Esteve Corbera, new ICREA Research Professor at ICTA-UAB†

Esteve Corbera

ICTA-UAB researcher Esteve Corbera, environmental social scientist, has been granted a Senior Research Professor position, awarded by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA).


An ICREA senior position aims to boost and develop research and scientific, humanistic and technological knowledge in benefit of society. Esteve Corbera has been distinguished for his excellent research in the field of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

He is an environmental social scientist and political ecologist who studies human-nature relationships, and the impact of social, policy and environmental change on resource governance. Specifically, he has conducted research on how international policies for biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation have affected the land-use systems, institutions and livelihoods of rural peoples in the global South.

He has written over 90 peer-reviewed articles, several books and book chapters, and served as guest editor in 11 special issues of international academic journals. He is an editor of the journal Geoforum and participated in the 2014 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was among the world’s most cited multidisciplinary scientists in 2019 and 2020 (Clarivate analytics).

Corbera advances knowledge on the environmental and wellbeing outcomes of climate change and biodiversity conservation policies and produces scientific findings that inform global policies for sustainable land use. He also investigates the implications of global change for the vulnerability and resilience of farming communities, and their capacity to adapt, and the politics of knowledge production in conservation and environmental science and policy.



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