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Eduardo S. Brondizio, Indiana University

Eduardo S. Brondizio, Indiana University

EDUARDO S. BRONDIZIO is Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Sciences and Geography at Indiana University Bloomington. Eduardo has been collaborating with colleagues at the Ostrom Workshop since the late 1990s through research and graduate training activities often involving interactions with the Department of Anthropology and “sister” IU center, Anthropological Center for Training & Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT). An environmental anthropologist dedicated to longitudinal research among rural populations in the Amazon, Eduardo’s work has analyzed the transformation of rural households and communities, their landscapes and surrounding urban areas, as they interact with external processes and contribute to regional-level change. Eduardo’s work integrates ethnographic, survey, institutional analysis, and historical investigation with geospatial analysis of landscape change. Eduardo has been engaged with global change research programs since the mid-1990s, and contributed to several global assessments since 2001. He is a member of the inaugural Science Committee of the Future Earth program, served as member of the Science Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme from 2011 to 2013, and is a frequent collaborator of the International Human Dimensions Programme and DIVERSITAS. Eduardo has published extensively on human-environment interaction, land-use change and agricultural intensification, small-farmers’ livelihood, adaptation to environmental change and interactions with commodity chains, and more broadly, rural development and poverty, urbanization, ecosystem services, and institutional analysis of resource systems, and integrative methodologies. His current research applies complexity theory to analyze interactions among rural, urban, conservation, and indigenous areas in the Amazon. He has active research collaborations in Brazil and the USA, and in different parts of Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Recent publications include Human-Environment Interactions: Current and Future Directions (coedited with Emilio Moran, Springer, 2012) and articles in Human Ecology, PLOS ONE, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Population and Environment, Human Organization, among others.