sustainable Systems and Social Sciences


Has pellet production affected SE US forests?

Wood pellet export volumes from the Southeastern United States (SE US) to Europe have been growing since 2009, leading to concerns about potential environmental effects. Biomass pellets are intended...

The role of bioenergy in a climate -changing world

Bioenergy has been under intense scrutiny over the last ten years with significant research efforts in many countries taking place to define and measure sustainable practices. We describe here the...

Quantifying the climate effects of bioenergy - Choice of reference system

In order to understand the climate effects of a bioenergy system, a comparison between the bioenergy system and a reference system is required. The reference system describes the situation that...

Capabilities & Research Areas

The Sustainable Systems and Social Science group is organized around science teams in Bioenergy Resources and Engineering Systems, Energy Analysis, Landscape Ecology and Regional Analysis and Society-Technology Interactions.


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