• Marcin Pawel Jarzebski

    Project Researcher

Dr. Marcin Pawel Jarzebski has been working the Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) (formerly the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science), since 2016. He obtained his Ph.D. from Sustainability Science Global Leadership Initiative Program and Natural Environmental Science Department at the University of Tokyo (2015), discoursing community resilience of indigenous and non-indigenous community forestry groups in the Philippines. Currently, he works on climate change adaptation in Vietnam, previously in Indonesia. He was also a member of Food Security Impacts of Industrial Crop Expansion in Sub-Sahara Africa (FICESSA) with his work focused on the interface of food production and industrial crop growing in Malawi and Swaziland. He is also engaged into the Alliance for Future Society (AFS) .

As an environmental scientist, he is interested in GIS application to multiple environmental conditions. His previous work was engaging GIS system to biomass estimation and loss over time, in the protected areas in Poland, with integration of the forest inventory data (Nicolaus Copernicus University, 2009); and to disaster management in the flood-prone areas of informal settlements in Manila, the Philippines (The University of the Philippines, 2011). He is also the editorial board member of the Ecological Questions Journal and guest editor of Sustainability Science journal.

Research Fields
  • heat stress on human health
  • climate change adaptation
  • community resilience
  • community forestry
  • GIS
Brief CV
  • 2016 -
    Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo, Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) (formerly the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science)
  • 2015.12
    Ph.D. at Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) at Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo
  • 2009.9
    Master of Science in Environmental Studies with specialization Waters Protection - complementary 5-yeras master course at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Science, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) as best graduate (ERASMUS student at Environmental Science International Bachelors Programme at Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences in Deventer)
  • 2007
    Diploma of Japanese Culture and Language at the Faculty of Languages, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Jarzebski, M.P., Ahmed, A., Boafo, Y.A., Balde, B.S., Chinangwa, L., Saito, O., von Maltitz, G., Gasparatos, A. 2019. Food security impacts of industrial crop production in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the impact mechanisms. Food security (accepted, in press)
  2. Jarzebski, M.P., Ahmed, A., Karanja, A., Boafo, Y.A., Balde, B.S., Chinangwa, L., Degefa, S., Saito, O., Gasparatos, A. 2019. Linking industrial crop production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa: local, national and continental perspectives. Sustainability Science in Africa Vol 1: Insights from West and Central Africa, Springer (accepted, in press)
  3. Helen, Jarzebski M.P., Gasparatos, A., 2019. Land use change, carbon stocks and tree species diversity in green spaces of a secondary city in Myanmar, Pyin Oo Lwin. PLOS ONE (accepted, in press).
  4. Setiawati, M.D., Jarzebski, M.P., Fukushi, F. 2019. Heat Vulnerability Index development and application in Medan City, Indonesia. Integrated research on disaster risks: contributions from the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) young scientists programme. Springer  (accepted, in press)
  5. Ahmed, A., Jarzebski, M.P., Gasparatos, A, 2018. Using the ecosystem service approach to determine whether jatropha projects were located in marginal lands in Ghana: implications for site selection. Biomass and Bioenergy 114, 112–124.
  6. Smith, M.S., Cook, C., Sokona, Y., Elmqvist, T., Fukushi, K., Broadgate, W., Jarzebski, M.P., 2018. Advancing sustainability science for the SDGs. Sustainability Science 13, 1483–1487.
  7. Gasparatos, A., von Maltitz, G.P., Johnson, F.X., Romeu-Dalmau, C., Jumbe, C.B.L., Ochieng, C., Mudombi, S., Balde, B.S., Luhanga, D., Lopes, P., Nyambane, A., Jarzebski, M.P., Willis, K.J., 2018. Survey of local impacts of biofuel crop production and adoption of ethanol stoves in southern Africa. Nature Scientific Data 5, 180186.
  8. Johnson  Nyambane, A., von Maltitz, G., Luhanga, D., Jarzebski, M.P., Balde, B.S., Gasparatos, A., F.X., 2018. Impacts of biofuel crop production in southern Africa: land use change, ecosystem services, poverty alleviation and food security. ESPA Policy Pract. Br.
  9. Gasparatos, A., Romeu-Dalmau, C., von Maltitz, G.P., Johnson, F.X., Shackleton, C., Jarzebski, M.P., Jumbe, C., Ochieng, C., Mudombi, S., Nyambane, A., 2018. Mechanisms and indicators for assessing the impact of biofuel feedstock production on ecosystem services. Biomass and bioenergy 114, 157–173.
  10. Karki, M, Gasparatos, A, Senaratna Sellamuttu, S, Kohsaka, R, Thaman, R, Leimona, B, Opgenoorth, L, Han, KH, Magni, P, Saito, O, Talukdar, G, Zadegan, SS, Pandit, R, Hyakumura, K, Isa, SS, Lasmana, FPS, Brodie, J, Davies, K, Baral, H, Rawat, G, Uchiyama, Y & Jarzebski, M.P. 2018, Setting the scene: biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Asia-Pacific region. in M Karki, S Senaratna Sellamuttu, S Okayasu & W Suzuki (eds), The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Asia and the Pacific. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Bonn, Germany, pp. 3-83.
  11. Kronenberg,J., M.P. Jarzebski, K. Fukushi, 2017. Enhancing urban resilience through sustainability science research, Economics and Environment 4(63).
  12. Jarzebski, M.P., Tumilba, V., Yamamoto, H., 2016. Application of a tri-capital community resilience framework for assessing the social–ecological system sustainability of community-based forest management in the Philippines. Sustainability Science 11, 307–320.
  13. Khew, Y.T.J., Kudo, S., Jarzebski, M.P., 2016. The Efficacy of Voluntary Certification Standards for Biodiversity Conservation. Policy Matters 2016: Certification And Biodiversity.
  14. Jarzebski, M.P., 2016. Participatory Mapping and Problem Ranking Methodology in the Research of Sustainable Communities – Workshop with Indigenous People under Community-Based Forest Management Program in the Philippines., in: Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises. Springer, pp. 177–197.
  15. Jarzebski, M.P., Kudo, S., 2016. The ecological domain in the sustainability science research and education. Ecol. Quest. 24, 65–74.
  16. Khew, Y.T.J., Jarzebski, M.P., Dyah, F., San Carlos, R., Gu, J., Esteban, M., Aránguiz, R., Akiyama, T., 2015. Assessment of social perception on the contribution of hard-infrastructure for tsunami mitigation to coastal community resilience after the 2010 tsunami: Greater Concepcion area, Chile. Int. J. disaster risk Reduct. 13, 324–333.
  17. David, C.P.C., Jarzebski, M.P., Mark Vincent, A., Clutario, J.S., Domingo, J.P.T., 2012. Evaluation Of The Heavy Metals Uptake Of Compost For Potential Application in Treating Mine Tailings in The Philippines. Addressing Probl. Solut. Environ. Pollut. Through Bioremediation 19, The National Academy Of Science And Technology (Philippines).
  18. Jarzebski, M.P., Nienartowicz, A., Deptula, M., Bubnicki, J., Domin, D.J., 2010. Past, current and potential resources of carbon and above-ground plant biomass in the landscape with heaths in some selected areas of the Tuchola Forest. Ecol. Quest. 9–27.