R (Raffaele) Vignola PhD

R (Raffaele) Vignola PhD

Universitair docent

Raffaele Vignola research and teaching focus on the coupled human and natural dimensions of climate change adaptation and planning in the context of global change challenges affecting food production and water resources. He has designed and supervised the implementation of research to support a variety of stakeholders decision-making processes on ecosystem services conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation in several countries and at different scales. In this work, he adopts inter- and trans-disciplinary research approaches combining social science theories (psychology, decision sciences, planning, social networks) and tools (scenarios, modelling, econometrics, content analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, etc.) with natural resource assessments to support solution-oriented research and education. He has a BSc in Agronomy Engineer from the University of Florence (Italy), a MSc in Environmental Economics and Sociology and a PhD in Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). He founded and led for five years the Chair of Environmental Decisions for Global Change (CLADA) at CATIE (an inter-American Research, posgraduate Education and Extension organization). He has been a researcher and lecturer at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University, adjunct professor at the Institute for Environment, Resources and Sustainability of the University of British Columbia, Canada, and is currently research-affiliate at the Gund Institute for the Environment of the University of Vermont, US (https://www.uvm.edu/gund/profiles/raffaele-vignola).