Dr Klaus Hubacek is an ecological economist with a research focus on conceptualizing and modeling the interaction between human and environmental systems and developing and modeling scenarios of future change. Klaus has worked extensively with stakeholders in participatory research projects and lead large interdisciplinary research teams. He has published more than 150 articles in journals, books and research reports on topics such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, participatory modelling, management of ecosystems services, land use change and governance. Klaus has conducted studies for a number of national agencies in Austria, China, Japan, UK, and U.S. and international institutions such as the European Statistical Office (EUROSTAT), the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN), and the World Bank. Currently, he is on the advisory board for the City of Shanghai Climate Center in China and for the Sustainable Land Management Program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; he serves on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals and is council member of the International Input-Output Association.