Juan Carlos


PECS-SC member

Departamento de Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casilla 114- D. Santiago, Chile.


Professor Juan Carlos Castilla's main lines of research refers to the structure and dynamics of rocky intertidal and inner- inshore systems and the key ecological role played by humans (artisan fishers, food-gathers). He has worked in coastal management of littoral resources via the implementation of exclusive Territorial User Rights for Fisheries (TURFs). The connection between Marine Conservation, Management, Biodiversity and Socio-economic issues are of special interest. He has participated as member of the Millennium Assessment Project. Coastal Oceanography, larval transport and the establishment of Marine Reserves networks are complementary lines of research. Recently, Professor Castilla has been working on Global Change issues, with a special focus on marine systems and the socialization of the Science of Global Changes (education, outreach). Presently, Head of Laboratorio Internacional de Cambio Global (LINCGlobal, Universidad Católica de Chile - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, España)

Publications and Training: 260 published papers and 10 books and edited books. The most cited Latin American Marine Biologist. Training of over 60 young marine scientists in Chile and Latin America.

Academy Membership: National Academy of Sciences, USA; Third World Academy of Sciences; Academia Chilena de Ciencias; Academy of Sciences of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Recent Awards: International Award by BBVA Foundation in Conservation and Biodiversity (2007); Honorary Fellowship by University of Wales (2007); Award Ecological Society of Chile (2004); Pew Fellow in Marine Biology (1996), TWAS Medal in Biological Sciences (1996).


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2015-12-21 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 albert.norstrom@su.se


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.