Geographisches Institut


Dr. David Ellison

Angegliederter Forschender

Unit Landsysteme und Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung

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Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
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CH-3012 Bern

David Ellison is a Researcher/Consultant who works as an External Expert for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Umea) and as an Independent Researcher (Ellison Consulting). His work focuses broadly on the science, politics and policy of climate, primarily on forests, water and their relevance for climate and environmental policy. David has recently joined the Sustainable Land Management Group in the Institute of Geography in order to undertake research on the application of forest-water interactions to sustainable development goals. He is currently developing a project dedicated to studying Landscape and Livelihood Resilience in the Sahel.

Abbott, Benjamin W., Kevin Bishop, Jay P. Zarnetske, Camille Minaudo, F.S. Chapin III, Stefan Krause, David M. Hannah, Lafe Conner, David Ellison, Sarah E. Godsey, Stephen Plont, Kean Marçais, Tamara Kolbe, Amanda Huebner, Rebecca Frei, Tyler Hampton, Sen Gu, Madeline Buhman, Sayedeh Sara Sayedi, Ovidiu Ursache, Melissa Chapin, Kathryn D. Henderson and Gilles Pinay (Forthcoming 2019). Human domination of the global water cycle absent from depictions and perceptions, Nature GeoScience.

van Noordwijk, Meine and David Ellison (2019). Rainfall Recycling Needs to be Considered in Defining Limits to the World’s Green Water Resources, PNAS, 201903554.   

Gebrehiwot SG, Ellison D, Bewket W, Seleshi Y, Inogwabini B-I, Bishop K. (2019). The Nile Basin waters and West African rainforest: Rethinking the boundaries. WIREs Water, 1317.

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (2018). Global Fire Challenges in a Warming World. Robinne F.-N., Burns J., Kant P., de Groot B., Flannigan M.D., Kleine M., Wotton D. M. (eds.). Occasional Paper No. 32. IUFRO, Vienna. (Contributing Author).

Klapwijk, M.J., Boberg, J., Bergh, J., Bishop, K., Björkman, C., Ellison, D., Felton, A., Lidskog, R., Lundmark, T., Keskitalo, E.C.H., Sonesson, J., Nordin, A., Nordström, E.-M., Stenlid, J., Mårald, E., (2018). Capturing complexity: Forests, decision-making and climate change mitigation action. Global Environmental Change, 52, 238–247.

Creed, Irena F. and Meine van Noordwijk (eds.), (2018). Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report. IUFRO World Series Volume 38. Vienna. 192 p. (Contributor to most chapters & Ch7 Lead author).

Ellison, David (2018). From Myth to Concept and Beyond – The BioGeoPhysical Revolution and the Forest-Water Paradigm, UNFF13 Background Analytical Study 2 on Forests and Water, report commissioned for the thirteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests, April.

Nabuurs, G.-J., Delacote, P., Ellison, D., Hanewinkel, M., Hetemäki, L., Lindner, M., (2017). By 2050 the Mitigation Effects of EU Forests Could Nearly Double through Climate Smart Forestry. Forests, 8, 484.

Petersson, H, Breidenbach J, Ellison D, Holm S, Lundblad M, Muszta A, Ståhl GR (2017). Assessing Uncertainty—Sample Size Trade-Offs in the Development and Application of Carbon Stocks, Forest Science, 63, 402-412.

Ellison D, Morris CE, Locatelli B, Sheil D, Cohen J, Murdiyarso D, Gutierrez V, van Noordwijk M, Creed IF, Pokorny J, Gaveau D, Spracklen DV, Tobella AB, Ilstedt U, Teuling AJ, Gebrehiwot SG, Sands DC, Muys B, Verbist B, Springgay E, Sugandi Y, Sullivan CA. (2017). Trees, forests and water: cool insights for a hot world. Global Environmental Change, 43, 51-61.

FAO (2016). Forestry for a low-carbon future: Integrating forests and wood products in climate change strategies, FAO Forestry Paper 177, Rome: United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization. (Contributor).

Ellison, David, Hans Petersson, Mattias Lundblad (2016). “LULUCF Integration in the EU’s 2030 Climate Policy Framework: A Position Paper”, Online manuscript, Feb. 17th.

Layton, Kevin, David Ellison (2016). “Induced Precipitation Recycling (IPR): A Proposed Concept for Increasing Precipitation through Natural Vegetation Feedback Mechanisms”, Ecological Engineering, 91, 553-565.

Nabuurs, Gert-Jan, Philippe Delacote, David Ellison, Marc Hanewinkel, Marcus Lindner, Martin Nesbit, Markku Ollikainen and Annalisa Savaresi (2015). “A new role for forests and the forest sector in the EU post-2020 climate targets. From Science to Policy 2.” European Forest Institute.

FAO (2015). “Forest & Water – A Five Year Action Plan”, Rome: United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization. (Contributor).

van Noordwijk M, Bruijnzeel S, Ellison D, Sheil D, Morris C, Sands D, Gutierrez V, Cohen J, Sullivan CA, Verbist B, Murdiyarso D, Gaveau D, Muys B. (2015). “Ecological rainfall infrastructure: investment in trees for sustainable development. ASB Policy Brief 47. Nairobi: ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins.

WeForest (2015). “Managing Forests for Water and for Climate Cooling”, WeForest Policy Brief, London: WeForest. (Contributor).

Ellison, David, Mattias Lundblad and Hans Petersson (2014). “Reforming the EU Approach to LULUCF and the Climate Policy Framework”, Environmental Science & Policy, 40, 1-15.

Moen, Jon, Lucy Rist, Kevin Bishop, F. S. Chapin III, David Ellison, Timo Kuuluvainen, Hans Petersson, Klaus J. Puettmann, Jeremy Rayner, Ian G. Warkentin and Corey J. A. Bradshaw (2014). "Eye on the Taiga: removing global policy impediments to safeguard the boreal forest", Conservation Letters, 7, 408-418.

Launiainen, Samuli, Martyn Futter, David Ellison, Nicholas Clarke, Leena Finér, Lars Högbom, Ari Laurén, Eva Ring (2014). “Is the Water Footprint an Appropriate Tool for Forestry and Forest Products: the Fennoscandian Case”, Ambio, 43, 244-256.

Ellison, David, Hans Petersson, Mattias Lundblad and Per-Erik Wikberg (2013). “The Incentive Gap: LULUCF and the Kyoto Mechanism Before and After Durban”, Global Change Biology – Bioenergy, 5, 599–622.

Ellison, David, Martyn Futter, Kevin Bishop (2012). “Hydrology, Forests and Precipitation Recycling: A Reply to van der Ent et al”, Global Change Biology, 18, 3272-3274.

Ellison, David, Martyn Futter and Kevin Bishop (2012). “On the Forest Cover – Water Yield Debate: From Demand to Supply-Side Thinking”, Global Change Biology, 18, 806-820.

Ellison, David (2011). “Should the EU Climate Policy Framework be Reformed?Eastern Journal of European Studies, 2, 133-167.

Ellison, David, Mattias Lundblad and Hans Petersson (2011). “Carbon Accounting and the Climate Politics of Forestry”, Environmental Science & Policy. 14, 1062-1078.

Futter, M., E.C.H. Keskitalo, D. Ellison, M. Petersson, A. Strom, E. Andersson, J. Nordin, S. Löfgren, K. Bishop and H. Laudon (2011). “Forests, Forestry and the Water Framework Directive in Sweden: A trans-disciplinary commentary”, Forests, 2, 261-282.

Altmann M., J. Michalski, A. Brenninkmeijer, J.C. Lanoix, P. Tisserand, C. Egenhofer, A. Behrens, N. Fujiwara and D. Ellison (2010). “EU Energy Efficiency Policy – Achievements and Outlook”, report commissioned by the European Parliament.

Ellison, David (2010). “Addressing Adaptation in the EU Policy Framework”, in Keskitalo, E. C. H. (ed.), Developing Adaptation Policy and Practice in Europe: Multi-Level Governance of Climate Change, Berlin: Springer: Ch.2.

Westerhoff, Lisa M., E.C.H. Keskitalo, Heather McKay, Johanna Wolf, David Ellison, Iosif Botetzagias (2010). “Planned Adaptation Measures in Industrialised Countries: A Comparison of Select Countries Within and Outside the EU”, in Keskitalo, E. C. H. (ed.), Developing Adaptation Policy and Practice in Europe: Multi-Level Governance of Climate Change, Berlin: Springer: Ch.7.

Altmann, M., A. Brenninkmeijer, J.C. Lanoix, D. Ellison, A. Crisan, A. Hugyecz, G. Koreneff and S. Hänninen (2010). “Decentralized Energy Systems”, report commissioned by the European Parliament.