Eduardo S. Brondizio

Indiana University, Bloomington
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology and Archaeology
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Eduardo S. Brondizio is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and directs the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL) at Indiana University Bloomington (USA). Brondizio also holds external professorship with the Environment and Society program (NEPAM) at the University of Campinas, Brazil. Brondizio’s research program combines long-term field-based research in the Amazon and international collaborative research on global environmental and climate change, including the development of integrative methodologies and multi-scalar approaches leveraging on the contributions of the social sciences, and local knowledge, to global change issues. In the Amazon and/or globally, Brondizio’s work has examined the relationship between development and conservation policies, commodity markets, household and community-level processes, and landscape change; rural mobility, rural-urban networks, and urbanization; the contribution of Indigenous and local knowledge to food production and conservation; multi-level landscape governance; pressures on indigenous lands; and, among others, interactions between climate change and inequality affecting rural and urban populations in the global south. Brondizio has served on numerous international scientific and editorial boards in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and contributed leading roles in global environmental assessments and sustainability initiatives. He served as Co-Chair of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of the Inter-governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Brondizio is Editor-in-Chief of Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions (Elsevier).
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