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In the project Layers of Natural Resource Extraction, we develop and apply new methods to assess the impacts of resource extraction. New Bayesian methods allow us to better capture and analyze the economic, environmental and social layers of these impacts, and help us better understand the interconnections between them and across time and space.


Kuschnig, N., Vashold, L., Soterroni, A., and Obersteiner, M. (2023). Eroding resilience of deforestation interventions — evidence from Brazil’s lost decade. Environmental Research Letters, 18(7):074039, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/acdfe7.


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Nikolas Kuschnig (
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria