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Curriculum vitae

Dr. Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS). His research areas are ethnoecology and biocultural diversity, focusing mainly on the study of Indigenous and Local Knowledge. He has conducted more than 28 months of ethnographic fieldwork amongst Indigenous Peoples and local communities across much of the Global South, working in countries such as Bolivia, Costa Rica, Kenya and Madagascar. He has co-authored more than 50 scientific publications, as well as several policy briefs and dissemination materials. He also serves as an expert at the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Thus far in his research career, he has received several awards, including Olli's Prize 2014 from the University of Helsinki and the Catalan Research Prize on Environmental Sciences (year 2015).

Education information

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Technology (Cum Laude and Extraordinary Prize), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (2015) 

M.Sc. in Environmental Studies (High Honours), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (2012)

B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (Extraordinary Prize), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (2011)

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • ethnoecology
  • biocultural conservation
  • conservation
  • Local Knowledge
  • indigenous peoples
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Local Knowledge
  • indigenous peoples
  • ethnoecology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.