PECS-SC member

Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos, Alexander von Humboldt, Bogotá, Colombia


Colombian Biologist with an early experience in Amazon river fish ecology, I got a MA in Latin American Studies at UF (USA) studying forest management by Andean peasants, then worked for a few years with rural development programs, in charge of environmental issues, focusing on biodiversity and landscape management. By 1995 started working at Instituto Humboldt, the newest organization created by Colombia to implement CBD agreements and other national goals. By 2000 moved a while to Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona to get additional postgraduate studies in Environmental Economics and went back to teach and do research as Landscape Ecologist in the Faculty of Environmental and Rural Studies at Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. From 2009 I was invited to be Research Subdirector of Humboldt Institute, and from 2011 was appointed as its General Director, my current position


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2016-03-18 Albert Norström

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

+46 734 60 70 68


The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.