Xi Pang

PhD student, Environmental Management and Assessment Research Group

Tel: +46(0)8 790 86 81
E-mail: xip@kth.se

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Institutionen för hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

Department of Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering

Miljöbedömning och –förvaltning/ Environmental Management and Assessment research group

Mailing address: Land and Water Resource Engineering Division, Dept. of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering, KTH
Teknikringen 76, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting address: Land and Water Resource Engineering Division, Dept. of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering, KTH
Brinellvägen 28, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Education

M. Sc. Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, KTH

Research

Landscape ecology modelling and assessment

Project description

Globally, biodiversity is declining due to loss of habitat and species extinction, which undermines ecosystem functioning and therefore threatens also the ability of ecosystems to supply ecosystem services. Moreover, there is a need for adapting to climate change as well as securing the supply of energy, which have led to a shift in energy consumption from fossil fuel to renewables, especially biomass, which in turn put pressure on ecosystems and biodiversity. In Sweden, forest bioenergy has an important role and high forest biomass production is an important societal objective. Intensified forestry could increase the biomass production through monocultures of native or introduced trees as well as forest fertilization. However, due to negative effects on natural forest structures and processes, a more intensive forestry could be detrimental to a large number of forest species. The balance between energy demand and the long-term capacity of ecosystems to supply goods and services is therefore crucial.

Link to research project

For her paper and work on this project, Xi Pang was granted a 2013 YSSP Honorable Mention in the competition for the 2013 Peccei and Mikhalevich Awards

Teaching

Natural Resources Management (AE2502)

  Course link

Publications

  1. Pang, X., Mörtberg, U., Brown, N., (2014), Energy models from a strategic environmental assessment perspective. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 33:356-362. LInk to publication.
  2. Pang Xi, Mörtberg Ulla, Sallnäs Ola, Trubins Renats, Nordström Eva-Maria, Böttcher Hannes (2016) Habitat network assessment of forest bioenergy options using the landscape simulator LandSim – a case study of Kronoberg, southern Sweden. Ecological Modelling 345 (2017) 99–112. Link to publication.
  3. Pang, X., Mörtberg U., (2016). Non-linear spatial optimization for incorporating habitat networks in forest management planning – A comparison between simulated annealing and genetic algorithm. (Submitted)
  4. Pang, X., Nordström, E., Mörtberg U., Böttcher, H., (2016). Trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services and biodiversity under different forest management scenarios – case study of a forest landscape in southern Sweden. (Submitted)
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