Martin Persson

Docent at Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory, Physical Resource Theory 2

Martin Persson carries out multidisciplinary research on sustainable land use, with special focus on issue relating to climate policy, tropical deforestation, and biofuels. The overall aim of the research is to understand how to formulate efficient policies to reduce negative environmental impacts of agricultural expansion in the tropics, assessing, e.g., payments for environmental services (PES) and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) as well as processes that erodes the effectiveness of these policies such as leakage and indirect land use change (ILUC).

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–

Land-use dynamics and rural change in upland Myanmar

Laura Kmoch Physical Resource Theory
Matilda Palm Physical Resource Theory
Martin Persson Physical Resource Theory
Chalmers

2015–2018

Policy-Relevant Indicators for National Consumption and Environment (PRINCE)

Christel Cederberg Physical Resource Theory
Martin Persson Physical Resource Theory
Ulrika Lundqvist Physical Resource Theory
Rickard Arvidsson Environmental Systems Analysis
Sverker Molander Environmental Systems Analysis
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

2014–2015

Biogas from agricultural wastes and residues – where and how much?

Martin Persson Physical Resource Theory
Christel Cederberg Physical Resource Theory
Göran Berndes Physical Resource Theory
Swedish Energy Agency

2012–2014

REDDleaks: Läckage av kol från insatser för skogsbevarande och klimatnytta

Martin Persson Physical Resource Theory
Formas

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Publications

2017

The Effectiveness of Payments for Environmental Services

Jan Börner, Kathy Baylis, E. Corbera et al
World Development. Vol. 96, p. 359-374
Journal article
2017

Analyzing key constraints to biogas production from crop residues and manure in the EU - A spatially explicit model

Rasmus Einarsson, Martin Persson
PLoS ONE. Vol. 12 (1)
Journal article
2016

The importance of a life cycle approach for valuing carbon sequestration

Corina Van der Middelaar, Christel Cederberg, Pierre Gerber et al
: 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2016. Book of Abstracts, p. 380-386
Paper in proceedings
2016

Hållbar utveckling - historia, definition och ingenjörens roll

Fredrik Hedenus, Martin Persson, Frances Sprei
Book
2016

Motsatspar för att illustrera hållbarhetens mångfald: presentation av del av kursmaterial

Frances Sprei, Fredrik Hedenus, Martin Persson
Paper in proceedings
2016

Sustainable development - History, definitions and the role of the engineer

Fredrik Hedenus, Martin Persson, Frances Sprei
Book
2016

Emerging Evidence on the Effectiveness of Tropical Forest Conservation

Jan Börner, Kathy Baylis, E. Corbera et al
PLoS ONE. Vol. 11 (11)
Journal article
2015

Climate metrics and the carbon footprint of livestock products: where's the beef?

Martin Persson, Daniel Johansson, Christel Cederberg et al
Environmental Research Letters. Vol. 10 (3), p. Art. no, 034005-
Journal article
2015

Estimating the EU biogas potential from manure and crop residues — A spatial analysis

Rasmus Einarsson, Martin Persson, Mikael Lantz et al
Report
2015

Mainstreaming Impact Evaluation in Nature Conservation

Kathy Baylis, J. Honey-Rosés, J. Börner et al
Conservation Letters. Vol. 9 (1), p. 58-64
Journal article
2015

Oil palm for biodiesel in Brazil — risks and opportunities

Oskar Englund, Göran Berndes, Martin Persson et al
Environmental Research Letters. Vol. 10 (4), p. 044002-
Journal article
2015

Agricultural commodity consumption and trade responsible for over 40% of tropical deforestation

Martin Persson, Sabine Henders, Thomas Kastner
Focali Policy Brief (2015:03), p. 4-
Magazine article
2015

The Impact of Biofuel Demand on Agricultural Commodity Prices: A Systematic Review

Martin Persson
Advances in Bioenergy: The Sustainability Challenge, p. 465-482
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

Trading forests: land-use change and carbon emissions embodied in production and exports of forest-risk commodities

Sabine Henders, Martin Persson, Thomas Kastner
Environmental Research Letters. Vol. 10 (12), p. 125012-
Journal article
2015

Towards more accurate and policy relevant footprint analyses: Tracing fine-scale socio-environmental impacts of production to consumption

J. Godar, Martin Persson, E. J. Tizado et al
Ecological Economics. Vol. 112, p. 25-35
Journal article
2015

Vår köttkonsumtion har ökat kraftigt

Martin Persson, Ing-Marie Gren
Magazine article
2014

The impact of biofuel demand on agricultural commodity prices: a systematic review

Martin Persson
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment. Vol. 4 (5), p. 410-428
Journal article
2014

Hur påverkar bioenergi matpriser och fattiga bönders rätt till sin mark?

Martin Persson
Perspektiv på förädling av bioråvara 2014, p. 14-15
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2014

The complexity of system boundaries when it comes to mitigation measures

Christel Cederberg, Martin Persson
Conference abstract book. Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security Conference, Madrid, 19-20 May 2014, p. 51-52
Conference contribution
2014

Oil Palm for Biodiesel in Brazil: Potentials and Trade-offs

Oskar Englund, Göran Berndes, Martin Persson et al
World Bioenergy 2014 Proceedings, p. 140-148
Paper in proceedings
2014

A method for calculating a land-use change carbon footprint (LUC-CFP) for agricultural commodities - applications to Brazilian beef and soy, Indonesian palm oil

Martin Persson, S. Henders, Christel Cederberg
Global Change Biology. Vol. 20 (11), p. 3482-3491
Journal article
2013

Conditional Cash Transfers and Payments for Environmental Services—A Conceptual Framework for Explaining and Judging Differences in Outcomes

Martin Persson, Francisco Alpizar
World Development. Vol. 43, p. 124-137
Journal article
2013

The Chinese Grain for Green Programme: Assessing the carbon sequestered via land reform

Martin Persson, Jesper Moberg, Madelene Ostwald et al
Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 126, p. 142-146
Journal article
2013

Incentives, impacts and behavioural issues in the context of payment for ecosystem services programmes: Lessons for REDD+

Anna Nordén, Martin Persson, Francisco Alpizar
Globalization and development : rethinking interventions and governance / edited by Arne Bigsten., p. 147-167
Journal article
2013

Socio-economic consequences of increased biomass demand

Martin Persson
Systems Perspectives on Biorefineries 2013, p. 56-67
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2013

Biofuels and land use in Sweden: an overview of land-use change effects

Jonas Höglund, Serina Ahlgren, Maria Grahn et al
Report
2012

Conserve or convert? Pan-tropical modeling of REDD–bioenergy competition

Martin Persson
Biological Conservation. Vol. 146 (1), p. 81-88
Journal article
2012

Realizing REDD+ - which role for PES. Focali Brief No 2012:02

Martin Persson, Anna Nordén, Francisco Alpizar
Report
2012

REDD+ readiness implications for Sri Lanka in terms of reducing deforestation

Eskil Mattsson, Martin Persson, Madelene Ostwald et al
Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 100 (15 June 2012), p. 29-40
Journal article
2012

The effect of food–price movements on African households

David Bryngelsson, Anders Åhlén, Martin Persson et al
International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Vol. 9 (3-4), p. 121-146
Journal article
2011

Including Carbon Emissions from Deforestation in the Carbon Footprint of Brazilian Beef

Christel Cederberg, Martin Persson, K. Neovius et al
Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 45 (5), p. 1773-1779
Journal article
2010

The Progress of GHG Markets: Opportunities and Risks

Jessica Coria, Magnus Hennlock, Åsa Löfgren et al
Report
2010

Preserving the worlds tropical forests - a price on carbon may not do

Martin Persson, Christian Azar
Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 44 (1), p. 210-215
Journal article
2008

Comments on Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern’s Why Economic Analysis Supports Strong Action on Climate Change: A Response to the Stern Review’s Critics

Martin Persson, Thomas Sterner
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Vol. 2 (2), p. 310-312
Magazine article
2008

Konsensus i förändring – klimatekonomi efter Stern

Martin Persson, Thomas Sterner
Ekonomisk Debatt. Vol. 36 (4), p. 65-81
Magazine article
2008

An Even Sterner Review - Introducing Relative Prices into the Discounting Debate

Thomas Sterner, Martin Persson
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Vol. 2 (1), p. 61-76
Journal article
2008

Uncertainty and Learning: Implications for the Trade-off between Short-lived and Long-lived Greenhouse Gases

Daniel Johansson, Martin Persson, Christian Azar
Climatic Change. Vol. 88 (3-4), p. 293-309
Journal article
2008

Myten om miljöflykten

Martin Persson
Dagens ETC (nr 3, 18 januari)
Magazine article
2007

Tropical deforestation in a future international climatepolicy regime—lessons from the Brazilian Amazon

Martin Persson, Christian Azar
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. Vol. 12, p. 1277-1304
Journal article
2007

Have Countries with Lax Environmental Regulations a Comparative Advantage in Polluting Industries?

Miguel Quiroga, Martin Persson, Thomas Sterner
RFF Discussion Paper Series (RFF DP 07-08), p. 38-
Magazine article
2007

Kan klimatfrågan rädda Amazonas? ...och Amazonas klimatet

Martin Persson
Miljötidningen (nr 1), p. 14-15
Magazine article
2007

An Even Sterner Review - Introducing Relative Prices into the Discounting Debate

Thomas Sterner, Martin Persson
Magazine article
2006

The cost of using global warming potentials: analysing the trade-off between CO2, CH4, and N2O

Daniel Johansson, Martin Persson, Christian Azar
Climatic Change. Vol. 77 (3-4), p. 291-309
Journal article
2006

Brazil Beyond Kyoto

Martin Persson, Christian Azar
Report
2005

Commentary on carbon sinks and second commitment period issues

Christian Azar, Martin Persson
Nature. Vol. 433, p. 13-
Journal article
2005

Trade-off between CO2 and CH4 under conditions of uncertainty, learning and inertia

Daniel Johansson, Martin Persson, Christian Azar
Paper in proceedings
2005

Allowance allocation in the European Emissions Trading Systems: a commentary.

M. Grubb, Christian Azar, Martin Persson
Climate Policy. Vol. 5 (1), p. 127-136
Journal article