Marcin Pawel JARZEBSKI - Tokyo College

Marcin Pawel JARZEBSKI

Research interests Sustainability, Resilience, Vulnerability, Ageing and shrinking society, Climate Change Adaptation, Food Security, Community Forestry, GIS, Transdisciplinary research, Website
01 Description of Research

Marcin is an environmental scientist and sustainability science expert from the training, with a focus on interdisciplinary research and education. In his doctoral research, he was exploring the resilience pathways of community forestry, with a case study of indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the Philippines.
As a post-doctoral researcher, he has been engaged in two major projects (a) Food Security Impacts of Industrial Crop Expansion in Sub-Sahara Africa (FICESSA), and (b) Climate change adaptation capacity development processes in Southeast Asia. In the food security project, he worked on resilience, vulnerability, and survey design and implementation in Africa. In the climate change adaptation project, he worked on a qualitative approach in which we recognize the priorities of local stakeholders and the urgency of different sectors that are affected by climate change, and he asssessed human health impacts caused by heat.
Currently, he continues working on the resilience in the interface of industrial crops growing in Sub-Sahara Africa, but also expanded his interests into a sustainable future society with attention to aging and shrinking, from the perspective of not only challenges but also opportunities that these demographic processes cause. He is also interested in the ecological identity of Japanese people.

02 Short Biography

2022- Research Fellow and Academic Associate, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan

2020-2022 Project Assistant Professor, Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo, Japan
2019-2020 Project Researcher at Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), the University of Tokyo, Japan
2019- Science Officer at Future Earth Global Hub, Japan
2016-2018 Project Researcher at the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), the University of Tokyo
2011-15 Ph.D. in Sustainability Science at Sustainability Science Global Leadership Initiative Program and Natural Environmental Science Department at the University of Tokyo
2010-11 Research Assistant at Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, National Institute of Geological Sciences, The University of the Philippines
2009-10 Office Manager at Sumiden International Trading Company, Poland
2005-07 Japanese Culture and Language Special Program, Faculty of Humanities, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
2004-09 MSc. in Environmental Science at The Faculty of Earth Sciences of the Nicolaus Copernicus University

03 Publications and Other Research Activities

【Publications (refereed)】
Jarzebski M.P., Elmqvist, T., Gasparatos, A., Fukushi, K, Eckersten, S., Haase, D., Goodness, J., Khoshkar, S., Saito, S., Takeuchi, K., Theorell, T., Dong, N., Kasuga, F., Watanabe, R., Sioen, G.B., Yokohari, M., Pu, J. (2021). Ageing and Population Decline: Implications for Sustainability in the Urban Century, npj Urban Sustainability – Nature.

Martiwi Diah Setiawati, Marcin Pawel Jarzebski, Martin Gomez-Garcia, Kensuke Fukushi (2021). Accelerating Urban Heating under Land Cover and Climate Change Scenarios in Indonesia -Application of the Universal Thermal Climate Index. Front. Built Environ. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2021.622382

Jarzebski M.P., Ahmed, A., Boafo, Y.A., Balde, B.S., Chinangwa, L., Saito, O., von Maltitz, G., Gasparatos, A. (2020). Food security impacts of industrial crop production in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the impact mechanisms. Food Security 12, 105–135.

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 (no volume and page number assigned)

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. 

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.

Smith, M.S., Cook, C., Sokona, Y., Elmqvist, T., Fukushi, K. 2018. Wendy Broadgate & Marcin Pawel Jarzebski Advancing sustainability science for the SDGs. Sustainability Science 13, 1483–1487.

Gasparatos, A, von Maltitz, G, Johnson, FX, Romeu-Dalmau, C, Jumbe, C, Ochieng, C, Mudombi, S, Balde, BS, Luhanga, D, Nyambane, A, Lopes, Jarzebski, M.P., Willis, KJ., 2018. Survey of local impacts of biofuel crop production and adoption of ethanol stoves in southern Africa. Nature: Scientific Data, 5:180186

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.

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.

Jarzebski, M.P., Kudo, S., 2016. The ecological domain in the sustainability science research and education. Ecol. Quest. 24, 65–74.

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.

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. 13, pp. 9–27. 

【Book Chapters】
Jarzebski, M.P. Ahmed, A., Karanja, Boafo, Y.A, Balde, B.S., Chinangwa, L., Degefa, S., Dompreh, E.B., Saito, O., Gasparatos, A. (2020). Linking Industrial Crop Production and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Local, National and Continental Perspectives. In: Gasparatos A. et al. (eds) Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I. Science for Sustainable Societies. Springer, Singapore.

Ahmed, A., Jarzebski, M.P., Gasparatos, A., Industrial crops as agents of transformation: Justifying a Political Ecology lens (2021). in Gasparatos, A., Ahmed, A.(eds) Political ecology of industrial crops: Towards a synthesis and systematization, in Ahmed, A., Gasparatos, A. (Eds.), Political Ecology of Industrial Crops. Earthscan/Routledge, London (ISBN 9780367356705)

Juju D. Baffoe, G., Lam, R.D, Karanja, A., Naidoo, M., Ahmed, A., Jarzebski, M.P., Saito, O., Fukushi, K., Takeuchi, K., Gasparatos, A., (2020) Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In: Gasparatos A. et al. (eds) Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I. Science for Sustainable Societies. Springer, Singapore.

Setiawati, M.D., Jarzebski, M.P., Fukushi, F. (2021). 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, pp 87-110. Springer,

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.

“Ageing and Population Decline: Implications for Sustainability in the Urban Century in Japan and Globally”
Session1: Global Environmental Research Post COVID-19, 6th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia, January 19, 2021

“SDG Labs – Biodiversity-Solutions for Change”
2021 The Fifth Science-Policy Forum for Biodiversity and The Eighth International Conference on Sustainability Science (April 23, 2021)

“SDG Labs – Biodiversity-Solutions for Change”
The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) (June 13, 2021)

Jarzebski, M.P., 2019. “4. Forests are under threat, with global consequences” and “7. Biodiversity – threatened guardian of earth’s resilience”, 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2019, Future Earth.

Johnson, F. X., Nyambane, A., Von Maltitz, G. P., Luhanga, D., Jarzebski, M., Balde, B. S. and Gasparatos, A. (2018). Impacts of Biofuel Crop Production in Southern Africa: Land Use Change, Ecosystem Services, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security. Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme