Eduardo S. Brondizio is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. He directs the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes, and is Senior Fellow at the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University-Bloomington. Brondizio holds external professorship with the Environment-Society program, University of Campinas, Brazil. Brondizio has uniquely weaved agricultural sciences, anthropology and geospatial analysis to address questions of human-environmental interaction from the local to global scales.
Since the late 1980s, he has dedicated his research to understanding and responding to the social-environmental transformation and governance challenges of Amazônia and has been closely involved with international programs advancing understanding of the human dimensions of global environmental and climate change.
Brondizio’s work has advanced innovative multi-scalar social-ecological methodologies, which are problem-oriented, participatory, integrative of Indigenous and local knowledge. Among numerous international roles, he co-chaired the Global Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), approved by 132 countries in 2019.
Brondizio is also fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, foreign member of the French Academy of Agriculture, and elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the United States National Academy of Sciences. Brondizio is co-Editor-in-Chief of Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions.