Kraxner Florian, born 12 June, 1973 in the city of Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Citizen of Austria. Graduated from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences – BOKU), Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, with MSc in Forestry, specialized in Watershed Management and Mountain Risk Engineering, Markets for Forest Products, in the city of Vienna, Austria (2004). PhD in Forestry, Markets for Forest Products and Services. PhD thesis: «Policy Design for Bioenergy Systems – A Comparative Study between Austria and Japan». Deputy Program Director for the Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in the city of Laxenburg, Austria. He was previously Deputy Leader of IIASA’s Forestry Program for which he has been conducting studies in the field of integrated land use modeling. He is a co-author with IPBES and also serving on various scientific boards within the research areas of the global research project Future Earth – with special emphasis on sustainability. On behalf of his institute, he has been appointed the official representative to the International Environmental Science Initiative SCOPE and the Coordinator of the UK Policy-Science Activity FORESIGHT. Furthermore, he leads ESM’s Research Group on Policy and science interface (PSI)), IIASA, where he and his team are currently focusing on the socioeconomics and management policies of the land use sector, forest-based bioenergy, renewable energy systems optimization, ecosystems services integration, and negative emissions by linking bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Author and co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers.
Papers in Scopus – 61
Total Scopus citations – 1771; Scopus Hirsh Index – 20.
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 1451;
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 17.