• Carrer de les Columnes s/n, Campus UAB, Edifici ICTA-ICP

    08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona


  • Carrer de les Columnes, s/n, ICTA-ICP, Campus UAB

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


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Research interests

I'm ICREA Research Professor at the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). My research focuses on human-nature relationships and the impact of social, policy and environmental change on resource governance. I have conducted research on how international policies for biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation have affected land-use systems, institutions and livelihoods of rural peoples in the global South. I have written over 110 peer-reviewed articles, several books and book chapters, and served as guest editor in 11 special issues. I am an associate editor of the journal Ecology and Society and participated in the 2014 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I was among the world’s most cited multidisciplinary (cross-field) scientists over the period in 2019-2022 (Clarivate analytics).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Development Studies, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 12 Jul 2006

Masters, Renewable Natural Resources and Development, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 30 Sept 2001

Postgraduate, Environmental Management in Public and Private Administration, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

Award Date: 30 Sept 2000

Degree, Environmental Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 30 Sept 1999

External positions

Research Professor, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)

1 Nov 2020 → …

Investigador Associat, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

1 Aug 201031 Dec 2014

Professor Associat, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

1 Sept 200931 Dec 2010

Investigador Sènior, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

1 Sept 200631 Jul 2010

Investigador postdoctoral, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

1 Dec 200530 Aug 2006

Investigador doctoral, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 200130 Sept 2004


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