Deutsch's research examines the couplings between the ecological effects of globalization of food production systems and national policy and economic accounts. She particularly focuses on the ways in which global trade can change the mix of inputs to food and feed by estimating the ecosystem subsidies needed to support intensive livestock and aquaculture production systems. She also enjoys tracing and mapping food flows to cities to explore how cities feed themselves.
Her work contributes to the development of a set of complementary tools that can be used in economic accounting at national and international scales that address ecosystem support and performance.
Deutsch was an Adjunct Fellow of the Australian National University within the Fenner School of Environment & Society 2008–2011. She continues her work in the UN-sponsored LEAD-SCOPE project 'Livestock in a Changing Landscape' as an expert advisor.
Porter, J.R., Dyball, R., Dumaresq, D., Deutsch, L., Matsuda, H. 2013. Feeding capitals: Urban food security and self-provisioning in Canberra, Copenhagen and Tokyo Global Food Security 3:1-7
Deutsch, L, Dyball, R, Steffen, W. 2013. Feeding cities: food security and ecosystem support in an urbanizing world. In Elmqvist, et al. (Eds.) Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer, Dordrecht pp. 505-537.
Ran, Y., L. Deutsch, M. Lannerstad, J. Heinke. 2013. Rapidly intensified beef production in Uruguay: Impacts on water-related ecosystem services. Aquatic Procedia 1:77-87
Steffen. W, Persson. Å, Deutsch.L, Zalasiewicz. J, Williams. M, Richardson. K, Crumley. C, Crutzen. P, Folke. C, Gordon. L. 2011. The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship. AMBIO 40:739–761.
Deutsch, L, Troell, M, Limburg, L and Huitric, M. 2011. Global trade of fisheries products-implications for marine ecosystems and their services. In Köllner, T, editor. Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics and Policies. Routledge, London, UK. 304 pp.
Deutsch, L, Gräslund, S, Folke, C, Huitric, M, Kautsky, N, Troell, M, and Lebel, L. 2007. Feeding aquaculture growth through globalization: exploitation of marine ecosystems for fishmeal. Global Environmental Change.
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