We conduct research on multiple sustainability impacts in different types of systems such as industrial, waste management, renewable energies and agricultural practices.
We assess food security outcomes of different development interventions. Our current focus is on industrial crops in Africa
We conduct theoretical and empirical research on valuation of different ecosystem services
Ahmed, A., Jarzebski, MP, Gasparatos, A., 2017. Using the ecosystem service approach to determine whether jatropha projects were located in marginal lands in Ghana: implications for site selection. Biomass and Bioenergy, In Press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.07.020
Ahmed, A., Campion, B., Gasparatos, A., 2017. Biofuel development in Ghana: policies of expansion and drivers of failure in the jatropha sector. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 70, 133-149.
Ahmed, A., Gasparatos, A., 2016. Rapid sustainability appraisal of collapsed jatropha projects in Ghana using local community perceptions: Methodological implications for sustainability science, in Esteban, M., Akiyama, T., Chiahsin, C., Ikeda, I. (Eds.), Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises. Springer, Berlin, pp. 119-227
Gasparatos, A., Doll, C., Esteban, M. Ahmed, A., Olang, T., 2017. Biodiversity and renewable energy: Implications for transitioning to a Green Economy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 70, 161-184