Lisa'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.
Lisa 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.
Research news | 2016-12-20
New study looks at how shocks like political change, natural disasters, diseases and overfishing have affected capture fisheries and aquaculture worldwide
Research news | 2015-04-20
Global seafood trade leave consumers unaware of over-exploited marine ecosystems
Research news | 2015-01-15
Centre researchers have updated classic "Great Acceleration" graphs
Research news | 2013-12-19
Changing diets and growing urban areas lead to greater reliance on risky food imports
2017 - Journal / article
Freshwater use for food production is projected to increase substantially in the coming decades with population growth, changing demographics, and shifting diets. Ensuring joint food-water security has prompted efforts to quantify freshwater use for different food products and production methods. However, few analyses quantify freshwater use for seafood production, and those that do use inconsistent water accounting. This inh...
2015 - Journal / article
Nearly 40% of seafood is traded internationally and an even bigger proportion is affected by international trade, yet scholarship on marine fisheries has focused on global trends in stocks and catches, or on dynamics of individual fisheries, with limited attention to the link between individual fisheries, global trade and distant consumers. This paper examines the usefulness of fish price as a feedback signal to consumers a...
2015 - Journal / article
The ‘Great Acceleration’ graphs, originally published in 2004 to show socio-economic and Earth System trends from 1750 to 2000, have now been updated to 2010. In the graphs of socio-economic trends, where the data permit, the activity of the wealthy (OECD) countries, those countries with emerging economies, and the rest of the world have now been differentiated. The dominant feature of the socio-economic trends is that the eco...
2014 - Journal / article
In their article 'Freshwater savings from marine protein consumption' (2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 014005), Gephart and her colleagues analyzed how consumption of marine animal protein rather than terrestrial animal protein leads to reduced freshwater allocation. They concluded that future water savings from increased marine fish consumption would be possible. We find the approach interesting and, if they only considered mari...