Eduardo S. Brondizio is Distinguished Professor of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington, where he directs the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes. He has served on numerous international scientific bodies, including as co-chair of the 2016-19 Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
He has also been a member of the Science Committee of the Future Earth program and the International Geosphere Biosphere Program and co-editor-in-chief of Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability (Elsevier). He has been committed for three decades to research on human-environment interaction and social-environmental change in the Amazon region.
Areas of Expertise
Environmental and economic anthropology; land use; institutions and collective action; rural livelihoods and poverty; local and indigenous knowledge; socio-ecological complex systems analysis; global environmental change; agroforestry; small farmers; sustainability sciences; Latin America; Brazil; Amazon; Delta regions.
Brondizio has published over 185 articles and five books and curated two museum exhibits. His work has been cited (Google citations, May 2017) over 9,500 times, H-Index = 43. Brondizio has held residency position, among other places, at the Research Institute for Humanities and Nature, Kyoto, Japan; Institut d’études avancées, Paris, France; Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, France; the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France, Paris, France, among others. He sits on the editorial board of numerous international scientific journals.